Community Intelligence Brief: November 16, 2022

November 16, 2022

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180 NGOs Urge Musk to Fight Antisemitism on Twitter

FSWC joins Simon Wiesenthal Center and more than 180 organizations in calling on Twitter to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism. A letter sent to the new CEO, Elon Musk, urges the platform to do more to combat Jew-hatred, citing a record rise in recent incidents.

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Organizers Cancel Rapper's Montreal Concert After Complaints About Antisemitic Lyrics

Organizers have cancelled French rapper Freeze Corleone's concert in Montreal after concerns were raised by Jewish groups over his antisemitic song lyrics. The rapper's lyrics include Holocaust trivialization, idolization of Adolf Hitler and antisemitic conspiracy theories.

FSWC had joined B'nai Brith Canada and CIJA in reaching out to the venue that was set to host Corleone, L'Olympia, in an effort to ensure the concert would not take place. We commend the theatre's decision to cancel the show, ensuring the rapper is not given a stage to spew hatred.

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Three Fathers Named as Victims of West Bank Terror Attack

The three Israelis who were murdered in a terror attack yesterday morning in the West Bank have been named. Michael Ladygin, Motti Ashkenazi and Tamir Avihai leave behind 11 children. Our thoughts are with their families as well as those who were injured in this horrific attack.

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Israel’s 25th Knesset Sworn In

The 120 lawmakers who make up Israel’s 25th Knesset were sworn in on Tuesday, exactly two weeks after Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu’s victory in the national election.

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Holocaust Survivors Turn to TikTok to Teach a New Generation Not to Forget

Ninety-eight-year-old Holocaust survivor Lily Ebert's TikTok account, started by her great-grandson, has garnered 32.2 million likes in less than two years as she continues to share her testimony with young users. Meanwhile, influencer Montana Tucker, who has 8.7 million followers on TikTok and 2.8 million on Instagram, used the platform to share her recent journey to Poland to retrace her grandparents' experience during the Holocaust.

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Tehran Court Sentences First Person to Death Over Unrest

A court in Iran has issued the first death sentence to a person arrested for taking part in the protests that have engulfed the country, state media say.

In an online post, FSWC stated, "Reports of the first death sentence handed down over recent protests in Iran, in addition to thousands killed and detained in crackdowns, are alarming and devastating. The Iranian regime's brutal attempt at silencing its people must be confronted by the international community. We stand with Iranians as they continue to fight for their freedoms, rights and a prosperous future."

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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 advocacy@fswc.ca.

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