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B’nai Brith Submits Recommendations to Minister Gould, MPs on Combating Online Hatred

Brian Herman (Government Relations Director, B'nai Brith Canada), Michael Mostyn (CEO, B'nai Brith Canada), Karina Gould (Minister for Democratic Institutions), MP Marco Mendicino (Eglinton—Lawrence), Shimon Koffler Fogel (CEO, CIJA) and Richard Marceau (VP, External Affairs and General Counsel, CIJA) discuss combating online hatred in Ottawa on May 27, 2019 May 28, 2019 By Josh AzizaResearch AssociateB'nai Brith Canada  OTTAWA – In response to Canada’s signing of the Christchurch Call to Action, representatives from B’nai Brith Canada met with elected officials and political dignitaries Monday to submit recommendations on how the federal government can better combat online hatred. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Reiterates Opposition to Bill 21 in Proposal to Quebec National Assembly

Les citoyens manifestent contre le projet de loi 21 à Montréal/Protestors demonstrate against Bill 21 in Montreal QUEBEC – Alors que la province de Québec se prépare à adopter une nouvelle loi interdisant les employés de la fonction publique d’afficher des symboles religieux, B’nai Brith Canada réitère son opposition dans des mémoires détaillés à la Commission des institutions de l’Assemblée nationale du Québec. Continue reading

'We Take Direction from Palestinian Leadership,' IJV Representative Admits

Flyer advertising anti-Israel rally in Toronto on May 18 May 21, 2019 TORONTO – A representative of the “Independent Jewish Voices” (IJV) fringe group admitted Saturday that the organization takes its direction from Palestinians and not members of Canada’s grassroots Jewish community. Continue reading

Canadian 'Human Rights' Group Promotes Antisemitism, Invites Terror Supporters to Anti-Israel Protest

Firas Al Najim (left), Yisroel Dovid Weiss (centre), and Abbas Hamideh (right) May 15, 2019 TORONTO – After promoting an antisemitic video at a local synagogue, a Mississauga, Ont.-based group that refers to itself as the “Canadian Defenders for Human Rights” (CD4HR) has invited at least two Americans with a history of supporting terror groups to speak at its anti-Israel protest in Toronto on Monday. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Reiterates Call for Government to Work with Euro-Atlantic Allies to Fight Antisemitism

Poles demonstrate against the U.S. Senate's Holocaust Restitution Bill on May 11, 2019 May 14, 2019 By Josh AzizaResearch AssociateB'nai Brith Canada  OTTAWA – In the wake of several antisemitic protests in Poland last weekend, B’nai Brith Canada is reiterating its call for Canada’s federal government to work with its Euro-Atlantic allies to combat antisemitism. Continue reading

Court Grants B'nai Brith Canada Intervener Status in Israeli Wines Case

May 14, 2019 TORONTO – The League for Human Rights, B’nai Brith Canada’s advocacy arm, has been granted intervener status in an upcoming court case concerning the labelling of Israeli products in Canada. Continue reading

Join Us for a Free Day Trip to Midland, Ontario!

May 10, 2019 Dear Friends, As a supporter of B’nai Brith Canada, we are excited to offer you the first opportunity to register for our upcoming event: Small Towns, Big Stories: A Day Trip to Midland, Ontario on May 30, 2019. Continue reading

17 Reasons to Love Israel on its 71st Birthday

Shoko b'sakit (chocolate milk in a bag) May 9, 2018 By Josh AzizaResearch AssociateB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – As Israel celebrates its 71st birthday, it continues to give Israeli civilians, and the world, much to be proud of. While coming up with 71 reasons to love the Jewish State would be an easy task, we decided to invert the number – because nobody has that much time on their hands.  Here are 17 things to love about Israel on her 71st birthday. Continue reading

Terror Groups Clash over Toronto-Area Palestinian Election

May 8, 2019 MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – A recent election for control of a Palestinian community centre in Mississauga, Ont., was reportedly contested by slates backed by two separate terror organizations. Continue reading

Alarming Audit Results Concern Quebec Jewish Community Leaders

B'nai Brith Canada Quebec delegation presents the 2018 Audit of Antisemitic Incidents May 3, 2019 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada released its 2018 Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents this week. Continue reading
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