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Amnesty International & Human Rights Watch: Suspend Saudi Arabia from UNHRC

By Simon PelsmakherB'nai Brith Canada On July 4, it was reported that Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch issued a joint statement calling for Saudi Arabia to be suspended from United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Continue reading

Israel Reaches Milestone in Anti-Missile Defence

By Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada The Israeli Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) and the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA)have successfully conducted a test meant to check the integration of Israeli and American defense systems. Continue reading

Zuckerberg Accused of Letting Facebook Incite Israel Hatred

  By Jordan Zaitchik B'nai Brith Canada  A top Israeli Minister is accusing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg of having "some of the blood on his hands" of murdered teenager Hallel Yaffa Ariel. Continue reading

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
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