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On the Legal Status of Jewish Refugees from Islamic Countries

Young Jews stand next to Egypt's Pyramids of Giza, 1943 Jan. 15, 2019 NEW YORK – Last month, human rights expert David Matas, who serves as B’nai Brith Canada's senior legal counsel, delivered an address to the International Conference on Displacements of Jewish Communal Life in Islamic Lands and Cultural Reconstruction in Israel. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada's Year in Review 2018

Dec. 23, 2018 It was a long and tumultuous year for Canada’s Jewish community in 2018, with anti-Jewish sentiment emanating from radical Islamists, neo-Nazis and white supremacists, and both sides of the political spectrum. For B’nai Brith Canada, it was a noteworthy year as we doubled down in our ongoing efforts to wipe out racism, antisemitism and hatred, culminating in a series of successful campaigns that set important precedents for the future of our community. If you support our vital work, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. Continue reading

Europe Must Follow Canada’s Example in Labelling Hezbollah a Terrorist Organization

A Hezbollah terror tunnel Dec. 18, 2018 By Daniel KorenManager, Media Relations & CommunicationsB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – As the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) prepares to discuss Wednesday the recent Hezbollah terror tunnels attempting to infiltrate Israel, B’nai Brith Canada is calling on the European Union to follow Canada’s example in listing both Hezbollah’s political and military wings as terrorist entities. Continue reading

Hamas Has Praised the Murder of an Infant Child. Is the UN Ready to Condemn Now?

On Wednesday, the son of Canadian-Israeli Amichai Ish-Ran (left) and his wife Shira (right) passed away after fighting for his life Dec. 12, 2018 By Daniel KorenManager, Media Relations & CommunicationsB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – On Sunday evening, two Palestinian gunmen opened fire at a crowded bus station, wounding a 21-year-old pregnant woman, her husband (a Canadian-Israeli citizen) and five others. Continue reading

Survey Showing Persistent Antisemitism in Europe a Grave Warning for Canada, B’nai Brith Says

British Jews hold a protest against Jeremy Corbyn and the UK Labour Party in central London on March 26, 2018 (Photo Credit: AFP) Dec. 10, 2018 By Daniel KorenManager, Media Relations & CommunicationsB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – A major survey of Jews in Europe has painted a harrowing account of what it’s like to be Jewish in the European Diaspora. Continue reading

Despite Support from Canada, U.S., UN Fails to Pass Anti-Hamas Resolution

Dec. 7, 2018  This article was originally published on JNS.org. NEW YORK – The United Nations rejected a resolution on Thursday that required a two-thirds majority to pass condemning the terrorist group Hamas for launching rockets from Gaza into Israel in addition to its infrastructure such as building tunnels to infiltrate and attack the Jewish state. Continue reading

WATCH: MPs Pay Tribute to Jewish Refugees in House of Commons

MPs David Sweet (left) and Marco Mendicino (right) give statements in the House of Commons on Nov. 30, 2018 Nov. 30, 2018 By Daniel KorenManager, Media Relations & CommunicationsB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – MPs David Sweet (Flamborough—Glanbrook, Conservatives) and Marco Mendicino (Mount Royal, Liberals) both made statements in the House of Commons Friday to commemorate the Day to Mark the Departure and Expulsion of Jews from Arab Countries and Iran, also known as “Jewish Refugee Day.” Continue reading

Adopt Our Action Plan, B’nai Brith Canada Urges in Response to StatsCan Hate-Crimes Report

Swastikas drawn in the snow in a Jewish neighbourhood north of Toronto in November Nov. 28, 2018 By Daniel KorenManager, Media Relations & CommunicationsB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Statistics Canada has released its dossier on police-reported hate crimes for the year 2017 – and the results confirm a worrying trend highlighted in B’nai Brith Canada’s 2017 Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents, the authoritative document on antisemitism in Canada. Continue reading

This Giving Tuesday, Help B'nai Brith Canada Support Our Community

Dear Friends, Today is Giving Tuesday, when we support charitable causes that are near and dear to our hearts. Continue reading

SIGN OUR PETITION: Canadian Federation of Students Must Rescind Discriminatory BDS Resolution

BDS activists outside Concordia University in Montreal Nov. 20, 2018 OTTAWA – Last Friday, the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) voted in favour of a resolution endorsing the discriminatory boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, which has had a damaging effect on Jewish and pro-Israel students across Canada – and the world. Continue reading
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