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Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center Commends Carleton University for Recognizing and Dealing With Campus Antisemitism

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct 11, 2012) - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) commends Ottawa''s Carleton University for recognizing that antisemitism has become a growing problem for both students and faculty on campus, and for taking steps to address the issue head-on.

"Carleton President, Dr. Roseann O''Reilly Runte, has shown true leadership in acknowledging the antisemitic atmosphere and activities experienced by Jewish students and educators at Carleton, which are disturbingly becoming more common at university campuses across the country," noted FSWC President and CEO Avi Benlolo. "We commend Dr. O''Reilly Runte for making a forthright pledge to mitigate the problem and are willing to help in any way possible. Hatred of Jews or any other group is not acceptable on campus, in the classroom or anywhere in Canadian society."

A newly released report by the Carleton University Commission on Inter-Cultural, Inter-Religious and Inter-Racial Relations on Campus deals primarily with issues experienced by Jewish students and faculty, as well as matters particular to Aboriginal students at the university.

Read the Commission Report at: http://www1.carleton.ca/about/cu/wp-content/uploads/Commission_InterCultural_Relations_Report.pdf.