Community Intelligence Brief: August 10, 2022

August 10, 2022

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First National Tribute Held 40 Years After Attack on Paris' Jewish Quarter

A national tribute was held for the first time on Tuesday to mark 40 years since a terrorist attack in the Jewish quarter of Paris, France that left six dead and more than 22 people wounded.

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FSWC Summer Partnership with Camp Manitou Inspires Campers to Be Changemakers  

In recent weeks, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) paid several visits to Camp Manitou in McKellar, Ontario, conducting a series of meaningful educational workshops and presenting guest speakers. Not typically associated with summer camp activities, this innovative initiative encourages campers to be positive changemakers and to never turn away in the face of hate and injustice.

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Misfired Rockets May Have Killed Over a Dozen in Gaza Battle

Close to one-third of the Palestinians who died in the latest outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza militants may have been killed by errant rockets fired by the Palestinian side, according to an Israeli military assessment that appears consistent with independent reporting by The Associated Press. Israel additionally said it killed at least 20 terror group militants and that militants fired about 1,100 rockets, with about 200 landing inside the Palestinian enclave.

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UN Investigator Apologizes for Jewish Lobby Remark

A member of the UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry on Israel apologized last week for his comment that social media was largely controlled by the Jewish lobby, and emphasized that he had not meant to question Israel’s status as one of the organization’s 193 member states.

"An apology does not take away from the fact that the UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry on Israel is inherently biased and needs to be dissolved. We commend the 18 nations that denounced the investigator's antisemitic remarks and anti-Israel bias," FSWC stated in an online post.

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Facebook Profits from Ads on Searches for Hate Group Pages: Report

Facebook has profited from searches and ads for white supremacist groups on its social media platform, according to a report released Wednesday from the Tech Transparency Project.

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Report Antisemitism and News of Concern to FSWC

If you would like to report antisemitism or news of concern to Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center, please email jaime@fswc.ca.

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