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Shoufani Supporters Clash with Journalists

Screengrab of a CHCH report on suspended Mississauga Catholic school teacher Nadia Shoufani. By Tevy Pilc Staff Writer/Researcher B'nai Brith Canada   Apparently, some defenders of freedom expression are allowed to squash that very same freedom of others - specifically when it challenges their own point of view. Continue reading

A Look at Olympic Gymnast Gabby Douglas’ Jewish Heritage

US Gymnast Gabby Douglas poses with her gold medal after the medal ceremony at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Credit: Getty Images/Laurence Griffiths) By Reut CohenB'nai Brith Canada The U.S. Olympic women’s artistic gymnastics team, dubbed the Final Five, has been making headlines for its success at this year’s Summer Olympics, including for winning a gold medal in the all-around team finals.  Continue reading

Israeli Scientist Confirms Stephen Hawking's Theory Of Black Holes

Professor Jeff Steinhauer, Technion Physics Department (Credit: Facebook)   By Jordan Zaitchik B'nai Brith Canada Israeli scientist, Jeff Steinhauer, has proved that Stephen Hawking's hypothesis of black holes is true. Continue reading

Terrorist Who Stabbed Yeshiva Student Arrested

United Hatzalah responding to the terrorist attack in A-Tur, Jerusalem, August 11, 2016. (Credit: United Hatzalah)   By Jordan Zaitchik B'nai Brith Canada The Arab man who admitted to stabbing a yeshiva student last week in a Jerusalem neighbourhood has been found, arrested and discovered to be a dangerous terrorist. Continue reading

Missouri Church Association Condemns Black Lives Matter Statement On Israel

Credit: Mladen Antonov/AFP   By Jordan Zaitchik B'nai Brith Canada The bishop of a large African-American church association in Missouri penned an open letter to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement that has rejected the notion that Israel is an apartheid state and dismissed the call for boycott and sanctions of the Jewish state. Continue reading

IDF Demolishes Home Of Palestinian Terrorist Who Murdered 13-Year-Old Girl

Israeli troops preparing to demolish the home of Palestinian terrorist Muhammed Nasser-Tarayrah in Bani Naim, West Bank. (Credit: IDF Spokesperson Office)   By Jordan Zaitchik B'nai Brith Canada Israeli forces have demolished the family home of the Palestinian assailant who murdered a 13-year-old Israeli girl in June.  Continue reading

Chabad Signs New Deal With IDF, Provision For Draft Exemptions

Late Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson (Credit: Associated Press)  By Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada Chabad Lubavitch leaders have signed a new deal with the Israeli Defense Force (IDF), which exempts 15% of yeshiva students from military service. Continue reading

Vandal Overlays 'Jew' On Art Of Rat

Antisemitic Graffiti  (Credit: Twitter)   By Jordan Zaitchik B'nai Brith Canada For the fourth time in nine days, vandals have scrawled 'Jew' on an image of a rat in Chinatown, Washington D.C., as reported by the DCist. Continue reading

Israel's Yarden Gerbi Wins Olympic Bronze Medal In Judo

Bronze Medalist Judo Athlete Yarden Gerbi. (Credit: Reuters) By Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada It may have taken a few Olympiads, but Israel is finally back on the podium. Continue reading

Israel Air Force To Receive Red Flag Training From US

Israeli F-16 fighter jet (Credit: Ofer Zidon/Flash90) By Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada The Israel Air Force (IAF) will be joining the United States', United Arab Emirates', and Pakistani air forces for the prestigious Red Flag exercises in Nevada starting Aug. 15 ending Aug. 26. Continue reading
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