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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

B'nai Brith Canada to New Foreign Minister: Lead Way in Fighting Antisemitism

An image of Parliament Hill in Ottawa (National Post) December 9, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA - B’nai Brith Canada congratulates Canada's new Minister of Foreign Affairs, François-Philippe Champagne, as he takes up his new role. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Welcomes New IHRA Education Materials

Our Senior Counsel, David Matas, with the Canadian delegation at the Luxembourg IHRA meeting December 5, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA - B’nai Brith Canada welcomes publication of new education materials by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).  Continue reading

Supreme Court Denies Nazi's Deportation Appeal

Former Nazi death squad member Helmut Oberlander December 5, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – The Supreme Court of Canada has denied a former Nazi's request to appeal the revocation of his citizenship. Continue reading

Violence Promoted to Children at Mississauga Solidarity Event

Children dancing to a violent song in Mississauga (Facebook) December 4, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – A recent Palestinian solidarity event in Mississauga featured children dancing to songs glorifying violence, a B’nai Brith Canada investigation reveals. Continue reading
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