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B’nai Brith: Windsor’s Arabic Language Al Forqan Newspaper Promotes Jihad, Endangers Canadians

February 26, 2016, TORONTO — B’nai Brith is condemning an editorial by Mohammed Hisham Khalifeh, published in Windsor’s Arabic language Al Forqan newspaper, reported as lauding the ongoing spree of attacks against civilians in Israel as a ‘sacred duty of jihad’.   Continue reading

B'nai Brith Insider: Understanding the House of Commons Vote on Boycott & Sanctions

Dear B'nai Brith Supporter, This week, the House of Commons passed a motion condemning the anti-Israel Boycott and Sanctions movement, a great first step in recognizing the movement for what it truly is, another form of antisemitism. As we all know, boycott activists have no interest in actively helping Palestinian Arabs. They seek only to demonize and delegitimize Israel. Continue reading

Boycott and Sanctions Vote at McGill Disappointing

On Tuesday, February 22, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) voted in favour of a motion to support the anti-Israel Boycott and Sanctions movement on campus. However, with only 2% of the student body voting, the motion will not be ratified until all McGill students have the opportunity to vote, by online ballot, in the coming week. Continue reading

Parliamentary Motion to Condemn BDS a Step in the Right Direction

February 22, 2016, TORONTO — The House of Commons voted today to pass a motion introduced by MPs Tony Clement and Michelle Rempel condemning the Boycott and Sanctions movement. Continue reading

Ontario Government Announces Creation of Anti-Racism Directorate

February 16, 2016, TORONTO — The Ontario Government announced today that it is establishing an Anti-Racism Directorate to address racism in all forms, and B’nai Brith Canada is eager to see it succeed. Continue reading

Will Syrian Refugees be Revictimized by Canada’s re-engagement with Iran?

February 8, 2016, TORONTO — The Canadian government’s announcement that it will be exploring renewed diplomatic contacts, including the possibility of allowing Iran to reopen its embassy, is an opportunity to highlight Iranian human rights violations, says B’nai Brith. Canada closed its embassy and expelled Iranian diplomats in September of 2012, citing at the time that ‘the government of Iran is the most significant threat to global peace and security in the world today.’ Continue reading

Hate for sale this holiday season

  December 3, 2015, TORONTO — More than two years after B’nai Brith first notified Amazon about the sale of disturbing hate paraphernalia on its online store, the retail giant continues to ignore its corporate moral and ethical responsibility to Canadian consumers. Continue reading

Paris attacks highlight critical need to screen out those with radical Jihadist views

November 15, 2015, TORONTO — Reports of a Syrian passport found at the scene of one of the terror attacks in Paris highlight the ever increasing need to properly screen all individuals entering Canada, warns B'nai Brith Canada. Greek authorities have reported that the passport was 'very likely' used by an individual who transited to France via the Greek island of Leros. Approximately 129 people were killed and another 352 injured in a number of separate and brutal terror attacks across the French capital. Continue reading

Topham found guilty of promoting hatred against Jews

Pictured Above: A graphic posted to Topham's website attacking B'nai Brithfor publicizing his racist and antisemitic conspiracy theories.   Arthur Topham, 68, of British Columbia has been convicted of promoting hatred against the Jewish people through his website. B’nai Brith was among the first complainants to reach out to the RCMP regarding Topham’s postings which have been replete with racist attacks against the Jewish community. For years Topham has focused his outlandish conspiracy theories directly at B’nai Brith for its leadership in holding him to account for willfully promoting hatred against Jews.  Continue reading

NDP candidate Alex Johnstone promises to learn more about Holocaust

The NDP candidate who reportedly told a newspaper this week that she hadn't heard of the Auschwitz concentration camp is reaching out to local and national Jewish leaders.  Continue reading
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