Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center Condemns Queen’s University Apartheid Week

March 8, 2018

Media Statement

TORONTO (March 8, 2018) - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center strongly condemns the upcoming ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’ on Queen’s University Campus.

Israeli Apartheid Week is a biased campaign of anti-Israel propaganda that routinely crops up on campuses to denounce and demonize the Jewish state. It is scheduled to run at Queen’s from March 12-16.

“It’s disturbing to see a Canadian university once again serve as the backdrop for this annual hate fest,” said Avi Benlolo, President and CEO of FSWC. “Post-secondary students have the right to an education free from intimidation, yet this event has historically left Jewish and Israeli students feeling targeted where they should otherwise feel safe. We encourage Queen’s staff and students to take a stand and reject this discriminatory campaign.”

Israel on Campus is offering help and advice to pro-Israel students attending Queen’s University. 

Media Contact:

Avital Borisovsky  
Communications Associate    
416.864.9735 x 29

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Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) is a top Jewish human rights foundation in Canada's organized Jewish community. It directly impacts over 100,000 people each year and 500,000+ peripherally. FSWC is committed to countering racism and antisemitism and to promoting the principles of tolerance, social justice and Canadian democratic values through advocacy and educational programs including workshops, Freedom Day, Spirit of Hope Benefit, Tools for Tolerance and the widely acclaimed Tour for Humanity. FSWC is affiliated with the Simon Wiesenthal Center, an international Jewish human rights organization headquartered in Los Angeles which has won two Academy Awards, has built two Museums of Tolerance (with a third being built in Jerusalem) and is an NGO at the United Nations, UNESCO, OAS, OSCE, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament. Visit us at

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