“When antisemitism rears its ugly head, we must stand to confront it,” writes Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center.
(March 6, 2023 / JNS) An anti-Jewish and anti-Israel sign placed outdoors in Toronto as part of a “Toronto for All” campaign was removed hours after the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center lodged a complaint with the advertising company.
The ad showed a blue Star of David and said “anti-apartheid is not antisemitism.”
The Jewish organization later updated its Twitter feed, saying “we have since learned the antisemitic sign was illicitly placed without the consent” of the advertising companies Astral and BellMediaPR. “When antisemitism rears its ugly head, we must stand to confront it.”
There has been a longtime push in antisemitic circles and in the BDS movement to associate the now-defunct South African policy of apartheid with Israel and its government.