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Antisemitism Is Not Just a Jewish Issue

David Cliff/SOPA Images, via LightRocket, via Getty Images July 12, 2019 Andrea AdlerOpinion “Antisemitism is the form of appearance of anti-democratic politics, not far away but here, not only concerning Jews but concerning us all.”    -David Hirsh, Professor of Sociology, Goldsmiths College, University of London Continue reading

Brian Mulroney Remains Devoted Supporter of Jewish Community and Israel

Brian Mulroney speaks to a jam-packed audience at Le Centre Sheraton in Montreal March 26, 2019 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen MONTREAL – Even at the annual St. Patrick’s Day luncheon in Montreal, a time to salute the Irish, former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney found a way to use the opportunity to show his support for Israel. Continue reading

The Search for Jesse Galganov Continues While His Mom Finds a Way to Create His Legacy

Jesse Galganov and his mother, Alisa Clamen (Photo Credit: Courtesy) March 7, 2019 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen MONTREAL – What happened to Jesse Galganov? The 22-year-old Jewish Montrealer mysteriously disappeared 16 months ago in Peru. Continue reading

It is BDS Activists Who Shed ‘Crocodile Tears,’ Not Us

A BDS activist holds an antisemitic sign likening the State of Israel to the Nazi regime Feb. 15, 2019 By Ari Glik & Emily Kalo WINNIPEG – When the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) voted last year in favour of endorsing the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement – one that has been discredited by a wide range of activists and politicians, from Pope Francis to Justin Trudeau – it sent a message to students from across the country: Jews do not have the right to self-determination on our ancestral lands. Continue reading

CAQ Religious Symbols Ban An ‘Assault on Fundamental Freedoms’

Feb. 14, 2019 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. MONTREAL – With the Quebec National Assembly officially in session, members of the province’s multicultural communities are feeling uneasy as the newly elected Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) looks to adopt legislation banning religious symbols in public. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Legal Counsel Warns Committee Over Proposed Changes to Divorce Act

B'nai Brith Canada Family Law Counsel John Syrtash speaks with MP Anthony Housefather after testifying on Bill C-78 Dec. 14, 2018 OPINION | By Orly Katz The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. TORONTO – The federal government plans to change Canada’s divorce laws.  Continue reading

A Comprehensive Look at Palestinian Payments to Terrorists in 2018

Israeli troops scan the area of a terrorist attack in the West Bank settlement of Ofra on Dec. 9, 2018  Dec. 10, 2018 OPINION | By Yossi Kuperwasser The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. JERUSALEM – The detailed Palestinian Authority budget for 2018 that was published recently has new details about the allocations to arrested terrorists and the families of those who died or were wounded in the context of the “struggle against Zionism.” Continue reading

It's Time to Put Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries on the Global Agenda

Jewish refugees at Ma'abarot transit camp (Photo Credit: Jewish Agency for Israel) Nov. 28, 2018 OPINION | By Ashley Perry (Perez) The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. This article was originally published on JNS.org. Do you know what we commemorate on Nov. 30? Continue reading

Can the Law Combat Antisemitism?

Nov. 2, 2018 OPINION | By Prof. Lorne Sossin The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. This article originally appeared on Prof. Sossin's Law Blog. TORONTO – With the tragic attack on the Jewish community in Pittsburgh still reverberating around the world, I’ve been reflecting on two panels I had the privilege to moderate exploring the relationship between law and combating antisemitism, which took place earlier in October, sponsored by York University’s Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies, the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion, Osgoode Hall Law School and B’nai Brith Canada.  Continue reading

CAQ Must Completely Backtrack on Religious Symbols Ban

François Legault Oct. 11, 2018 QUEBEC CONFIDENTIAL | By Mike Cohen The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada. MONTREAL – For most new governments, municipal, federal, or provincial, there’s a honeymoon period. In Quebec, that has hardly been the case for Premier-elect François Legault, whose Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) won a strong majority in the Oct. 1 provincial election with 74 seats compared to 32 for the Liberals, 10 for Québec Solidaire and 10 for the Parti Québecois (PQ). Continue reading
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