Eleven wishes for humanity in 2011
1. That people of good will continue to realize that antisemitism, hate and intolerance is
a destructive social illness that harms civil society.
2. That anti-Israel and anti -Jewish groups direct their anger at countries which oppose
human rights (including gay rights and women’s rights) instead of undermining those
which promote them.
3. That women’s rights in oppressive middle-eastern and African countries become the
new rallying cry of feminists and all human-rights activists concerned with gender-
apartheid. This will lead to a natural and evolutionary democratization of tyrannies.
4. That the world community, especially the signatories of the Rome Statute, pressure
the UN Security Council to indict Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the
International Criminal Court on charges for the incitement to promote genocide; and
that action be taken to promote freedom in Iran and curb its nuclear aspiration.
5. That university campuses in the free world reaffirm freedom of speech based on
academic integrity, scientific method and the legitimate search for truth and justice.
That they refuse to provide credibility to those who sow discord through
events like “Israeli Apartheid Week” and incitement by speakers who preach hatred.
6. That the proliferation of hate on the internet (websites and social networking) be
increasingly regulated by governments around the world. Freedom of speech should
never be confused with abuse of this cherished freedom.
7. That the world should see less daily reports of bombings, terror plots, rogue states
and civil strife, and a greater focus on the human condition and how we can address
issues such as poverty and education in Canada and around the world.
8. That the media provide proportional attention to urgent human rights issues
happening in around the world, particularly in places like Darfur, Congo, the Ivory
Coast and North Korea.
9. That the world curb its dependency on oil and subservience to oil rich nations that
continue to abuse human rights and acquire new eco-friendly and sustainable energy
10. That anti-Israel advocates realize that - like suicide bombings and rocket fire from
Gaza, the delegitimization of Israel will not achieve peace; peace is a two-way street
to be achieved through mutual recognition and a halt to incitement and violence.
11. That the spirit of human compassion and caring will prevail among all humanity and
that democratic freedom shall be realized for every nation on earth.
You can help us make these wishes come true, while taking advantage of a 2010 charitable tax receipt, by donating today. You can do so by calling 416-864-9735 x21 or at www.fswc.ca.
I wish you and your family good health, happiness and success in 2011.
President and CEO
Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies