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Jewish candidates' campaign signs defaced in Montreal

Jewish candidates' campaign signs defaced in Montreal

Election campaign signs of two Jewish Canadian politicians in Montreal defaced with swastikas.Elad Benari, 18/08/2021 05:34
Longtime Montreal Rabbi Howard Joseph passes away

Longtime Montreal Rabbi Howard Joseph passes away

Rabbi Joseph led the city's Spanish and Portuguese Congregation for four decades before retiring in 2009 and becoming its rabbi emeritus.Dan Verbin, 17/08/2021 15:58
Montreal auction house sale of Nazi items criticized by Jewish community

Montreal auction house sale of Nazi items criticized by Jewish community

Community not satisfied by company's explanation that buyers are "military collections" buying "historical pieces."Dan Verbin, 19/07/2021 18:00
Second Montreal kosher eatery target of arson attack

Second Montreal kosher eatery target of arson attack

Following an arson attack on kosher Chez Benny Express on June 13, the nearby Montreal Kosher Bakery was targeted on Monday.Dan Verbin, 30/06/2021 14:29
Jewish groups applaud Montreal City Council condemnation of anti-Semitism

Jewish groups applaud Montreal City Council condemnation of anti-Semitism

Montreal City Council resolution also commits to fighting Jew-hatred.Dan Verbin, 17/06/2021 18:02
Vandals try to torch Montreal kosher restaurant

Vandals try to torch Montreal kosher restaurant

Glass door smashed at kosher restaurant in Montreal. Vandals attempted to set fire to the restaurant.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/06/2021 08:39
Montreal borough condemns acts of hate and violence against Jews

Montreal borough condemns acts of hate and violence against Jews

Councillors' motion condemns Jew hatred and commits to ensuring the safety of the Jewish community in the borough.Dan Verbin, 10/06/2021 19:03
Canadian gov needs to "tackle anti-Semitism head on," says Montreal Board of Rabbis

Canadian gov needs to "tackle anti-Semitism head on," says Montreal Board of Rabbis

Board calls for governments, civil society leaders and people of good conscience to denounce anti-Semitism.Dan Verbin, 01/06/2021 18:56
Canada hit with wave of anti-Semitic attacks

Canada hit with wave of anti-Semitic attacks

Anti-Semitism in Canada includes rock throwing, physical attacks, aimed at Jews and pro-Israel activists.David Lazarus, JTA, 28/05/2021 08:15
Montreal police put in place "response plan" to protect Jewish areas of city

Montreal police put in place "response plan" to protect Jewish areas of city

After "alarming number of provocative incidents" and new online threats, police will increase presence in Jewish areas.Dan Verbin, 21/05/2021 15:53
Two men arrested for possible hate crime against Montreal Jews

Two men arrested for possible hate crime against Montreal Jews

Police make arrests after men observed driving around threatening Jewish residents, hate crime unit investigating.Dan Verbin, 20/05/2021 15:46
Montreal to name a park after Elie Wiesel

Montreal to name a park after Elie Wiesel

A Montreal park will be named after the Nobel Peace Prize winning author in honor of the fifth anniversary of his death.Dan Verbin, 26/04/2021 17:40
Fight over proposed Sephardi synagogue engulfs Montreal Jewish suburb

Fight over proposed Sephardi synagogue engulfs Montreal Jewish suburb

In heavily Jewish Côte Saint-Luc, proposal to build synagogue sees Ashkenazi and Sephardi city councillors in political battle over zoning.Dan Verbin, 18/04/2021 18:43
Concordia student union apologizes to Montreal Jewish community

Concordia student union apologizes to Montreal Jewish community

Student union does mea culpa for long history of anti-Jewish behaviour, including hosting Jew hating Nation of Islam speaker.Dan Verbin, 08/04/2021 22:47
One year later: Montreal mayor again breaks promise to adopt IHRA anti-Semitism definition

One year later: Montreal mayor again breaks promise to adopt IHRA anti-Semitism definition

The mayor of Montreal failed to live up to her promise to adopt the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism. Jewish community "outraged."Dan Verbin, 23/03/2021 14:24
Arrest made in connection with Montreal synagogue vandalism

Arrest made in connection with Montreal synagogue vandalism

B'nai Brith Canada says Montreal man has been arrested in connection with the desecration of a synagogue in May 2020.Elad Benari, 12/03/2021 05:40
Montreal auction house suspended over Nazi relics

Montreal auction house suspended over Nazi relics

Online auction platform suspends Montreal auction house, removes Holocaust and Nazi relics that were being sold in an auction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/03/2021 05:34
Montreal auction house urged to remove Holocaust and Nazi relics

