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Canada: Two men convicted of vandalizing synagogue in Ontario

Canada: Two men convicted of vandalizing synagogue in Ontario

Two men convicted in vandalism of synagogue in Hamilton in 2019. B'nai Brith Canada welcomes conviction.Elad Benari, 10/11/2021 06:06
Ontario school board condemns anti-Semitic TikTok video shot on school grounds

Ontario school board condemns anti-Semitic TikTok video shot on school grounds

Canadian Jewish org calls video of students making Nazi salutes and chanting "Heil Hitler" a "sad reflection on the state of our society."Dan Verbin, Canada, 27/09/2021 19:22
Canadian Minister: Anti-Semitism is 'a great scourge'

Canadian Minister: Anti-Semitism is 'a great scourge'

Ontario’s Education Minister condemns video showing students chanting “Heil Hitler”: Anti-Semitism is a very real issue.Elad Benari, 24/09/2021 06:38
‘Disturbing’ anti-Semitic incident at Ontario school prompts police investigation

‘Disturbing’ anti-Semitic incident at Ontario school prompts police investigation

Police in North Bay, Ontario are looking into a video of students making Nazi salutes while chanting "Heil Hitler."Dan Verbin, 23/09/2021 17:49
Ontario to adopt digital vaccine passports

Ontario to adopt digital vaccine passports

Canadian province says people will have to show digital proof they have received COVID shot to gain access to range of establishments.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/09/2021 14:52
Canadian politician decries swastika vandalism of her signs

Canadian politician decries swastika vandalism of her signs

Simcoe North, Ontario candidate the latest victim of multiple instances of swastikas painted on campaign signs across Canada.Dan Verbin, 01/09/2021 20:13
Ontario teachers union adopts resolution to combat anti-Semitism

Ontario teachers union adopts resolution to combat anti-Semitism

With anti-Semitism at record levels, elementary teachers union has resolved to “establish a task force to combat anti-Semitism in Ontario.”Dan Verbin, 23/08/2021 18:47
Canadian city launches police unit to tackle anti-Semitism, hate

Canadian city launches police unit to tackle anti-Semitism, hate

Hamilton, Ontario's Hate Crime Case Review Team will partner police with community agencies to review cases and draft recommendations.Dan Verbin, 17/08/2021 19:54
Hamilton, Ontario to ban swastika and other hate symbols on city property

Hamilton, Ontario to ban swastika and other hate symbols on city property

Measures comes after Canadian city garners reputation as a hotbed of hate crimes in recent years.Dan Verbin, 10/08/2021 18:38
Canadian postal union defamation suit against B'nai Brith to go ahead

Canadian postal union defamation suit against B'nai Brith to go ahead

Ontario Court of Appeal rules that Canadian postal union can sue B'nai Brith for claims about its relationship with Palestinian union.Dan Verbin, 04/08/2021 17:44
Toronto yeshiva suing Ontario gov for COVID-related safety funds

Toronto yeshiva suing Ontario gov for COVID-related safety funds

Lawsuit argues Toronto Cheder and other private schools were unfairly treated when Ontario only gave federal COVID funds to public schools.Dan Verbin, 02/08/2021 21:33
Canadian province rolls out extra money for community security

Canadian province rolls out extra money for community security

Alberta to provide emergency grants to communities vulnerable to vandalism and violence.Dan Verbin, 12/07/2021 22:12
Palestinian flag at Hamilton, Ontario Starbucks removed after complaints

Palestinian flag at Hamilton, Ontario Starbucks removed after complaints

Flag and solidarity message was displayed on the store's counter, prompting a flurry of customer outrage on social media.Dan Verbin, 08/07/2021 15:56
Government of Ontario to combat anti-Semitism in schools

Government of Ontario to combat anti-Semitism in schools

Canadian province of Ontario announces plan to counter rising anti-Semitism in schools and communities.Elad Benari, 06/07/2021 05:38
Muslim Students Association at Western University demands ban on "pro-Zionist narrative"

Muslim Students Association at Western University demands ban on "pro-Zionist narrative"

Student association also demands an end to "any club's right to free speech" as Zionism has "many definitions."Dan Verbin, 24/06/2021 19:05
Petition urges Canadian government to condemn street named Swastika Trail

Petition urges Canadian government to condemn street named Swastika Trail

Ontario road dates to 1920s before the ancient symbol became associated with the Nazis and the Holocaust.Dan Verbin, 21/06/2021 16:27
Canada: Family killed in intentional anti-Muslim attack

