JDL hosts Robert Spencer: Sunday, December 13 at 7:30pm

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JDL Canada is delighted to announce that renowned expert on Islam, Robert Spencer, is returning to Toronto:

Sunday December 13th
7:30 pm
Toronto Zionist Centre
788 Marlee Avenue, Toronto

Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of fourteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Truth About Muhammad and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) (both Regnery). His latest book is The Complete Infidel’s Guide to ISIS (Regnery). Coming in 2016 will be The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Iran (Regnery).

We are honoured to welcome him back, to help us make sense of Muslim terrorism and its threat to the West.

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General seating: $20 each
VIP seating: $36 each

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Robert Spencer’s last visit to Toronto in 2013, also hosted by the JDL, was a huge success despite attempts by Muslim groups to have it cancelled.

Spencer called his Toronto speech on of the best he’d ever given and was appreciative of the audience’s enthusiasm and support.

Robert Spencer’s 2013 speech in Toronto:

JDL calls on Consulate General of Israel, D.J. Schneeweiss, not to attend J Space Conference

On Sunday November 15th, J Space Canada is hosting a conference in Toronto entitled “For Israel’s Sake: The Vital Role of Progressive Zionists in Canada.”

The Jewish Defence League is very concerned of the participation from the Israeli Consulate General, who will deliver the opening remarks (9:30 am) at this conference.

The Jewish Defence League is calling on the Consulate General of Israel, D.J. Schneeweiss not to attend this misleading conference.

The policies of JSpace are similar to the anti-Israel policies of the European Union which call for boycotts of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. That BDS policy is counter to the policy of the Government of Canada and the Government of Israel.

Peace Now is involved in the upcoming J SPACE conference this weekend. J SPACE claims that they oppose boycotting Israel. This is false. Peace Now supports the European Union boycott of Israeli products .

J SPACE has also given a platform to Peter Beinart who also called for a boycott of Israel and has justified the recent wave of terrorism there.

The Government of Israel has called the European Union boycott antisemitic. Therefore, the Israeli Consulate General should not attend this Toronto conference.

All participants of the J SPACE conference are giving legitimacy to the European Union’s policy.

Karen Mock, the founder of J Space, has a history of standing with anti Israel groups:

J SPACE claims to oppose BDS. I wish I could believe that, but I don’t because facts are stubborn things. Consider the following:

Karen Mock uses her Twitter account to promote pro-BDS groups like Beit Zatoun and is good friends with Judy Rebick, the founder of anti-Israel pro-BDS blog Rabble:

J SPACE Canada and the Canadian Arab/Jewish Leadership Dialogue Group on Thursday, January 24, 2015 held a joint event. The panelists were Raja Khouri and Karen Mock, founders and co-chairs of the group, and long time members Maurice Green and Jareer (Jerry) Khouri.

Durring the event, Jewish members agreed with the Arab presenters “that in the West Bank, Arabs live an apartheid-like existence”. J SPACE also made it clear: “We ardently oppose Israel’s Jewish settlements on the West Bank.”

The past few years, the Jewish community was very upset that Pride Toronto would allow the anti Israel group Queers Against Israel Apartheid to march in their parade. Pride Toronto told the public that they have a “Dispute Resolution Panel” to handle this matter. It is a three person panel and two of the three include Maurice Green and Raja Khouri. Maurice Green was the former president of the New Israel Fund of Canada and Raja Khouri was the former president of the Canadian Arab Federation.

