Community Intelligence Brief: November 2, 2022

November 2, 2022

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Confronting Antisemitism After Kanye West’s Outbursts

CBC News reports from a synagogue in Toronto where Jewish youth and adults talk about the impact of Kanye West's words and the rise in antisemitism.

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Toronto Victim of Suspected Antisemitic Hate Crime Speaks Out

Toronto Police Service quickly launched an investigation and made an arrest after a 70-year-old Jewish man was assaulted and his kippah was stomped on in an antisemitic attack last week. Global New Toronto sat down with the victim, Alan Cohen, to discuss the incident, which police are treating as a hate-motivated crime.

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Fans in 'Fight Antisemitism' Shirts Courtside to Watch Kyrie Irving, Nets

On Monday night, after Nets guard Kyrie Irving tweeted out a link to a film promoting anti-Jewish propaganda, fans wore "Fight Antisemitism" shirts - a powerful act of courage.

Sportsnet's Jesse Rubinoff also recently gave his thoughts on the controversy surrounding Kyrie Irving, using his voice and platform to stand up against antisemitism.

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Student Centre Warns of Increased Antisemitic Vandalism at Queen’s University

The Jewish Student Centre at Queen’s University is warning about a rise in antisemitism in the city, after swastika graffiti and messages of violence at various locations on and off of campus have been reported in recent weeks.

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Canadian Province New Brunswick Adopts IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

FSWC commends the New Brunswick government for joining a list of other provinces that have adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.

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Security Training Group Asks Musk to Rid Twitter of Antisemitism

The nonprofit organization Secure Community Network, which provides safety consulting and training for Jewish facilities across North America, wrote a letter on Monday to Elon Musk, Twitter’s new owner, imploring him to clamp down on antisemitic content that could endanger lives.

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Protesters Join Arms as Part of 'Human Chain' Across Canada in Support of Iran

Thousands across Canada lined the streets on Saturday as part of a worldwide "human chain" in a show of solidarity with the people of Iran and against the country's regime. In Toronto, crowds chanted “women, life, freedom”, while many demonstrators held pictures of loved ones who were among the 176 people killed on Jan. 8, 2020 when Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps shot down a plane.

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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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