The B’nai Brith Audit of Antisemitic Incidents: An Unreliable and Dangerous Document

Allegations of widespread antisemitism in Canada have penetrated the media and the political sphere. But a careful analysis of these claims shows that while there is a rise in antisemitic incidents, claims of imminent danger to Canadian Jews are fueling a moral panic that is both disingenuous and dangerous.  

In her latest report for IJV, Sheryl Nestel, PhD, compares conclusions drawn by B’nai Brith Canada from its 2023 Audit of Antisemitic Incidents with a recent academic report conducted by Prof. Robert Brym, a highly-respected scholar at of the University of Toronto.

The pictures painted by the two reports could not be more stark.