FSWC Expresses Condolences on Shimon Peres' Passing

September 27, 2016

Media Statement

Condolences re Shimon Peres

"On behalf of 30,000 Canadian members of Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies, I wish to express my deepest condolences to the family of Shimon Peres and the State of Israel. On a personal note, I was honoured to know President Peres most recently at the Spirit of Hope dinner in Toronto in May 2016. He was especially gracious to meet my children and interact with them. His words of wisdom and quest for peace is an inspiration to us all." 

- Avi Benlolo, President & CEO
  Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

Stacey L. Starkman 
Director of Communications & External Relations 
416.864.9735 x 32 - office / sstarkman@fswc.ca 
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 www.fswc.ca
Canadian Headquarters: Toronto  
Branches: Los Angeles • New York • Chicago • Paris • Buenos Aires • Israel
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