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UNRWA Reform: Another Missed Opportunity for Canada

December 21, 2020 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is extremely disappointed that the Government of Canada has announced a renewed financial contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine ‘Refugees’ in the Near East, while falling far short on pressing for major institutional reforms. Today’s announcement fails to address the systemic problems underlying …

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A huge week: Exposure. Action. Results.

It’s been a busy and high-impact week for B’nai Brith Canada and human rights in our country. We have received overwhelming positive feedback about our success in exposing intolerance, hate and antisemitism and ensuring concrete action. Consider these eyebrow-raising national headlines, resulting from the tireless work of B’nai Brith Canada, this week alone:   If you support the work …

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B’nai Brith Calls on Ottawa to Act on Bill 21 – B’nai Brith demande à Ottawa de donner suite à la loi 21

18 juillet 2019 B’nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada demande au premier ministre Justin Trudeau de s’opposer au projet de loi sur les symboles religieux du Québec, après que des efforts juridiques visant à le bloquer temporairement aient échoué aujourd’hui. Dans un bref jugement rendu aujourd’hui, le juge Michel Yergeau a statué que …

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Time for IRGC to be Listed as Terrorist Group

June 28, 2019 By Jakob Glogauer and Marty York B’nai Brith Canada It has been a productive and rewarding week for B’nai Brith Canada and human rights in our country. As you undoubtedly are aware, the federal government announced its intention to adopt the International Holocaust Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism. The adoption of the IHRA definition …

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NDP Ousts Nova Scotia Candidate over Antisemitic Tweets

June 27, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada The federal New Democratic Party has turfed its former nominee in the Nova Scotia riding of Dartmouth-Cole Harbour over a series of tweets in which she compared Israel to Nazi Germany and suggested that the Jewish State’s actions were reminiscent of the Holocaust. Last Friday, Rana Zaman posted on Twitter that she would no longer be an NDP candidate “due to ‘words’ …

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Remembering the AMIA Bombing: A Quarter Century of Injustice

June 25, 2019 By Jakob Glogauer and Toviel Kosmin-Rose B’nai Brith Canada Twenty-five years have elapsed since the horrific bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) Jewish community centre on July 18, 1994 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The attack left 85 people dead, hundreds injured and destroyed the AMIA building as well as adjacent buildings …

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B’nai Brith Canada Welcomes Government’s Acceptance of IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

June 25, 2019 By Josh Aziza B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada welcomes the Canadian Government’s acceptance of the IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) working definition of antisemitism, announced today by Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism. We will be looking for concrete actions, however, to give its implementation substance and meaning. B’nai Brith will …

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All Levels of Government Must Adopt IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

B’nai Brith Canada June 24, 2019 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is reiterating its long-held position for the Government of Canada and for the governments of Canada’s provinces, territories and municipalities, to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism. Canada, while an important member of IHRA, has not formally adopted the working definition for domestic purposes, …

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