Jews from Arab Lands

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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On the Legal Status of Jewish Refugees from Islamic Countries

Jan. 15, 2019 NEW YORK – Last month, human rights expert David Matas, who serves as B’nai Brith Canada’s senior legal counsel, delivered an address to the International Conference on Displacements of Jewish Communal Life in Islamic Lands and Cultural Reconstruction in Israel. Future Middle East peace negotiations will require the discussion of financial reparations to …

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Jews Expelled from Arab Countries Call on UN to Recognize their Plight

Nov. 28, 2018 By Ariel Kahana This article was originally published on JNS.org. Some 70 years after the exodus and expulsion of as many as 850,000 Jews from Arab states and Iran, the heads of communities of Jews from Arab countries are demanding that the United Nations officially recognize the suffering they were forced to …

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It’s Time to Put Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries on the Global Agenda

Nov. 28, 2018 OPINION | By Ashley Perry (Perez) The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B’nai Brith Canada. This article was originally published on JNS.org. Do you know what we commemorate on Nov. 30? Sadly, for most Israelis and Jews around the world, it is just another …

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MPs Sweet and Housefather Give Statements on Jewish Refugee Day in House of Commons

Dec. 1, 2017 By Tevy Pilc Staff Writer/Researcher B’nai Brith Canada In honour of Jewish Refugee Day, Canadian MPs David Sweet (Flamborough—Glanbrook, CPC) and Anthony Housefather (Mount Royal, Lib.) delivered statements yesterday in the House of Commons. Included below are videos and transcripts of each member’s statements.   Sweet: Mr. Speaker, today is Jewish Refugee Day, …

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MP David Sweet Speaks about Jews From Arab Lands in House of Commons

On Nov. 30, 2016, Member of Parliament David Sweet spoke in the House of Commons about the exodus of Jewish refugees from Arab lands following Israel’s independence day in 1948. Sweet cited B’nai Brith Canada’s week-long campaign  to acknowledge these courageous Jews and affirmed the Canadian government’s commitment to fighting all forms of antisemitism in Canada …

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Tribute to Jews from Arab Lands: Part 4, Iraq

As part of B’nai Brith Canada’s week-long series to commemorate the nearly 1-million Jews who fled their homes across Arab countries and Iran, we spoke to Asad Muallim from Iraq. Although Asad left Iraq illegally in the early 1960s, his family that stayed endured many hardships, including arrests and property seizures due to their Jewish heritage. Many, …

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Tribute to Jews from Arab Lands: Part 3, Lebanon

As part of B’nai Brith Canada’s week-long series to commemorate the nearly 1-million Jews who fled their homes across Arab countries and Iran, we spoke to Ronit Eskenasi, who’s family came from Lebanon. Ronit’s grandfather was successful in smuggling several Jews out of Lebanon, wearing only the clothes on their backs, in the wake of rising antisemitism. Her mother, …

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B’nai Brith Canada’s Tribute to Jews from Arab Lands: Part 2, Libya

As part of B’nai Brith Canada’s week-long series to commemorate the nearly 1-million Jews who fled their homes across Arab countries and Iran, we spoke to Noemi Lieberman, originally from Tripoli, Libya. In 1947, wearing only the clothes on their backs, she and her family were forced to flee Libya, leaving all their possessions behind. To this …

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