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PETITION: Demand Rescinding of Antisemitic Resolution by Canadian Federation of Students

Nov. 20, 2018 On Friday, Nov. 15, 2018, the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), representing some 530,000 Canadian university students across Canada, voted to endorse the antisemitic boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement, and has even pledged to provide in-kind support and funds up to a maximum of $500 dollars towards organizations engaged in BDS …

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Surprise BDS Vote Fails at University of Ottawa

Nov. 5, 2017 By Aidan Fishman Interim National Director of the League for Human Rights B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is congratulating Jewish and pro-Israel students at the University of Ottawa for defeating an anti-Israel motion on very short notice. On Sunday, the SFUO’s Board of Administration considered but ultimately rejected a motion …

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Antisemitic Posters Appear at University of Victoria

By Aidan Fishman Interim National Director of the League for Human Rights B’nai Brith Canada Nov. 2, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – Students at the University of Victoria arrived on campus last week to find posters promoting antisemitism and white supremacy scattered around the area. The posters proclaimed that “(((Those))) who hate us will not replace us,” …

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AEPi Names B’nai Brith Canada as its First Canadian Philanthropic Partner

August 11, 2017 By Daniel Koren and Tevy Pilc Media Coordinator | Staff Writer/Researcher B’nai Brith Canada  TORONTO/INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time in its 104-year history, international Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) has chosen a Canadian charity – B’nai Brith Canada – as one of its philanthropic partners. AEPi has pledged to raise $25,000 for B’nai Brith Canada’s ongoing human rights …

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B’nai Brith Canada Lauds UBC Students For Rejecting BDS

April 9, 2017  By Aidan Fishman Campus Advocacy Coordinator B’nai Brith Canada VANCOUVER – After a week-long referendum, students at the University of British Columbia voted against endorsing the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, with 48 per cent for and 52 per cent against. Turnout in the referendum also fell well short of the eight …

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Ryerson Students Adopt Canadian Definition of Antisemitism

On Wednesday, the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) voted to adopt a definition of antisemitism in line with what is used by the governments of Canada [page doesn`t exist anymore]and Ontario. The definition includes the denial of the Jewish right to self-determination, the application of double-standards to the State of Israel, the comparison of contemporary Israeli policies …

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Humiliating Setback for Anti-Israel Forces at Western University Affiliate

March 16, 2017 By Aidan Fishman Campus Advocacy Coordinator B’nai Brith Canada A referendum has failed at King’s University College, an affiliate of the University of Western Ontario, despite a massive push by Canada’s anti-Israel forces. The King’s University College Students’ Council (KUCSC) held a referendum this week asking students to boycott and divest from …

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Students Erase Israel from Multicultural Festival on Oshawa Campus

By Aidan Fishman Campus Advocacy Coordinator B’nai Brith Canada March 13, 2017 Students attending a multicultural festival at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Oshawa covered up an Israeli flag with its Algerian counterpart in order to eliminate any Israeli presence at a school-sponsored event last week, B’nai Brith Canada has learned. …

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In These Times of Peril, B’nai Brith Canada Needs Your Support

Dear Friends, We are only two months into the year 2017, and yet, we have already witnessed several offensive and blatantly antisemitic incidents across Canada. We’ve seen religious leaders call for the destruction of Judaism in Quebec, a bomb threat at a London, Ont. Jewish community centre, mezuzahs ripped apart and vandalized in Toronto, antisemitic slogans …

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