antisemitism

U of T Student Union Ordered to Abandon BDS

February 5, 2021   TORONTO – In a landmark ruling – the first of its kind in Canada – the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU) has been told by a university panel to stop using student fees to promote the anti-Israel BDS movement. In the ruling released Thursday, the Complaint and Resolution Council for Student Societies (CRCSS), …

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B’nai Brith CEO, Professors, Raise Concerns in Toronto Star About U of T Antisemitism

Feb. 2, 2021 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada and the Jewish community are loudly sounding the alarm about the University of Toronto’s failure to meaningfully address persistent complaints about the hostile atmosphere of antisemitism on its campus. In a co-authored op-ed for the Toronto Star Tuesday morning, this point was addressed by Michael Mostyn, our …

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Montreal Borough Adopts IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

For English, see below. Un arrondissement de Montréal adopte la définition de l’antisémitisme de l’AIMH MONTRÉAL – Un arrondissement de la ville de Montréal s’est joint à la liste croissante de juridictions qui adoptent formellement la définition largement acceptée de l’antisémitisme par la communauté juive. L’arrondissement de Côte-des-Neiges — Notre-Dame-de-Grâce a approuvé mercredi une motion …

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Second Student Leader Resigns amid Antisemitism Controversy

Jan. 26, 2021 TORONTO – A second University of Toronto graduate student executive has resigned over fallout from opposition to a campaign to increase access to kosher food on campus. In a resignation letter dated Jan. 19, 2021, Ben Hjorth, the Executive-at-Large of the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU), lamented an ongoing investigation into “an …

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B’nai Brith Troubled by Antisemitism Resolution at Carleton Academic Union

Jan. 25, 2021 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is calling on academic staff at Carleton University to reject a resolution targeting the internationally accepted definition of antisemitism. On Jan. 28, 2021, the Carleton University Academic Staff Association (CUASA) will be considering a resolution put before it condemning the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition …

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B’nai Brith Deeply Disturbed by Swastika Vandalism at Montreal Synagogue

Jan. 13, 2021 MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada is outraged and alarmed by a serious act of antisemitism targeting a synagogue in Montreal. A man was apprehended in the midst of spray painting swastikas on the prominent Shaar Hashomayim synagogue in Montreal’s Westmount neighbourhood. He was first spotted by the synagogue’s security guards, then arrested by Montreal Police. Particularly …

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B’nai Brith Helps Bring Consequences for Racist Propaganda

Jan. 8, 2021 Burlington, Ont. – Following advocacy and testimony by B’nai Brith Canada, Rabbi Stephen Wise, and Dennis Scott of the Halton Black History Awareness Society, two Ontario men have been sentenced to conditional sentences of imprisonment for six months, followed by probation for two years, for wilful promotion of hatred against an identifiable group. On June …

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B’nai Brith Canada Deeply Concerned by Statements from NDP MPs

Jan. 5, 2021 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada wrote to federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh on Monday, refuting the comments of NDP Members of Parliament, who posted inflammatory social media statements that treat Israel in a totally unfair manner and that add fuel to the fire of antisemitic conspiracy theories. Charlie Angus, the MP for Timmins—James …

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Write Your MP: The IRGC Must Be Listed As A Terrorist Organization

Dec. 1, 2020 TORONTO — B’nai Brith Canada is calling on members of the public to contact their local Members of Parliament and demand that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) be immediately listed as a terrorist group in its entirety. B’nai Brith held a virtual event Monday night to commemorate a tragic but little-known chapter in …

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