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B'nai Brith to serve as host of Jerusalem Day festivals in Thornhill and Montreal Sunday

David Rubinger's famous photograph of IDF soldiers after liberating the Kotel (Western Wall) in June 1967   By Reut CohenB'nai Brith Canada B'nai Brith Canada will serve as host of two festivals in celebration of Jerusalem Day this Sunday. Continue reading

Landmark Decision Made Against Boycott & Sanctions

  By Aidan Fishman B'nai Brith Canada Campus Affairs Coordinator In a landmark decision for Canada, issued Tuesday of this week, the Judicial Board of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) ruled against the anti-Israel Boycott and Sanctions Movement, finding that it violates the student union’s constitution. Continue reading

Archbishop of Vienna Condemns Boycotts and Sanctions movement

Archbishop of Vienna,Cardinal Christoph Schönborn By Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada "I think it is not only false, it's stupid." That’s what the Archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn said when asked about his feelings on the boycotts and sanctions movement against Israel in an interview with Arutz Sheva. The Cardinal is generally perceived to be second in the Catholic Church's hierarchy to Pope Francis. Continue reading

75th Anniversary of the Farhud

By Simon PelsmakherB'nai Brith Canada This week marks the 75th anniversary of the Farhud, which was a series of riots that occurred on June 1-2, 1941 in Baghdad. It is often referred to as the Iraqi Pogrom. Continue reading

Larry Rosenthal named to Executive of the Jewish Community Council of Montreal

By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada B’nai Brith Canada congratulates Quebec Board member, Larry Rosenthal on his appointment to the Executive of the Jewish Community Council of Montreal. Continue reading

New head of Canadian delegate to IHRA named

  By Tevy Pilc  Staff Writer/Researcher  B'nai Brith Canada   B’nai Brith Canada congratulates Artur Wilczynski for being appointed the head of Canadian  Delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).  Wilczynski has been working for Global Affairs office since 2010, currently serving as the  Canadian Ambassador to Norway – a role he’s held since 2014. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Mourns Passing of Past National President

  It is with immense sadness that B'nai Brith Canada mourns the passing of Gerry Weinstein, who served as National President of B'nai Brith Canada from 2005-2008. Weinstein was 80 and died peacefully Monday, May 23, 2016 in Montreal. Continue reading

Spanish Tribunal Rejects Boycott of Israel

By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada For the second straight week, Spanish authorities delivered a resounding dismissal of local motions to boycott Israel.  Continue reading

French Bank Delivers Blow to Boycott and Sanctions Movement

    By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada A large French bank has delivered a massive blow to the Boycott and Sanctions movement. According to the Jerusalem Post, the Credit Mutuel bank has closed the account belonging to La Campagne BDS France.The group was caught using illegal methods to open and operate its account for the purpose of attacking Israel through boycotts. Continue reading

CIJA and B’nai Brith Commend Ontario's Leaders for Speaking out Against BDS

Jerusalem—In response to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s denunciation of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel, and the “Standing Up Against Anti-Semitism in Ontario Act” introduced by Ontario MPPs Tim Hudak and Mike Colle, B'nai Brith Canada and the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) issued the following statements:  Continue reading
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