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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

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
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