The NGO Monitor provides some information about the New Israel Fund:

  • Five grantees – Machsom Watch, Coalition of Women for Peace, Women Against Violence, Social TV, and Mossawa – signed a divestment letter, which was sent to the Norwegian Government Pension Fund.
  • Adalah ($500,000 in 2008) promotes a “Democratic Constitution” calling for eliminating Israel’s Jewish framework, and based on the “one-state solution.” Adalah officials were also involved in writing and editing a May 2009 South African publication “Occupation, Colonialism, Apartheid?: A re-assessment of Israel´s practices in the occupied Palestinian territories under international law.” The document refers to Israeli occupation as a “colonial enterprise which implements a system of apartheid.”
  • NIF funded NGOs and their groups were featured centrally in the Goldstone report, which focused on alleged Israeli “war crimes” in the 2009 Gaza war. The report referenced B’Tselem more than 56 times; Adalah, 38; and Breaking the Silence, 27.
  • NIF’s Shatil project provides Israeli NGOs with “consulting, training, coalition-building assistance and other services”, including a number of politicized groups.
  • A confidential US government cable (February 2010), released by Wikileaks, contained comments by NIF Associate Director in Israel Hedva Radanovitz that “she believed that in 100 years Israel would be majority Arab and that the disappearance of a Jewish state would not be the tragedy that Israelis fear since it would become more democratic.” In response, NIF claimed that “her comments…are her personal views. They do not reflect the policies or positions of the New Israel Fund.”

The Canadian Arab Federation is a prominent sponsor of anti-Israel demonstrations, which has  featured people waving Hamas and Hezbollah flags, and people calling for the state of Israel to be wiped off the planet. One video shows a woman declaring: “Jewish child, you’re going to f—— die. Hamas is coming for you.”

Dr. Karen Mock (the leader of J SPACE), a “human rights” consultant, and past director at the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, has a history of associating with Islamic Extremist groups.

Allegations surfaced last summer that the curriculum at the East End Madrassah (EEM) promoted anti-Semitic hatred. Karen Mock together with CAIR Canada defended the Islamic Group behind the EEM.

It should be made clear that CAIR Canada has been  involved with other Islamic groups that support Iran and terror groups. Some of these groups lost their charitable status from the Canadian Government because they fund terror groups ISNA-Canada Loses Charity Status Over Terror Funding.

The Islamic group behind the EEM is the Jaffari Center of Canada which is the main Shia group in Canada. This group has promoted events to remember Ayatollah Khomeini.

The Friends of Simon Wiesenthal issued the following statement:

Imam Syed Mohammed Rizvi, spiritual leader of the ISIJ, is responsible for including the antisemitic content in the educational syllabus. The two textbooks containing the antisemitic passages include one published by the Al Balagh Foundation in Iran, while the book which likens ‘the Jews and the Nazis’ was published by the Mostazafan Foundation of New York, which the U.S. alleges was a front organization for the Iranian government. FSWC remains tremendously concerned about the creeping influence of the Iranian government in Canadian society and, in particular, its ongoing promotion of anti-Jewish hate.

On Sunday November 7, 2010, Karen Mock participated along with Imam Syed Mohammed Rizvi at the Jaffari Center in an event about “twinning programs.”

On 10/07/2000, CAIR-Can, sent out a fundraising announcement directing donations to The Jerusalem Fund for Human Services (JFHS), described as a Hamas front group by Israeli sources.

Interestingly, the Canadian based Jerusalem Fund for Human Services (JFHS) was, according to the CRA, absorbed by IRFAN Canada, IRFAN Canada was stripped of its charitable status by the CRA for, you guessed it, funding Hamas.

J SPACE is attempting to have the Jewish community turn a blind eye to real threats. “The false comfort of appeasement has been repeatedly discredited by history.”

The Jewish Defence League is calling on the Consulate General of Israel, D.J. Schneeweiss not to attend this misleading conference.

Rabbi Kahane 25th Anniversary Memorial and Emergency Unity Meeting: Mon Oct 26


Rabbi Kahane 25th Anniversary Memorial and Emergency Unity Meeting:

Monday, October 26, 2015
7:30 PM
Toronto Zionist Centre
788 Marlee Avenue

Jewish Blood is not cheap. There must be a price to be paid. Never Again.

Come and attend this Emergency Unity Meeting. We will discuss the current threats to the Jewish people, Canada, and solutions. There will also be speeches with a video presentation.

