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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

Green Party Justice Critic says Netanyahu Shouldn't be Allowed into Canada

YouTube screenshot of Green Party of Canada's Dimitri Lascaris By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB’nai Brith Canada A prominent member of the Green Party of Canada thinks Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be barred from entering Canada. Continue reading

Calgary Police Investigating Antisemitic Post on Facebook

University of Lethbridge Professor Anthony Hall Police in Calgary have launched an investigation into an antisemitic Facebook post that was exposed by B’nai Brith Canada last Friday. Continue reading

“Kill All Jews Now” is an Acceptable Message, Facebook Says

Facebook has determined that a graphic explicitly calling for the genocide of all Jews “doesn’t violate [its] Community Standards.” Continue reading

Self-Proclaimed Israeli Boycott Activist Seeks Asylum in Canada

By Reut CohenB'nai Brith Canada Gilad Paz, an activist affiliated with the boycott and sanctions campaign against Israel, has applied for asylum in Canada. Continue reading

NDP Deputy Leader Facilitates Pro-Shoufani Press Conference at Queen’s Park

MPP Jagmeet Singh, Deputy Leader of the Ontario NDP  The Deputy Leader of the Ontario NDP booked space for a press conference held last Wednesday at Queen’s Park that was aimed at defending controversial teacher Nadia Shoufani, B’nai Brith Canada has learned. Continue reading

Green Party Announces Special Meeting to Reconsider Anti-Israel Boycott Movement

Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May speaks at a press conference where she announced her intention to stay on as party leader on August 22, 2016 (Credit: CBC)  By Aidan Fishman,Campus Advocacy CoordinatorB’nai Brith Canada Mere weeks after the Green Party voted to adopt the antisemitic boycott movement against Israel (BDS) at its annual convention, Party Leader Elizabeth May has announced a special general meeting to reconsider the resolution, along with other matters. Continue reading

Prominent Israeli Arab Slams Basel Ghattas for Anti-Israel Tour of Canada

Former Israeli-Arab MK Talab al-Sana (Credit: Matanya Tausig/Flash90) The anti-Israel tour of Canada by Arab Member of Knesset Basel Ghattas is being harshly criticized not only by Israeli Jewish politicians, but by a major figure in Israel’s Arab community. Continue reading

Jewish Olympic Athletes We Shepped Nachas For in Rio

Israeli bronze medallists in judo Yarden Gerbi and Or Sasson  By Reut CohenB'nai Brith Canada Nearly 1,000 medals were awarded in the Olympic Games, which concluded Sunday night. Here’s a look back at the accomplishments and important stories of Jewish athletes who participated in the Olympics in Rio. Continue reading
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