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Delivery Stoppage of Your Ward News a Positive Step: B’nai Brith Canada

A decision by the federal government ordering Canada Post to stop delivering a Toronto-based publication entitled Your Ward News is a positive step in the fight against the promotion of hatred, according to B’nai Brith Canada. The publication has a history of promoting a range of antisemitic, racist and anti-government conspiracy theories. Continue reading

Ontario Premier Wynne calls for ‘Unifying’ Anti-Boycott and Sanctions Motion

By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada A potential Ontario motion combating boycotts and sanctions against Israel might be getting a second shot at success. And this time it might have the support of ruling Liberals. Continue reading

Landmark Decision Made Against Boycott & Sanctions

  By Aidan Fishman B'nai Brith Canada Campus Affairs Coordinator In a landmark decision for Canada, issued Tuesday of this week, the Judicial Board of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) ruled against the anti-Israel Boycott and Sanctions Movement, finding that it violates the student union’s constitution. Continue reading

75th Anniversary of the Farhud

By Simon PelsmakherB'nai Brith Canada This week marks the 75th anniversary of the Farhud, which was a series of riots that occurred on June 1-2, 1941 in Baghdad. It is often referred to as the Iraqi Pogrom. Continue reading

New head of Canadian delegate to IHRA named

  By Tevy Pilc  Staff Writer/Researcher  B'nai Brith Canada   B’nai Brith Canada congratulates Artur Wilczynski for being appointed the head of Canadian  Delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).  Wilczynski has been working for Global Affairs office since 2010, currently serving as the  Canadian Ambassador to Norway – a role he’s held since 2014. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Condemns Iran's Attempt to Trivialize Holocaust

Iran’s annual international cartoon contest, which trivializes the Holocaust and compares Israel's treatment of Palestinians to the horrors of the Nazi regime, perpetuates antisemitic stereotypes, B’nai Brith Canada says. The contest, which began May 14, runs for two weeks and has already received 150 entries from over 50 countries. Continue reading

U of T bans group for inviting a Holocaust denier to speak on campus

After a condemnation from B’nai Brith following a notorious Holocaust denier and conspiracy theorist’s lecture at the University of Toronto’s JJR Macleod Auditorium on April 29, 2016, the university responded by banning Modern Knowledge, the promotional group which brought O’Keefe to campus, from booking any halls or venues on campus in the future. Continue reading

U of T Bans Group Responsible for Bringing in Neo-Nazi

B'nai Brith Canada applauds a decision by the University of Toronto to ban a group that recruited neo-Nazi Ken O'Keefe to speak at its St. George campus in late April. B'nai Brith expressed outrage in a press release May 9 that O'Keefe was allowed to deliver hateful and antisemitic lectures at the Beit Zatoun Palestinian cultural centre and the University of Toronto on April 28 and 29. Continue reading

Neo­-Nazi Ken O’Keefe Spreads Hatred at U of T

B’nai Brith Canada is expressing outrage over hateful and antisemitic lectures delivered by Ken O’Keefe at the Beit Zatoun Palestinian cultural centre and the University of Toronto on April 28 and 29. These lectures occurred just days before Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day,  which commemorates the 6-million Jews slaughtered by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Continue reading

B'nai Briths Audit 2016 Released

  There has been a general increase of harassment toward Jewish people in Canada during the past five years, B’nai Brith Canada reports in its latest Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents. Continue reading
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