It has been 25 years since the murder of Rabbi Meir Kahane. His message was and is still vital for Jewish survival.  All of the Land of Israel belongs to the Jewish People.

The Arabs in Israel are Islamic settlers, not natives. Rabbi Meir Kahane’s Jewish State Plan is the only solution for stability in the Land of Israel.

Visit the Facebook page about this event HERE to sign up and for more information.

Toronto counter-protest against anti-Israel rally: Friday October 16 at 4:30pm


On Friday October 16th, there will be an anti Israel, pro Islamic terrorism rally at the Israeli Consulate in Toronto.

The Jewish Defence League will have a counter protest:

Friday October 16, 2015
Israeli Consulate
180 Bloor Street West

Bring Israeli and Canadian flags. Stand up for Israel and the truth. Many of these pro-terror groups in Canada are promoting stabbing and killing Israelis. We cannot be silent.

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with JDL Canada: Mon, Sept 7, 7:30pm

It has been an incredible year for the Jewish Defence League.

All of our members and supporters gave of their time and energy to make a positive impact on our way of life which is under threat from radical Islam. We have exposed many Islamic extremists groups and people.

The JDL has opened up in Montreal and Vancouver. We are also intent on expanding to other cities in Canada and also in the USA. All of our expansion plans will be fulfilled in the new year.

Please join us for a toast to the New Year and enjoy some sushi!

Monday, September 7, 2015
7:30 pm
Toronto Zionist Centre
788 Marlee Avenue, Toronto

This event is open to our members, friends, supporters and those with questions about the JDL. Please RSVP at our Facebook page.


JDL’s picket of Trudeau fundraiser a success


National Chairman Meir Weinstein writes:

The JDL picket outside the home of Barry Sherman was successful. The Jewish Defence League members were very respectful and did not impede traffic.

I was disappointed to hear from [host of the fundraiser] Barry Sherman that he was not aware of the Liberal Party of Canada position of the Iran Nuclear Deal. CIJA has not done their job of educating the Jewish community of the Iran Nuclear Deal. This has to change.

The Iran Nuclear Deal gives Iran the capacity to make many nuclear weapons and will also provide Iran with 150 billion dollars. That money will be given to fund international terrorism.

There are many radical Islamic centers that has a relationship with Justin Trudeau. Those radical Islamic group’s will be emboldened from the deal. Now is the time to speak the truth. For the sake of peace, this deal must be stopped.

Media coverage of the protest:

Canadian Jewish News:

Liberal party Leader Justin Trudeau was greeted with calls of “We love our prime minister,” “Harper” and even “no traitors here” as he arrived at an Aug. 26 fundraising event at the home of pharmaceutical magnate and philanthropist Barry Sherman.

About 30 protesters were in attendance, carrying Canadian and Israeli flags and signs comparing the recent Iran nuclear deal with the Munich peace agreement between Adolf Hitler and then-British prime minister Neville Chamberlain, which allowed Germany to annex portions of Czechoslovakia. The demonstrators stood peacefully outside Sherman’s home as Trudeau arrived for the $1,500-a-head event.

National Post:

A Toronto Jewish group made the rare move of protesting one of its own community leaders on Wednesday evening, staging a picket outside billionaire Barry Sherman’s house during his cocktail fundraiser for the Liberal party.

About 30 protesters from the Jewish Defence League lined the street out front of Sherman’s lavish north Toronto home, holding Israeli and Canadian flags.

Jonathan D. Halevi at CIJNews:

The protesters waved the flags of Canada, Israel and JDL welcoming the distinguished guests with signs warning of the perils embodied in the nuclear deal, recently signed by the world powers and Iran, to the security and the very existence of Israel.

One of the guests, Dorothy Shoichet, Skycharter’s chairwoman, went out to the protesters to inquire why they were picketing there. Some tried to convince her that the Liberal Party should not be trusted because of its support of the Iran nuclear deal. Dorothy admitted that there are major flaws in the deal like the “dumb” decision to let the Iranians themselves to be responsible for gathering the ground samples around the nuclear facilities for the international routine inspections. However, she told her interlocutors that their demonstration is unnecessary, and that they should have raised their concerns at the fundraising event inside Sherman’s house.

