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Pope Francis to Visit Auschwitz on Poland Trip

Pope Francis waves to a crowd in Vatican City. By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB’nai Brith Canada Pope Francis will visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp on Friday during his five-day trip to Poland. Continue reading

Israeli Yeshiva Students To Receive Transportation Benefits

A bus picks up passengers in Israel (Credit: Globes) By Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada Yeshiva students in Israel have earned lower public transit rates from Israel's Ministry of Transportation, BeHadrei Haredim is reporting. Continue reading

Palestinian Flags Waved, Israeli Flag Burned at Democratic National Convention

Demonstrators burn an Israeli flag during a protest at the Democratic National Convention. (Credit: AP/John Minchillo) By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB’nai Brith Canada Palestinian flags were prominently on display both inside and outside the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Monday night, according to reports and eyewitness accounts. Continue reading

Palestinian Activists Call For Israel's Expulsion From FIFA

Jibril Rajoub, President of the Palestinian Football Association (Credit: Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann) By Jordan Zaitchik B'nai Brith Canada Far-left, political activist group Gush Shalom and Palestinian official Jibril Rajoub have called on Israel to ban its soccer clubs in Judea and Samaria. Gush Shalom has threatened to get Israel expelled from Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) if it does not disband the clubs.   Continue reading

Jewish Philanthropist Marcus Katz Dies at 89

Marcus Katz (Credit: Girl's Town Chadash) By Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada Jewish philanthropist and holocaust survivor Marcus Katz passed away Tuesday night. He was 89. Continue reading

UK Union President Strikes Down Policy Regarding Jewish Students

Malia Bouattia, president of the United Kingdom’s National Union of Students (Credit: Facebook/Malia Bouattia) By Reut CohenB'nai Brith Canada Malia Bouattia, president of the United Kingdom’s National Union of Students (NUS),has again been accused of antisemitism after voting for a measure that would take away the ability of Jewish students to choose their own representative to the Anti-Racism, Anti-Fascism (ARAF) committee. Continue reading

British Baroness Justifies Terrorism, Accuses Israel of Creating Them

Baroness Jenny Tonge (Credit: Jessica Elgot/The Guardian) By Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada A life peer (high ranked politician) in the United Kingdom claims that Israel's treatment of Palestinians is a "major cause" of ISIS and the rise of Islamist terrorism. Continue reading

Pokemon GOes Everywhere (Including the Holocaust Museum)

By Jordan Zaitchik B'nai Brith Canada Pokemon Go, a new mobile gaming app, has unknowingly been sending its players to walk through sensitive Jewish sites.  Continue reading

Brazilian University Compares Nazism to Zionism

Source: Federal University of ABC, Brazil By Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada It's nice to see some universities actually applying some 'higher learning.' Continue reading

Spanish City Boycotts Israel, Loses Tel Aviv Flights

Credit: El Al By Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada Santiago de Compostella, a Spanish city trying to increase its tourism, has lost its direct connection with Israel over its support for boycotting the Jewish state the Times of Israel is reporting.  Continue reading
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