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B’nai Brith Calls on Canada to Lead G7 in Combatting Antisemitism

World leaders meet at the 2017 G7 Summit in Taormina, Italy. (L-R) Donald Tusk, Justin Trudeau, Angela Merkel, Donald Trump, Paolo Gentiloni, Emmanuel Macron, Shinzō Abe, Theresa May, and Jean-Claude Juncker. (Photo: Wiki Commons) April 16, 2018 By Brian HermanDirector of Government RelationsB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is calling on the federal government to lead the fight against antisemitism at the G7 Summit this June in the Quebec region of Charlevoix. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Supports Right to Wear Kippah in National Assembly

David Birnbaum wearing his kippah in the National Assembly on Wednesday (Photo: Simon Clark/Agence QMI) April 13, 2018 By Aidan FishmanNational Director of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada is standing in solidarity with a Jewish member of the Quebec National Assembly after his use of a religious head-covering in the legislative chamber was criticized by the Leader of the Opposition. Continue reading

On Yom HaShoah, Join B’nai Brith Canada in Honouring Those Who Perished

April 11, 2018 By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada Unto every person, there is a name. Continue reading

Swastika Trail Dispute Heading to Court

April 11, 2017 PUSLINCH, Ont. – Concerned residents of Puslinch, southeast of Guelph, Ont., have launched an application for judicial review of the local Council’s refusal to change an offensive street name. Continue reading

Niagara Muslim Conference Removes Speaker After B’nai Brith Canada Outreach

Imam Omar Abdelkafy (Photo: YouTube Screenshot) April 9, 2018 By Aidan FishmanNational Director of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada NIAGARA, Ont. – A conference organized by several Muslim organizations in Ontario’s Niagara region has removed an Egyptian imam from its list of speakers after B’nai Brith Canada drew attention to his history of antisemitic statements. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Granted Intervener Status in Helmut Oberlander Case 

Helmut Oberlander in an undated Second World War-era photo (left) and in his 90s (right) March 27, 2018 By Aidan FishmanNational Director of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – The Federal Court of Canada has granted the League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada intervener status in the case of Helmut Oberlander, a 94-year-old former Nazi who illegally gained entry into Canada by lying about his past. Continue reading

BDS Fails at University of Ottawa for Third Time in a Row

March 25, 2018 By Aidan FishmanNational Director of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is applauding students at the University of Ottawa for defending human rights and defeating a third anti-Israel motion within the span of five months. Continue reading

Antisemitic Vandalism Rocks Chabad Synagogue in Thornhill, Ont.

A vandal attacks Chabad at Flamingo synagogue in Thornhill, Ont. on March 21, 2018 (Photo Credit: Rabbi Mendel Kaplan Facebook) March 21, 2018 By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada THORNHILL, Ont. – B'nai Brith Canada is appalled after learning Wednesday morning that a synagogue in Thornhill, Ont. has been targeted by antisemitic vandalism. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Questions UNRWA Spending

UNRWA employees take part in a protest at UNRWA headquarters in Gaza City, Gaza (Photo Credit: Anadolu Agency) March 15, 2018 By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – The Canadian government announced Thursday that it will transfer an extra $10-million to Palestinian refugees via the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Continue reading

University of Ottawa Students Reject BDS – Again

March 13, 2018 By Aidan FishmanInterim National Director of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is congratulating Jewish and pro-Israel students at the University of Ottawa for defeating a second anti-Israel motion within the span of four months. Continue reading
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