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University gives British Student money for Antisemitic Abuse

University of York student Zachary Confino (Credit: The Telegraph) By Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada A British university student is receiving monetary retribution after years of antisemitic abuse on campus from members of the school’s student union. Continue reading

Anti-boycotts Legislation on the way in California

  By Jordan Zaitchik   Staff Writer/Researcher   B'nai Brith Canada    California is en route to become the 22nd state to have an anti-boycotts law. Continue reading

Turkey and Israel to Normalize Relations: Report

Photo Credit: Shutterstock By Jordan Zaitchik B'nai Brith Canada Turkish and Israeli negotiation teams will normalize ties between the two countries after six years of severed relations, according to a Times of Israel report. Continue reading

Montreal, Toronto Mayors Heading to Israel

  Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai (Left) and Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre (Right) shake hands during a meeting in Montreal (Credit: Twitter/@HowardLiebman) By Tevy Pilc Staff Writer/Researcher B’nai Brith Canada The mayors of Canada’s largest metropolises are heading to the Holy Land. Continue reading

Los Angeles Dodgers Sign First Israeli Baseball Player

  Dean Kremer is seen here playng for Israel's national baseball team (Credit: JTA)   By Tevy Pilc Staff Writer/Researcher B’nai Brith Canada Major League Baseball is no stranger to Jewish baseball superstars, from revered Hall of Famers Sandy Koufax and Hank Greenberg, former all-stars Shawn Green and Kevin Youkilis and current active all-stars Ryan Braun and Ian Kinsler. But when it comes to Israeli baseball players in the majors, Dean Kremer, a Los Angeles Dodgers 2016 draft pick, stands alone with that distinction. Continue reading

Israel Building Wall to Block Tunnels from Gaza: Report

By Reut CohenB'nai Brith Canada Israel may be constructing an underground wall to deter Hamas’s construction of tunnels from Gaza into Israel, The Washington Post reports.  Continue reading

MP Asks Government to Apologize to Jewish Community

Member of Parliament Deepak Obhrai By B'nai Brith Staff A Member of Parliament is calling for Canada to acknowledge its harsh treatment of Jewish refugees.  Continue reading

Rhode Island Approves Anti-Boycott Bill

By Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada Add Rhode Island to the growing list of governments to turn anti-boycott bills into law. Continue reading

Dutch Parliament Cuts Funding for Israel Boycott Supporters

Credit: Embassy of Israel in The Netherlands By Jordan Zaitchik B'nai Brith Canada After weeks of divisive debates, the Dutch government passed a motion this week to cut funding to organizations promoting the Boycott and Sanctions movement against Israel. Continue reading

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
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