Monday, 26 March 2012

Obama's mixed success on global security

As the American election draws closer, this year’s Spirit of Hope Benefit will focus on the one question on everybody’s mind – has President Barack Obama made the world safer?
CLICK HERE to read my take in the Calgary Herald.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Sadness in Toulouse; FSWC’s tolerance, education and advocacy work more important than ever; Simon Wiesenthal play wins Critics award; Elie Wiesel speaks out against shootings & More

Check out Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center's weeklyFastForward email campaign including Rabbi Abraham Cooper's article 'What are the Lessons of Toulouse'? 

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Israel- UK Trade is Thriving!

Despite exhaustive world-wide efforts by those intent on Israel's destruction, booming Israel-UK trade figures demonstrate the spectacular failure of the anti-Israel Boycott , Divestment and Sanctions movement, while highlighting the strength of Israel's flourishing economy.


Monday, 19 March 2012

The Anti-Semitic Shootings are Our Problem, Too

By Avi Benlolo
The murder of Rabbi Jonathan Sandler and his three and six-year-old sons, Gabriel and Arieh, and the headmaster's ten-year-old daughter Miriam at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France must be condemned and the perpetrator/s found and brought to justice. "All the House of Israel mourns the antisemitic murders of a Jewish teacher, his two small children, and another ten-year-old child who were gunned down outside of a Jewish day school in Toulouse, France this morning," said Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
Is it too early to judge? No. Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the murders a despicable attack motivated by antisemitism. In another report Meir Habib, Deputy Chairman of the Council of French Jewish Institutions, said, "We have no doubt that the attack was antisemitic -- It is certain. Killing children from close range just because they are Jewish is an unimaginable horror. These are innocent children." Israel's opposition leader Tzipi Livni also responded: "The attack on the French Jewish school is shocking and painful. Israel and the Jewish people are partners in the struggle against antisemitism and hate crimes."

Demjanjuk dead at 91- hunted, convicted but free

Convicted murderer John Demjanjuk may have died in freedom, but for decades he lived in a prison of fear of the relentless pursuit of the law which shadowed him to the end. A very small measure of justice. 

Friday, 16 March 2012

Concordia talks peace, Pakistan Press talks about Israel, FSWC offers new Mission to Europe & More!

Check out Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center's weekly FastForward email campaign including the latest news on the Spirit of Hope Campaign. 

Thursday, 15 March 2012

A Critical Reminder: Why we Need Energy Independence

As the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia calls for the "Destruction of All Churches in Region," Canada and all democracies around the world must intensify the efforts to strive for renewable energy independence.