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Setting the Record Straight on Jews and Indigeneity

A portion of the Arch of Titus, depicting the Roman siege of Jerusalem in 70 CE.  July 31, 2018 OPINION | By Ran UkashiDirector of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada Much has been written about, and some have criticized, the Iroquois National Lacrosse Team’s recent visit to Israel for the World Lacrosse Championships. As such, it is more important than ever to set the record straight on Indigenous relations in the Holy Land and the historical rights of the Jewish people. Continue reading

Canadian Postal Workers Align with Pro-Terrorism Palestinian Union

A Facebook post by the Palestinian Postal Service Workers Union, hailing Hamas terrorist Ahmad Nasr Jarrar as "a hero of my country." July 31, 2018 By Aidan Fishman & Ran UkashiB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – A labour union representing 50,000 Canada Post employees has aligned itself with a Palestinian counterpart that supports terrorism and the elimination of Israel, B’nai Brith Canada has learned. Continue reading

Pro wrestling icon uses his celebrity to speak out against bullying in Quebec schools

Rougeau shares a moment with the kids at the Côte Saint-Luc Day Camp July 25, 2018 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike CohenB'nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – Growing up in my era, professional wrestling was a big thing in Montreal. Grand Prix Wrestling was a huge draw at the Montreal Forum and special telecasts were often filmed at the local CTV studios. There was Mad Dog Vachon, Gilles “The Fish” Poisson, The Hollywood Blondes, Gino Brito and who can forget flamboyant manager Eddie Creatchman, known for wearing sunglasses, smoking a cigar, and wearing the Star of David to proudly display his Jewish identity. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Participates in International Forum to Combat Antisemitism

Ran Ukashi, Manitoba Regional Director for B'nai Brith Canada, presents workshop findings at the Forum in Warsaw July 24, 2018 By Daniel KorenManager, Media Relations & CommunicationsB'nai Brith Canada WARSAW – B’nai Brith Canada is proud to have recently participated in the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE)’s Activist Forum on Preventing and Responding to Hate Crimes in Warsaw hosted by its Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). Continue reading

Reminder to Join the B'nai Brith Flag Football Tournament!

July 24, 2018 By Dana FieldsSenior Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada The first-ever B'nai Brith Canada Flag Football Tournament is shaping up to be a resounding success! Continue reading

When Jews Were Sent to Internment Camps in Canada

Holocaust survivor Edgar Lion recalls his experience in a Canadian internment camp (Photo: YouTube) July 24, 2018 By Sara GruszczynskiCommunications AssociateB'nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – Earlier this year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to issue a formal apology for Canada’s decision in 1939 to turn away the MS St. Louis, a German ocean liner carrying more than 900 Jewish refugees. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada to Minister Freeland: Promoting Religious Freedom Means Combating Antisemitism

Religious freedom supporters hold up signs during a rally in Chicago July 23, 2018 By Violet LevinGovernment Relations AssociateB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – With the U.S. State Department serving as host of the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom this week, B’nai Brith Canada has penned an open letter to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland asking Canada to restate its opposition to antisemitism and racism. Continue reading

An Open Letter to Chrystia Freeland: Promoting Religious Freedom Means Combating Antisemitism

July 23, 2018 The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P.Minister of Foreign AffairsLester B. Pearson Building125 Sussex DriveOttawa, ONK1A 0G2 Dear Minister Freeland, This coming week, United States Secretary of State Pompeo will host a critical Ministerial meeting on religious freedom. This meeting offers Canada an opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to an objective we wholly share with you – protecting and promoting the right to freedom of religion or belief for all, globally. Continue reading

Winnipeg Remembers Argentinian Victims of Terror at AMIA Commemoration Event

Bill Weissmann blows the shofar at the AMIA commemoration event in Winnipeg July 20, 2018 By Hannah MarshallLeague for Human Rights AssociateB'nai Brith Canada WINNIPEG – On Wednesday, B’nai Brith Canada, along with the Argentinean Manitoban Association and Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, paid homage to the victims of the 1994 terrorist bombing of the AMIA (Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina) Jewish Community Centre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Questions Polish Holocaust Law After Study Links it to Rising Antisemitism

Holocaust survivors protest against Poland's controversial legislation in front of the Polish embassy in Tel Aviv on Feb. 8, 2018 (Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images) July 19, 2018 By Violet LevinGovernment Relations AssociateB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Following a study linking Poland’s controversial Holocaust legislation to a surge in Polish antisemitism and after taking careful note of its latest amendments, B'nai Brith Canada is questioning the law's necessity as the changes do not address widespread concerns over its impact. Continue reading
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