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B'nai Brith Canada Launches Series in Tribute to Jews from Arab Lands

Jewish refugees from Yemen  (Credit: Israeli National Photo Archive) From the 1940s until the 1970s, and heightening with the founding of Israel in 1948, nearly 1-million Jews were expelled from their homes across Arab countries such as Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Algeria and Iran.  Continue reading

Neo-Nazi-Linked Concert Cancelled After B’nai Brith Intervention

Polish black metal band Graveland By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB’nai Brith Canada A Montreal concert by the neo-Nazi-linked band “Graveland” was cancelled Saturday night after B’nai Brith Canada warned the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) about the group. Continue reading

Global News Interviews B'nai Brith on German Police Investigation of Holocaust Denier Alfred Schaefer

Global Toronto's Christina Stevens spoke to Amanda Hohmann, National Director of B'nai Brith Canada's League for Human Rights, on the German police investigation of Canadian Alfred Schaefer. Continue reading

After Historic Trade Mission to Israel, Mayor Coderre the Toast of Jewish Community

Quebec ConfidentialMike Cohen  It was around four years ago when Denis Coderre stepped down as a Liberal Member of Parliament for the riding of Bourassa to seek the mayoralty of Montreal. One of his handlers gave me a call.   Continue reading

Antisemitism in Canada: The Numbers Don't Lie

Sara McCleary Late last year, when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau implemented his campaign promise of welcoming thousands of Syrian refugees to Canada, many groups felt it was important to launch anti-Islamophobia campaigns. Continue reading

Reflections on Rosenthal's Remembrance Day Contributions

Quebec ConfidentialMike Cohen I'd like to take this opportunity to bring to light a particular Remembrance Day ceremony that is near and dear to my heart. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada Demands Evidence that UNRWA Has Changed

  B'nai Brith Canada is demanding that the Canadian Government provide evidence that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) no longer engages in problematic and dangerous behaviour, and is operating at a standard in line with Canadian values and expectations as it relates to human rights.  Continue reading

B’nai Brith Condemns Canadian Government’s Decision to Fund UNRWA

  B’nai Brith Canada is outraged that the Government of Canada has committed $25-million in funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) – an organization previously criticized for its ties to the Hamas terrorist organization – without addressing the agency's long history of incitement. Continue reading

League for Human Rights Hosts Briefing on U.S. Election with Professor Aurel Braun

University of Toronto professor Aurel Braun (Credit: CTV News) By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada B'nai Brith Canada's League for Human Rights hosted a conference call on Tuesday, Nov. 15 featuring renowned University of Toronto professor Aurel Braun, briefing League volunteers on what the U.S. election results mean for Canada and the world.  Continue reading

U of T Graduate Students Reject Permanent BDS Committee

University of Toronto On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the General Council of the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) rejected a proposal to transform its “BDS Ad Hoc Committee” into a permanent fixture of the organization. The vote needed a ⅔ majority in order to pass, but was defeated by a decisive margin of 34-17, with 11 abstentions. Continue reading
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