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B’nai Brith Condemns Iran’s Attempt to Trivialize Holocaust – B’nai Brith Canada

B’nai Brith Condemns Iran’s Attempt to Trivialize Holocaust Iran’s annual international cartoon contest, which trivializes the Holocaust and compares Israel’s treatment of Palestinians to the horrors of the Nazi regime, perpetuates antisemitic stereotypes, B’nai Brith Canada says. The contest, which began May 14, runs for two weeks and has already received 150 entries from over 50 countries. …

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B.C. Premier Hails Radical Imam Who Slammed “Malevolent Jews”

May 16, 2018 By Aidan Fishman Director, The League for Human Rights B’nai Brith Canada VANCOUVER – The office of B.C. Premier John Horgan is standing by its praise of a Vancouver imam who slammed “malevolent Jews” and “criminal Zionists” in a public prayer session and urged congregants to send weapons to Palestinians. Tarek Ramadan, of …

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U of T Bans Group Responsible for Bringing in Neo-Nazi

B’nai Brith Canada applauds a decision by the University of Toronto to ban a group that recruited neo-Nazi Ken O’Keefe to speak at its St. George campus in late April. B’nai Brith expressed outrage in a press release May 9 that O’Keefe was allowed to deliver hateful and antisemitic lectures at the Beit Zatoun Palestinian cultural …

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Neo­-Nazi Ken O’Keefe Spreads Hatred at U of T – B’nai Brith Canada

Neo­-Nazi Ken O’Keefe Spreads Hatred at U of T B’nai Brith Canada is expressing outrage over hateful and antisemitic lectures delivered by Ken O’Keefe at the Beit Zatoun Palestinian cultural centre and the University of Toronto on April 28 and 29. These lectures occurred just days before Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day,  which commemorates the 6-million Jews slaughtered by the Nazis during the Holocaust. “O’Keefe represents a type of virulent and murderous antisemitism not usually heard in  Canada’s public spaces,” said Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B’nai Brith Canada.  “He propagates the malicious lie of Jewish control over the media, government, judicial system  and financial sector, and even accuses Jews of assassinating former U.S. President John F.  Kennedy and staging the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Worst of all is his deplorable claim that Jews  invented the Holocaust in order to ‘steal Palestine from the Palestinians’. “The University of Toronto and other Canadian post­-secondary institutions have strict rules  against facilitating hate speech, and with good reason. How can Jewish students, staff or faculty  work safely on campus when a neo-­Nazi is allowed to spout lies and hatred against them just  down the hallway? We demand an investigation by the University of Toronto into this incident. “We believe that O’Keefe’s actions may contravene the hate speech provisions of the Criminal Code,  and B’nai Brith is following up with law enforcement in order to see him brought to account. We  will be providing our file to the Toronto Police.” Examples of hate speech from O’Keefe’s April 29 address at the University of Toronto (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3r8m8KyIEg):(page doesn`t exist anymore) 15:03 – Jews control the corporate world, the bank sector, Hollywood, the mass media, the Supreme Court, the …

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Antisemitic Harassment on the Upswing in Canada: B’nai Brith Audit

The harassment has especially grown on social media, with a rise of targeted attacks against Jewish individuals. While the overall harassment figures have decreased since the precedent-setting year of 2014, which included an active conflict between Israel and the terror group Hamas, antisemitism continues to be an issue of concern in Canada. “B’nai Brith has …

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An Open Letter to Dr. Mamdouh Shoukri, President of York University

An Open Letter to Dr. Mamdouh Shoukri, President of York University As community organizations dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for Jewish students on campus, and advocating for the Jewish community, we read your recent statements in the Canadian Jewish News (CJN) and the National Post with great interest. We were disappointed to see …

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Video: Mohammed Khalifeh Encourages Destruction of Israel, Infidels – B’nai Brith Canada

Video: Mohammed Khalifeh Encourages Destruction of Israel, Infidels The man who denied this week having written an editorial promoting ‘resistance’ as a ‘sacred duty of Jihad’, and who was subsequently suspended from his position with the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County, once posted a video that glamorizes Gaza-based terror groups. On November 18, 2012, …

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Antisemitic Harassment on the Upswing in Canada: B’nai Brith Audit

B’nai Briths Audit 2016 Released There has been a general increase of harassment toward Jewish people in Canada during the past five years, B’nai Brith Canada reports in its latest Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents. he harassment has especially grown on social media, with a rise of targeted attacks against Jewish individuals. While the overall …

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Supporter of Violent ‘Resistance’ Suspended from Position of Resettling Syrian Refugees in Windsor

Supporter of Violent ‘Resistance’ Suspended The author of an editorial that proclaimed support for acts of violence as a sacred duty has been suspended from his position with the Windsor Multicultural Council. The Windsor Multicultural Council is a body that receives funds from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and is intimately connected with the welcoming …

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