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UNRWA Reform: Another Missed Opportunity for Canada

December 21, 2020 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is extremely disappointed that the Government of Canada has announced a renewed financial contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine ‘Refugees’ in the Near East, while falling far short on pressing for major institutional reforms. Today’s announcement fails to address the systemic problems underlying …

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Let’s Demand Justice for the Uyghur People

December 10, 2020 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is calling on the public to demand justice for the Uyghur people, including an end to the Chinese government’s persecution of the Uyghurs and other minorities. In a virtual event Thursday, Ran Ukashi, National Director of B’nai Brith’s League for Human Rights, moderated a panel discussing the …

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Jewish Organizations Deplore Canada’s Decision to Support Biased UN Resolution

OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada joined with The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) and Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) in expressing deep disappointment with the Canadian government’s decision today to vote in favour of a U.N. General Assembly resolution that affirms Palestinian self-determination, while failing to affirm Jewish self-determination in the indigenous and ancestral …

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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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China’s Human Rights Abuses Can’t Be Ignored: B’nai Brith Canada & Uyghur Leaders

September 4, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is joining with leaders of the Uyghur community to demand that Canada, the United Nations and all world leaders take concrete steps to bring China’s brutality against the Uyghur people to an end. The Uyghur Muslims are an ethnic and religious minority found largely in …

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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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B’nai Brith Outraged by Canada’s Anti-Israel UN Vote

December 18, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is outraged that Canada has maintained its vote in favour of an anti-Israel resolution at the United Nations (UN). The United Nations General Assembly voted Wednesday in favour of a resolution regarding Palestinian self-determination and condemning anti-terror measures in Israel. The resolution has been broadly criticized by …

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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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Canada Must Step Up as the United Nations Confronts Antisemitism

October 16, 2019 By Brian Herman Director of Government Relations B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – The United Nations will consider a landmark report tomorrow – Thurs., Oct. 17 – on the global threat of antisemitism, prepared by Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief. B’nai Brith Canada is calling on our next federal government …

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Canada Must Step Up as the United Nations Confronts Antisemitism

October 16, 2019 By Brian Herman Director of Government Relations B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – The United Nations will consider a landmark report tomorrow – Thurs., Oct. 17 – on the global threat of antisemitism, prepared by Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief. B’nai Brith Canada is calling on our next federal government …

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