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B’nai Brith Denounces Antisemitic Harassment in North York

Al-Najim brandishes a Palestinian flag while warning of a Jewish takeover of North York (Facebook) July 15, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada has filed a complaint with Toronto Police after a man was filmed harassing a member of the Jewish community in a North York park on Sunday. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Asks International Religious Freedom Ministerial to Combat Antisemitism

Image by Jackelberry from Pixabay  July 15, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA - With the United States hosting this week a major Ministerial on International Religious Freedom, 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

Antisemitism Is Not Just a Jewish Issue

David Cliff/SOPA Images, via LightRocket, via Getty Images July 12, 2019 Andrea AdlerOpinion “Antisemitism is the form of appearance of anti-democratic politics, not far away but here, not only concerning Jews but concerning us all.”    -David Hirsh, Professor of Sociology, Goldsmiths College, University of London Continue reading

Intervener Status Granted to B’nai Brith Canada in Legal Battle over Jewish Voting Rights

Brian Thompson/Brantford Expositor/Postmedia Network July 10, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada TORONTO - The League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada has been granted intervener status in an upcoming legal battle over the date of Canada’s October federal election. Continue reading

Toronto Church Cancels Event Honouring Terrorist

The logo of the Palestinian Youth Movement, the ostensible organizers of a Toronto event glorifying PFLP terrorist Ghassan Kanafani   July 7, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – A Toronto church has cancelled a previously scheduled event that would have honoured a Palestinian terrorist, following a campaign by B’nai Brith Canada. Continue reading

Toronto Church to Host Event Honouring Terrorist

Ghassan Kanafani (left) with a member of the Japanese Red Army, who carried out the 1972 Lod Airport Massacre July 5, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada TORONTO - B’nai Brith Canada is calling on Canadians to condemn a downtown Toronto church for facilitating an event glorifying a Palestinian terrorist. Continue reading

Time for IRGC to be Listed as Terrorist Group

In a file photo taken in Tehran on Sept. 22, 2018, members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) march during an annual military parade marking the anniversary of the 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq. AFP/Getty Images June 28, 2019 By Jakob Glogauer and Marty YorkB'nai Brith Canada It has been a productive and rewarding week for B’nai Brith Canada and human rights in our country. Continue reading

NDP Ousts Nova Scotia Candidate over Antisemitic Tweets

Former federal NDP nominee Rana Zaman June 27, 2019 B'nai Brith Canada The federal New Democratic Party has turfed its former nominee in the Nova Scotia riding of Dartmouth-Cole Harbour over a series of tweets in which she compared Israel to Nazi Germany and suggested that the Jewish State’s actions were reminiscent of the Holocaust.   Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada Welcomes Government's Acceptance of IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

B'nai Brith CEO Michael Mostyn pictured with Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, and MP Michael Levitt at Tuesday's announcement June 25, 2019 By Josh AzizaB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO - B'nai Brith Canada welcomes the Canadian Government’s acceptance of the IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) working definition of antisemitism, announced today by Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism.  Continue reading

Remembering the AMIA Bombing: A Quarter Century of Injustice

Survivors and first responders examining the rubble of the former AMIA building in Buenos Aires, Argentina June 25, 2019 By Jakob Glogauer and Toviel Kosmin-RoseB'nai Brith Canada Twenty-five years have elapsed since the horrific bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) Jewish community centre on July 18, 1994 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The attack left 85 people dead, hundreds injured and destroyed the AMIA building as well as adjacent buildings within range of the explosion. Continue reading
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