Middle East

Major Jewish Groups to PM: Return to Principled Voting at UN

November 16, 2020 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada and Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center have joined the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) in formally writing to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne, urging the Government of Canada to return to its principled and unequivocal opposition to the annual United Nations General Assembly …

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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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Are Jews Indigenous to Israel?

B’nai Brith Canada and the Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto (BAYT) are proud to present “Are Jews Indigenous to Israel,” featuring prominent speakers discussing the connection the Jewish people have to Israel – as indigenous people to the land. The following three speakers will bring their unique perspectives and expertise on the matters. Ryan Bellerose …

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A Rise in Housing Settlements is Not Akin to Practicing ‘Apartheid’

Nov. 2, 2017 The time has come to call the duck a duck. But what if the duck isn’t a duck at all? In an editorial published Oct. 24, 2017 by CBC Senior Correspondent Neil Macdonald, he charges Israel of being a colonial and apartheid state, citing former politicians and security experts who have warned that the Jewish state …

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Israel opens new delivery point into Gaza for the first time in nine years

By Reut Cohen B’nai Brith Canada On Thursday, the Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported that a photographer had captured images of deliveries into the Gaza strip arriving through the Erez crossing, which has been closed for the past nine years. The Erez crossing has been restricted to individuals since 2007, with deliveries to Gaza arriving solely …

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Turkey and Israel to Normalize Relations: Report

By Jordan Zaitchik B’nai Brith Canada Turkish and Israeli negotiation teams will normalize ties between the two countries after six years of severed relations, according to a Times of Israel report. The announcement will be made this month, on June 26, when the terms of agreement are finalized. “There is no reason this won’t happen”, a senior Israeli …

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