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Threatening call at Bloor and Spadina: A journalist at CP24 has tweeted that a threatening call came into a school in Toronto’s Bloor Street and Spadina Avenue area and not, as she initially tweeted, to the Miles Nadal JCC. Toronto Police are investigating. Stay tuned as more details come in.
— Gina Chung (@GinaChungCP24) March 7, 2017
FSWC condemns Local 3902: Because it supports the school’s Israeli Apartheid Week, the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies has called out the union representing U of T’s seasonal lecturers and teaching assistants.
Learnin’ for young folks: Limmud 2017, to be held March 19, will feature a whole lot of talks for young people, like Ve’ahavta’s Danny Richmond’s session titled “Jewish Indigenous Conversation.”
A travel ban all its own: Israel passed a controversial law yesterday banning entry to foreigners who publicly call for boycotts to the Jewish state or its settlements.
Pushed into arms of BDS: In response, Carelton University professor and CJN contributor Mira Sucharov writes in Ha’aretz that, “as liberal Zionism’s promise loses its lustre with every move to more deeply entrench the occupation,” she feels pushed further towards supporting BDS.
Team Israel two-day winning streak: Israel beat Chinese Taipei 15-7 in its second game of the World Baseball Classic this morning.
B’nai Brith marks International Women’s Day: In honour of International Women’s Day (which is tomorrow), this Thursday, March 9, B’nai Brith Canada will host an art exhibition and cocktail reception highlighting the experience of women refugees.