Opinions

Humanizing Racism at York University: Excalibur’s Antisemitism Problem

In August, Bnai Brith dutifully called upon York University to take action against Nicholas Balaskas, a non-academic faculty member, after Jewish students complained of his antisemitic hate speech, found on his personal Facebook account. Having read said hate speech, I can vouch for the fact that this sort of antisemitism goes far beyond the regular anti-Israel …

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The Search for Jesse Galganov Continues While His Mom Finds a Way to Create His Legacy

March 7, 2019 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen MONTREAL – What happened to Jesse Galganov? The 22-year-old Jewish Montrealer mysteriously disappeared 16 months ago in Peru. Alisa Clamen, his mom, is a remarkable woman. I knew that when I met her decades ago and that feeling was only intensified after we sat down recently …

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CAQ Religious Symbols Ban An ‘Assault on Fundamental Freedoms’

Feb. 14, 2019 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B’nai Brith Canada. MONTREAL – With the Quebec National Assembly officially in session, members of the province’s multicultural communities are feeling uneasy as the newly elected Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) looks …

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B’nai Brith Legal Counsel Warns Committee Over Proposed Changes to Divorce Act

Dec. 14, 2018 OPINION | By Orly Katz The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B’nai Brith Canada. TORONTO – The federal government plans to change Canada’s divorce laws. On Nov. 26, 2018, John Syrtash of Garfin Zeidenberg LLP was invited to present his views on proposed …

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A Comprehensive Look at Palestinian Payments to Terrorists in 2018

Dec. 10, 2018 OPINION | By Yossi Kuperwasser The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B’nai Brith Canada. JERUSALEM – The detailed Palestinian Authority budget for 2018 that was published recently has new details about the allocations to arrested terrorists and the families of those who died or were …

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It’s Time to Put Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries on the Global Agenda

Nov. 28, 2018 OPINION | By Ashley Perry (Perez) The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B’nai Brith Canada. This article was originally published on JNS.org. Do you know what we commemorate on Nov. 30? Sadly, for most Israelis and Jews around the world, it is just another …

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