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Canadian Iranian & Jewish Communities Unite to Protest Iranian Regime

November 25, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – More than 300 Torontonians came out to the city’s Mel Lastman Square on Sunday to protest the Iranian regime’s ongoing brutality against its own citizens. The attendees included members of both the Iranian and Jewish communities, as well as Canadians of all backgrounds who wanted to make their voices …

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Iqra Khalid Reappears with Radical Activist Despite Past Apology

September 27, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – An incumbent Mississauga MP and nominated candidate for reelection has reneged on her past apologies by again associating with a radical activist who has incited violence against Jews. A photo received by B’nai Brith Canada shows Iqra Khalid posing at a recent event in the home of Amin El-Maoued, a …

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B’nai Brith Investigation: Radical Syrian Group Uses Canadian Politicians as Propaganda Tools

September 26, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – Three of this country’s elected officials have attended events associated with the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), B’nai Brith Canada has learned. Two of the officials expressed regret when approached by B’nai Brith. One, with the backing of Ottawa’s mayor, did not. During its investigation, B’nai Brith reached out to Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Ottawa City Councillor Eli El-Chantiry with concern that the …

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B’nai Brith Welcomes Groundbreaking UN Antisemitism Report

September 24, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada welcomes the ground-breaking new report on antisemitism by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief. The complete report, by Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, has been posted on the Special Rapporteur’s website. It will be presented by Shaheed to the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee …

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B’nai Brith Demands NDP Drop Candidate Who Defaced Store Products

September 19, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada is deeply disturbed by the New Democratic Party’s nomination of a candidate who was filmed affixing “warning” labels to Israeli products on Canadian store shelves and encouraging Canadians to boycott them. Miranda Gallo, the NDP candidate for the Montreal riding of Saint-Laurent, starred in the troubling videos in 2016 …

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B’nai Brith Releases Exclusive Summary of Major Parties’ Positions Ahead of Election

September 16, 2019 OTTAWA – Following the launch of our Elections Centre and the announcement of our upcoming debates, B’nai Brith Canada is pleased to release a summary of the positions of the major political parties ahead of the coming federal election. The major parties all received questionnaires from B’nai Brith earlier this year, giving them an opportunity …

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Parliamentarians and Human Rights Activists Release Action Plan

September 15, 2019 TORONTO – Major initiatives to hold the Iranian regime to account were proposed Sunday by representatives of Justice 88, B’nai Brith Canada, and The Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights. At an event commemorating the Iranian regime’s brutal massacre of thousands of political prisoners in the summer of ’88, parliamentarians and human rights activists called on …

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MPP Kaleed Rasheed Rescinds Certificate to Palestine House-Toronto

September 11, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – The MPP for Mississauga East-Cooksville has rescinded a certificate of appreciation that was extended to a Palestine House–Toronto representative because of past antisemitic tropes and remarks. In August, MPP Kaleed Rasheed had presented a certificate to Amin El-Maoued, the former public relations chief of Palestine House. El-Maoued left the Mississauga-based …

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Election Debate Details Announced

September 10, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – As previously announced, B’nai Brith Canada is teaming up with synagogues across the country to host local debates in the run-up to October’s federal election. B’nai Brith reminds members of the Jewish community that they have various options for making their voices heard through their votes, notwithstanding that Election …

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