Montreal auction house urged to remove Holocaust and Nazi relics

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center calls on Montreal-based auction house to immediately remove Holocaust relics from its online auction.Ben Ariel, 10/03/2021 05:13
Montreal borough adopts IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Montreal borough adopts IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Borough of Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce makes IHRA definition the official guideline for determining what constitutes anti-Semitism.Elad Benari, 28/01/2021 06:42
Montreal police close down synagogues

Montreal police close down synagogues

Police claim too many worshippers were present in the building; the community says they complied with guidelines.Shlomo Witty, 24/01/2021 23:01
Montreal synagogue defaced with swastikas

Montreal synagogue defaced with swastikas

Swastikas painted onto doors of Congregation Shaar Hashomayim in Montreal. Suspect also reportedly had a gasoline canister.Elad Benari, 14/01/2021 05:42
Montreal Jewish nursing home hit hard by COVID infections in 2nd wave

Montreal Jewish nursing home hit hard by COVID infections in 2nd wave

Over 60 residents and staff at Montreal nursing home infected with COVID-19.David Lazarus/JTA, 25/11/2020 22:57
Montreal Jewish school is shut down for 2 weeks over coronavirus outbreak

Montreal Jewish school is shut down for 2 weeks over coronavirus outbreak

Jewish high school in Montreal ordered to close for two weeks after 15 students diagnosed with the coronavirusDavid Lazarus, JTA, 22/09/2020 07:02
Montreal-area home has clause preventing sale to Jews

Montreal-area home has clause preventing sale to Jews

Home near Quebec's largest city contains a clause in its deed preventing sale to a Jewish person.Ben Ariel and JTA, 26/02/2020 04:04
Montreal suburb adopts IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Montreal suburb adopts IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

City council of Westmount adopts working definition of anti-Semitism based on that of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.Elad Benari, 07/02/2020 06:46
Motion against Jewish student in Montreal rejected

Motion against Jewish student in Montreal rejected

Student’s Society of McGill University’s Board of Directors rejects motion calling for Jewish student to resign over trip to Israel.Elad Benari, 04/12/2019 04:04
Montreal university sides with Jewish student

Montreal university sides with Jewish student

McGill University sides with Jewish student who was threatened with removal from student union board of directors over a trip to Israel.Elad Benari, 03/12/2019 04:10
Montreal Jewish student harassed over Israel trip

Montreal Jewish student harassed over Israel trip

Canadian Jewish advocacy group criticizes McGill University student council for calling on student to resign over planned Israel trip.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/12/2019 03:52
Montreal taxi driver charged following assault of Jewish man

Montreal taxi driver charged following assault of Jewish man

Former taxi driver charged after assault of a Jewish man on July 28.Ben Ariel, 06/09/2019 05:07
Hasidic children in Montreal vaccinated after measles outbreak

Hasidic children in Montreal vaccinated after measles outbreak

Hundreds of Hasidic children in Montreal vaccinated over past few days after five cases of the disease confirmed.Marcy Oster, JTA, 26/08/2019 07:10
$10 million campaign launched to protect Montreal Jews

$10 million campaign launched to protect Montreal Jews

Canadian Jews are looking to raise $10 million to provide security to communal institutions in Montreal.Sam Sokol, JTA, 08/08/2019 13:32
Report: Montreal home to 'prolific' neo-Nazi writer

Report: Montreal home to 'prolific' neo-Nazi writer

Montreal paper outs 32-year-old IT consultant as online recruiter for white supremacist movement.JTA, 06/05/2018 17:57
Montreal residents wear yellow badges to protest Hasidic buses

Montreal residents wear yellow badges to protest Hasidic buses

Montreal residents wear badges reminiscent of yellow stars Nazis forced Jews to wear in protest against school buses for Hasidic children.JTA, 07/03/2018 22:18
Canadian synagogues receive death threats

Canadian synagogues receive death threats

At least five Canadian synagogues receive threatening messages reading 'Jewry Must Perish' during Hanukkah festival.David Rosenberg, 19/12/2017 12:08
Imam who called to kill Jews 'one by one' won't be prosecuted

Imam who called to kill Jews 'one by one' won't be prosecuted

Quebec court rules Montreal imam who asked Allah to ‘destroy the Jews’ will not be prosecuted because 'too much time elapsed.'JTA, 16/09/2017 20:11
Illegal Muslim immigrants flee US for fear of deportation

Illegal Muslim immigrants flee US for fear of deportation

Canada forced to open Olympic Stadium to house 'refugees' fleeing potential deportation under Trump Administration policies.Mordechai Sones, 07/08/2017 22:19
Montreal: Arrest warrant for imam over anti-Semitism

Montreal: Arrest warrant for imam over anti-Semitism

Montreal judge issues arrest warrant for imam who called for the slaughter of Jews.Elad Benari, 18/07/2017 03:42
Montreal ex-mayor to serve 1 year in jail for fraud

