cig_control October 27, 2018

This past August, I wrote an editorial piece in the Toronto Star calling Canada’s handling of Nazi war criminals a national shame. Despite the fact that over 800 war criminals were found to have snuck into this country by the Deschenes Commission, only 20 strong possibilities were identified for prosecution. Of those, Canada tried to […]

cig_control October 27, 2018

One day last week, Bill Epstein got a call from a non Jewish friend in Aurora, a small town just north of Toronto. “Bill, they’re selling Tshirts here at Walmart, that are really offensive,” he said emotionally. Epstein reported the incident to a journalist who immediately made a call to B’nai Birth’s hotline, that reports […]

cig_control September 30, 2018

Toronto (September 27, 2018) – Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) commends the Federal Court of Canada for its decision to uphold the Canadian government’s revocation of Helmut Oberlander’s Canadian citizenship. Oberlander, who served as an interpreter for the Nazis, lost his appeal today after being stripped of his citizenship four times and successfully appealing […]

cig_control September 30, 2018

Intolerance raises its head when political correctness suppresses free speech and people of conscience lack the will or inoculation tools to protect themselves. An organization called Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) is sponsoring another Canadian conference next month where controversial speakers will preach intolerance against women, secular Muslims, LGBTQ, Jews, and other communities. In […]

cig_control June 29, 2018

The High Court of Justice in Asturias last week confirmed that a city council’s policy of boycotting Israel was unconstitutional. The City Council of Castrillon in Northern Spain passed a motion effectively boycotting Israel, Israeli businesses, and companies doing business with Israel in August last year. The Court declared, however, that this policy was in […]

cig_control June 17, 2018

The Palestinian Authority government in Ramallah blames Hamas for controlling the Gaza Strip and exploiting its resources for its own private ends and abusing Palestinian residents, while taking advantage of their difficult situation. Human rights organizations in Israel and around the world repeatedly claim that Israel is still an “occupying power” in the region and […]

cig_control June 17, 2018

Invited to speak at Hebrew Union College’s commencement ceremony, the novelist Michael Chabon took the opportunity not only to attack Zionism—and especially the Jewish residents of Hebron—but also to advocate for intermarriage and to express his dissatisfaction with Judaism itself, which strikes him as a “giant interlocking system of distinctions and divisions.” Nothing, Chabon began […]