Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies



Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

December 21, 2012 14:04 ET

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center Deplores Antisemitic Propaganda and Incitement to Violent Conflict in Toronto Arabic Newspaper

"The unyielding fortitude and victory that Gaza achieved would not have materialized without the unconstrained help of Iran, Syria and Hezbollah, who provided weaponry, rockets, training and financing. . ."

- Translated excerpt of a column by 'Meshwar' editor Dr. Nazih Khataba in the November 30 issues of the Toronto newspaper

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 21, 2012) - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) deplores the blatant antisemitism and unashamed cheering for the brutal regimes of Iran and Syria and the terror group Hezbollah by a Toronto Arabic newspaper. Dr. Nazih Khataba, the editor of 'Meshwar' and author of the column advocating the destruction of Israel and the promotion of Nazi-like antisemitic stereotypes, is also a board member of Palestine House.

"We are horrified, saddened and alarmed by the antisemitic hate dripping from this column and the three cartoons depicting Jews in a manner that could only have been inspired by a reverence for Hitler and the Final Solution," explained FSWC President and CEO Avi Benlolo. "We are stunned that this filthy propaganda is being freely promoted to Toronto's Arabic speaking population and will be following up with the police regarding the overt hatred and incitement to violence in this column," he added.

To read more about this story go to: http://blazingcatfur.blogspot.ca/2012/12/mosaic-of-diversity-alert-anti-semitic.html.

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    Stacey Starkman, Communications Manager
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    sstarkman@fswc.ca