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Winnipeg Yom Hashoah Event April 18: Unto Every Person There is a Name

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Greg Carr

Apr 14, 2023, 1:02:26 PM4/14/23
Winnipeg Yom Hashoah Event: Unto Every Person There is a Name

In honour of Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), B’nai Brith Canada's League for Human Rights will be presenting a reading of the names of Holocaust victims on April 18 at the Legislative Building in Winnipeg.

Chaired by Jeff Lieberman, President of The Great Promotional Products Company, the event will feature a reading of the names of Holocaust victims by Holocaust survivors, family members, public figures and private citizens. The names, which are inscribed on the grounds of the Holocaust monument at the Manitoba Legislature, belong to victims who have had family members in Winnipeg or whose surviving family members settled in Winnipeg after the Second World War.

The event will also feature a candle lighting and naming ceremony in conjunction with One More Candle in honour of the 1.5 million children murdered in the Holocaust.

Help keep these victims' memories alive by attending a virtual screening of the event on April 18 at 7:30 p.m.
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD: Tell Meta No to Terrorist Incitement Online
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Meta (AP)
March 31, 2023

TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is deeply concerned that Meta, parent company of Facebook, is considering removing from its algorithm content moderation surrounding an Arabic-language word used to incite violence and terrorism.

The proposed policy, under consideration by Meta’s Oversight Board, an independent committee of advisors, will remove a moderation tool that flagged posts containing an Arabic word that roughly translates as “martyr.” The algorithm previously moderated posts using the term to prevent users from promoting terrorism on the platform, including during the Israel-Gaza conflict of 2021.


Reports have emerged that the policy change is being pushed by anti-Israel advocates claiming the term is used in legitimate political discourse and part of “free expression.” Khaled Mansour, an Egyptian-academic known for his bias against Israel, is a member of Meta’s Oversight Board.

B’nai Brith rejects the notion that there is an acceptable use for the term, when it is used in reference to those who engage in criminal acts against Israel or its population and argues its past applications to endorse terrorism make it unfit for the platform. Meta’s Oversight Board, which has binding powers over content moderation, is now seeking public comment on the proposed changes to its policy. We encourage concerned Canadians to click this link to voice their concerns.


The proposed change in policy stems from recommendations made to the Oversight Board by an independent third party following a review by the Oversight Board into a 2019 user complaint regarding a removed post. It is unclear to B’nai Brith how the suggested policy modification arose from the recommendations made by the third party, as the recommendations made no reference to the Arabic word for “martyr.” Why this particular word was chosen remains a mystery.

“We are closely monitoring this situation,” said Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B’nai Brith Canada. “Meta plays an enormous role in Canadian society. We won’t stand by as the platform gives voices to those endorsing violence. We encourage concerned Canadians to express themselves to Meta.”

I note the head of Facebook is Mark Zuckerberg a Jew. Religious beliefs
Raised as a Reform Jew, Zuckerberg later identified as an atheist. However, he said in 2016 that "I went through a period where I questioned things, but now I believe religion is very important."[15][195][196]

Early life
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born on on May 14, 1984, in White Plains, New York[9] to psychiatrist Karen (née Kempner) and dentist Edward Zuckerberg.[10] He and his three sisters (Arielle, Randi, and Donna) were raised in a Reform Jewish household[11][12] in Dobbs Ferry, New York.[13] His great-grandparents were Jewish emigrants from Austria, Germany, and Poland.[14] He attended high school at Ardsley High School before transferring to Phillips Exeter Academy. He was the captain of the fencing team.[15][16][17]
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