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B'nai Brith Questions Ontario Civil Rights Group's Support of Holocaust Denier

Monika Schaefer (Photo: YouTube) July 17, 2018 By Dana FieldsSenior Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is questioning the Ontario Civil Liberties Association (OCLA) after it publicly suggested the Canadian government step in to aid Holocaust denier Monika Schaefer. Continue reading

Months Later, CBC Yet to Correct Record on Infant Hamas Claimed Died at Gaza Border

The mother of Layla Ghandour holds her at the morgue of al-Shifa hospital (Photo: AFP) July 17, 2018 OPINION | By Josh KornSpecial to B'nai Brith Canada The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. OTTAWA – Several months have passed since the media erupted with a story that an 8-month-old infant died, allegedly at the hands of Israeli forces, after inhaling tear gas during riots on the Gaza-Israel border. Continue reading

Help B'nai Brith Canada Defeat Anti-Israel Lawfare

Dear Friends, Earlier this month, B’nai Brith Canada achieved a key legal victory by knocking out a libel suit by former Green Party justice critic and anti-Israel activist Dimitri Lascaris. Continue reading

YidLife Crisis Spawns New Documentary About Jews in Poland

July 13, 2018 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike CohenB'nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – When YidLife Crisis made its debut as a web series just over three years ago, creators and stars Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion had no idea it would become the cultural phenomenon it is today. Continue reading

Iroquois Lacrosse Team Defies BDS to Reach Israel

The Iroquois Nationals arrived in Israel this week for the World Men's Lacrosse Championships July 12, 2018 By Aidan FishmanDirector of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – The Iroquois National Lacrosse Team has touched down in Israel for the World Men’s Lacrosse Championships, defying the protests of anti-Israel campaigners. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Seniors Celebrate Canada Day with BBQ and Live Music

Seniors take part in B'nai Brith's Canada Day BBQ in Toronto July 6, 2018 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – The B'nai Brith Canada Senior's Outreach Program celebrated 151 years of Canada with a fantastic summer barbecue at the organization's national headquarters in Toronto on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Continue reading

Women Who Walked Out on Birthright Trip Should Visit the West Bank on Their Own Dime

Members of IfNotNow protest against Israel July 5, 2018 OPINION| By Amanda AttarB'nai Brith Canada The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. I'm upset.  No, I’m not reciting the lyrics to Drake’s latest single. I’m simply perturbed by the latest case of hostile anti-Israel activism, from members of our own tribe no less. Continue reading

An Open Letter to PM Trudeau: Canada Must Counter the Glorification of Nazis in European NATO Countries

NATO headquarters in Belgium (Photo: NATO) July 4, 2018 The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P.Prime Minister of CanadaHouse of CommonsOttawa, ONK1A 0A6 Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,            B’nai Brith Canada has always been a strong supporter of Canada’s membership in the North Atlantic Alliance. We favour a robust Canadian contribution to security of the Euro-Atlantic region, including through our current commitment to NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence in Latvia. Continue reading

Hate Crimes Trial Under Way for German-Canadian Siblings

German-Canadian Alfred Schaefer giving a Nazi salute at a rally in Nuremberg on June 30, 2018 (Photo: ReDoc) July 4, 2018 By Aidan FishmanDirector of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada The trial of two German-Canadian siblings for inciting hatred against Jews got under way in Munich on Monday, a week after one of the accused gave a Nazi salute during a speech at a public rally. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Applauds Strong Comments by Canada’s Ambassador to Israel

Canadian Ambassador to Israel Deborah Lyons (centre) with Israeli Knesset members Avraham Neguise (left) and Anat Berko (Photo Courtesy: Knesset) July 4, 2018 By Reut CohenCommunications/League for Human Rights AssociateB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is commending Deborah Lyons, Canada’s Ambassador to Israel, for her strong remarks during a meeting of Israel’s Diaspora Affairs Committee on June 26, 2018, at the Knesset in Jerusalem. Continue reading
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