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Report: Canadian police investigated less than 1% of hate crimes in 2019

Report: Canadian police investigated less than 1% of hate crimes in 2019

New data suggests the vast majority of hate crimes in Canada experienced by the Jewish community and other groups are never investigated.Dan Verbin, Canada, 03/09/2021 19:05
University of Toronto student union signs letter attacking Israel

University of Toronto student union signs letter attacking Israel

Union reverses earlier decision, adopts letter making offensive accusations against Israel and denouncing Israel summer trip.Dan Verbin, 26/08/2021 15:57
Toronto area politician's campaign sign defaced

Toronto area politician's campaign sign defaced

Liberal Party candidate shares photos of a campaign sign defaced with a swastika and the word “Nazi”.Elad Benari, 25/08/2021 05:18
Toronto synagogue vandalized with swastika and other graffiti

Toronto synagogue vandalized with swastika and other graffiti

Beth Sholom Synagogue defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti several days after Jewish campaign signs were vandalized in Montreal.Dan Verbin, 19/08/2021 20:15
Toronto protesters call for violence against Jews

Toronto protesters call for violence against Jews

B’nai Brith Canada condemns ongoing failure by authorities to prevent hateful rallies targeting Israeli Jews in downtown Toronto.Elad Benari, 09/08/2021 06:45
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
Toronto man assaulted in broad daylight for being Jewish

Toronto man assaulted in broad daylight for being Jewish

Man walking his dog in Midtown area was shoved into fence by passerby who yelled anti-Israel invective at him after he fell to the ground.Dan Verbin, 29/07/2021 21:11
Warrant issued for Toronto man charged with anti-Semitic attacks after police revoke bail

Warrant issued for Toronto man charged with anti-Semitic attacks after police revoke bail

32-year old man considered dangerous, police warn members of the public not to approach him.Arutz Sheva Staff, Canada, 23/07/2021 22:17
B'nai Brith slams Toronto school board for ignoring Jew-hatred

B'nai Brith slams Toronto school board for ignoring Jew-hatred

Jewish community outraged after reinstatement of staffer who posted "virulently anti-Israel" material that justified suicide bombings.Dan Verbin, 19/07/2021 19:34
Appeal of editor of anti-Semitic Toronto newspaper denied

Appeal of editor of anti-Semitic Toronto newspaper denied

James Sears, editor of Toronto newspaper Your Ward News, was found guilty of promoting hatred against Jews and women.Elad Benari, Canada, 17/07/2021 01:44
Toronto police arrest man in connection with two anti-Semitic incidents

Toronto police arrest man in connection with two anti-Semitic incidents

Toronto police arrest 32-year-old following two incidents in which anti-Semitic slurs were hurled at victims.Elad Benari, 16/07/2021 03:12
Jewish community concerned by anti-Semitic assaults in Toronto

Jewish community concerned by anti-Semitic assaults in Toronto

Members of Jewish community in Toronto concern following two incidents of anti-Semitism in the city this past week.Elad Benari, 15/07/2021 05:02
B'nai Brith calls for resignation of U of T faculty association pres over remarks

B'nai Brith calls for resignation of U of T faculty association pres over remarks

B'nai Brith Canada calls faculty body head's remarks "inappropriate, and harmful to the campus’ Jewish community.”Dan Verbin, 07/07/2021 18:42
Toronto branch of Israeli gelato eatery Solato hit with one-star review campaign

Toronto branch of Israeli gelato eatery Solato hit with one-star review campaign

Days after opening in Canadian city, gelato chain hit with negative Google reviews slandering its gelato and origin as an Israeli company.Dan Verbin, 28/06/2021 15:42
Police investigating anti-Semitic graffiti found on chairs in Toronto park

Police investigating anti-Semitic graffiti found on chairs in Toronto park

Investigation launched after MP posts photos of Downsview Park chairs defaced with swastikas to social media.Dan Verbin, 21/06/2021 18:50
Toronto lifts order barring schools from hosting religious services

Toronto lifts order barring schools from hosting religious services

Orthodox schools in heavily Jewish area of Toronto welcome move made after rates of COVID begin to fall.Dan Verbin, 08/06/2021 16:36
Jewish-owned Toronto store vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti

Jewish-owned Toronto store vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti

Graffiti on the store's windows makes reference to gas chambers. Owner calls it a "disgrace" and is worried about safety of the area.Dan Verbin, 01/06/2021 20:13
Shomrim civilian patrol launched in Toronto and York Region

Shomrim civilian patrol launched in Toronto and York Region

After wave of anti-Semitic incidents, Jewish civilian security patrol launches in Toronto and heavily Jewish areas of suburbs.Dan Verbin, 01/06/2021 16:44
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
Toronto Jewish organizations demand action in response to anti-Semitism

