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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

Archbishop of Vienna Condemns Boycotts and Sanctions movement

Archbishop of Vienna,Cardinal Christoph Schönborn By Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada "I think it is not only false, it's stupid." That’s what the Archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn said when asked about his feelings on the boycotts and sanctions movement against Israel in an interview with Arutz Sheva. The Cardinal is generally perceived to be second in the Catholic Church's hierarchy to Pope Francis. Continue reading

Spanish Tribunal Rejects Boycott of Israel

By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada For the second straight week, Spanish authorities delivered a resounding dismissal of local motions to boycott Israel.  Continue reading

French Bank Delivers Blow to Boycott and Sanctions Movement

    By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada A large French bank has delivered a massive blow to the Boycott and Sanctions movement. According to the Jerusalem Post, the Credit Mutuel bank has closed the account belonging to La Campagne BDS France.The group was caught using illegal methods to open and operate its account for the purpose of attacking Israel through boycotts. Continue reading

Canadian Jewry Marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today marks the 71st anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in 1945, and has been designated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Since 2005, the United Nations has designated January 27 as a day of remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust, including six million Jews, and five million non-Jews who were murdered by the Nazi regime during World War II. Continue reading
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