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B’nai Brith Canada to Minister Freeland: Promoting Religious Freedom Means Combating Antisemitism

Religious freedom supporters hold up signs during a rally in Chicago July 23, 2018 By Violet LevinGovernment Relations AssociateB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – With the U.S. State Department serving as host of the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom this week, B’nai Brith Canada has penned an open letter to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland asking Canada to restate its opposition to antisemitism and racism. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Questions Polish Holocaust Law After Study Links it to Rising Antisemitism

Holocaust survivors protest against Poland's controversial legislation in front of the Polish embassy in Tel Aviv on Feb. 8, 2018 (Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images) July 19, 2018 By Violet LevinGovernment Relations AssociateB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Following a study linking Poland’s controversial Holocaust legislation to a surge in Polish antisemitism and after taking careful note of its latest amendments, B'nai Brith Canada is questioning the law's necessity as the changes do not address widespread concerns over its impact. Continue reading

Help B'nai Brith Canada Defeat Anti-Israel Lawfare

Dear Friends, Earlier this month, B’nai Brith Canada achieved a key legal victory by knocking out a libel suit by former Green Party justice critic and anti-Israel activist Dimitri Lascaris. Continue reading

Iroquois Lacrosse Team Defies BDS to Reach Israel

The Iroquois Nationals arrived in Israel this week for the World Men's Lacrosse Championships July 12, 2018 By Aidan FishmanDirector of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – The Iroquois National Lacrosse Team has touched down in Israel for the World Men’s Lacrosse Championships, defying the protests of anti-Israel campaigners. Continue reading

An Open Letter to PM Trudeau: Canada Must Counter the Glorification of Nazis in European NATO Countries

NATO headquarters in Belgium (Photo: NATO) July 4, 2018 The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P.Prime Minister of CanadaHouse of CommonsOttawa, ONK1A 0A6 Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,            B’nai Brith Canada has always been a strong supporter of Canada’s membership in the North Atlantic Alliance. We favour a robust Canadian contribution to security of the Euro-Atlantic region, including through our current commitment to NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence in Latvia. Continue reading

Hate Crimes Trial Under Way for German-Canadian Siblings

German-Canadian Alfred Schaefer giving a Nazi salute at a rally in Nuremberg on June 30, 2018 (Photo: ReDoc) July 4, 2018 By Aidan FishmanDirector of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada The trial of two German-Canadian siblings for inciting hatred against Jews got under way in Munich on Monday, a week after one of the accused gave a Nazi salute during a speech at a public rally. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Defeats Former Green Party Justice Critic in Court

Dimitri Lascaris addresses the crowd at Toronto's al-Quds Day rally on June 9, 2018 (Photo: YouTube Screenshot) June 29, 2018 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada has defeated an attempt by a former Green Party Justice Critic and anti-Israel activist to silence its human-rights agenda.   Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Applauds Ottawa Jazz Festival for Standing Up to Anti-Israel Bias

The Rotem Sivan Trio June 28, 2018 By Reut CohenCommunications/League for Human Rights AssociateB'nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is commending the Ottawa Jazz Festival for standing up to the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, which wrongfully singles out the Jewish state. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Supports UNESCO Bid to Combat Antisemitism, Urges Reconsidering Anti-Israel Resolutions

June 22, 2018 By Violet LevinGovernment Relations AssociateB’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is supporting a new initiative to combat antisemitism from UNESCO and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. Continue reading

Alberta Professor Anthony Hall Continues to Peddle Antisemitic Conspiracy Theories

Anthony Hall converses with Jeremy Rothe-Kushel during Friday's episode of "False Flag Weekly News" (YouTube Screenshot) June 21, 2018 By Aidan FishmanDirector of the League for Human RightsB'nai Brith Canada LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A professor at the University of Lethbridge in southern Alberta is peddling fresh antisemitic conspiracy theories over the Internet, despite facing an investigation into his earlier activity. Continue reading
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