CJC Aids in Arrest
TORONTO — Court testimony by Canadian Jewish Congress CEO Bernie Farber helped lead to the indictment last week of the self-described “commander” of the American National Socialist Workers Party, the Globe and Mail reported. Bill White, 31, was indicted on seven criminal counts for online threats to Ottawa human rights lawyer Richard Warman, as well as Jews and blacks, partly on the basis of secret testimony by Farber and Warman to a grand jury in Virginia earlier this fall.
TORONTO — Canadian Jewish Congress last week marked the United Nations’ passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 60 years ago. “It is no coincidence that the United Nations, itself a creation of the post-World War II international community, passed the Universal Declaration out of the ashes of the Holocaust,” said Congressco-president Rabbi Reuven Bulka. “The unprecedented scale of the Nazis’ genocidal war crimes… cried out for a global response to protect the rights and freedoms that underpin the world we seek for all humankind.”
Cdn. Aid To Mumbai
TORONTO — A team of Israeli trauma experts, supported by UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, is in Mumbai, India, to help victims of the recent terror attacks there. IsraAID, an Israeli humanitarian group, sent a team to share expertise in dealing with disasters and terror attacks. It’s helping the Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre’s trauma counselling unit in Mumbai to train hospital staff and teachers. It will also directly support families and victims. The federation has also supported IsraAID’s work in such places as New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and in Somali camps in Kenya.