United Nations

B’nai Brith Canada Disturbed Over Government Support of Backward UN Resolution

United Nations General Assembly (Council on Foreign Relations) Nov. 5, 2021  B’nai Brith Canada condemns the Government’s decision to again support an unbalanced United Nations resolution that compounds problems in the Middle East. The resolution, passed today, “is retrograde thinking and makes no sense,” said Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B’nai Brith Canada. The …

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Canada’s Humanitarian Support for Palestinians Must Not be Used to Threaten Israel

June 1, 2021 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada has historically accepted our government’s decisions to provide urgent humanitarian support for Palestinians in the Middle East, but we also have regularly sought assurances that our aid would not be diverted to attack Israel or promote hate directed at the Jewish community. In recent days, Canada announced it will …

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B’nai Brith and FSWC Commend Canada for Publicly Declaring Refusal to Participate in Durban IV

May 6, 2021 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada and the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) commend Canada for publicly declaring its refusal to participate in the upcoming Durban IV conference. Prominent Liberal Member of Parliament Anthony Housefather confirmed the news on his Twitter account. The conference will be commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 2001 UN …

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UNRWA

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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