Press Release: CIJA Condemns Antisemitic Vandalism in Toronto School 

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March 14, 2019

Press Release: CIJA Condemns Antisemitic Vandalism in Toronto School 

Toronto, ON –Today, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), learned of a disturbing act of vandalism at Western Tech High School in Toronto near High Park. The graffiti featured antisemitic, anti-black, anti-LGBTQ, and explicitly pro-Nazi messaging.

“It is disturbing to see another act of hateful vandalism in our city. This is a particularly egregious example, given the explicit pro-Nazi, antisemitic, racist and homophobic content,” said Noah Shack, Vice President, Greater Toronto Area, CIJA. “We must be vigilant in condemning and countering all forms of hate, knowing that those who target Jews and other minorities ultimately pose a threat to society as a whole. We know that the overwhelming majority of Torontonians stand with our community against such bigotry.”

“CIJA immediately reached out to the Toronto District School Board and Toronto Police Services. We appreciate that they are addressing the incident effectively and appropriately. We encourage any community members who may have information about this disgusting crime to contact Toronto Police Services without delay.”

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) is the advocacy agent of the Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA.

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