Avi Benlolo  President & Chief Executive Officer Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

Avi Benlolo President & Chief Executive Officer Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

From the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies, another communiqué equating Israeli Apartheid Week with racism and hate (sent in January, 2009):

Campus Affairs Committee

As some already know, there is a climate of hate permeating Canadian universities and now more than ever, it is targeting Jewish students, especially in Toronto.  Yearly events such as Week Against the Wall and Israeli Apartheid Week not only threaten Jewish students but spread intolerable propaganda throughout university communities.

The newly formed FSWC Campus Affairs Committee has decided to act in defence
of these students and in defence of truth.

The Committee will work proactively towards the following three objectives:
1.      Expose the culture of hate and intolerance on university campuses;
2.      Initiate direct campaigns of protest to university administrations;
3.      End Week Against the Wall and Israeli Apartheid Week

We would like to thank our co-chairs for the Committee, Alan Lechem and Oded
Orgil for their commitment to this project, we look very forward to working
with them on this initiative! If you are interested in getting involved with the Campus Affairs Committee,
or if you would like to participate in the first meeting, please RSVP to Bailey at bkoplowitz@fswc.ca

Copyright (c) Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

You can watch a video version of the position of the FSWC on what B’nai Brith has called “hate-fests” (Israeli Apartheid Week events) on Canadian campuses. The video is quite inflammatory and inacurate, and is on the front page of the FSWC site.

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