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B’nai Brith: Windsor’s Arabic Language Al Forqan Newspaper Promotes Jihad, Endangers Canadians

February 26, 2016, TORONTO — B’nai Brith is condemning an editorial by Mohammed Hisham Khalifeh, published in Windsor’s Arabic language Al Forqan newspaper, reported as lauding the ongoing spree of attacks against civilians in Israel as a ‘sacred duty of jihad’.   Continue reading

B'nai Brith Insider: Understanding the House of Commons Vote on Boycott & Sanctions

Dear B'nai Brith Supporter, This week, the House of Commons passed a motion condemning the anti-Israel Boycott and Sanctions movement, a great first step in recognizing the movement for what it truly is, another form of antisemitism. As we all know, boycott activists have no interest in actively helping Palestinian Arabs. They seek only to demonize and delegitimize Israel. Continue reading

Boycott and Sanctions Vote at McGill Disappointing

On Tuesday, February 22, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) voted in favour of a motion to support the anti-Israel Boycott and Sanctions movement on campus. However, with only 2% of the student body voting, the motion will not be ratified until all McGill students have the opportunity to vote, by online ballot, in the coming week. Continue reading

Parliamentary Motion to Condemn BDS a Step in the Right Direction

February 22, 2016, TORONTO — The House of Commons voted today to pass a motion introduced by MPs Tony Clement and Michelle Rempel condemning the Boycott and Sanctions movement. Continue reading

Family Day, 2016: Food, Fun, Family and B’nai Brith Hockey

By Jack BorensteinSpecial Correspondent, B’nai Brith Canada Family Day this past Monday turned out to be a wonderful occasion for those who played in, and watched, the First Annual B’nai Brith Canada ice hockey tournament at the Canlan Ice Sport facility in North York, Ont. The tourney was well organized and served as a template to relaunch the B’nai Brith Ice Hockey League, as soon as next season. Nine under-age-35 (composed of two divisions) and four over-age-35 teams competed in a series of three round-robin games, with the best-record teams advancing to the title games. ‘Wise Guys’ and ‘Adam’ emerged as respective U-35 and 35-O champions and each team received a $300 gift card for use at WEGZ Stadium Bar in Vaughan. Ont. Raffle prizes consisted of Toronto Maple Leafs jerseys, toques, fleeced jackets, gloves and a toaster oven.     Continue reading

Ontario Government Announces Creation of Anti-Racism Directorate

February 16, 2016, TORONTO — The Ontario Government announced today that it is establishing an Anti-Racism Directorate to address racism in all forms, and B’nai Brith Canada is eager to see it succeed. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn Attends Gala Dinner in Ottawa in Honour of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

B'nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn spent Thursday night with dignitaries in the nation's capital. Mr. Mostyn was pleased to accept his invitation from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Madame Grégoire Trudeau to attend a gala dinner in honour of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Both Mr. Trudeau and Mr. Ban Ki-moon addressed those in attendance. "B'nai Brith is an important voice in the Canadian Jewish community," Mr. Mostyn said. "I was pleased to represent B'nai Brith and the human rights community at this event." Continue reading

Will Syrian Refugees be Revictimized by Canada’s re-engagement with Iran?

February 8, 2016, TORONTO — The Canadian government’s announcement that it will be exploring renewed diplomatic contacts, including the possibility of allowing Iran to reopen its embassy, is an opportunity to highlight Iranian human rights violations, says B’nai Brith. Canada closed its embassy and expelled Iranian diplomats in September of 2012, citing at the time that ‘the government of Iran is the most significant threat to global peace and security in the world today.’ Continue reading

Canadian Jewry Marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today marks the 71st anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in 1945, and has been designated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Since 2005, the United Nations has designated January 27 as a day of remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust, including six million Jews, and five million non-Jews who were murdered by the Nazi regime during World War II. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada names Marty York Senior Coordinator of Media and Sports

January 20, 2016, TORONTO — B'nai Brith Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of award-winning sports journalist Marty York as its Senior Coordinator of Media and Sports. Continue reading
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