FSWC Launches Campaign Calling on Ontario Leaders to Stop Al Quds Day

June 16, 2017

Media Release

TORONTO (June 16, 2017) – Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) has released a petition that calls on the leaders of Ontario to prohibit Al Quds Day – which is scheduled for June 24 – from taking place at Queen’s Park.

“We call on our leaders to stop antisemitism and hate and to ensure the safety and security of the Jewish community from incitement to violence,” the petition states.

Each year the Iranian-backed, state-sponsored event claims to promote solidarity with Palestinians – when in reality it calls for the destruction of Israel and violence against Jewish people.

As mentioned in the petition, previous speakers at Al Quds Day events have called for Israelis to be shot and showed support for terrorism and violence.

Read the petition here: www.friendsofsimonwiesenthalcenter.com/petition

To arrange an interview with Avi Benlolo, FSWC President and CEO, please contact:

Avital Borisovsky 
Communications Associate   
416.864.9735 x 29 

Atara Cadesky 
Communications Associate 
416.864.9735 x 30 

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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 www.fswc.ca

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