Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies' Statement of Concern for the People of Aleppo

December 13, 2016

Media Statement

December 13, 2016 - Toronto:  Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) is concerned for the fate of the people of Aleppo, and urges the UN Security Council to end the carnage and reach a political solution to the endless bloodshed.

“This is simply a horrific human tragedy,” said FSWC President and CEO Avi Benlolo. “The United Nations had over five years to address Bashar al-Assad’s merciless war against his own people, to prevent his use of chemical weapons and to end the slaughter of children in hospitals. The unbearable suffering of the Syrian people is a direct result of the UN’s myopia regarding the atrocities committed by Assad. Our hearts and prayers are with the citizens of Aleppo today.”


Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) is a leading Canadian non-profit human rights foundation directly representing over 30,000 members. 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, the Spirit of Hope Benefit, Tools for Tolerance and the widely acclaimed new 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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