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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

How to Help University Zionist Advocates

Aedan O'Connor At the beginning of the school year, the pro-Israel club I belong to, Students Supporting Israel (SSI) at Ryerson University, tabled on the university's Clubs Day. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Concerned About Antisemitic Graffiti at U of T

Antisemitic vandalism discovered at University of Toronto (Credit: The Varsity)  B’nai Brith Canada is concerned about antisemitic graffiti at the University of Toronto after a spate of swastikas defacing university property was discovered on its St. George and Mississauga campuses. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Applauds Halifax Pride for Voting Against Anti-Israel Resolution

Canadians take part in Halifax Pride Parade (Credit:   By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada B’nai Brith Canada is lauding the Halifax Pride Society after its members voted to defeat a resolution aiming to oust a pro-Israel campaign from a Halifax Pride event at its annual general meeting Wednesday. The resolution to remove Size Doesn’t Matter, which promotes LGBTQ life in Israel and tourism in Tel Aviv, was defeated by a majority vote of 210 to 106, with five abstentions. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Seniors go Apple Picking!

B'nai Brith supporters spend an afternoon at Chudleigh's in Halton Hills, Ont.  By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada For a beautiful fall afternoon in southern Ontario, members of B'nai Brith Canada's senior program couldn't have "picked" a better place to spend it. Continue reading
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