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Florida Sportscaster Fired after making Racist, Anti-Jewish Comments

Former Fox Sports Florida Reporter Emily Austen (Credit: Linkedin) *UPDATE: Austen has since apologized for her remarks.* By Tevy Pilc Staff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada A Florida sportscaster has apologized for making racist and anti-Jewish comments on a webcast, which resulted in her firing by Fox Sports Florida. Continue reading

Knesset Passes Major Law in Fighting Terrorism

The Knesset building in Jerusalem (Credit: Wikipedia Commons) By Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada Earlier this week, the Knesset passed new and expanded anti-terrorism legislation. The new laws penalize convicted terrorists, supporters and organizers of terror harsher and more effectively than ever before. Punishments range from heavy fines to life sentences. Continue reading

Glasgow University Palestine Society in Hot Water over Pro-Tel-Aviv Attack Post

Credit: Facebook By Reut Cohen B'nai Brith Canada The Algemeiner reported on Friday that a pro-Palestinian student group at the University of Glasgow is under investigation by university administration, after publicizing a Facebook post that justified the recent terror attacks in Tel Aviv. Continue reading

Polish Antisemitism Linked to Broader Xenophobia: B'nai Brith Board Member

L-R: Aaron Remer (B'nai Brith Quebec Board member), Harvey Levine (Quebec Region Executive Director), Frank Telling-Saphar (B'nai Brith Poland Board member) By Tevy Pilc Staff Writer/ResearcherB’nai Brith Canada In stark contrast to the radical Islamic and far left-wing promulgation of antisemitism in France, it’s a newly revived far-right movement that’s led to the promotion of modern Jew hatred in Poland, according to a board member with B’nai Brith Poland. Continue reading

Knesset Committee Proposes Mammoth Punishments for Israeli Flag Burning

  By Jordan ZaitchikB’nai Brith Canada Flag burners in Israel are about to get burned in the third degree. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Investigation on IJV Produces Positive Reactions

  By Jordan Zaitchik  B'nai Brith Canada   Earlier this week, B'nai Brith Canada began a series of revelations following an investigation of  Independent Jewish Voices. Continue reading

Canadian Court Delivers Landmark Terrorism Ruling against Iran

By Aidan FishmanCampus Affairs CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada  As reported by the National Post, the Ontario Superior Court ordered the Government of Iran to pay approximately $13 million to victims of Iranian-sponsored terrorism on Thursday. If the decision is not appealed, it would mark a rare victory for terrorism survivors under Canada’s Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act. Continue reading

Son of Jewish Refugee Wins Peruvian Election

  Peru's new president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (Credit: Reuters) By Simon PelsmakherB'nai Brith Canada Peru has a new president. And he’s a member of the tribe. Continue reading

This week in Jewish History: June 5-11

By Simon PelsmakherB'nai Brith Canada The first week of June this year marks the anniversary of several important events in Jewish and Israeli History. Although many of these events are often celebrated on the hebrew dates, listed below are when they occurred on the english calendar.  Continue reading

"Independent Jewish Voices" Deletes Half Its Website After B’nai Brith Revelations

By Amanda HohmannNational DirectorLeague of Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada As reported by CIJNews Wednesday, “Independent Jewish Voices” (IJV) has admitted to posting an article on social media that promotes Holocaust denial, but claims it was all unintentional. The article in question was published by Veterans Today, a white supremacist website. IJV has since doctored its original statement, which was issued in response to Tuesday’s B’nai Brith Canada Investigation revealing that IJV has a history of engaging with Veterans Today. Continue reading
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