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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

Survey Showing Persistent Antisemitism in Europe a Grave Warning for Canada, B’nai Brith Says

British Jews hold a protest against Jeremy Corbyn and the UK Labour Party in central London on March 26, 2018 (Photo Credit: AFP) Dec. 10, 2018 By Daniel KorenManager, Media Relations & CommunicationsB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – A major survey of Jews in Europe has painted a harrowing account of what it’s like to be Jewish in the European Diaspora. Continue reading

‘We Will See Changes at the UN,’ Says Israeli Ambassador Danon

Danny Danon Dec. 10, 2018 By Jackson Richman JERUSALEM – It is no secret that the United Nations has long been viewed as a hotbed of anti-Israel sentiment. However, there has been a remarkable shift in recent years as a result of efforts by the United States under outgoing U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley and Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon to build new partnerships while singling bias, as well as antisemitism, towards the Jewish State. Continue reading

A Comprehensive Look at Palestinian Payments to Terrorists in 2018

Israeli troops scan the area of a terrorist attack in the West Bank settlement of Ofra on Dec. 9, 2018  Dec. 10, 2018 OPINION | By Yossi Kuperwasser The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. JERUSALEM – The detailed Palestinian Authority budget for 2018 that was published recently has new details about the allocations to arrested terrorists and the families of those who died or were wounded in the context of the “struggle against Zionism.” Continue reading

Despite Support from Canada, U.S., UN Fails to Pass Anti-Hamas Resolution

Dec. 7, 2018  This article was originally published on JNS.org. NEW YORK – The United Nations rejected a resolution on Thursday that required a two-thirds majority to pass condemning the terrorist group Hamas for launching rockets from Gaza into Israel in addition to its infrastructure such as building tunnels to infiltrate and attack the Jewish state. Continue reading

Chair of European Jewish Group Welcomes EU Fight Against Antisemitism, Urges Combating Anti-Zionism

In a statement, Rabbi Menachem Margolin, Chairman of the European Jewish Association (EJA), welcomed the Council declaration as ”a significant step forward” but said that ”two vital pieces are missing.” Dec. 6, 2018 By Yossi Lempkowicz This article was originally published on JNS.org BRUSSELS – The Council of the European Union has unanimously approved a declaration of the 28 EU member states on the fight against antisemitism, which calls for the development of a common security approach to better protect Jewish communities and Jewish institutions in Europe following a resurgence of antisemitism on the continent. Continue reading
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