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Canada to Attend Upcoming 'Middle East Peace Conference' in Paris

By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada Canada will be sending a delegate to the Middle East peace conference in Paris, scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, B'nai Brith Canada has learned. Continue reading

BDS Referendum Quashed at Western University Affiliate

By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada A planned referendum on whether or not to endorse the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel at King’s University College, a Catholic affiliate of Western University, has been cancelled after Jewish students successfully argued that it violated the mandate of the college’s student council (KUCSC). Continue reading

Mayor Urges Winnipeg to 'Stand in Solidarity' With Jewish Community

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman  By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada  Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman issued a statement today (Friday, Jan. 6) denouncing an ugly act of antisemitism that has left the entire city pretty shaken up. Continue reading

Winnipeg Homeowners Rocked by Antisemitic Messages

By Marty YorkChief Media OfficerB'nai Brith Canada The Winnipeg Police Department and its Hate Crimes Coordinator are investigating an ugly antisemitic incident that occurred in a residential neighbourhood near downtown Winnipeg on New Year's Eve after the victims, who have asked to remain anonymous, called B’nai Brith Canada’s 24-7 Anti-Hate Hotline. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada’s Annual Hanukkah Food Drive A Lifeline for Our Community

Volunteers help package Hanukkah food bags in Toronto Dear Friends, As you all know, each year before Hanukkah B’nai Brith Canada distributes food packages to the needy. It’s certainly a fulfilling experience, not just for the recipients of these packages but for the staff members and countless volunteers who come out to support the cause. Continue reading

2016: B'nai Brith Canada's Year in Review

By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada The year 2016 was marked by social tension, international unrest and political uncertainty. In Canada, minorities were subjected to racism and xenophobia and in Toronto, for the 11th straight year, the annual Hate Crimes report from Toronto Police Services showed that the Jewish community is the city's single most-targeted victim of hate crimes. Continue reading

Green Party Rejects BDS, Calls for Boycott of ‘Illegal Israel’

Green Party of Canada screenshot On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Green Party of Canada amended its previous resolution which was in favour of adopting the antisemitic boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement in Canada. Continue reading

Tribute to Jews from Arab Lands: Part 5, Syria

Esses Family photo in Syria (Photo provided by Michelle Kahn) As part of B’nai Brith Canada’s week long series to commemorate the nearly 1-million Jews who fled their homes across Arab countries and Iran, we spoke to Joseph Esses and his wife Olga Abadi Esses from Syria. Continue reading

Tribute to Jews from Arab Lands: Part 4, Iraq

A plane filled with Iraqi Jews photographed on arrival at Lod Airport in early 1951 (Credit: Teddy Brauner/GPO) As part of B’nai Brith Canada’s week-long series to commemorate the nearly 1-million Jews who fled their homes across Arab countries and Iran, we spoke to Asad Muallim from Iraq. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Commends Ontario Legislature for Rejecting BDS Movement

B’nai Brith Canada is commending the Ontario Legislature for officially joining the chorus of voices that staunchly reject the antisemitic boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS) against Israel. Continue reading
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