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Ryerson Students Walk Out on Holocaust Education Motion

  By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada A motion to commemorate Holocaust Education Week failed at the semi-annual General Meeting of the Ryerson Student Union (RSU) on Tuesday night, after students opposed to the motion staged a walk-out that caused the meeting to lose quorum. Continue reading

Tribute to Jews from Arab Lands: Part 3, Lebanon

Lebanese Jewish family at the Maghen Abraham Synagogue in Beirut 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 Ronit Eskenasi, who's family came from Lebanon. Continue reading

B’nai B’rith Denounces UN General Assembly For Anti-Israel Resolutions

B’nai B’rith Canada condemns the United Nations General Assembly for a series of annual resolutions singling out Israel for condemnation and utterly disregarding Arabs’ fuelling of a continued conflict in the Middle East. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada's Tribute to Jews from Arab Lands: Part 2, Libya

Libyan Jews arriving in Haifa (Credit: Arnold Behr/Jerusalem Post Archives) 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 Noemi Lieberman, originally from Tripoli, Libya. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada Launches Series in Tribute to Jews from Arab Lands

Jewish refugees from Yemen  (Credit: Israeli National Photo Archive) From the 1940s until the 1970s, and heightening with the founding of Israel in 1948, nearly 1-million Jews were expelled from their homes across Arab countries such as Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Algeria and Iran.  Continue reading

Neo-Nazi-Linked Concert Cancelled After B’nai Brith Intervention

Polish black metal band Graveland By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB’nai Brith Canada A Montreal concert by the neo-Nazi-linked band “Graveland” was cancelled Saturday night after B’nai Brith Canada warned the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) about the group. Continue reading

Global News Interviews B'nai Brith on German Police Investigation of Holocaust Denier Alfred Schaefer

Global Toronto's Christina Stevens spoke to Amanda Hohmann, National Director of B'nai Brith Canada's League for Human Rights, on the German police investigation of Canadian Alfred Schaefer. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Condemns Canadian Government’s Decision to Fund UNRWA

  B’nai Brith Canada is outraged that the Government of Canada has committed $25-million in funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) – an organization previously criticized for its ties to the Hamas terrorist organization – without addressing the agency's long history of incitement. Continue reading

U of T Graduate Students Reject Permanent BDS Committee

University of Toronto On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the General Council of the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) rejected a proposal to transform its “BDS Ad Hoc Committee” into a permanent fixture of the organization. The vote needed a ⅔ majority in order to pass, but was defeated by a decisive margin of 34-17, with 11 abstentions. Continue reading

Antisemitic Vandals Target Jewish Sites in Montreal, Ottawa

Ottawa rabbi Anna Maranta found a swastika and racist slur spray-painted in red on her front door (Credit: Facebook) Over the past few days, Jewish sites in both Montreal and Ottawa have been targeted with an unusually heavy barrage of antisemitic vandalism. Continue reading
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