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Scottish Jews Feel Less Safe: Report

The cover page of the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities' report about being Jewish in Scotland By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada A report from the largest Jewish organization in Scotland says Jews have in the past few years become increasingly less comfortable and more fearful living in the country. Continue reading

Bill Clinton Wears Pin with Hillary Written in Hebrew at DNC

President Bill Clinton wears a pin that says Hillary in Hebrew Democratic National Convention (Credit: Consolidated Photos/Ron Sachs) By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB’nai Brith Canada Now making an appearance at the Democratic National Convention: "Hebrew Hillary." Continue reading

Pope Francis to Visit Auschwitz on Poland Trip

Pope Francis waves to a crowd in Vatican City. By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB’nai Brith Canada Pope Francis will visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp on Friday during his five-day trip to Poland. Continue reading

Israeli Yeshiva Students To Receive Transportation Benefits

A bus picks up passengers in Israel (Credit: Globes) By Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada Yeshiva students in Israel have earned lower public transit rates from Israel's Ministry of Transportation, BeHadrei Haredim is reporting. Continue reading

Palestinian Flags Waved, Israeli Flag Burned at Democratic National Convention

Demonstrators burn an Israeli flag during a protest at the Democratic National Convention. (Credit: AP/John Minchillo) By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB’nai Brith Canada Palestinian flags were prominently on display both inside and outside the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Monday night, according to reports and eyewitness accounts. Continue reading

Lithuanian Concentration Camp Being Used As Wedding Venue

 A film crew is seen outside the former concentration camp known as the Seventh Fort in Kaunas, Lithuania (Credit: Cnaan Liphshiz) By Reut CohenB'nai Brith Canada A feature published in the Times of Israel has revealed that a former concentration camp in Kaunas, Lithuania, is now being used as a location for weddings, graduation parties, and summer camps. Continue reading

Palestinian Activists Call For Israel's Expulsion From FIFA

Jibril Rajoub, President of the Palestinian Football Association (Credit: Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann) By Jordan Zaitchik B'nai Brith Canada Far-left, political activist group Gush Shalom and Palestinian official Jibril Rajoub have called on Israel to ban its soccer clubs in Judea and Samaria. Gush Shalom has threatened to get Israel expelled from Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) if it does not disband the clubs.   Continue reading

Jewish Philanthropist Marcus Katz Dies at 89

Marcus Katz (Credit: Girl's Town Chadash) By Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada Jewish philanthropist and holocaust survivor Marcus Katz passed away Tuesday night. He was 89. Continue reading

UK Union President Strikes Down Policy Regarding Jewish Students

Malia Bouattia, president of the United Kingdom’s National Union of Students (Credit: Facebook/Malia Bouattia) By Reut CohenB'nai Brith Canada Malia Bouattia, president of the United Kingdom’s National Union of Students (NUS),has again been accused of antisemitism after voting for a measure that would take away the ability of Jewish students to choose their own representative to the Anti-Racism, Anti-Fascism (ARAF) committee. Continue reading

British Baroness Justifies Terrorism, Accuses Israel of Creating Them

Baroness Jenny Tonge (Credit: Jessica Elgot/The Guardian) By Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada A life peer (high ranked politician) in the United Kingdom claims that Israel's treatment of Palestinians is a "major cause" of ISIS and the rise of Islamist terrorism. Continue reading
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