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Time for Canada to Hold Iran to Account: B'nai Brith

The aftermath of January's PS752 tragedy (CTV) June 26, 2020 B'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA - Following a recent report about Iran seeking to reopen its ties with this country, B’nai Brith Canada is calling on the federal government to hold Iran to account. Continue reading

Tell York University: Human Rights Apply to Jews, Too

Faisal Bhabha, top left, speaking at a recent virtual event (YouTube) June 23, 2020 B'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is calling on York University to ensure that a lecturer who smeared this country’s Jewish community during a recent online panel be disqualified from teaching a human-rights course. Continue reading

Petition to Bar Faisal Bhabha from Teaching “Human Rights” at Osgoode Hall Law School

Rhonda Lenton Office of the President 1050 Kaneff Tower 4700 Keele Street Toronto, ON  M3J 1P3   Dear President and Vice-Chancellor Lenton,   We, the undersigned, demand that Associate Professor Faisal Bhabha no longer teach any “human rights” courses at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School.   Continue reading

Abbas’ Party Names Terrorist Supporter as Canadian Leader

Images of Mahmoud Abbas and Nabil Nassar (Facebook) June 19, 2020 B'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – A glorifier of slain terrorists has been selected as the Canadian Regional Head of the political party led by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, a B’nai Brith Canada investigation has revealed. Continue reading

Jews Again Most Targeted Group in GTA Municipalities

A breakdown of hate-crime incidents in Toronto in 2019 (Toronto Police Service) June 17, 2020 B'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Newly revealed police data shows that Jews were once again the most targeted group for hate crimes in both Toronto and York Region in 2019. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Corrects Canada's UN Ambassador

An image of Ambassador Blanchard (Globe and Mail) June 15, 2020 B'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada has written to Marc-André Blanchard, Canada’s Ambassador to the United Nations, to express concern over anti-Israel bias and misinformation at the UN. Continue reading

Letter to Ambassador Blanchard

TO: Ambassador Marc-André Blanchard 466 Lexington Avenue, 20th Floor New York, NY     10017   June 15, 2020 Dear Ambassador Blanchard, As a leading human rights advocate and voice of the grassroots Jewish community, B’nai Brith Canada wishes to respond to your letter of June 10, 2020, addressed to the representatives of United Nations member states. Continue reading

Newspaper Publisher Arrested over Antisemitic Articles

An image of Andrzej Kumor (YouTube) June 11, 2020 B'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – The publisher of a Polish-language news outlet has been arrested and released by Peel Regional Police following a complaint filed by B’nai Brith Canada over antisemitic content. Continue reading

For Those in Need, This Crisis is Not Over

Our COVID-19 Emergency Food Drive is still in full force and delivering to a growing number of vulnerable community members. Every week, B'nai Brith Canada receives more calls for food assistance from seniors, people living under the poverty line, Holocaust survivors, veterans, shut-ins and folks with disabilities.  Our food drive is funded and operated entirely by caring community members and receives no financial support from any outside organization. We rely solely on your donations.  This program provides kosher food, free of charge, for at-risk people who need it and otherwise could not afford it or access it safely. We gear up with masks and gloves to deliver the boxes straight to the doors of the recipients. We also check on all recipients to ensure that they are okay – from a safe physical distance, of course – and our caring volunteers spend time with them in short social visits. This is especially important because most of the recipients have not left their homes during COVID-19, leaving them feeling depressed and isolated.   Our Emergency Food Drive began on March 23. We are now in our 13th week - and we are committed to keep on helping those at risk until this crisis is over. Continue reading

Ontario Eases Prayer Restrictions Following Community Advocacy

Ontario Premier Doug Ford at a recent press conference (YouTube) June 8, 2020 B'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Ontario's government has announced that it will lift restrictions preventing group prayers, following intervention by B’nai Brith Canada and other community groups. Continue reading
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