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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

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

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

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
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