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Toronto Student Groups Whitewash Terrorism Against Israelis 

Protestors at a rally in downtown Toronto on May 13, 2017 (Photo Credit: CIJ News) Monday, May 15, 2017  A rally on May 13, 2017 in solidarity with Palestinian terrorists staging a hunger strike in Israeli prisons was endorsed by the York Federation of Students (YFS) and the University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union (UTMSU), B’nai Brith Canada has learned.  Continue reading

Canadian Labour Congress Must Retract its Resolution on Palestinian Hunger Strike

The Canadian Labour Congress resolution passed on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Thursday, May 11, 2017 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is expressing its strong disappointment after the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) passed an emergency resolution yesterday proclaiming its support of Palestinian prisoners currently engaged in a hunger strike in Israeli prisons.  Continue reading

2016 A Record-Setting Year for Antisemitism in Canada, B’nai Brith Audit Finds

May 9, 2017 TORONTO – The year 2016 was a record-setting year for antisemitism in Canada, B’nai Brith Canada’s Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents has found. Now in its 35th year, the Audit is the definitive and authoritative resource on antisemitism in Canada, cited regularly by law-enforcement agencies, government bodies, and human rights organizations around the world. Continue reading

WATCH: Canadians Celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut Across the Country!

May 2, 2017 TORONTO – B'nai Brith Canada is proud to have taken part in flag-raising ceremonies and similar events in Canada today in honour of Yom Ha'atzmaut, celebrating 69 years of Israeli independence, and thousands of years of Jewish history. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Honours Jewish Man Who Saved Hundreds from Nazi Persecution

VANCOUVER – Last week, B’nai Brith World Centre – Jerusalem and B’nai Brith Canada bestowed the Jewish Rescuers Citation to Dora Aftergood, 94, in honour of her father Dr. Assaf Atchildi, who put his own life at risk to ensure the survival of over 300 Jews in Nazi-occupied France.  The Citation is a project initiated in 2011 by the B’nai B’rith World Centre – Jerusalem and the Committee to Recognize the Heroism of Jewish Rescuers During the Holocaust to recognize those Jews who endangered themselves to rescue and protect others in Nazi Germany. Continue reading

On Yom HaShoah, Join B’nai Brith Canada in Honouring and Remembering Our Fallen

By Daniel KorenMedia CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada April 23, 2017 TORONTO – Today, on the eve of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), B’nai Brith Canada pays tribute to the six million Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust, as well as the Romani, disabled, members of the LGBTQ + community, and countless others who lost their lives at the hands of the Nazi regime. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada Lauds UBC Students For Rejecting BDS

The University of British Columbia (Photo Credit: UBC) April 9, 2017  By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada VANCOUVER – After a week-long referendum, students at the University of British Columbia voted against endorsing the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, with 48 per cent for and 52 per cent against. Turnout in the referendum also fell well short of the eight per cent quorum required in order for it to be binding.  Continue reading

Antisemitic Graffiti Strikes Four Canadian Campuses

Swastikas discovered at the University of Toronto (Photo Credit: Facebook) April 7, 2017 By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Over the past week, Jewish students have discovered either disturbing antisemitic graffiti or vandalism at four separate university campuses across the country. Continue reading

This Passover, Join B’nai Brith Canada in Our Fight for Freedom

Dear Friends, Jewish people worldwide will gather to celebrate Passover this Monday, April 10. Passover, of course, teaches us many virtues but, most importantly, it represents the liberation of the Jewish people and our freedom from slavery after centuries of oppression. Continue reading

Hamas-Linked Slogans Promoted at UBC Anti-Israel Event

Top: Hamas-affiliated scarves worn at the University of British Columbia (Credit: Facebook). Bottom: Malik Obama (second from right) wearing the same scarf in 2014 with Hamas officials (Credit: Daily Mail) April 2, 2017 By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy Coordinator B'nai Brith Canada VANCOUVER – An anti-Israel student group at the University of British Columbia facilitated the sale of scarves with Hamas-affiliated slogans at a campus event, B’nai Brith Canada has learned. Continue reading
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