Community Intelligence Brief: December 29, 2021

December 29, 2021

Intelligence Brief

Latest News

Swastika graffiti in Ottawa

Simon Wiesenthal Center Releases Global Antisemitism 2021 Top Ten List

Simon Wiesenthal Center has released its annual Global Antisemitism Top Ten list, with the Iranian regime topping the list, followed by Hamas-inspired violent attacks against Jews from Germany to the US; the BBC & the UK; Unilever; Jewish Voices for Peace; University of Southern California; Social media giants Twitter, Telegram and TikTok; Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) & Sunrise Movement.

Read Report

Swastika graffiti in Ottawa

Governor General Announces 135 New Appointments to the Order of Canada

Today, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, announced 135 new appointments to the Order of Canada, including Holocaust survivor and FSWC stalwart Max Eisen for his contributions to Holocaust education and other prominent members of the Jewish community, including Leo Goldhar, Eva Olsson, Robert Eisenberg and Rose Lipszyc. Also honoured was Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl, longtime senior rabbi of Beth Tzedec Congregation who was honoured for his spiritual and community leadership and for fostering interfaith dialogue.

Mazel tov to everyone who received this honour and whose service and achievements continue to have such a positive impact in our country and beyond!

Read More

Emil Farkas

Bambi: Cute, Lovable, Vulnerable ... or a Dark Parable of Antisemitic Terror?

A new translation of the original tale of Felix Salten's Bambi, published in 1923, seeks to shine a light on its much darker beginnings as a novel about persecution and antisemitism in 1920s Austria, through which the author tried to warn the world that Jews would be terrorized, dehumanized and murdered in the years to come.

Read More

Antisemitic demonstration in Poland

Poway Synagogue Shooter Sentenced to Second Life Sentence

John T. Earnest, who admitted to a shooting at a San Diego area synagogue that killed one and injured three others in 2019, has been sentenced to a second life sentence.

Read More

Alberta Education

Nazi-Looted Art in France Returned to Heirs of Jewish Owner

Four artworks looted by Nazis in France during World War II have been returned to the heirs of Jewish-Egyptian businessman Moise Levi de Benzion, France’s ministry of culture recently announced. Before the four works were returned last week, 169 pieces of art held by France had been restored to their owners since 1951.

Read More

Make a year-end donation in support of the important advocacy and education work of Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center today! Donate by December 31 to receive a 2021 charitable tax receipt. Read our 2021 Impact Report

Make a year-end donation

< Back to News Room