David Matas

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David Matas has worked as the legal counsel of B'nai B'rith Canada since 1989.[1] Matas has a "private refugee, immigration, and human rights law practice in Winnipeg and has authored eight books."[1] He has also served as a member of the United Nations General Assembly and of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust in 2000.[1] He has also served as director of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development. Matas has spent most of his career advocating pro-Israel policy and has worked in the Canadian government as well as several NGOs both Canadian and international, including the Canadian Jewish Congress which is very similar to AIPAC in terms of its pro-Israel lobbying activities.[2]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Rebeca Kuropatwa, "B’nai Brith senior counsel, a long-time human rights advocate, gets major recognition", Jewish Tribune, 15 August 2007, accessed on 11 December 2010
  2. Dan Freeman-maloy, "AIPAC North", ZNet, 26 June 2006
  3. NCRI, "International legal symposium in defense of Ashraf", National Council of Resistance of Iran, 5 December 2010, accessed on 21 December 2010