Canada: Family killed in intentional anti-Muslim attack

Police say family of five in London, Ontario, targeted due to their Islamic faith.Elad Benari, 07/06/2021 23:34
London, Ontario prof rebuked for singling out Jewish students

London, Ontario prof rebuked for singling out Jewish students

Professor calls for Jewish students to be "boycotted and sanctioned" if "their culture is Zionism."Dan Verbin, 07/06/2021 15:30
Canadian uni students post TikTok vid encouraging stabbing of Israelis

Canadian uni students post TikTok vid encouraging stabbing of Israelis

Video by two Wilfred Laurier students, with 4,000+ views, also burns Israeli flag and compares Israel to toilet paper and vomit.Dan Verbin, Canada, 14/05/2021 21:20
Ontario legislature to seek input for creation of Holocaust memorial

Ontario legislature to seek input for creation of Holocaust memorial

After passage of bill, Ontario government is asking the Jewish community for ideas for the creation of a Holocaust memorial at Queen's Park.Dan Verbin, 26/04/2021 14:44
Ontario Government pulls ads from anti-Semitic newspaper

Ontario Government pulls ads from anti-Semitic newspaper

B’nai Brith Canada urges private businesses to follow Government in cancelling advertisements in pro-Palestinian newspaper.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/04/2021 06:17
Ontario gov to enter 4-week “emergency brake” lockdown

Ontario gov to enter 4-week “emergency brake” lockdown

The government of Ontario, Canada’s largest province, is implementing an “emergency brake” lockdown for the next four weeks.Dan Verbin, 01/04/2021 19:46
Officials: Worryingly low vaccination rate among 80+ in Ontario a problem

Officials: Worryingly low vaccination rate among 80+ in Ontario a problem

Less than three quarters of Ontarian age 80 and older have received their COVID-19 vaccination or are signed up to do so.Dan Verbin, 23/03/2021 18:15
Canadian province of Ontario adopts IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Canadian province of Ontario adopts IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Ontario becomes the first province in Canada to use International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of anti-Semitism.Elad Benari, 28/10/2020 01:05
Three anti-Semitic attacks recorded in Ontario during Rosh Hashanah

Three anti-Semitic attacks recorded in Ontario during Rosh Hashanah

B’nai Brith Canada reports three anti-Semitic incidents during Rosh Hashanah observances in the province of Ontario this past weekend.Elad Benari, 23/09/2020 05:38
Ontario pulls video called biased against Israel from online high school course

Ontario pulls video called biased against Israel from online high school course

Ontario pulls video called biased against Israel from online high school course.Marcy Oster, JTA, 31/07/2020 14:05
Ontario: Police apologize for misinformation suggesting support of Nazism

Ontario: Police apologize for misinformation suggesting support of Nazism

Ontario police apologize for treating vandalized monument to Nazi collaborators as a hate crime.Marcy Oster, JTA, 20/07/2020 09:14
Ontario: Police investigate after anti-Semitic posters shared online

Ontario: Police investigate after anti-Semitic posters shared online

Posters found in Kitchener contained anti-Semitic, white supremacist views - and were shared on social media.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/07/2020 09:44
Ontario will allow synagogues to reopen

Ontario will allow synagogues to reopen

Municipalities in Toronto, Ontario, to allow places of worship to reopen at 30% capacity.Marcy Oster, JTA, 10/06/2020 08:49
False warning about 'nuclear incident' causes panic in Ontario

False warning about 'nuclear incident' causes panic in Ontario

Residents of Canadian province wake up to cellphone alert warning them of an “incident” at nuclear plant east of Toronto.Ben Ariel, 13/01/2020 04:09
Ontario Premier condemns anti-Israel protest

Ontario Premier condemns anti-Israel protest

Anti-Israel protesters at Toronto's York University shouted "Viva Intifada" while demonstrating against event featuring former soldiers.Elad Benari, 22/11/2019 05:43
Canadian synagogue vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti

Canadian synagogue vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti

"Jews" crossed out within a circle and swastika discovered at entrance to Beth Jacob Synagogue in Hamilton, southwest of Toronto.Elad Benari, Canada, 08/10/2019 21:09
Anti-Semitic incidents rise to record level in Canada

