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On the Legal Status of Jewish Refugees from Islamic Countries

Young Jews stand next to Egypt's Pyramids of Giza, 1943 Jan. 15, 2019 NEW YORK – Last month, human rights expert David Matas, who serves as B’nai Brith Canada's senior legal counsel, delivered an address to the International Conference on Displacements of Jewish Communal Life in Islamic Lands and Cultural Reconstruction in Israel. Continue reading

Kidney Donor Rabbi Gives His Liver to Save a Man’s Life

Rabbi Ephraim Simon (left) and Adam Levitz after the partial liver transplant that saved Levitz’s life. (Photo Credit: Chabad.org/News) Jan. 3, 2019 By Menachem Posner NEW JERSEY – Adam Levitz, a 44-year-old married father of three, was in liver failure. Things were getting worse, and he knew it. On Dec. 20, he received a new liver and a new lease on life. His donor, Rabbi Ephraim Simon, is one of only a handful of individuals to have ever donated both a kidney and a liver — a procedure most hospitals won’t even allow. Continue reading

Fired Cleveland Clinic Medical Resident Also Mocked the Holocaust, Defended Hamas

Screenshot of one of Lara Kollab's antisemitic tweets (Photo Credit: Canary Mission) Jan. 2, 2019 The Cleveland Clinic announced on Monday that it fired a medical resident for posting antisemitic comments online, such as threatening to give Jewish people the wrong medication. Continue reading

Honduras Confirms Jerusalem Embassy Move

Benjamin Netanyahu, left, meets with Juan Orlando Hernandez in Jerusalem on Oct. 29, 2015. (Photo Credit: Kobi Gideon / GPO) Jan. 2, 2019 BRASILIA – Honduras will be moving ahead with plans to open its Israel embassy in Jerusalem, and Israel is in talks to open its Honduran embassy in Tegucigalpa, following a meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and U.S. Secretary Mike Pompeo on Tuesday. Continue reading

Mourning the Legendary Rabbi of Montreal’s Shaar Hashomayim

Rabbi Shuchat (left) with friend and congregant Raphael Fleming Jan. 2, 2019 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen MONTREAL – One of Canada’s legendary religious leaders passed away last week. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada's Year in Review 2018

Dec. 23, 2018 It was a long and tumultuous year for Canada’s Jewish community in 2018, with anti-Jewish sentiment emanating from radical Islamists, neo-Nazis and white supremacists, and both sides of the political spectrum. For B’nai Brith Canada, it was a noteworthy year as we doubled down in our ongoing efforts to wipe out racism, antisemitism and hatred, culminating in a series of successful campaigns that set important precedents for the future of our community. If you support our vital work, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. Continue reading

Europe Must Follow Canada’s Example in Labelling Hezbollah a Terrorist Organization

A Hezbollah terror tunnel Dec. 18, 2018 By Daniel KorenManager, Media Relations & CommunicationsB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – As the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) prepares to discuss Wednesday the recent Hezbollah terror tunnels attempting to infiltrate Israel, B’nai Brith Canada is calling on the European Union to follow Canada’s example in listing both Hezbollah’s political and military wings as terrorist entities. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Legal Counsel Warns Committee Over Proposed Changes to Divorce Act

B'nai Brith Canada Family Law Counsel John Syrtash speaks with MP Anthony Housefather after testifying on Bill C-78 Dec. 14, 2018 OPINION | By Orly Katz The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. TORONTO – The federal government plans to change Canada’s divorce laws.  Continue reading

B’nai Brith Urges Action Plan to Fight Antisemitism, Anti-Hate Strategy to Ministerial Forum on Anti-Racism

Spray-painted swastikas on the doors of the Machzikei Hadas synagogue in Ottawa Dec. 13, 2018 By Daniel KorenManager, Media Relations & CommunicationsB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is continuing its push for municipal, provincial and federal governments to adopt the measures listed in its Eight-Point Plan to Tackle Antisemitism, including that Canada adopt a national action plan to combat antisemitism, that dedicated hate crimes units are instituted in every major Canadian city, and developing an action plan to counter online hate. Continue reading

Hamas Has Praised the Murder of an Infant Child. Is the UN Ready to Condemn Now?

On Wednesday, the son of Canadian-Israeli Amichai Ish-Ran (left) and his wife Shira (right) passed away after fighting for his life Dec. 12, 2018 By Daniel KorenManager, Media Relations & CommunicationsB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – On Sunday evening, two Palestinian gunmen opened fire at a crowded bus station, wounding a 21-year-old pregnant woman, her husband (a Canadian-Israeli citizen) and five others. Continue reading
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