Community Intelligence Brief: March 6, 2024

March 6, 2024


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Canadian Government Will Resume Funding to United Nations Relief Agency for Palestinians: Source

CBC News has learned from a senior government official that the Canadian government is resuming funding to UNRWA and intends to announce additional funding.

"Where is Canada’s moral compass?" FSWC said in an online statement. "Despite damning evidence of UNRWA employees' complicity (or worse) in the Hamas terror group and its Oct. 7 atrocities in southern Israel, Canada is now reportedly not just resuming but increasing funding to the tainted UN agency. FSWC firmly supports humanitarian aid entering Gaza, but we strongly oppose it going through UNRWA. It’s shameful that Canadian taxpayer dollars could be misused to help fund hate and terrorism."

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Anti-Israel Demonstrators Intimidate and Harass Jewish Montrealers Outside Community Centre

Yesterday, FSWC expressed outrage over an anti-Israel demonstration that took place outside the Federation CJA building in Montreal, which saw demonstrators aggressively harass Jewish community members and obstruct movement into and out of the building.

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Temporary Injunction Granted to Keep Pro-Palestinian Protesters Away from Jewish Community Buildings in Montreal

A temporary injunction has been granted against anti-Israel protesters, who will now need to stay at least 50 meters away from certain Jewish community buildings, including the Federation CJA, Spanish and Portuguese synagogue, Cummings Jewish Centre, Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA and the nearby high school and elementary school, Herzliah and Talmud Torah.

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FSWC Deplores Anti-Israel Demonstration Outside Thornhill Synagogue

Earlier this week, FSWC denounced the anti-Israel demonstration held outside a synagogue in Thornhill, Ont., where an Israeli real estate presentation was being held. Demonstrators were heard spewing hateful chants, including "Israel is a terrorist state" and "there is only one solution, intifada revolution."

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Muslim Leaders Meet in Toronto to Declare Support for Jews and Combat Antisemitism

More than 400 people gathered at a Toronto venue on Sunday to hear speakers assembled by the non-profit Council of Muslims Against Antisemitism, who discussed ways to combat antisemitism coming from within their community.

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With a New Holocaust Museum, the Netherlands Faces Its Past

The new National Holocaust Museum in Amsterdam, which has been in the works for almost 20 years, will open to the public next week. It is the first institution devoted to telling the full story of the persecution of Jews in the Netherlands, where the Nazis deported 75 per cent of the country's Jews to concentration camps during the Holocaust.

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A UN Envoy Says There Are ‘Reasonable Grounds’ to Believe Hamas Committed Sexual Violence on Oct. 7

The UN envoy focusing on sexual violence in conflict said in a new report Monday that there are "reasonable grounds" to believe Hamas committed rape, "sexualized torture," and other cruel and inhumane treatment of women during its surprise attack in southern Israel on Oct. 7. She said the team also "found clear and convincing information" that some women and children during their captivity were subjected to the same conflict-related sexual violence.

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Report Antisemitism and News of Concern to FSWC

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