Beit Zatoun

Group that Hosted Neo-Nazi Launches Campaign to Preserve Hate Rallies in Toronto

By Aidan Fishman Interim National Director of the League for Human Rights B’nai Brith Canada Nov. 27, 2017 TORONTO – A Toronto group that played host to a neo-Nazi speaker in April of 2016 is leading the charge against an effort by City Councillor James Pasternak to prohibit “hate-sponsored rallies” on public property. Beit Zatoun, which calls itself “a …

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Canadian Pro-Palestinian Agency Offers Only One Side of the Story

July 27, 2017 Last month, Beit Zatoun – a pro-Palestinian organization based out of Toronto – sent out its monthly newsletter with the subject line, “Fifty years of Occupation is No Celebration.” Sent conspicuously one week after the anniversary of the Six-Day War, the newsletter offers readers “some of the best articles and perspectives on …

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Green Party Justice Critic says Netanyahu Shouldn’t be Allowed into Canada

By Tevy Pilc Staff Writer/Researcher B’nai Brith Canada A prominent member of the Green Party of Canada thinks Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be barred from entering Canada. Dimitri Lascaris made his remarks about Netanyahu after he was introduced as justice critic in the shadow cabinet of the Green Party at a “town hall …

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Prominent Israeli Arab Slams Basel Ghattas for Anti-Israel Tour of Canada

The anti-Israel tour of Canada by Arab Member of Knesset Basel Ghattas is being harshly criticized not only by Israeli Jewish politicians, but by a major figure in Israel’s Arab community. Talab al-Sana suggested on Facebook that Ghattas was a hypocrite for advocating a total boycott of Israel at the World Social Forum in Montreal. Al-Sana asked, “If the …

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Israeli-Arab Politician Set to Speak at Venues with Antisemitic Histories

Israeli-Arab Member of Knesset Basel Ghattas is set to address two Ontario organizations with a history of promoting antisemitism and anti-Israel conspiracy theories. This evening, Ghattas will appear before the Canadian Arab Society in London, Ont. The Canadian Arab Society’s official Facebook page claims, among other things, that Israel is exporting oil on behalf of ISIS and …

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U of T Bans Group Responsible for Bringing in Neo-Nazi

B’nai Brith Canada applauds a decision by the University of Toronto to ban a group that recruited neo-Nazi Ken O’Keefe to speak at its St. George campus in late April. B’nai Brith expressed outrage in a press release May 9 that O’Keefe was allowed to deliver hateful and antisemitic lectures at the Beit Zatoun Palestinian cultural …

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