FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 18, 2013, TORONTO — B’nai Brith Canada is congratulating the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) for rejecting inaccurate and misleading anti-Israel ads.

“We congratulate the TTC for making the right decision in rejecting the ads,” said Frank Dimant, CEO, B’nai Brith Canada. “They carefully reviewed their own rules and put the ad into historical context to find that it was misleading and inaccurate and could lead to hatred or violence against supporters of Israel and the Jewish community in particular.”

“We applaud them for the thoughtfulness that they brought to this issue and their strong stance for a fair reading of their advertising policy. In properly interpreting the law on free speech to understand that it does not include the right to spread false information, the TTC has not allowed itself to fall prey to the false anti-Israel propaganda campaign.”

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For more information please contact: Sam Eskenasi, Communications Officer at (647) 780-8490 or communications@bnaibrith.ca

B’nai Brith Canada has been active in Canada since 1875 as the Jewish community’s foremost human rights agency.