Community Intelligence Brief: December 15, 2021

December 15, 2021

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Emil Farkas

University of Toronto Working Group on Antisemitism Comes Up Short, Insist Jewish Leaders

The University of Toronto will adopt all the recommendations from its working group on antisemitism at the school, but Jewish groups say the recommendations, and the report itself, don’t go nearly far enough to address an increasingly anti-Jewish atmosphere there.

“The University of Toronto’s failure to adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism shows a lack of commitment and courage in fighting the scourge of Jew-hatred that we have sadly seen rearing its ugly head on campus for years," said FSWC Director of Policy Jaime Kirzner-Roberts.

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Emil Farkas

Israel’s Beauty on Full Display as India Takes the Crown at Miss Universe in Eilat

While Miss India Harnaaz Sandhu was crowned the new Miss Universe Sunday night, there was another beauty prominently on display to an audience of hundreds of millions of people — Israel. The annual competition took place in Eilat, welcoming 80 contestants from all corners of the world who had the opportunity to travel the country and share their experiences with their supporters.

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Alberta Education

Historic First Meeting: Israeli Prime Minister Meets Emirati Crown Prince

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's trip to the United Arab Emirates earlier this week marked the first time an Israeli leader visited the country. On Monday, Bennett met with UAE leader Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the two becoming the first leaders of their respective countries to meet. Issues discussed included private and public sector cooperation in research and development, technology, food security, climate, water, energy, health and tourism.

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Antisemitic demonstration in Poland

White Supremacists in Canada’s Military Pose ‘Active Counter-Intelligence Threat’: Watchdog

White supremacists in Canada’s armed forces pose an “active counter-intelligence threat” and national defence officials are “limited” in their ability to root them out, the country’s national security watchdog says.

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Swastika graffiti in Ottawa

Israeli NGOs Send Aid to Kentucky in Wake of Tornadoes

Volunteers from SmartAID are installing a high-tech coordination centre for local responders, while IsraAID is sending a team to help.

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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

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