Toronto Jewish organizations demand action in response to anti-Semitism

UJA and CIJA urge authorities to take strong, concrete action in response to rise in anti-Semitism targeting the local Jewish community.Elad Benari, 28/05/2021 06:12
Again: Anti-Semitism and support for terror on display in Toronto

Again: Anti-Semitism and support for terror on display in Toronto

Anti-Israel demonstrators march in downtown Toronto, call for “intifada” and carry Hamas flags.Elad Benari, 26/05/2021 06:06
Toronto yeshiva takes gov to court over COVID restrictions

Toronto yeshiva takes gov to court over COVID restrictions

Yeshiva, which does not allow the Internet, has been forced to teach remote learning classes through the telephone.Dan Verbin, 25/05/2021 19:22
Rabbi emeritus charged with defacing Toronto Israeli consulate

Rabbi emeritus charged with defacing Toronto Israeli consulate

Former rabbi of Vancouver, BC synagogue charged with mischief for part in anti-Israel protest that dumped red paint on steps of consulate.Dan Verbin, 24/05/2021 17:34
Toronto: Jews attacked by anti-Israel protesters

Toronto: Jews attacked by anti-Israel protesters

Anti-Israel event in Toronto turns violent, as mob attacks Jewish counter-demonstrators, cursing and assaulting them.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/05/2021 13:14
Anti-Semitic hate crimes rise in Toronto and area

Anti-Semitic hate crimes rise in Toronto and area

Annual reports find hate crimes increased by more than 50% in Toronto and by 20% in York Region in 2020.Elad Benari, Canada, 24/04/2021 00:04
Toronto area day school violating COVID regs loses UJA funding

Toronto area day school violating COVID regs loses UJA funding

Toronto area Jewish school had continued to operate in-person classes after provincial health guidelines banned in-class learning.Dan Verbin, 15/04/2021 19:41
More anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled in Toronto

More anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled in Toronto

Anti-Semitic vandalism campaign launched by student group attempts to intimidate Toronto's Jewish community.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/04/2021 14:31
B’nai Brith Canada condemns latest Toronto anti-Semitism

B’nai Brith Canada condemns latest Toronto anti-Semitism

B’nai Brith Canada condemns two incidents of anti-Semitic vandalism in the North York district of Toronto.Elad Benari, 01/04/2021 04:59
Toronto Law school cleared in decision not to hire anti-Israel academic

Toronto Law school cleared in decision not to hire anti-Israel academic

Report into whether judge influenced decision by law school not to hire rabidly anti-Israel academic finds no evidence of interference.Dan Verbin, 30/03/2021 21:05
Toronto bus shelter vandalized with anti-Semitic poster

Toronto bus shelter vandalized with anti-Semitic poster

Investigation underway after bus shelter in Toronto vandalized with poster promoting anti-Semitic blood libel.Elad Benari, 30/03/2021 06:48
Toronto university ordered to abandon BDS

Toronto university ordered to abandon BDS

University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union told to stop using student fees to promote BDS.Elad Benari, Canada, 05/02/2021 23:08
Watch: Outdoor prayer groups - in the Canadian snow

Watch: Outdoor prayer groups - in the Canadian snow

David Zolty of Toronto films outdoor Jewish prayer groups which continue to meet outside - despite heavy snowfall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2020 07:44
Toronto police identify 'person of interest' in murder of Jewish couple

Toronto police identify 'person of interest' in murder of Jewish couple

Toronto police say they identified a “person of interest” in murders of Jewish philanthropists Barry and Honey Sherman.Elad Benari, 26/11/2020 14:54
Charges against anti-Semitic Toronto establishment

Charges against anti-Semitic Toronto establishment

City of Toronto files charges against local establishment that used anti-Semitic smears and supported terrorists on social media.Elad Benari, 02/11/2020 05:37
Canadian Baloch activists protest in Toronto against 'atrocities by Pakistan'

Canadian Baloch activists protest in Toronto against 'atrocities by Pakistan'

Oct 4th commemorates 4th year of disappearance of Baloch student leader, Shabbir Baloch, arrested and disappeared from Awaran, Balochistan.Mordechai Sones, 04/10/2020 09:17
More than just a restoration

More than just a restoration

Child of Holocaust survivors celebrates a business success, while fighting hatred and racism at the same time.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/09/2020 22:56
Polish National Union of Canada condemns anti-Semitic newspaper

Polish National Union of Canada condemns anti-Semitic newspaper

Last week, B’nai Brith Canada revealed that a Toronto-based Polish newspaper blamed COVID-19 on a Jewish conspiracy.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 15/08/2020 00:49
Polish-language Toronto newspaper blames Jews for coronavirus pandemic

Polish-language Toronto newspaper blames Jews for coronavirus pandemic

B’nai Brith Canada says Polish-language newspaper blamed coronavirus pandemic on the Jewish community.Arutz Sheva Staff and JTA, 07/08/2020 06:20
DoorDash severs ties with anti-Semitic Toronto restaurant

