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Permanent BDS Committee Struck Down at U of T – Again

Jan. 31, 2018 By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – For the second time in slightly more than a year, a bid to establish a permanent committee to promote the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement at the University of Toronto has failed. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Urges Poland to Reconsider Controversial Holocaust Bill

Jewish prisoners in Poland during the Holocaust (Getty Images) Jan. 29, 2018 By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is strongly urging the Government of Poland to reconsider adopting proposed legislation that would outlaw blaming the country for any crimes committed during the Holocaust. Continue reading

Canadian Holocaust Denier Arrested in Germany Following B’nai Brith Complaint

Jan. 4, 2018 By Aidan FishmanInterim National Director of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada Monika Schaefer, a German-Canadian Holocaust denier and former Green Party of Canada candidate, has been arrested in Munich. Continue reading

Ten Ways B’nai Brith Canada Supported Our Community in 2017

1. Supported Jewish students on campus. B’nai Brith Canada was active in helping Canadian students fight antisemitism on campus this year. In Montreal, after students were unfairly targeted for supporting pro-Israel causes, our petition to McGill Principal Suzanne Fortier prompted her to investigate and condemn the incident. In a separate incident at McGill, B'nai Brith exposed a student leader for promoting violence against Zionists, which led to his departure from the student union. In British Columbia, a trade school rescinded a discriminatory policy rejecting Israeli applicants after B’nai Brith’s intervention. “I want to thank B’nai Brith Canada for its efforts on my behalf,” the student, Stav Daron, said at the time. Continue reading

UNGA Resolution Against Jerusalem Unhelpful to Peace Process: B’nai Brith Canada

Orthodox Jews pray at the Kotel (Western Wall) in Jerusalem By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada Dec. 21, 2017 Thursday’s resolution by the United Nations General Assembly is unhelpful to the peace process, B’nai Brith Canada has concluded. Continue reading

Montreal Synagogues Rocked by Hate Mail Calling for Jewish Genocide

By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada Dec. 18, 2017MONTREAL – At least two synagogues in the Montreal area – Beth Ora and Shaare Zedek – received antisemitic hate mail Monday that advocated for the genocide of Jewish people, B’nai Brith Canada has learned. Continue reading

"We Must Not Tolerate Swastika Trail in Our Community"

By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada Dec. 14, 2017 On Dec. 20, B’nai Brith Canada will attend a Puslinch Township Council meeting to argue in support of changing a local street name called “Swastika Trail.” Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Calls on McMaster to Condemn Pro-Palestinian Students Praising Hitler on Social Media

McMaster SPHR member promotes antisemitism on Twitter (Photo Credit: Canary Mission)  Dec. 13, 2017 By Aidan FishmanInterim National Director of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada HAMILTON, Ont. – B’nai Brith Canada is calling on McMaster University to condemn a spate of antisemitic social media posts from members of the campus group “Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights” (SPHR). Continue reading

This Chanukah, Let's Rededicate Ourselves to Jerusalem

  Dear Friends, Tonight marks the first night of Chanukah, an eight-day festival of lights synonymous with eating sufganiyot and latkes, playing ‘spin the dreidel,’ and lighting the menorah. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Outraged After Protesters Burn Israeli Flags in Vancouver

Pro-Palestinian protesters burn Israeli flags in Vancouver (Photo Credit: Facebook) By Aidan FishmanInterim National Director of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada December 10, 2017 VANCOUVER – B’nai Brith Canada is outraged and calling for action after anti-Israel protests took place in Vancouver Friday and Saturday, when children were encouraged to chant terrorist slogans and protesters stole and destroyed Israeli flags.   Continue reading
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