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Malaysia to Lose $1.6 Million After Being Stripped of Para Swimming Championships

Kuching, Malaysia Feb. 6, 2019 KUCHING, Malaysia – Malaysia is projected to lose $1.6 million CAD ($1.2 million U.S.) after being stripped by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) from hosting this summer’s World Para Swimming Championships due to the country banning Israeli athletes. Continue reading

Registration Now Open for the 4th Annual B'nai Brith Charity Golf Classic

Jan. 30, 2019 TORONTO – B'nai Brith Canada is thrilled to announce that registration for its 4th Annual Charity Golf Classic has opened!  Continue reading

Islamic Charity Directly Linked to Institute Promoting Antisemitism and Homophobia, B’nai Brith Investigation Finds

A quote from Imam Zafar Bangash in Ontario-based newsmagazine “Crescent International,” published worldwide Jan. 29, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada Staff This is part one of a B'nai Brith Canada investigation into Imam Zafar Bangash. To read part two, click here. RICHMOND HILL, Ont. – A B’nai Brith Canada investigation has led to our conclusion that a local Islamic leader is abusing his platforms to promote antisemitism and homophobia through an international newsmagazine, which is directly affiliated to a Canadian charity and television show.  Continue reading

Malaysia Stripped Of Hosting World Para Swimming Championships

Petitions from B’nai Brith Canada and others lead world Paralympic body to relocate competition Jan. 27, 2019 By Daniel KorenManager, Media Relations & CommunicationsB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – Thanks to a mounting worldwide campaign, including a petition from B’nai Brith Canada that garnered more than 1,500 signatures, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced today that Malaysia will be stripped of its role as host of the World Para Swimming Championships in July after barring all Israeli athletes from participating. Continue reading

Editor, Publisher of “Your Ward News” Found Guilty of Promoting Hatred Against Jews, Women

A front-page cover of “Your Ward News” Jan. 24, 2019 By Daniel KorenManager, Media Relations & CommunicationsB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – James Sears and Leroy St. Germaine, the editor and publisher of racist, antisemitic and misogynistic newspaper Your Ward News, have been convicted of wilful promotion of hatred against Jews and women. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada Urges Paralympic Bodies to Take Action Against Malaysian Antisemitism

Jan. 22, 2019 By Marty YorkChief Media Relations & Communications OfficerB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B'nai Brith Canada is calling on the Canadian and International Paralympic Committees to reject rabid and blatant antisemitism from the Prime Minister of Malaysia, who is barring Israeli athletes from competing in the World Para Swimming Championships in his country this July. Continue reading

On the Legal Status of Jewish Refugees from Islamic Countries

Young Jews stand next to Egypt's Pyramids of Giza, 1943 Jan. 15, 2019 NEW YORK – Last month, human rights expert David Matas, who serves as B’nai Brith Canada's senior legal counsel, delivered an address to the International Conference on Displacements of Jewish Communal Life in Islamic Lands and Cultural Reconstruction in Israel. Continue reading

Kidney Donor Rabbi Gives His Liver to Save a Man’s Life

Rabbi Ephraim Simon (left) and Adam Levitz after the partial liver transplant that saved Levitz’s life. (Photo Credit: Jan. 3, 2019 By Menachem Posner NEW JERSEY – Adam Levitz, a 44-year-old married father of three, was in liver failure. Things were getting worse, and he knew it. On Dec. 20, he received a new liver and a new lease on life. His donor, Rabbi Ephraim Simon, is one of only a handful of individuals to have ever donated both a kidney and a liver — a procedure most hospitals won’t even allow. Continue reading

Fired Cleveland Clinic Medical Resident Also Mocked the Holocaust, Defended Hamas

Screenshot of one of Lara Kollab's antisemitic tweets (Photo Credit: Canary Mission) Jan. 2, 2019 The Cleveland Clinic announced on Monday that it fired a medical resident for posting antisemitic comments online, such as threatening to give Jewish people the wrong medication. Continue reading

Honduras Confirms Jerusalem Embassy Move

Benjamin Netanyahu, left, meets with Juan Orlando Hernandez in Jerusalem on Oct. 29, 2015. (Photo Credit: Kobi Gideon / GPO) Jan. 2, 2019 BRASILIA – Honduras will be moving ahead with plans to open its Israel embassy in Jerusalem, and Israel is in talks to open its Honduran embassy in Tegucigalpa, following a meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and U.S. Secretary Mike Pompeo on Tuesday. Continue reading
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