Montreal ex-mayor to serve 1 year in jail for fraud

First Jewish Montreal mayor says he'll be a better person when he comes out of jail.JTA, 02/04/2017 07:07
Montreal man arrested over ties to ISIS

Montreal man arrested over ties to ISIS

Canadian-Algerian resident of Montreal arrested in Turkey on suspicion of being a member of ISIS.Dalit Halevi, 26/03/2017 06:20
2nd Montreal mosque hosts imam speech calling for death of Jews

2nd Montreal mosque hosts imam speech calling for death of Jews

Iman quotes Quran to call for murder of Jewish people, calls Jews 'human demons.'JTA, 23/03/2017 17:10
Watch: Neturei Karta in Canada burn Israeli flag

Watch: Neturei Karta in Canada burn Israeli flag

Neturei Karta activists burn Israeli flag on Purim as expression of their opposition to Israel's existence.Dalit Halevi, 22/03/2017 03:14
Montreal police investigating latest anti-Jew hate video

Montreal police investigating latest anti-Jew hate video

Montreal police asked to investigate second video showing hate sermon against Jews from same local mosque.Elad Benari, 03/03/2017 06:43
Canadian imam: Jews have 'no right to Palestine'

Canadian imam: Jews have 'no right to Palestine'

In video from 2014, imam in Montreal mosque curses Jews, describes them as "slayers of the prophets".Dalit Halevi, 02/03/2017 03:16
Student who called to 'punch a Zionist' resigns

Student who called to 'punch a Zionist' resigns

Student politician at McGill University in Montreal who tweeted a call to “punch a Zionist” resigns.Elad Benari, Canada, 24/02/2017 21:09
Jewish man stabbed in Montreal

Jewish man stabbed in Montreal

Unknown attackers stab Jewish man in Montreal, community unsure whether to classify attack as anti-Semitic.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/02/2017 11:24
Montreal’s “punch a Zionist” problem

Montreal’s “punch a Zionist” problem

Montreal cannot have changed that much – but it has. Jack Engelhard, 21/02/2017 20:28
Montreal imam calls to ‘destroy accursed Jews’ in viral video

Montreal imam calls to ‘destroy accursed Jews’ in viral video

Police investigating viral video which calls to 'destroy the Jews'.JTA, 19/02/2017 19:09
Painting looted by Nazis returned to Montreal foundation

Painting looted by Nazis returned to Montreal foundation

FBI returns Nazi-looted painting to Montreal-based foundation named for the German Jewish art dealer whose gallery once owned it.JTA, 09/02/2017 03:31
Canadian ex-lawmaker finds swastika carved in snow

Canadian ex-lawmaker finds swastika carved in snow

Former Canadian politician reports swastika carved in the snow near her home in Manitoba.JTA, 09/02/2017 00:57
Montreal's first Jewish mayor convicted of fraud and corruption

Montreal's first Jewish mayor convicted of fraud and corruption

Montreal’s first Jewish mayor facing up to five years in prison after being convicted of fraud and corruption.JTA, 01/02/2017 02:28
Montreal hasidim threaten suit over ban on new places of worship

Montreal hasidim threaten suit over ban on new places of worship

Hasidic Jews in Montreal’s Outremont borough are vowing to go to court after a referendum upheld a bylaw banning new places of worship.JTA, 21/11/2016 20:14
Toronto, Montreal mayors to head mission to Israel

Toronto, Montreal mayors to head mission to Israel

Toronto Mayor John Tory and Montreal Dennis Coderre to head a business technology mission to Israel next week.Dalit Halevi, 06/11/2016 04:47
Arrest made in Montreal assault of JDL leader

Arrest made in Montreal assault of JDL leader

Police arrest and charged suspect in the assault of a Canadian Jewish Defense League leader in Montreal.JTA, 20/09/2016 05:20
Montreal Chabad center investigated

Montreal Chabad center investigated

Quebec officials investigating possible connections between a Montreal Chabad group and an alleged money-laundering scam.JTA, 16/09/2016 03:30
Pro-Israel protesters punched by leftist activists

Pro-Israel protesters punched by leftist activists

Far-left activists physically assault pro-Israel JDL members who came to Montreal to protest 'anti-Semitic' conference.Dalit Halevi, 11/08/2016 07:52
'Architect of Montreal's Jewish community' dies

'Architect of Montreal's Jewish community' dies

Manuel (Manny) Batshaw, who was considered “the architect of Montreal’s Jewish community,” has died at 101.JTA, 20/07/2016 05:55
Montreal ad banned 'lest it offend Muslims'

Montreal ad banned 'lest it offend Muslims'

Political and economic factors have turned an advertisement about oil into an issue of free speech.Rachel Kaplan, 18/07/2016 09:48