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B’nai Brith Deeply Disturbed by Swastika Vandalism at Montreal Synagogue

Jan. 13, 2021 MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada is outraged and alarmed by a serious act of antisemitism targeting a synagogue in Montreal. A man was apprehended in the midst of spray painting swastikas on the prominent Shaar Hashomayim synagogue in Montreal’s Westmount neighbourhood. He was first spotted by the synagogue’s security guards, then arrested by Montreal Police. Particularly …

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Three Antisemitic Attacks in Ontario During Jewish New Year

September 22, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is deeply disturbed by three antisemitic incidents that marred Jewish holiday observances in Canada’s largest province this past weekend. From Friday night to Sunday night, Jews across Canada and around the world marked Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, when members of the community pray for …

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B’nai Brith Horrified by Desecration of Montreal Synagogue

May 28, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada MONTREAL – B’nai Brith Canada is shocked and appalled by the violation of a local synagogue, one of the worst such incidents to take place in Canada in years. On Wednesday, a congregant visited the Sepharade Kol Yehouda synagogue in Côte St-Luc, Que. with his son to retrieve ritual items for …

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B’nai Brith Condemns Antisemitic Vandalism Across the Country

September 17, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada condemns the rash of antisemitic vandalism against election-campaign signs and billboards across the country during the past several days. Every federal election year, campaign signs and billboards of all parties are vandalized with antisemitic slogans, swastikas, and other hate-filled messages and propaganda. This year, however, there …

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B’nai Brith Canada Condemns Neo-Nazi Posters at UBC

By Aidan Fishman Interim National Director League for Human Rights B’nai Brith Canada  Nov. 12, 2017  B’nai Brith Canada utterly condemns a series of antisemitic incidents at the University of British Columbia last week, including neo-Nazi posters found at the site of the campus Remembrance Day ceremony. On Nov. 11, The Ubyssey, UBC’s student newspaper, reported that entrances to the War Memorial Gym were plastered …

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York Region Police Charge Three in Vaughan School Antisemitic Graffiti Case

July 10, 2017 By Tevy Pilc Staff Writer/Researcher B’nai Brith Canada York Regional Police (YRP) have charged three 17-year-olds following the discovery of antisemitic and racist hate graffiti on the walls of a Vaughan high school. According to police, the three male suspects turned themselves in and were subsequently charged with one account of mischief of over …

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WATCH: CityNews Interviews B’nai Brith on Antisemitic Graffiti at Vaughan School

July 4, 2017 CityNews interviewed Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B’nai Brith Canada, about an incident in which antisemitic and racist graffiti  and disturbing messages were found  on the walls of a high school in Vaughan, Ont The incident was reported to B’nai Brith through its 24/7 Anti-Hate Hotline. In the report, Mostyn highlights the increase in antisemitic incidents in …

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Antisemitic, Racist Graffiti Stains York Region High School

June 30, 2017  By Tevy Pilc and Dahlia Horlick Staff Writer/Researcher | Campus Advocacy Researcher B’nai Brith Canada June 30, 2017  TORONTO –  “Jews did 9/11.” That was one of the appalling, antisemitic graffiti messages scrawled this week onto the wall of a York Region high school north of Toronto. There was also a swastika drawn in place of a maple leaf on a Canadian flag. …

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