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Avi Benlolo is a Canadian human rights activist, and the former president and CEO of Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center.

ARTICLES BY: Avi Benlolo

July 6, 2021 12:19 pm

We Must Tighten Hate Speech Laws to Combat Antisemitism

For many years now, I have written and advocated for stronger laws in Canada against hate speech. In 2019, I testified at an inter-parliamentary committee...

May 10, 2021 12:29 pm

Amid Palestinian Violence and Terror, Canada and the EU Must Stand With Israel

As Israel is rocked by violent Palestinian protests in Jerusalem and in various parts of the country, Canada and the European Union (EU) must stand...

January 26, 2021 4:50 am

President Biden Takes Office Amid Rising Challenges

As Holocaust Remembrance Day approaches, it has new relevance for our times. In this day and age, when we witness a rising tide of neo-Nazi ideology...

November 17, 2020 4:51 am

A New Spin on Why Bad Things Happen to Good People

I am about to embark on a road that billions of people before me have probably contemplated. I am neither a spiritual leader nor a...

October 30, 2020 10:08 am

The UK Labour Party and Zero Tolerance for Antisemitism

Last week, at an international forum to combat antisemitism hosted by the US State Department, former Jewish UK Labour MP Luciana Berger said she was...

October 13, 2020 5:01 am

Facebook Bans Holocaust Denial as It Gains Traction on Social Networking Platforms

Holocaust denial is growing at an accelerated rate. For anyone who hasn’t read through the outrageous beliefs of deniers, it is an eye-opening experience. Whereas...

September 22, 2020 5:29 am

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Jewish Icon

I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability....

September 17, 2020 6:15 am

The Holocaust Meets American Ignorance, Antisemitism, and ‘Alternative Facts’

As the memory of the Holocaust fades -- and after the world recently commemorated the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II --...

August 31, 2020 5:43 am

The End of the UAE Boycott Is a Blow to BDS

The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel suffered a major blow this weekend, when the UAE revoked its 1972 decree to boycott the...


‘You Filthy People:’ German Jewish Soccer Team Subjected to Naz...

A German soccer club has been fined and two of its players subjected to lengthy suspensions following a shocking antisemitic...


Second Jerusalem Bombing Victim, a Father of Six, Laid to Rest

The second person killed in a pair of bombing attacks in Jerusalem last week was laid to rest in the Israeli capital among hundreds of mourners on Sunday, after dying...

Middle East

Niece of Iran’s Supreme Leader Urges World to Cut Ties with Tehran in...

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's niece, a well known rights activist, has called on foreign governments to cut all...

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