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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

Culture

Apple Music Reveals Israel’s Top Hits of 2021

i24 News – Apple Music on Wednesday released its annual Top 100 chart, revealing the most played songs of 2021...

British Rapper Wiley Again Suspended From Twitter, Instagram After Antisemitic Tirade

Twitter and Instagram have once again suspended the accounts of British rapper Wiley...

Israel

Officers Wounded in Suspected Ramming Attack in Central Israel

i24 News – Two Border Police officers were wounded Friday after a car ran into the police force in the Israeli-Arab city Umm al-Fahm. According to Israel’s police, officers fired at...

Middle East

Hundreds of Hanukkah Kits Sent to Jews Living in Arab Countries

JNS.org - Hundreds of kits containing Hanukkah items, such as menorahs and dreidels, were recently sent to Jews living in Arab countries who must “observe their Judaism secretively.” The kits were...

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