antisemitism

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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B.C. Hatemonger Sentenced for Breach of Probation

November 22, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada QUESNEL, B.C. – Convicted B.C. hatemonger Arthur Topham has been sentenced to a 30-day conditional sentence plus three years probation, after failing to comply with the terms of his previous probation. Friday’s sentencing comes a month after Topham had been found guilty of breach of probation, following a prior conviction for wilfully …

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Israelis Dubbed “Thieves and Murderers” at Virtual Toronto al-Quds Event

May 18, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic blocked the Toronto al-Quds Day Committee from conducting its customary occupation of downtown Toronto, but did not prevent it from spreading hate on the internet. Ironically, though al-Quds Day is supposedly held for the benefit of the Palestinians, not a single one of the 12 …

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Inter-Parliamentary Task Force on Online Antisemitism to Hear First Expert Testimony

November 9, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – On Tuesday, the Inter-Parliamentary Task Force to Combat Online Antisemitism will host its first hearing with leading community organizations from Canada, Australia, and the United States of America. The testimony will cover the state of online antisemitism, how prominent advocacy groups are responding, and provide recommendations for what …

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Foodbenders Faces Municipal Prosecution Following B’nai Brith Campaign

November 1, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – The City of Toronto has filed charges against a local establishment that has used antisemitic smears and supported terrorists on social media, B’nai Brith Canada has learned. Foodbenders, located in Toronto’s west end, became a lightning rod for controversy in July when it told its Instagram followers: “#zionistsnotwelcome.” Other posts by …

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