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Toronto Church to Host Event Honouring Terrorist

Ghassan Kanafani (left) with a member of the Japanese Red Army, who carried out the 1972 Lod Airport Massacre July 5, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada TORONTO - B’nai Brith Canada is calling on Canadians to condemn a downtown Toronto church for facilitating an event glorifying a Palestinian terrorist. Continue reading

Time for IRGC to be Listed as Terrorist Group

In a file photo taken in Tehran on Sept. 22, 2018, members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) march during an annual military parade marking the anniversary of the 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq. AFP/Getty Images June 28, 2019 By Jakob Glogauer and Marty YorkB'nai Brith Canada It has been a productive and rewarding week for B’nai Brith Canada and human rights in our country. Continue reading

NDP Ousts Nova Scotia Candidate over Antisemitic Tweets

Former federal NDP nominee Rana Zaman June 27, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada The federal New Democratic Party has turfed its former nominee in the Nova Scotia riding of Dartmouth-Cole Harbour over a series of tweets in which she compared Israel to Nazi Germany and suggested that the Jewish State’s actions were reminiscent of the Holocaust.   Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada Welcomes Government's Acceptance of IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

B'nai Brith CEO Michael Mostyn pictured with Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, and MP Michael Levitt at Tuesday's announcement June 25, 2019 By Josh AzizaB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO - B'nai Brith Canada welcomes the Canadian Government’s acceptance of the IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) working definition of antisemitism, announced today by Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism.  Continue reading

Remembering the AMIA Bombing: A Quarter Century of Injustice

Survivors and first responders examining the rubble of the former AMIA building in Buenos Aires, Argentina June 25, 2019 By Jakob Glogauer and Toviel Kosmin-RoseB'nai Brith Canada Twenty-five years have elapsed since the horrific bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) Jewish community centre on July 18, 1994 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The attack left 85 people dead, hundreds injured and destroyed the AMIA building as well as adjacent buildings within range of the explosion. Continue reading

All Levels of Government Must Adopt IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

    B'nai Brith Canada June 24, 2019 OTTAWA - B’nai Brith Canada is reiterating its long-held position for the Government of Canada and for the governments of Canada’s provinces, territories and municipalities, to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada Writing Contest Inspires Young Human Rights Advocates

Pictured from left to right: Diverse Minds Sponsor Earl Barish, First Place Winner Varina Penner,Diverse Minds Sponsor Cheryl Barish, and B'nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn June 20, 2019 By Marty YorkChief Media Relations & Communications OfficerB'nai Brith Canada WINNIPEG - B'nai Brith Canada held its first award ceremony honouring students for creative writing on Wednesday night - but it certainly won't be the last. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada Celebrates Small Towns, Big Stories

B'nai Brith Canada community members enjoying a walking tour of Midland, Ontario. June 14, 2019 TORONTO – More than 200 people recently joined B’nai Brith Canada in Midland, Ont., for a day of learning. Continue reading

Hamas Hailed at Calgary al-Quds Day Rally

Click on the image above to watch a clip of an al-Quds attendee yelling "Long Live Hamas!" June 7, 2019 CALGARY – Slogans praising the Hamas terrorist group were heard at the al-Quds Day hatefest outside Calgary City Hall last Friday afternoon. Continue reading

Federal Election Dispute Over Jewish Holidays Heading to Court

June 7, 2019 TORONTO – A candidate in the upcoming federal election and another member of the Jewish community are asking the Federal Court to shift the election date to avoid discrimination against observant Canadian Jews. Continue reading
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