Community Intelligence Brief: May 25, 2020

May 25, 2020

Intelligence Brief

FSWC Presses for Hate Speech Charges Against Man Who Says Zionists Deserve 'Death and Extermination'

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center has reached out to law enforcement this morning urging that charges be laid against a Toronto-area man for inciting hatred and promoting genocide against Jews. The man posts regularly to Facebook about his hatred for Israel, Zionists and Jews, who he calls “swamp creatures” and “subhuman filths” who deserve to be “exterminated like the dirty stinking rats you are!”

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New Oxford University Study Finds Almost 20% of Britons Believe Jews Behind Coronavirus Pandemic

A new Oxford University survey that sought to test public attitudes toward various coronavirus conspiracy theories revealed that almost 20% of Britons agree to some degree with the statement "Jews have created the virus to collapse the economy for financial gain." The numbers were similar in regard to other conspiracy theories.

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Germany: Ex-SS Guard Tells Stutthof Murder Trial 'I Want to Forget'

"I want to forget and not go over that again," 93-year-old former Nazi SS guard Bruno Dey told a Hamburg court on Wednesday after being charged with assisting in the murder of 5,230 people at Stutthof death camp during the Holocaust. Dey is being tried in a juvenile court because he was 17 at the time of the murders.

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What Will the Vatican Archives Reveal About Pope Pius XII and the Nazis?

"What can be said is that Pius was never specific about what was happening to the Jews and failed to address the involvement of Catholics in the death camps. If he had threatened excommunication to any Roman Catholic who participated in the arrest and murder of Jews it could have limited, even stopped, the entire horror," writes Rev. Michael Coren in the Toronto Star.

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UN Coronavirus Aid Going to Palestinian Terror-Linked Groups

According to a new report by NGO Monitor, millions of dollars of international funding for the Palestinians' coronavirus emergency response coordinated by the WHO and OCHA have gone to organizations with links to terrorism, including the People's Front for the Liberation of Palestine which is recognized as a terrorist organization in Israel, the EU, US and Canada.

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119 Immigrants from Ethiopia Arrive in Israel

As Israel marked the annual memorial day for Ethiopian Jews who died on their way to the country, including holding a ceremony in remembrance at Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem, a plane carrying 119 Ethiopian immigrants landed in Israel on Thursday. Between 1979 and 1990, Israel organized several transports of Ethiopian Jews to Israel via Sudan, but hundreds or thousands died on their way to Sudanese camps.

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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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