Community Intelligence Brief: May 11, 2020

May 11, 2020

Intelligence Brief

Inside the Mossad Mission to Capture the Architect of Holocaust

Sixty years ago today, Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, architect of the Nazis' "Final Solution" that resulted in the murder of six million European Jews, was nabbed by a team of Israeli spies in Argentina - following a manhunt led by prominent Jewish figures, including Simon Wiesenthal - and ultimately put on trial and sentenced to death in Israel.

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Three Gulf States Seek Partnership with Israel to Fight Coronavirus

In recent weeks, three Gulf states have reached out to Israel to receive information and assistance in the fight against the coronavirus, including the United Arab Emirates' ambassador to the United Nations saying publicly that her government would be willing to work with Israel on a vaccine.

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Culprits in Dead Skunk Prank in Innisfil Identified

FSWC commends South Simcoe Police for identifying the perpetrators of an incident involving a swastika that occurred in the town of Innisfil. Following an extensive investigation, police identified three local teenagers involved in the incident and cautioned them "about the gravity of their behaviour."

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Holocaust Memories Book Reissued for 75th Anniversary of VE Day

"Witness: Passing the Torch of Holocaust Memory to New Generations" from Toronto publisher Second Story Press has been reissued and expanded to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Europe from Nazi rule. The book now includes invisible barcodes embedded in every photo of a survivor, rescuer or liberator that takes the readers online to watch their video testimonies.

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Israel Threatens to Pull Evangelical Christian TV Station Aimed at Jews

The Israeli government is reportedly threatening to take off air an evangelical Christian television channel that launched in Israel if it breaks strict rules around proselytising which forbid preaching to a person under 18 without the consent of a parent.

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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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