Community Intelligence Brief: November 11, 2020

November 11, 2020

Intelligence Brief

John Ivison: China, Iran Among Major Foreign Policy Challenges Biden Will Face, John Bolton Warns

Monday night, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) hosted our annual State of the Union event, held virtually this year, with a panel moderated by Heather Reisman and featuring Ambassador John Bolton and General David H. Petraeus.

Missed the event? Read the National Post's coverage sharing what the speakers had to say about some of the top current global issues and what they think lies ahead for the incoming U.S. administration.

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FSWC Joins Community Organizations at First Briefing Hosted by Inter-Parliamentary Task Force to Combat Online Antisemitism

FSWC was pleased to join Simon Wiesenthal Center, Canadian allies CIJA and B'nai Brith Canada and other community organizations yesterday evening at the first virtual briefing hosted by the Inter-Parliamentary Task Force to Combat Online Antisemitism. Director of Policy Jaime Kirzner-Roberts presented on behalf of FSWC and offered recommendations on actions legislators should take to address the issues of antisemitism on the internet, while FSWC's President and CEO Michael Levitt participated as a member of the Task Force.

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Cattle Car Replica Helps Students Stand Against Hate

As Holocaust survivors diminish in number, ShadowLight’s installation inspires future generations to take action against injustices around them, say Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC), which has partnered with ShadowLight to advance Holocaust education in Canada.

“Holocaust education is the key tool in the fight against and prevention of antisemitism and hate that we are sadly seeing rear its ugly head all too often around the world,” said Michael Levitt, FSWC president and CEO. “Our goal is to work together with Jordana and ShadowLight to create course material for students and make this an even fuller experience on campuses.”

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Jonathan Sacks, Former UK Chief Rabbi and Jewish ‘Intellectual Giant,’ Dies at 72

Over the weekend, FSWC joined people and groups around the world in mourning the passing of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, former chief rabbi of the United Kingdom and one of the world's leading Jewish voices, a tremendous loss for the Jewish community and the world. May his memory be a blessing.

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Austrian Police Arrest 40 Neo-Nazi Suspects in Nationwide Raids

Austria's interior ministry announced Tuesday that police have mounted raids on 40 suspected neo-Nazis across the country, all of whom are accused of offences under Austria's law banning the spreading of Nazi ideology. All of the crimes took place on social media platforms and other online spaces.

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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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