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B’nai Brith Canada Honours the Stockholm Declaration Principles

A poster by Derek Michael Wasylyshen (Canada.ca) January 19, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – Today, B’nai Brith Canada honours the principles enshrined in the 2000 Stockholm Declaration on the Holocaust - the foundational document of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Continue reading

Federal Government Put on Notice by Canadian Jewish and Iranian Groups

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (New York Times) January 13, 2020 B'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – Leaders from Canada's Iranian and Jewish communities have given the federal government 30 days' notice to list Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in its entirety as a terrorist organization. Continue reading

Sign Our Petition to List the IRGC as a Terrorist Organization within the Next 30 Days

Dear Mr. Prime Minister, Nineteen months have elapsed since the House of Commons passed a bipartisan motion calling on the government to “immediately” list Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), in its entirety, as a terrorist organization. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Deeply Disturbed by Swastika Hate Incidents

A swastika drawn on an elderly man's head (Ynet) January 9, 2020 B'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is sounding the alarm after two particularly brazen hate incidents involving swastikas were revealed this week. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Condemns U of T Labour Union over Antisemitic Tweets

A recent tweet from the account of CUPE 3902 (Twitter) January 5, 2020 B'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is taking a labour union at the University of Toronto (U of T) to task over a series of anti-Israel and antisemitic tweets issued by its official Twitter account. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada's 2019 Year in Review

Click here to make a tax-deductible donation Dec. 23, 2019 Dear Friends, As we celebrate the happy holiday of Chanukah, we also illuminate the year 2019. It was long, tumultuous and at times horrifying and unfathomable for the Jewish world. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Student Initiative Wins Recognition in Manitoba

December 20, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada WINNIPEG – The organizers and winners of a B'nai Brith Canada initiative have been named to 2019's "Fascinating Manitobans" list. Continue reading

Radical Speakers on Agenda for Toronto Islamic Conference

Siraj Wahhaj, named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is scheduled to speak this week at an Islamic conference in Toronto (YouTube) December 19, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada TORONTO - B’nai Brith Canada is disturbed by the scheduled appearances of extremist figures at a major Islamic event, set to begin this Friday (Dec. 20) in Canada’s largest city. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Outraged by Canada's Anti-Israel UN Vote

The headquarters of the United Nations in New York City (Globe & Mail) December 18, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA - B'nai Brith Canada is outraged that Canada has maintained its vote in favour of an anti-Israel resolution at the United Nations (UN). Continue reading

Letter to Canada's New Foreign Minister

                                                                                                            15 Hove Street                                                                                                             Toronto, Ontario                                                                                                             M3H 4Y8                                                                                                             December 2, 2019     TO: The Honourable François-Philiipe Champagne, P.C., M.P. Minister of Foreign Affairs Lester B. Pearson Building 125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, Ontario    K1G 0A2 FROM: B’nai Brith Canada SUBJECT: Your Mandate to Combat Antisemitism and Protect the Interests of Canada’s Jewish Community   Dear Minister,             The scourge of antisemitism is global in nature as are the increasing threats of Holocaust denial and distortion and attempts to isolate Israel internationally. Canada’s international policy, including its development assistance activities, should be geared to combatting these threats. As you assume your responsibilities, we look to your leadership on the key issues. In this same vein, we have written both the Prime Minister and the Minister of Canadian Heritage.    Continue reading
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