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Policy Positions

This section contains documents that inform the public about policy positions that B’nai Brith has taken on key topical issues.


Concerning the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA):

Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program Grant 
IHRA Reference Guide

Contemporary Relevance of Holocaust Remembrance – David Matas
Academics for IHRA
Rebutting Criticisms of the IHRA Definition
Adoptions and Endorsements of the IHRA Definition
An Open Letter on the Origins of the IHRA Definition
IHRA’s 2016 Working Definition of Antisemitism
The IHRA 2020 Ministerial Declaration
IHRA Special Statement Condemning Rehabilitation of Those Complicit in the Holocaust
The IHRA Definition: Extended Facts
The 2013 IHRA Definition of Holocaust Denial and Distortion

Combating Antisemitism:

IHRA Roadmap
From The River to the Sea Primer – Resources for Schools
From The River to the Sea Primer – Resources for Law Enforcement
B’nai Brith Canada’s Stand on Fighting Hate
Standing Against Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) Unfairly Targeting Israel
B’nai Brith’s Eight-Point Plan to Tackle Antisemitism
The 2000 Stockholm Declaration on the Holocaust
The 2010 Ottawa Protocol on Combating Antisemitism

Canadian Condemnations of BDS
International Condemnations of BDS
Opposing Nazi Glorification
Antisemitism as a Threat to Liberal Democracy in Europe
Combating Online Hate and Antisemitism

Letters and Appeals:

David Matas’ letter to Canadian museum regarding balanced approach to Arab-Israeli conflict
Combating Global Antisemitism and Protecting the Interests of the Jewish Community
Countering Glorification of Nazis in European NATO member Countries
How Canada Can Support Religious Freedom by Combating Global Antisemitism

Crafting a Government Approach to Online Hate & Antisemitism
The University of Toronto Search for an International Human Rights Program Director

Support for Charities in Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic:

Imaginative Approaches to Funding Charities in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
A Brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance
A Brief to the Senate Standing Committee on National Finance