Anti-Semitic incidents rise to record level in Canada

B'nai Brith warns of 'whopping national increase' in anti-Semitism, calls on Canada to implement action plan.JTA, 26/04/2018 12:14
Watch: Canadian Chabad house vandalized

Watch: Canadian Chabad house vandalized

Footage captures vandal smashing glass doors of Chabad House in Thornhill, Ontario. 'An anti-Semitic and hateful act.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/03/2018 21:50
'Expel Jews to the lake of fire' mailed to Ontario Jewish center

'Expel Jews to the lake of fire' mailed to Ontario Jewish center

Jewish community center in Ontario receives anti-Semitic hate mail, declaring February as 'Expulsion History Month.'JTA, 20/02/2018 20:06
Canadian court to rule whether Orthodox man is dead or alive

Canadian court to rule whether Orthodox man is dead or alive

Can hospital cut 25-year-old's life support, despite his family's pleas it be maintained? Ontario court to rule on young man's fate.David Rosenberg, 19/02/2018 12:09
Report: Jewish community most targeted by hate crimes in 2016

Report: Jewish community most targeted by hate crimes in 2016

Hate crimes against Jews in Canada rise, while those against Muslims decrease.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/11/2017 08:46
Ontario Labor Federation to vote on anti-Israel resolutions

Ontario Labor Federation to vote on anti-Israel resolutions

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center launches campaign calling on board to denounce upcoming anti-Israel resolutionsArutz Sheva Staff, 08/11/2017 13:06
Ontario's parliament overwhelmingly rejects BDS

Ontario's parliament overwhelmingly rejects BDS

Ontario Legislative Assembly passes motion affirming the Ontario Legislature’s rejection of BDS movement.Dalit Halevi, 02/12/2016 03:13
Ontario Premier promoting new anti-BDS bill

Ontario Premier promoting new anti-BDS bill

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to work with opposition on a new anti-BDS motion after a previous bill was voted down.Ben Ariel, 06/06/2016 03:46
Ontario parliament shoots down anti-BDS law

Ontario parliament shoots down anti-BDS law

Ontario parliament rejects bill that would have banned public institutions from doing business with BDS supporters.Dalit Halevi, 22/05/2016 06:41
Ontario Premier arrives in Israel to boost trade

Ontario Premier arrives in Israel to boost trade

Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne begins five-day trade mission together with major Canadian delegation.Ilana Shneider, 17/05/2016 18:08
Canadian Premier announces details on Israel trip

Canadian Premier announces details on Israel trip

During inaugural mission to Israel, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne will focus on high-tech, life sciences and information technology.Shoshana Miskin, 07/04/2016 19:41
Canadian Court Backs Extradition of Terrorist

Canadian Court Backs Extradition of Terrorist

Court dismisses Hassan Diab's appeals, supports government order to extradite to France. Diab accused in 1980 bombing of French synagogue.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/05/2014 19:36
Canada Considers Blacklisting Muslim Brotherhood

Canada Considers Blacklisting Muslim Brotherhood

Ontario House of Commons to consider Brotherhood ban, after already blacklisting Hamas.Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin, 11/04/2014 08:31
Anti-Zionist Cult Arrests Over Illegal Canada Stay

Anti-Zionist Cult Arrests Over Illegal Canada Stay

Lev Tahor cult back in news as immigration officials swoop down on compound, claims it is target of 'anti-Semitism.'Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar, 04/04/2014 08:40
Children from 'Lev Tahor' Back in Canadian Custody

Children from 'Lev Tahor' Back in Canadian Custody

Seven of thirteen children found, returned to Children's Services in Ontario; Lev Tahor members cry 'anti-Semitism.'Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 12/03/2014 00:44
Canada: Court Order Against Lev Tahor Cult Upheld

Canada: Court Order Against Lev Tahor Cult Upheld

Ontario court upholds Quebec ruling placing 13 abused children into foster care.Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin, 05/02/2014 22:40
'Get Out Of J'lem Or You're Dead' Isn't Hate Crime

'Get Out Of J'lem Or You're Dead' Isn't Hate Crime

Ontario Attorney General rules that man calling for Jews in Jerusalem to 'get out or be shot' at large rally didn't commit hate crime.Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar, 03/02/2014 12:22
Canada: 40 Pythons Seized in Motel

Canada: 40 Pythons Seized in Motel

The snakes belonged to a local couple who stayed at the room for only one night, with children.Arutz Sheva, 17/08/2013 22:20