Community Intelligence Brief: May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020

Intelligence Brief

FSWC Speaks with Einat Wilf, Author of 'The War of Return'

FSWC Speaks with Einat Wilf, Author of 'The War of Return'

Yesterday FSWC members welcomed Dr. Einat Wilf - a former Israeli politician and the author of six books that explore key issues in Israeli society - to discuss her most recent book "The War of Return: How Western Indulgence of the Palestinian Dream Has Obstructed the Path to Peace." Hear what she had to say.

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The Coronavirus Becomes a Battle Cry for U.S. Extremists

The coronavirus and government stay-at-home orders have drawn out America's extremists who are attempting to turn the pandemic into a recruiting tool both on the internet and on the streets with anti-immigrant and antisemitic signs and messages.

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Daughter of 95-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Uses Bucket Truck to Say Hello at Toronto Nursing Home

Lee Minkowitz, the daughter of a 95-year-old Holocaust survivor, decided to climb a bucket truck last week to catch a glimpse of her father who has been in isolation at his Toronto nursing home for nearly six weeks.

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Leaders Pledge Billions for Virus Vaccine Research

Today dozens of world leaders - including from Canada and Israel - participated in the Coronavirus Global Response conference and began pledging billions of dollars for research into a coronavirus vaccine, new treatments and better testing.

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German Bishops' Conference: Catholic Church Was ‘Complicit’ in Nazi Crimes

A report presented by the German Bishops' Conference at a video news conference last week stated Catholic bishops in Germany "made themselves complicit" in Nazi crimes by not opposing the Second World War and helping support "both soldiers and the regime."

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Iran Cancels Annual Anti-Israel ‘Quds Day’ Rallies Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

General Ramezan Sharif, described as the head of the "Intifada (Uprising) and Quds Center at Iran’s Islamic Propagation Coordination Council," reportedly announced on Sunday that Iran will not hold its annual "Quds Day" rallies calling for Israel's annihilation this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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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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