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B'nai Brith Canada Welcomes Government's Acceptance of IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

B'nai Brith CEO Michael Mostyn pictured with Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, and MP Michael Levitt at Tuesday's announcement June 25, 2019 By Josh AzizaB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO - B'nai Brith Canada welcomes the Canadian Government’s acceptance of the IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) working definition of antisemitism, announced today by Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism.  Continue reading

Remembering the AMIA Bombing: A Quarter Century of Injustice

Survivors and first responders examining the rubble of the former AMIA building in Buenos Aires, Argentina June 25, 2019 By Jakob Glogauer and Toviel Kosmin-RoseB'nai Brith Canada Twenty-five years have elapsed since the horrific bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) Jewish community centre on July 18, 1994 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The attack left 85 people dead, hundreds injured and destroyed the AMIA building as well as adjacent buildings within range of the explosion. Continue reading

All Levels of Government Must Adopt IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

    B'nai Brith Canada June 24, 2019 OTTAWA - B’nai Brith Canada is reiterating its long-held position for the Government of Canada and for the governments of Canada’s provinces, territories and municipalities, to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism. Continue reading

Hamas Hailed at Calgary al-Quds Day Rally

Click on the image above to watch a clip of an al-Quds attendee yelling "Long Live Hamas!" June 7, 2019 CALGARY – Slogans praising the Hamas terrorist group were heard at the al-Quds Day hatefest outside Calgary City Hall last Friday afternoon. Continue reading

Federal Election Dispute Over Jewish Holidays Heading to Court

June 7, 2019 TORONTO – A candidate in the upcoming federal election and another member of the Jewish community are asking the Federal Court to shift the election date to avoid discrimination against observant Canadian Jews. Continue reading

Toronto-Area Imam Suggests “Zionists” Behind New Zealand Mosque Massacre

Imam Zafar Bangash speaks at the 2019 al-Quds Day Rally in Toronto Continue reading

Sign Threatening Massacre of Jews Brandished at Toronto al-Quds Day Rally

A sign brandished at the 2019 Toronto al-Quds Day rally (Photo Credit: BlazingCatFur) June 2, 2019 TORONTO – A sign alluding to a historical massacre of Jews was carried openly at the annual al-Quds Day hatefest in downtown Toronto on Saturday afternoon. Continue reading

Toronto al-Quds Organizer Promotes Antisemitic Content Online

An image shared on Facebook by a Toronto al-Quds Day organizer May 30, 2019 TORONTO – An official organizer of Toronto’s annual al-Quds Day hatefest has spread antisemitic conspiracy theories online, a B’nai Brith Canada investigation has revealed. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Reiterates Opposition to Bill 21 in Proposal to Quebec National Assembly

Les citoyens manifestent contre le projet de loi 21 à Montréal/Protestors demonstrate against Bill 21 in Montreal QUEBEC – Alors que la province de Québec se prépare à adopter une nouvelle loi interdisant les employés de la fonction publique d’afficher des symboles religieux, B’nai Brith Canada réitère son opposition dans des mémoires détaillés à la Commission des institutions de l’Assemblée nationale du Québec. Continue reading

'We Take Direction from Palestinian Leadership,' IJV Representative Admits

Flyer advertising anti-Israel rally in Toronto on May 18 May 21, 2019 TORONTO – A representative of the “Independent Jewish Voices” (IJV) fringe group admitted Saturday that the organization takes its direction from Palestinians and not members of Canada’s grassroots Jewish community. Continue reading
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