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Montreal's Israel Apartheid Week Should Make Us All Feel Uncomfortable

Quebec Confidential Mike Cohen MONTREAL – It is difficult to believe that an international series of events called Israel Apartheid Week (IAW) has been going on for 13 years now, let alone that it takes place in over 200 countries. Continue reading

Community Leaders Gather for B'nai Brith Special Advisory Council Meeting

March 9, 2017 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada More than 25 community leaders and human rights activists gathered for a special meeting of the League for Human Rights' Special Advisory Council on March 7, 2017 at the B'nai Brith Canada National Headquarters in Toronto. Continue reading

Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available for B’nai Brith Dinner Honouring Stephen Harper

Dear Friends, We are proud to announce that the Right Honourable Stephen Harper will be our guest of honour at the forthcoming 66th Annual B’nai Brith Calgary Dinner on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Beth Tzedec Synagogue at 1325 Glenmore Trail SW. Continue reading

Religious Leaders Must Promote Tolerance, Not Hate

Sara McCleary In 2010, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution establishing the first week of February as World Interfaith Harmony Week. Continue reading

An Interview with Lior Raz of 'Fauda'

Quebec ConfidentialMike Cohen MONTREAL – Only a few weeks ago, I had never heard of Israeli actor Lior Raz and his breakout television series Fauda, which is being aired in 190 countries. When I learned that he was coming to speak at an event in Montreal, I expressed relief that I had signed up for Netflix in the fall and, within a week, binge-watched the riveting 12 episodes. Continue reading

Feminism’s Newest 'Hero' is a Convicted Terrorist

  Willem Hart  Over the last few years, the conversation surrounding racial identity politics – once exclusive to the domain of academia – has broken into the mainstream Western conscience, a trend unmistakably visible in the recent widespread culture of protest sparked by the rise of U.S. President Donald Trump. Continue reading

Teaching Assistant Who Led Antisemitic Prayer Fired by Ryerson University

Posters at Ryerson calling for the dismissal of Ayman Elkasrawy Feb. 28, 2017 By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada Ayman Elkasrawy, a teaching assistant at Ryerson University who called to “purify the al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews” during a sermon, has been dismissed by the university. Continue reading

Bomb Threat Forces Closure of Calgary JCC

Feb. 28, 2017 By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada The Calgary Jewish Community Centre was evacuated Monday evening after an unidentified person phoned in a bomb threat at approximately 5:45 p.m. Continue reading

In These Times of Peril, B'nai Brith Canada Needs Your Support

Dear Friends, We are only two months into the year 2017, and yet, we have already witnessed several offensive and blatantly antisemitic incidents across Canada. Continue reading

John Tory, Marcel Dionne to Attend 2nd Annual B'nai Brith Charity Golf Classic

B'nai Brith Canada is delighted to announce that NHL Hall of Famer Marcel Dionne and Toronto Mayor John Tory will participate in the 2nd Annual B'nai Brith Charity Golf Classic, which will take place at the breathtaking new Lebovic Golf Club in Aurora, Ont., on Monday, June 12, 2017. Continue reading
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