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B’nai Brith Canada Applauds Halifax Pride for Voting Against Anti-Israel Resolution

Canadians take part in Halifax Pride Parade (Credit:   By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada B’nai Brith Canada is lauding the Halifax Pride Society after its members voted to defeat a resolution aiming to oust a pro-Israel campaign from a Halifax Pride event at its annual general meeting Wednesday. The resolution to remove Size Doesn’t Matter, which promotes LGBTQ life in Israel and tourism in Tel Aviv, was defeated by a majority vote of 210 to 106, with five abstentions. Continue reading

Holocaust-denying Professor Anthony Hall Suspended Without Pay

Anthony Hall speaks from the University of Lethbridge on Oct. 5, 2016 (Credit: YouTube Screenshot) B’nai Brith Canada is commending the University of Lethbridge for officially suspending Anthony Hall, a Globalization Studies professor who vocally supports Holocaust denial and conspiracy theories blaming the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks on Israel. A video posted to YouTube this morning by Hall outlines that he has been suspended from his position without pay, as the university prepares termination procedures. Continue reading

Waterloo Students Vote to Defund Anti-Israel Group

By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada Undergraduate students at the University of Waterloo have voted to eliminate their $9.50 fee to Waterloo Public Interest Research Group (WPIRG), which had given the organization an annual windfall of about $290,000. Continue reading

Website says Holocaust-denying Professor Has Been ‘Asked to Step Down’

Anthony Hall (Credit: YouTube Screenshot) According to American Herald Tribune, a website run by Professor Anthony Hall, the University of Lethbridge has requested that he resign over suggestions that he has promoted Holocaust denial and other antisemitic conspiracy theories. Continue reading

Alberta Professor Blames Sept. 11 Attacks on Israel, Supports ‘Open Debate’ on Holocaust

 University of Lethbridge professor Anthony Hall in a video called 'Why Do You Support Open Debate on the Holocaust?' (Credit: YouTube Screenshot) B’nai Brith Canada is urging the University of Lethbridge in Alberta to investigate one of its professors over suggestions that he has promoted Holocaust denial and other antisemitic conspiracy theories. Continue reading

Manitoba MLA Faces Facebook Backlash After Visiting Jewish Camp

Wab Kinew (fourth from right) visits Camp Massad in Winnipeg (Credit: Facebook)   By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB’nai Brith Canada Prominent Manitoba First Nations activist, former CBC radio host and newly-elected NDP MLA Wab Kinew visited Camp Massad recently to discuss human rights issues. Massad is a Jewish summer camp located just north of Winnipeg, and was founded in 1953 as a vehicle for reviving the Hebrew language.  Continue reading

B’nai Brith Complaint Leads to Dismissal of York University Staff Member

YouTube screengrab of former York University employee Nikolaos Balaskas  By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada York University has dismissed an employee following an investigation into his antisemitic social media use. Continue reading

Green Party Rank-and-File Reject Anti-Israel Boycott

By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada Most members of the Green Party of Canada believe its recently adopted Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) policy should not be kept in its current form, according to information obtained by B’nai Brith Canada. Continue reading

Dimitri Lascaris Turfed from Green Party Shadow Cabinet

A YouTube screengrab of Dimitri Lascaris (L) and Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May (R) The Green Party of Canada has fired its outspoken justice critic, Dimitri Lascaris. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada Represents Jewish Community at U.S. Forums

The High Level Forum on Global Antisemitism at UN Headquarters in New York. (Credit: UN/JC McIlwaine) By Marty YorkChief Media OfficerB'nai Brith Canada David Matas, renowned international human rights, immigration and refugee lawyer based in Winnipeg, was B'nai Brith Canada's representative at The High Level Forum on Global Antisemitism at the United Nations in New York last week. Continue reading
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