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UPDATE: In Response to B'nai Brith, TDSB Removes Islamophobia Definition

October 2, 2017 TORONTO - Just a few hours after concerns were raised by B'nai Brith Canada, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has pledged to replace its definition of Islamophobia and recall all copies of its Islamic Heritage Month Resource Guidebook until the changes are complete. Continue reading

Islamophobia Definition Promoted by Toronto School System Prompts Concern from B'nai Brith

Screengrab of the TDSB's Islamic Heritage Month Resource Guidebook  October 2, 2017 TORONTO - B’nai Brith Canada is raising concerns about an overly broad definition of Islamophobia adopted by the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), which would prohibit staff and students from criticizing "Islamic politics". Continue reading

ATTENTION STUDENTS! Win Free Tickets to the Premiere of ‘Wish You Weren’t Here’

By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada Sept. 26, 2017  B’nai Brith Canada is pleased to announce that college and university students across Canada are now eligible to win free tickets to screenings of #1 New York Times bestselling author and award-winning filmmaker Ian Halperin’s new movie, Wish You Weren’t Here. Continue reading

Toronto Palestine Film Festival Rejects BDS

Sept. 24, 2017  By Aidan FishmanInterim National Director of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada B’nai Brith Canada is recognizing that the Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF) has defied the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. This year's edition of TPFF, which took place on Sept. 20-24, featured no fewer than five Israeli films, demonstrating the lure of Israeli cinema for even non-traditional audiences. Continue reading

Ontario School Teacher Nadia Shoufani Publicly Praises Terrorists – Again

Mississauga school teacher Nadia Shoufani speaking at the 2016 al-Quds Day rally in Toronto. Sept. 14, 2017 By Aidan FishmanInterim National Director of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – B’nai Brith Canada has submitted a formal complaint to both the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) and a local school board after a Mississauga school teacher once again praised Palestinian terrorists, this time in an Arabic-language newspaper. Continue reading

CHRC, Alberta Government Sponsor Anti-Israel Propaganda Event

Sept. 13, 2017 By Aidan FishmanInterim National Director of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada EDMONTON – B'nai Brith Canada is calling for action in response to an Edmonton event that used taxpayer dollars to spread false claims about the State of Israel and antisemitism.  To sign our petition, click here.  Continue reading

Roger Waters is Coming to Canada to Spread Lies About Israel. This Is Our Counter Protest.

   By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada Sept. 7, 2017With Roger Waters' Canadian tour quickly approaching, and in a bid to refute his misguided and inflammatory views on the State of Israel, B’nai Brith Canada is proud to team up with #1 New York Times bestselling author and award-winning filmmaker Ian Halperin (Who Killed Kurt Cobain?, Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson) to present screenings of his latest film, Wish You Weren’t Here. Continue reading

Vancouver Providing Space for Antisemitism Despite Internal Recommendation

David Icke promoting antisemitic conspiracy theories (Photo Credit: YouTube Screenshot) By Aidan FishmanInterim National Director of The League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada August 31, 2017VANCOUVER – The City of Vancouver is providing space to British author and conspiracy theorist David Icke, who has a long history of promoting antisemitic tropes, despite recommendations to cancel the performance from the city’s own Civic Theatres Board after it was called to its attention by B’nai Brith Canada. Continue reading

Questionable Decision: Government to Provide up to $25-million to UNRWA

August 24, 2017 By Marty YorkChief Media OfficerB'nai Brith Canada The Canadian Government announced Thursday that it will continue to supply support of up to $25-million to Palestinian refugees via the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Continue reading

Niki Ashton Responds to B'nai Brith Advocacy, Cuts Off Endorsement by Holocaust Denier

Niki Ashton August 22, 2017 By Aidan FishmanInterim National Director of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO - Earlier today, B'nai Brith Canada issued a press release ‎calling on NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton to reject the endorsements of Nazih Khatatba, who has a history of promoting Holocaust denial. Continue reading
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