DoorDash severs ties with anti-Semitic Toronto restaurant

DoorDash takes stand against Toronto restaurant which said that "Zionists are not welcome".Elad Benari, 09/07/2020 05:18
Uber cuts ties with Toronto restaurant which used anti-Semitic tropes

Uber cuts ties with Toronto restaurant which used anti-Semitic tropes

Following B'nai Brith Advocacy, Uber Canada will no longer deliver products from Toronto restaurant which said "Zionists aren't welcome".Ben Ariel, 07/07/2020 05:40
Toronto restaurant says 'Zionists not welcome'

Toronto restaurant says 'Zionists not welcome'

Toronto restaurant comes under fire for asserting that "Zionists are Nazis". Its owner says she is not anti-Semitic.Ben Ariel, 06/07/2020 01:08
Rebel News takes on Antifa mob and police who protect mob

Rebel News takes on Antifa mob and police who protect mob

Rebel News' Ezra Levant in epic showdown against Anifa squatters (and politically correct police) at Toronto's City Hall.Mordechai Sones, 29/06/2020 16:38
Toronto's York University introduces new accountability measures

Toronto's York University introduces new accountability measures

New procedures follow external review process after violent protests last November during a program run by a Jewish campus club.Elad Benari, 03/06/2020 06:22
Anti-Semitic graffiti discovered at Toronto school

Anti-Semitic graffiti discovered at Toronto school

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center condemns anti-Semitic graffiti at Toronto school located in an area with a large Jewish population.Elad Benari, 28/05/2020 05:37
Israelis called 'thieves and murderers' at Toronto Al-Quds Day event

Israelis called 'thieves and murderers' at Toronto Al-Quds Day event

Virtual event in Toronto in honor of Iranian Al-Quds Day again used to spread hate against Israel.Elad Benari, 19/05/2020 04:41
Spate of anti-Semitic graffiti hits Toronto

Spate of anti-Semitic graffiti hits Toronto

B’nai Brith Canada denounces anti-Semitic graffiti in the downtown Toronto area over the Passover holiday.Elad Benari, 14/04/2020 06:07
Toronto: Jewish store closed due to coronavirus is vandalized

Toronto: Jewish store closed due to coronavirus is vandalized

Aleph Bet Judaica, closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, has its door smashed and cash taken.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/04/2020 08:12
Toronto restaurants urged to temporarily close due to coronavirus

Toronto restaurants urged to temporarily close due to coronavirus

Health officials in Toronto recommend closure of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and theaters to prevent further spread of COVID-19.Elad Benari, 17/03/2020 04:37
Arabic paper in Canada claims Israelis bury Palestinians alive and steal their organs

Arabic paper in Canada claims Israelis bury Palestinians alive and steal their organs

Modern-day blood libel in Canada: Jews bury Muslims alive and steal their organs.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 07/03/2020 18:43
Swastika reportedly drawn on head of Toronto man with Alzheimer’s

Swastika reportedly drawn on head of Toronto man with Alzheimer’s

Nephew discovers swastika drawn on his uncle at care center in Toronto.Marcy Oster/JTA, 09/01/2020 18:33
Toronto university labor union under fire for anti-Semitic tweet

Toronto university labor union under fire for anti-Semitic tweet

B’nai Brith Canada condemns labor union at University of Toronto following anti-Israel and anti-Semitic tweets.Ben Ariel, 06/01/2020 02:11
Student union in Toronto votes to oppose Israeli officials

Student union in Toronto votes to oppose Israeli officials

Undergraduate students’ union at York University passes motion stating it will work to oppose Israeli representatives on campus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/12/2019 05:21
Student group at Toronto university tweets about attacking Jews

Student group at Toronto university tweets about attacking Jews

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center condemns York University group which organized last week's violent anti-Israel. protestElad Benari, 27/11/2019 05:39
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
Watch: Anti-Israel protesters shout 'Viva Intifada' in Toronto

Watch: Anti-Israel protesters shout 'Viva Intifada' in Toronto

Anti-Israel protesters tried to disrupt an event featuring IDF reservists at York University in Toronto.Elad Benari, 21/11/2019 05:28
Anti-Semitic protest at Toronto's York University condemned

Anti-Semitic protest at Toronto's York University condemned

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center demands York University protect rights of Jewish students amid protest over event with IDF reservists.Elad Benari, 20/11/2019 23:42
Jewish Raptors owner says boycott hasn't kept team from Israel

Jewish Raptors owner says boycott hasn't kept team from Israel

Co-owner of NBA's Toronto Raptors rejects claims boycott has kept the team from visiting Israel.Marcy Oster, JTA, 01/11/2019 08:32