Israel

On Israel, the International Criminal Court Has Lost its Way – Canada Must Say So

Feb. 8, 2021 OTTAWA – On Feb. 5, the International Criminal Court decided, in a 2-1 split vote, that its Chief Prosecutor has jurisdiction to investigate possible war crimes involving Israel in “Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.” This decision is wrong and Canada must stand strong against the overt politicization of international bodies. In …

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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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Ontario Arabic Newspaper Blames Jewish State for Beirut Port Disaster

August 13, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – An Arabic-language newspaper distributed in the Greater Toronto Area accused Israel of having plotted last week’s devastating explosion in Beirut, despite clear evidence to the contrary. The Aug. 7 edition of al-Meshwar contains a half-page editorial by editor-in-chief Nazih Khatatba (page 5), entitled “Who Is Responsible for the Beirut Port Disaster?” …

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Change Is Needed at the United Nations

July 17, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is calling for change at the United Nations in response to its systemic antisemitism and anti-Israel bias. Recent documents by the United Nations Human Rights Council and its Special Rapporteur ‘on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967’ have once again called into …

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High Schoolers Chant “The Jews Are Our Dogs” at Mississauga Anti-Israel Rally

July 8, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – B’nai Brith Canada has filed a hate-crimes complaint with Peel Regional Police after protesters chanted hateful antisemitic slogans at an anti-Israel protest just west of Toronto. Last Saturday, about 100 protesters gathered at Celebration Square in downtown Mississauga, ostensibly to condemn Israel’s potential extension of sovereignty to communities east of the Green …

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Tell York University: Human Rights Apply to Jews, Too

June 23, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is calling on York University to ensure that a lecturer who smeared this country’s Jewish community during a recent online panel be disqualified from teaching a human-rights course. SIGN OUR PETITION HERE Faisal Bhabha is an associate professor at York’s Osgoode Hall Law School, where he teaches human …

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Petition to Bar Faisal Bhabha from Teaching “Human Rights” at Osgoode Hall Law School

Rhonda Lenton Office of the President 1050 Kaneff Tower 4700 Keele Street Toronto, ON M3J 1P3   Dear President and Vice-Chancellor Lenton, We, the undersigned, demand that Associate Professor Faisal Bhabha no longer teach any “human rights” courses at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School. As you acknowledged in your letter of June 2, antisemitism remains a …

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B’nai Brith Corrects Canada’s UN Ambassador

June 15, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada has written to Marc-André Blanchard, Canada’s Ambassador to the United Nations, to express concern over anti-Israel bias and misinformation at the UN. In a June 10 letter to UN Member States and Observer States, Blanchard affirmed Canada’s commitment to a two-state solution – but also …

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Canada Can Strengthen Its Bid for a UN Security Council Seat by Avoiding Funding Palestinian NGOs That Attack Jews and Israel

June 5, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – Canada is campaigning for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, a bid which could be strengthened if funding is withheld from Palestinian non-governmental organizations with links to terrorism or which inspire hatred against Israel. In a recent report, the highly respected research institute, NGO Monitor, details how UN-coordinated …

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