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B’nai Brith Applauds Appointment of New Government Envoy to Fight Antisemitism

November 25, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is applauding the federal government’s announcement Thursday that it will establish a position to help combat antisemitism. After many years of B’nai Brith advocacy calling for such a position to be created, the government indicated that it will appoint human-rights expert and former Justice Minister Irwin Cotler as its …

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Setting the Record Straight on the IHRA Definition in Ontario

October 30, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is setting the record straight about Ontario’s adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism, following a disingenuous letter written by Palestinian-Canadian groups. Ontario became the first province to adopt the IHRA Definition on Tuesday. The next day, four Palestinian-Canadian groups sent a letter to Premier …

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B’nai Brith to PM: Throne Speech Should Confront Antisemitism

September 14, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – In advance of the Speech from the Throne in nine days, B’nai Brith Canada has written Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reiterating the importance of confronting antisemitism during this challenging time of COVID-19. “The Speech from the Throne is a major statement of government direction, setting out an agenda …

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B’nai Brith Joins Effort to Demand Change at Facebook

Aug. 11, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is proudly participating in an international initiative demanding that Facebook adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism. This initiative consists of more than 100 organizations from all over the world coming together to insist on this crucial first step in ensuring that …

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Co-Founder of Egyptian-Canadian Democracy Group Publishes Antisemitic Article

March 4, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – A prominent Canada-based Egyptian political activist has published an article alleging that Israel’s supposed mistreatment of the Palestinians is worse than what Jews suffered during the Holocaust. In “The Holocaust of the 21st Century,” published on his personal blog on Feb. 17, 2020, Mohamed Sherif Kamel suggests that the memory of the …

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B’nai Brith Canada Supports Ontario IHRA Bill

February 24, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada wholeheartedly supports Ontario Bill 168, committed to combating antisemitism, as it is poised for its Second Reading at Queen’s Park this Thursday, Feb. 27. B’nai Brith is proud to have endorsed this Bill since its early stages. Confronting antisemitism in Canada requires a whole-of-government approach, rooted in …

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B’nai Brith Canada to New Foreign Minister: Lead Way in Fighting Antisemitism

December 9, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada congratulates Canada’s new Minister of Foreign Affairs, François-Philippe Champagne, as he takes up his new role. While the ministerial mandate letter will be released soon, we believe any such mandate must include various key responsibilities for the sake of protecting Canada’s Jewish community, combating the …

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B’nai Brith Canada Welcomes New IHRA Education Materials

December 5, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada welcomes publication of new education materials by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). IHRA’s Recommendations for Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust were published Dec. 4, 2019. In commending IHRA’s latest steps to strengthen Holocaust awareness, counter-denial and distortion, B’nai Brith believes IHRA member countries must seize …

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Our Appeal to the Prime Minister: Confronting Antisemitism Will Strengthen National Unity

December 3, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada has submitted a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau outlining its priorities ahead of the new session of Parliament, which begins on Thursday, Dec. 5. The letter lists specific proposals and aims to continue our push for a concerted effort to combat hate and racism …

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