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Holocaust-denying Professor Anthony Hall Suspended Without Pay

Anthony Hall speaks from the University of Lethbridge on Oct. 5, 2016 (Credit: YouTube Screenshot) B’nai Brith Canada is commending the University of Lethbridge for officially suspending Anthony Hall, a Globalization Studies professor who vocally supports Holocaust denial and conspiracy theories blaming the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks on Israel. A video posted to YouTube this morning by Hall outlines that he has been suspended from his position without pay, as the university prepares termination procedures. Continue reading

The UN’s Obsession with Israel

Kevin Budning For a moment try and imagine that Israel is the prettiest girl in her high school class. She is smart, kind, giving, and for the most part, admired by her peers. Continue reading

An interview with Holocaust Historian Deborah Lipstadt

Rachel Weisz portrays Deborah Lipstadt in 'Denial' By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada On Sept. 5, 1996, British author (and now infamous Holocaust denier) David Irving accused American historian Deborah Lipstadt and her publisher Penguin Books of libel following the publication of her book, Denying the Holocaust, where she charges Irving and several other suspected deniers of “purely antisemitic diatribe.” As English libel law puts the burden of proof on the defendant, Lipstadt and her legal team had to prove without reasonable doubt that her characterization of Irving as a Holocaust denier was warranted. Continue reading

Justin Trudeau Wishes Jews a 'Shana Tova Umetukah!'

Justin Trudeau (Credit: Wiki Commons) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement Sunday wishing Jews in Canada – and around the world – a Shana Tova in honour of Rosh Hashanah: Continue reading

Defending Your Judaism On All Fronts

Tevy Pilc Earlier this week, an Orthodox Jewish student at Montreal's Concordia University was reportedly bullied by a peer over his decision to wear a kippah. Continue reading

Anti-Zionism and the Freedom of Religious Expression for Jewish People

David Matas As a private practice lawyer engaged in refugee, immigration and international human rights work, the majority of the clients I see are refugee claimants or relatives in Canada trying to help family member refugees abroad. The international human rights work I do is mostly advocacy for NGOs on matters relating to grave violations of international human rights law. Continue reading

Changing of the Guard: Three Montreal-area Synagogues Welcome New Rabbis

Quebec Confidential  Mike Cohen Montreal’s Jewish community is about to mark its first Rosh Hashanah in many years minus the presence of three extraordinary spiritual leaders: Rabbis Sidney Shoham, Ron Aigen and Chaim Steinmetz. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Attends Shofar Blowing Ceremony with Toronto Mayor John Tory

Rabbi Yirmi Cohen and Councillor James Pasternak hosted a Rosh Hashana celebration at Toronto City Hall for the community on September 29, 2016. Mayor John Tory blew everyone away when he blew the shofar.

Waterloo Students Vote to Defund Anti-Israel Group

By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada Undergraduate students at the University of Waterloo have voted to eliminate their $9.50 fee to Waterloo Public Interest Research Group (WPIRG), which had given the organization an annual windfall of about $290,000. Continue reading

Orthodox Jewish Student Told to Remove Kippah at Concordia University

Concordia University's Henry F. Hall Building (Credit: Wikipedia Commons) By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB’nai Brith Canada The Vice President of Concordia University has strongly encouraged an Orthodox Jewish student to file a complaint about an incident in which he was allegedly bullied by a young man who demanded he remove his kippah while on campus. Continue reading
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