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Florida Sportscaster Fired after making Racist, Anti-Jewish Comments

Former Fox Sports Florida Reporter Emily Austen (Credit: Linkedin) *UPDATE: Austen has since apologized for her remarks.* By Tevy Pilc Staff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada A Florida sportscaster has apologized for making racist and anti-Jewish comments on a webcast, which resulted in her firing by Fox Sports Florida. Continue reading

Knesset Passes Major Law in Fighting Terrorism

The Knesset building in Jerusalem (Credit: Wikipedia Commons) By Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada Earlier this week, the Knesset passed new and expanded anti-terrorism legislation. The new laws penalize convicted terrorists, supporters and organizers of terror harsher and more effectively than ever before. Punishments range from heavy fines to life sentences. Continue reading

Glasgow University Palestine Society in Hot Water over Pro-Tel-Aviv Attack Post

Credit: Facebook By Reut Cohen B'nai Brith Canada The Algemeiner reported on Friday that a pro-Palestinian student group at the University of Glasgow is under investigation by university administration, after publicizing a Facebook post that justified the recent terror attacks in Tel Aviv. Continue reading

Knesset Committee Proposes Mammoth Punishments for Israeli Flag Burning

  By Jordan ZaitchikB’nai Brith Canada Flag burners in Israel are about to get burned in the third degree. Continue reading

Son of Jewish Refugee Wins Peruvian Election

  Peru's new president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (Credit: Reuters) By Simon PelsmakherB'nai Brith Canada Peru has a new president. And he’s a member of the tribe. Continue reading

This week in Jewish History: June 5-11

By Simon PelsmakherB'nai Brith Canada The first week of June this year marks the anniversary of several important events in Jewish and Israeli History. Although many of these events are often celebrated on the hebrew dates, listed below are when they occurred on the english calendar.  Continue reading

American Anthropological Association Votes against Boycott Movement

By Simon PelsmahkerB'nai Brith Canada The American Anthropological Association (AAA) has voted officially to not endorse the Boycott and Sanctions Movement. Two thousand, four hundred and twenty three members opposed the resolution and 2,384 supported it. Continue reading

Boycott and Sanctions Movement Failing: Bloomberg Report

By Reut Cohen & Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada A Bloomberg report says the boycott and sanctions movement against Israel is failing. Continue reading

Anti-Boycott Victory in New York State

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo By Simon PelsmakherB'nai Brith Canada The Empire State has dealt a severe blow to the Israel Boycott and Sanctions movement. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order requiring agencies under his purview to divest from companies and organizations aligned with the anti-Israel Boycott and Sanctions movement. Continue reading

Sodastream CEO: Boycotts actually helped our company

Sodastream CEO Daniel Birnbaum speaks at the UN By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada While speaking at the Ambassadors Against BDS International Summit at the UN on May 31, Sodastream CEO Daniel Birnbaum delivered a beatdown on the movement - implying that instead of hurting the popular soda-making company, it actually resulted in massive profits.  Continue reading
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