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Turkish President Condemns Mavi Marmara Flotilla

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Credit: AP) By Simon Pelsmakher B'nai Brith Canada  In another sign of thawing Turkish-Israeli relations, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has come out condemning the IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, the group responsible for the 2010 Mavi Marmara flotilla incident which soured relations with the Jewish State. Continue reading

Toronto Billionaire Threatening to Sue Ha'aretz

Mitch Goldhar (Credit: Facebook) may sue newspaper Ha'aretz for libel By Tevy Pilc Staff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada A Toronto billionaire is threatening to sue one of the bigger Israeli newspapers for libel. Continue reading

North American Leaders Meet in Ottawa

By Simon Pelsmakher B'nai Brith Canada Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed American President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in Ottawa Wednesday as part of the North American Leaders’ Summit. Continue reading

Dead Soldiers' Families to Meet with Leaders After Israel/Turkey Deal

Lt. Hadar Goldin (L) and Staff Sgt. Oron Shaul (R).   By Reut CohenB'nai Brith Canada Israel’s Channel 10 News is reporting that the families of deceased soldiers will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday, following outcry over Israel’s new agreement with Turkey. Continue reading

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

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
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