FSWC Stands Against Day of Antisemitism Hosted by Toronto BDS Group

March 19, 2019

Media Statement

Toronto (March 19, 2019) - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) is standing against another anti-Israel demonstration being hosted by the Canadian BDS Coalition in Toronto.

The “Cross-Canada Day of Action” is being held on May 18 in downtown Toronto. The organizers claim there is a “new majority” across Canada that’s against Israel.

“Canada has and will always maintain strong relations with Israel,” said FSWC President and CEO Avi Benlolo. “The protest should instead be called a ‘day of antisemitism,’ as protests such as this one promote the antisemitic BDS movement and unfairly target and call for the destruction of Israel and its Jewish civilians. Anti-Israel protests are notorious for using antisemitic slurs and making false allegations against Israel, all while failing to recognize the terrorism and crimes committed by Hamas and Palestinian civilians.”

Media Contact:

Avital Borisovsky
Communications Associate
416-864-9735 ext. 29

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