York University

Tell York University: Human Rights Apply to Jews, Too

June 23, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is calling on York University to ensure that a lecturer who smeared this country’s Jewish community during a recent online panel be disqualified from teaching a human-rights course. SIGN OUR PETITION HERE Faisal Bhabha is an associate professor at York’s Osgoode Hall Law School, where he teaches human …

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Petition to Bar Faisal Bhabha from Teaching “Human Rights” at Osgoode Hall Law School

Rhonda Lenton Office of the President 1050 Kaneff Tower 4700 Keele Street Toronto, ON M3J 1P3   Dear President and Vice-Chancellor Lenton, We, the undersigned, demand that Associate Professor Faisal Bhabha no longer teach any “human rights” courses at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School. As you acknowledged in your letter of June 2, antisemitism remains a …

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Humanizing Racism at York University: Excalibur’s Antisemitism Problem

In August, Bnai Brith dutifully called upon York University to take action against Nicholas Balaskas, a non-academic faculty member, after Jewish students complained of his antisemitic hate speech, found on his personal Facebook account. Having read said hate speech, I can vouch for the fact that this sort of antisemitism goes far beyond the regular anti-Israel …

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Sign Our Petition to Revoke SAIA York’s Club Status

Rhonda Lenton Office of the President 1050 Kaneff Tower 4700 Keele Street Toronto, ON M3J 1P3 Dear Professor Lenton, We, the undersigned, demand that the York University administration immediately revoke the club status of Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) York, pending a full investigation into the events of Nov. 20, 2019. Swift remedial action should be taken against …

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York Must Take Action against Anti-Israel Rioters

November 26, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is demanding that York University act against the student club that organized last week’s riot against a pro-Israel event – but we need YOUR help to make it happen. On Nov. 20, an enraged mob tried to prevent a panel featuring Israeli reservists from taking place on campus. …

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Anti-Israel Mob Fails to Block Event at York University

November 20, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – An attempt to shut down a pro-Israel event on a Toronto university campus has failed. Members of Reservists on Duty, an organization that tours North American campuses “to speak with knowledge and confidence on behalf of Israel,” were hosted by Herut Canada at York University’s main campus on Wednesday evening. Earlier in …

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Spots Still Available for Major Antisemitism Conference at York University

Sept. 21, 2018 TORONTO – There are still spots available for a forthcoming symposium on antisemitism sponsored by B’nai Brith Canada and the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies at York University. From Oct. 7 to Oct. 10, Israel at 70: Critical Perspectives on Diaspora Relations, Identity and Antisemitism will explore Israel-Diaspora relations and Jewish …

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B’nai Brith Canada Proud to Sponsor Major International Conference on Antisemitism

Sept. 13, 2018 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada, in conjunction with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies, is proud to be the exclusive Jewish-community sponsor of a major international symposium on antisemitism and Israel. Israel @ 70: Critical Perspectives on Diaspora Relations, Identity and Antisemitism will take …

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Arbitrator Upholds Dismissal of York Employee Over Antisemitic Social Media Posts

May 14, 2018 By Aidan Fishman Director of the League for Human Rights B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – A labour arbitrator has upheld  (page doesn`t exist anymore )York University’s decision to dismiss a staff member in September of 2016 after he shared dozens of virulently antisemitic posts on social media. Nikolaos Balaskas, a long-time technician in the …

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