Wednesday, 29 February 2012


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In light of increasing hate and intolerance on university campuses, FSWC has launched a new Facebook page to act as an essential resource for concerned students and members of the community. Called 'FSWC Campus Central', the page will be updated regularly with information on upcoming programs and campus initiatives, as well as details on the current campus climate and how to react effectively to the challenges that lie ahead. 
CLICK HERE to like 'FSWC Campus Central' on Facebook

Friday, 17 February 2012


From the United States and Canada to France, the Netherlands, China, Argentina and even Saudi Arabia and Malawi, people are downloading and learning about Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) via our new mobile app. They are joined by mobile device users in Israel, the UK, Australia, Mexico and Italy as the app has helped extend FSWC's reach to nations around the world. In fact, people in more than 25 countries have downloaded and are accessing our new app to stay informed and up to date with FSWC and breaking news as it happens.

Join the global movement to download the FSWC mobile app. It's so simple.

Apple and Android users: Download the app from Apple's App Store or Android's App Market by simply typing "FSWC" in the store search bar. Once the FSWC flame icon appears, simply click on the link and hit 'install'. The icon will then appear on your home screen

Blackberry phones: Access on your mobile browser, click the Blackberry button and select 'save to home screen'. Once the FSWC flame icon appears, simply click on the link and hit 'install'. The icon will then appear on your home screen.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

The Jihad Next Door

By Avi Benlolo

One would have anticipated a calming of the hysterical anti-Israel rhetoric and often antisemitic activities on university campuses following the scathing Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Antisemitism report condemning the hate and intolerance on university campuses. The report was followed by the Ottawa Protocol on Combating Antisemitism to reinforce Canada's commitment to confront antisemitism here at home and around the world. We should all be satisfied.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Rather than heed the warnings of our parliamentarians and the government, it appears universities have entrenched their position, resulting in an increased assault on tolerance, justice, and human rights. The universities profess to be the guardians of free speech and, in so doing, are aiding and abetting the increasingly toxic environment on campuses by providing public space to speakers who are divisive and hateful.