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Prolific Jewish Impresario Sheldon Kagan Pens his Biography

March 4, 2019 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen MONTREAL – I do not read a lot of books, but when one of Canada’s most prolific Jewish impresarios offered to send me a copy of his recently published biography, how could I say no? Not In A Shy Way: The Sheldon Kagan Story is such an excellent piece of work I devoured every page in one sitting. Continue reading

Canada Chooses Jewish Head of Mission for Second Time

Ari Grossman Feb. 28, 2019 By B'nai Brith Canada Staff WATERLOO, Ont. – For Ari Grossman, there is nothing greater in the world of sport than to see Canadian athletes excel on the international stage. Continue reading

‘Jews Prostituted Their Women, Killed Prophets, Amassed Gold,’ Says Detroit Imam

Detroit-based Imam Bassem Al-Sheraa Feb. 13, 2019 DETROIT – On Jan. 27, an antisemitic lecture by Michigan-based Shi’ite Imam Bassem Al-Sheraa was uploaded to the YouTube channel of the Al-Zahraa Islamic Center in Detroit. Continue reading

Another Successful Music Brunch for Seniors Event in Montreal

Participants take part in the B'nai Brith "Music Brunch for Seniors" on Feb. 10, 2019 in Montreal Feb. 12, 2019 MONTREAL – We are proud to announce that B'nai Brith Canada held its seventh successful Music Brunch for Seniors event this weekend with well over 120 senior guests, as well as caregivers, spouses and other family members, not to mention our incredible staff and volunteers! Continue reading

Declassified U.S. Report Suggests UNRWA Failed to Prevent Incitement in Textbooks

UNRWA textbook featuring Palestinian terrorist Dalal Mughrabi as a role model for children Feb. 11, 2019 By Jackson Richman WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) accuses the U.S. State Department of misleading Congress over recent years regarding actions by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) over the distribution of textbooks that promote Palestinian violence against Israel, evidence that has long been documented. Continue reading

Malaysia to Lose $1.6 Million After Being Stripped of Para Swimming Championships

Kuching, Malaysia Feb. 6, 2019 KUCHING, Malaysia – Malaysia is projected to lose $1.6 million CAD ($1.2 million U.S.) after being stripped by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) from hosting this summer’s World Para Swimming Championships due to the country banning Israeli athletes. Continue reading

Registration Now Open for the 4th Annual B'nai Brith Charity Golf Classic

Jan. 30, 2019 TORONTO – B'nai Brith Canada is thrilled to announce that registration for its 4th Annual Charity Golf Classic has opened!  Continue reading

Kidney Donor Rabbi Gives His Liver to Save a Man’s Life

Rabbi Ephraim Simon (left) and Adam Levitz after the partial liver transplant that saved Levitz’s life. (Photo Credit: Chabad.org/News) Jan. 3, 2019 By Menachem Posner NEW JERSEY – Adam Levitz, a 44-year-old married father of three, was in liver failure. Things were getting worse, and he knew it. On Dec. 20, he received a new liver and a new lease on life. His donor, Rabbi Ephraim Simon, is one of only a handful of individuals to have ever donated both a kidney and a liver — a procedure most hospitals won’t even allow. Continue reading

Fired Cleveland Clinic Medical Resident Also Mocked the Holocaust, Defended Hamas

Screenshot of one of Lara Kollab's antisemitic tweets (Photo Credit: Canary Mission) Jan. 2, 2019 The Cleveland Clinic announced on Monday that it fired a medical resident for posting antisemitic comments online, such as threatening to give Jewish people the wrong medication. Continue reading

Honduras Confirms Jerusalem Embassy Move

Benjamin Netanyahu, left, meets with Juan Orlando Hernandez in Jerusalem on Oct. 29, 2015. (Photo Credit: Kobi Gideon / GPO) Jan. 2, 2019 BRASILIA – Honduras will be moving ahead with plans to open its Israel embassy in Jerusalem, and Israel is in talks to open its Honduran embassy in Tegucigalpa, following a meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and U.S. Secretary Mike Pompeo on Tuesday. Continue reading
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