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B'nai Brith Canada's Tribute to Jews from Arab Lands: Part 2, Libya

Libyan Jews arriving in Haifa (Credit: Arnold Behr/Jerusalem Post Archives) As part of B’nai Brith Canada’s week-long series to commemorate the nearly 1-million Jews who fled their homes across Arab countries and Iran, we spoke to Noemi Lieberman, originally from Tripoli, Libya. Continue reading

Stop Blaming Trump for Canadian Antisemitism

Amanda Hohmann Last week, a series of incidents involving antisemitic graffiti made headlines in Canada, with many pundits attempting to tie them to the U.S. election of Donald Trump and the apparent rise of right-wing extremist elements in the United States. Continue reading

Don’t be Afraid to Stir it up with Your Favourite Celebrities

Sara McCleary Though the eyes of the public remain fixed on the United States and the actions of its President-elect (especially on Twitter), there is more happening in the world that is worth discussing. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada Launches Series in Tribute to Jews from Arab Lands

Jewish refugees from Yemen  (Credit: Israeli National Photo Archive) From the 1940s until the 1970s, and heightening with the founding of Israel in 1948, nearly 1-million Jews were expelled from their homes across Arab countries such as Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Algeria and Iran.  Continue reading

Neo-Nazi-Linked Concert Cancelled After B’nai Brith Intervention

Polish black metal band Graveland By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB’nai Brith Canada A Montreal concert by the neo-Nazi-linked band “Graveland” was cancelled Saturday night after B’nai Brith Canada warned the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) about the group. Continue reading

Global News Interviews B'nai Brith on German Police Investigation of Holocaust Denier Alfred Schaefer

Global Toronto's Christina Stevens spoke to Amanda Hohmann, National Director of B'nai Brith Canada's League for Human Rights, on the German police investigation of Canadian Alfred Schaefer. Continue reading

After Historic Trade Mission to Israel, Mayor Coderre the Toast of Jewish Community

Quebec ConfidentialMike Cohen  It was around four years ago when Denis Coderre stepped down as a Liberal Member of Parliament for the riding of Bourassa to seek the mayoralty of Montreal. One of his handlers gave me a call.   Continue reading

Antisemitism in Canada: The Numbers Don't Lie

Sara McCleary Late last year, when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau implemented his campaign promise of welcoming thousands of Syrian refugees to Canada, many groups felt it was important to launch anti-Islamophobia campaigns. Continue reading

Reflections on Rosenthal's Remembrance Day Contributions

Quebec ConfidentialMike Cohen I'd like to take this opportunity to bring to light a particular Remembrance Day ceremony that is near and dear to my heart. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada Demands Evidence that UNRWA Has Changed

  B'nai Brith Canada is demanding that the Canadian Government provide evidence that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) no longer engages in problematic and dangerous behaviour, and is operating at a standard in line with Canadian values and expectations as it relates to human rights.  Continue reading
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