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Elie Wiesel to be Honoured by US Congress

  Elie Wiesel (Source: Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity) By Jordan Zaitchik B'nai Brith Canada The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee has approved a bill to honour the life and work of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Elie Wiesel.  Continue reading

Man Who Threatened Colorado JCC Sentenced to Work Release, Probation

  Jeffrey Thomas Klinkel (Credit: Boulder County Sheriff's Office) By Jordan Zaitchik B'nai Brith Canada  Boulder District Court (Colorado) has sentenced a man who threatened a Jewish Community Center to a one-year work release and four years of probation. Continue reading

Remembering the AMIA Terror Attack

Rescue workers search through the remains of the Buenos Aires Jewish Community center after a bombing on July 18, 1994. (Credit: AP) By Tevy Pilc Staff Writer/Researcher B'nai Brith Canada  Today marks the 22nd anniversary of of the worst terror attack in Argentina's history. And at the center of it was the Jewish community of Buenos Aires. Continue reading

Green Party Moves to Expel Holocaust Denier Monika Schaefer

By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy Co-ordinatorB’nai Brith Canada Fewer than 24 hours after B’nai Brith Canada exposed and condemned a Holocaust denial video made by former Green Party of Canada candidate Monika Schaefer, GPC officials announced their intention to terminate her membership. Continue reading

Republican National Committee Rejects a Two-State Solution

By Jordan Zaitchik B'nai Brith Canada The Republican Party has approved a new platform that does not call for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying it will no longer support the establishment of a Palestinian state. Continue reading

Reactions to Former Green Party Candidate's Holocaust Denial Video

Earlier this week, a homemade YouTube video surfaced of former Green Party of Canada’s candidate, Monika Schaefer, denying the Holocaust. Continue reading

Polish Education Minister Denies Jewish Massacres

Polish Education Minister Anna Zalewska (Source: Law and Justice Party, Poland) By Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada In an interview with public broadcaster TVN, Polish Education Minister Anna Zalewska failed to acknowledge the two Polish-conducted massacres of Jews that took place during the Second World War, as reported by Ynetnews. Continue reading

Former Green Party Candidate Makes Holocaust Denial Video

By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy Co-ordinatorB’nai Brith Canada Monika Schaefer, who stood as the Green Party of Canada’s candidate in the Alberta riding of Yellowhead in 2006, 2008 and 2011, is denying the Holocaust in a homemade Youtube video. Continue reading

German Police Raid Antisemitic Social Media Offenders

  Source: Hesse State Police, Germany Jordan Zaitchik B'nai Brith Canada The German Federal Criminal Police launched a raid in Germany this week targeting social media users who have posted antisemitic and other racial hatred. The police entered the homes of more than 60 media users across the country.  No arrests were made, according to Times of Israel.  Continue reading

Israel opens new delivery point into Gaza for the first time in nine years

By Reut CohenB'nai Brith Canada On Thursday, the Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported that a photographer had captured images of deliveries into the Gaza strip arriving through the Erez crossing, which has been closed for the past nine years.  The Erez crossing has been restricted to individuals since 2007, with deliveries to Gaza arriving solely through the Kerem Shalom crossing in the north. Residents surrounding Kerem Shalom had been complaining about the heavy congestion caused by deliveries into the Gaza strip.  Continue reading
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