Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

February 25, 2010 18:02 ET

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies commends the Government of Ontario and MPP Peter Shurman for Passing a Resolution Condemning "Israel Apartheid Week"

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2010) - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) has high praise for the courageous action on the part of the Ontario Government and MPP Peter Shurman in their efforts to counter hatred and antisemitism on university campuses throughout the province. Political parties were united today against a vicious campaign to delegitimize the state of Israel.

"I was pleased to support Peter Shurman at Queen's Park today," said Avi Benlolo, President & CEO of FSWC. "Clearly, Israel and the Jewish community of Ontario do not stand alone in recognizing the lies and dangers this week represents. It is now time for universities to follow the precedent set by the Ontario legislature."

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies
    Avi Benlolo, President & CEO
    (416) 648-9343
    abenlolo@fswc.ca