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B’nai Brith Condemns Canadian Government’s Decision to Fund UNRWA

  B’nai Brith Canada is outraged that the Government of Canada has committed $25-million in funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) – an organization previously criticized for its ties to the Hamas terrorist organization – without addressing the agency's long history of incitement. Continue reading

League for Human Rights Hosts Briefing on U.S. Election with Professor Aurel Braun

University of Toronto professor Aurel Braun (Credit: CTV News) By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada B'nai Brith Canada's League for Human Rights hosted a conference call on Tuesday, Nov. 15 featuring renowned University of Toronto professor Aurel Braun, briefing League volunteers on what the U.S. election results mean for Canada and the world.  Continue reading

U of T Graduate Students Reject Permanent BDS Committee

University of Toronto On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the General Council of the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) rejected a proposal to transform its “BDS Ad Hoc Committee” into a permanent fixture of the organization. The vote needed a ⅔ majority in order to pass, but was defeated by a decisive margin of 34-17, with 11 abstentions. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada Wins Circle of Care Award

(L) Arnold Foss, Circle of Care's Director, Holocaust Survivor Services Funds & Community Relations with Elyse Gruenspan, B'nai Brith Canada's Office Administrator (holding the Circle of Care's "People Helping People" Award plaque) By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada B'nai Brith Canada is honoured to be the recipient of Circle of Care's "People Helping People Award" in recognition of the nearly two-decade long partnership between the two organizations. Continue reading

Antisemitic Vandals Target Jewish Sites in Montreal, Ottawa

Ottawa rabbi Anna Maranta found a swastika and racist slur spray-painted in red on her front door (Credit: Facebook) Over the past few days, Jewish sites in both Montreal and Ottawa have been targeted with an unusually heavy barrage of antisemitic vandalism. Continue reading

Global News Interviews B'nai Brith Canada CEO on Toronto Teenager's Antisemitism

Hate crime complaints have been made to multiple Ontario police departments against a Toronto teenager over anitsemitic and racist videos she posted on YouTube. Veronica Bouchard, 19, who goes by Veronica Evalion online, has built a large following as a result of her videos, which contain amtisemitic messages and racial slurs. Global News Toronto Senior Reporter Christina Stevens spoke with B'nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn on the matter in a report below. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Remembrance Day Service in Montreal

B'nai Brith will be holding a Remembrance Day Service at the Baron de Hirsch Cemetery in Montreal. Details on the event can be viewed via the flier below. Continue reading

B’nai B’rith Decries UN For Batch Of Rote Resolutions Against Israel ‎

B’nai B’rith International decries the United Nations for moving to adopt yet another ten resolutions against Israel.  Continue reading

B'nai Brith Sends Letter to US President-Elect Donald Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump delivers his victory speech (Credit: Getty Images) B’nai B’rith International has sent a letter to President-elect Donald J. Trump congratulating him on his election as the 45th president of the United States. Continue reading

My Grandfather's Testimony at the Last of the Nazi Trials

Samantha Giled-Beliak I am the grandchild of four Holocaust survivors. In February, I accompanied my maternal grandparents, Marika and Bill Glied, to Detmold, Germany to witness my grandfather's testimony against a former SS Nazi guard, Reinhold Hanning. I travelled back in June to witness the court give its judgment. Continue reading
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