Antisemitic Campaign at Mississauga School Being Investigated

April 12, 2019

Media Release

Toronto (April 12, 2019) - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) has been notified by community members about an antisemitic campaign that is taking place at Stephen Lewis Secondary School in Mississauga.

The campaign, which promotes the false and antisemitic idea that Israel conducts ‘human testing’ of medicine on Palestinian prisoners, is reportedly being promoted by students on social media and inside the school.

“It is shocking to think that spreading such false and hateful ideas could be permissible inside a school,” said FSWC President and CEO Avi Benlolo. “The school and school board must take immediate action by looking into this campaign and ensuring the students who are behind it are educated and held accountable.”

FSWC has expressed concern to the school and the Peel District School Board about the reported campaign and urged both to conduct a thorough investigation and put an end to the campaign. FSWC has also offered bring its human rights and tolerance workshops to the school.

Media Contact:

Avital Borisovsky
Communications Associate
416.864.9735 x 29
aborisovsky@fswc.ca

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