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B.C. Premier Hails Radical Imam Who Slammed "Malevolent Jews"

Letter to Tarek Ramadan from the Office of B.C. Premier John Horgan (Photo: Facebook Screenshot) May 16, 2018 By Aidan FishmanDirector, The League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada VANCOUVER – The office of B.C. Premier John Horgan is standing by its praise of a Vancouver imam who slammed “malevolent Jews” and “criminal Zionists” in a public prayer session and urged congregants to send weapons to Palestinians. Continue reading

Terrorist Flags Waved at Anti-Israel Events in Toronto, Montreal

May 14, 2018 By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – A flag of the Hezbollah terrorist group was spotted alongside Palestinian flags and makeshift signs falsely accusing Israel of apartheid at an anti-Israel rally in Toronto Saturday, just weeks after a similar incident in Montreal involving a PFLP flag. Continue reading

Arbitrator Upholds Dismissal of York Employee Over Antisemitic Social Media Posts

Nikolaos Balaskas May 14, 2018 By Aidan FishmanDirector of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – A labour arbitrator has upheld York University’s decision to dismiss a staff member in September of 2016 after he shared dozens of virulently antisemitic posts on social media. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Calls on TTC to Remove Gelatin from Drug-Testing Kits

A TTC streetcar May 11, 2018 By Noa LevinCommunications and Social Media AssociateB'nai Brith Canada After receiving several calls from employees of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), B’nai Brith Canada is expressing serious concern that the TTC is using gelatin, a non-kosher animal byproduct, in its random drug-testing kits. Continue reading

Canadian Alfred Schaefer Convicted of Holocaust Denial in Germany

Alfred Schaefer (Photo: YouTube Screenshot) May 8, 2018 By Reut CohenCommunications AssociateB'nai Brith Canada Alfred Schaefer, a German-Canadian Holocaust denier, has been convicted of incitement to hatred in Germany, the German newspaper Sächsische Zeitung reported on May 5. Schaefer was charged in connection to a speech that he delivered at a February, 2017 rally in the German city of Dresden. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada to Co-Host Three Ontario Election Debates

May 7, 2018 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is proud to announce it is hosting local debates at three Toronto-area synagogues in the run-up to Ontario’s June 7 provincial election.  Continue reading

Canadian Charity Promotes Antisemitic Book Tour

Naim Ateek, author of "A Palestinian Theology of Justice" April 27, 2018 By Ran Ukashi and Aidan FishmanB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is demanding action from the Canada Revenue Agency after learning that a registered charity is promoting and selling a book containing antisemitic content and facilitating a cross-country tour by its author.  Continue reading

Another Record-Setting Year for Antisemitism in Canada, B’nai Brith Audit Finds

April 24, 2018 By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada The year 2017 set records for antisemitism in Canada. B’nai Brith Canada’s Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents reports that 2017 was the second consecutive year in which record numbers were reached. The authoritative study on antisemitism in Canada, the Audit recorded 1,752 incidents, a 1.4 per cent overall increase nationally compared to 2016. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Calls on Canada to Lead G7 in Combatting Antisemitism

World leaders meet at the 2017 G7 Summit in Taormina, Italy. (L-R) Donald Tusk, Justin Trudeau, Angela Merkel, Donald Trump, Paolo Gentiloni, Emmanuel Macron, Shinzō Abe, Theresa May, and Jean-Claude Juncker. (Photo: Wiki Commons) April 16, 2018 By Brian HermanDirector of Government RelationsB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is calling on the federal government to lead the fight against antisemitism at the G7 Summit this June in the Quebec region of Charlevoix. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Supports Right to Wear Kippah in National Assembly

David Birnbaum wearing his kippah in the National Assembly on Wednesday (Photo: Simon Clark/Agence QMI) April 13, 2018 By Aidan FishmanNational Director of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada is standing in solidarity with a Jewish member of the Quebec National Assembly after his use of a religious head-covering in the legislative chamber was criticized by the Leader of the Opposition. Continue reading
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