A brief update on what’s going on behind the scenes at Treyf HQ + remembering the attack on the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City, one year later.


Short: Tom Pessah

We spoke with Tom Pessah, an activist & academic based in Tel Aviv. We talked about his work with Amram, a group working to expose the truth about Israel’s mass kidnapping of Yemenite, Mizrahi and Balkan children in the 1950s. We spoke about the racism that led to these kidnappings, and his investigation into JIMENA, the largest group representing Mizrahi Jews in the US.

Show Notes:

Forward – What Happened to the Yemenite Children? We’re Still Waiting On an Answer

Jewschool – Jews of the Middle East or Ashkenazi Donors?

972 Mag – The Tragedy of the Lost Yemenite Children: In the Footsteps of the Adoptees

Amram’s New English-Language Website

Short: Bernie Farber

We spoke with Bernie Farber (former CEO of the Canadian Jewish Congress) about his recent role in helping uncover the truth about Ayman Elkasrawy, a Toronto Imam fired from his job due to false accusations of Anti-Semitism. We talked about the uneven relationship between Jewish and Muslim communities in Canada, the rise of the far-right, and how mainstream Jewish groups no longer understand what Anti-Semitism really means.
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