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Four Reasons the Olympics Were Unfriendly to Israel During Opening Weekend

The 2016 Israeli Olympic Team marches in during the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro. (Credit: AP/Matt Slocum) By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada It's that time every two years where the entire world comes in harmony to participate in good-natured athletic competition. It's the Olympics - where nations put aside petty conflicts with one another and "celebrate humanity." And then of course, there's Israel. The exception. Continue reading

Diary Of KGB Head Reveals Raoul Wallenberg Was Executed on Stalin's Orders

Passport photograph of Raoul Wallenberg. Sweden, June 1944. Credit: US Holocaust Memorial Museum   By Jordan Zaitchik B'nai Brith Canada Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat and holocaust hero,  has finally had his mysterious death revealed. A recently discovered diary of a KGB head says that the hero was executed in a Soviet prison in 1947. Continue reading

Munich Olympic Massacre Victims Officially Honoured in Rio

The 11 Israeli Olympians who were murdered during the 1972 Summer Games in Munich. (Credit: Danny Ayalon Youtube Channel)   By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada It took more than 40 years, but the victims of the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre have finally received the commemoration they deserved. Continue reading

Israeli Cybersecurity Firm Hacks ISIS, Warns of Impending Attacks

A map plotting American air bases identified as potential targets by Islamic State members in a Telegram group hacked by an Israeli cyber-intelligence company. (Credit: Channel 10) By Reut CohenB'nai Brith Canada Intsights, an Israeli cybersecurity start-up, claims it has managed to hack the communications of ISIS and has uncovered a list of the terror group’s next targets. Continue reading

Israel and US To Sign New Military Aid Agreement

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama (Credit: Politico)   By Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada The United States and Israel are expected to sign a new 10-year military aid package that will take effect in 2018, as reported by Reuters. Continue reading

Canadian Philanthropists Donate $5-Million to Enhance Communication Studies at Tel Aviv University

Marla (left) and Aubrey (right) Dan have donated $5 million to Tel Aviv University By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada A Toronto couple is making  what sources are saying is the largest individual donation to Tel Aviv University (TAU) from a non-corporate Canadian. Continue reading

Knesset To Expand Cyber Defence

By Jordan Zaitchik B'nai Brith Canada Israel is en route to become "a leading country in cyber defence," according to a report from the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee's Subcommittee for Cyber Affairs. Continue reading

Himmler's Diaries Discovered

Heinrich Himmler, Chief of German Police During World War II, (Credit: Mirror)  By Jordan Zaitchik B'nai Brith Canada The diaries of Nazi mass murderer Heinrich Himmler have been found in the Russian Military Archive in Podolsk filed under Dnewnik, Russian for diary. Continue reading

NBA Stars Head to Play, Advocate in Israel

Basketball players Amare Stoudemire (L) and Omri Casspi (R) By Tevy Pilc and Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada Even with the Rio Summer Olympics coming closer to starting, it was basketball in Israel that was making the loudest noise in this week’s top hoops headlines. Continue reading

Krakow JCC Welcomes Pope Francis As Newest Member

Pope Francis Receives His JCC Membership Card From JCC Executive Director Jonathon Ornstein By Jordan Zaitchik B'nai Brith Canada Should he decide to use it, Pope Francis will surely have no problem getting a good gym locker as the newest member of Krakow's Jewish Community Center. Continue reading
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