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The Hypocrisy of UNESCO

Sara McCleary It’s a wonderful document full of beautiful, well-written ideas, like the argument that “since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed.” Continue reading

Proof Positive: Professor Anthony Hall Teaches Holocaust Denial and Jewish Conspiracies

What you're about to see is footage from a webinar orchestrated and delivered by Professor Anthony Hall in his Globalization Studies class at Lethbridge University. Continue reading

Lisée's Victory as New PQ Leader could be Bad News for Liberals

Quebec ConfidentialMike Cohen The next Quebec provincial election is fewer than two years away and the current Liberal government, led by flip-flopping Premier Philippe Couillard, must be feeling somewhat uneasy after the Parti Québécois elected the very smooth Jean-François Lisée as its new leader. Continue reading

Humanizing Racism at York University: Excalibur's Antisemitism Problem

Willem Hart In August, Bnai Brith dutifully called upon York University to take action against Nicholas Balaskas, a non-academic faculty member, after Jewish students complained of his antisemitic hate speech, found on his personal Facebook account.  Continue reading

Sept. 11 Lawsuit Bill Offers Justice for Grieving Families

Simon Pelsmakher The United States Congress has formally passed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) into law, which will allow the families and victims of terrorism, such as those of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, to bring legal action against state sponsors of terrorism. Continue reading

UNESCO Resolution Falls into Trap of Palestinian Incitement

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted Thursday in favour of a draft decision on "Occupied Palestine," which ignores the Jewish connection to Jerusalem and Jewish holy sites, referred to throughout the resolution only by their Islamic names. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Wishes You and Your Family a Meaningful Yom Kippur

Tonight, as the sun sets and we usher in the 10th day of Tishrei, hundreds of thousands of Jews across Canada and the world will mark Yom Kippur, our Day of Atonement.  Continue reading

Canadian Politicians Send Yom Kippur Greetings to Jewish Community

By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada Politicians from across Canada took time out of their busy schedules today to send Yom Kippur greetings to the Jewish community. Continue reading

Did Jacques Parizeau Really Deserve to have a Park Named After Him?

Quebec ConfidentialMike Cohen As a city councillor in the mostly-Jewish Montreal municipality of Côte Saint-Luc, one of my portfolios is naming rights. Continue reading

No, Antisemitism is Not Dead

Sara McCleary The world watched last week as politicians from all over the globe trekked to Israel to attend the funeral of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres. Continue reading
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