Guidy Mamann in CJNews:

The Jewish Defence League of Canada has, not surprisingly, decided to trust Netanyahu and follow his lead. They will be picketing outside of the Sherman residence, hoping to persuade other invited guests to reconsider their support of the Liberals and to stand firmly and supportively behind one of Israel’s closest friends and ally, Stephen Harper.

This will not be a protest against the generous work of the Shermans and their philanthropic accomplishments. It will be a protest against a political party that is supportive of a deal considered dangerous for Israel and world Jewry.

I will be joining the protest, because I have no reason to doubt Netanyahu, and I have every reason in the world to support Harper.

The Jewish Press:

Sherman, 73, is Chairman and CEO of Apotex Inc., whose net worth is estimated at $ 3.7 billion, and was ranked 7th wealthiest Canadian (he may be down to 14th according to other sources) and 363rd richest in the world by Forbes. Sherman has donated some $50 million to the United Jewish Appeal, and to several Toronto-area community centers and hospitals.

Last week, the Canadian JDL called on its supporters to protest the fundraiser for Justin Trudeau, stating: “It is absolutely wrong for a leading philanthropist in the Jewish community to support a man that would support the regime of Iran. Many people have contacted the JDL and have asked for our engagement. The Jewish Defense League will therefore have a picket outside the fundraiser for Justin Trudeau,” and they gave the billionaires address at “Corner of Old Colony Road and Gerald Street.”

JDL Canada to protest fundraiser for Justin Trudeau: Wed Aug 26, 5 to 7pm

On August 26th Barry Sherman will hold a major fundraising reception in his Toronto home for Justin Trudeau.

It is absolutely wrong for a leading philanthropist in the Jewish community to support a man that would support the regime of Iran.

Many people have contacted the JDL and have asked for our engagement.

The Jewish Defence League will therefore have a picket outside the fundraiser for Justin Trudeau:

Corner of Old Colony Road and Gerald Street
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
5 to 7pm

Here is the Facebook page for the event.
Tell us if you are joining us.

Anyone who supports giving billions of dollars to the regime of Iran also supports Hezbollah and Hamas because the regime gives weapons and money to these terrorist groups.

JDL Counter Rally Against Iranian Nuclear Deal: Saturday, August 15, 2015

Saturday, August 15, 2015
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Mel Lastman Square
5100 Yonge Street, Toronto

On Saturday August 15th at 5:00 pm, supporters of the Regime in Iran will be holding a pro Nuclear Iran Deal Rally. The organizers hate Israel.  And the JDL will hold a counter rally.

The regime of Iran can’t be trusted. This is a regime that supplies weapons to Hamas and Hezbollah. They chant “Death to America.” This deal will strengthen terrorist groups throughout the world. In the name of peace, say no to the deal.

Let us know if you are coming on Facebook.

JDL Canada provides strong, authentic Jewish leadership

CIJ News reports:

Palestine House, a Mississauga–based organization representing the Canadian-Palestinian community, held (August 5) a demonstration in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto, to protest the murder of Ali Dawabsah, a Palestinian toddler who was burnt to death in a premeditated arson most probably carried out by extremist Jewish settlers. (…)

On the other side of the street dozens of pro-Israel activists – Jews and non Jews – came to protest against Palestinian terrorism. Members of the Jewish Defense League (JDL) waived the yellow flags of JDL alongside signs illustrating in writing and pictures the terrorist nature of Hamas. Some of these signs read: “Palestinian, Arab and Hamas target and kill hundreds of Israeli children,” “Hamas values its children for war and death,” “Pick a side: Hamas or peace and freedom,” “Criminal charges against Palestine House, “160 Arab children died building tunnels for Hamas” and “This is creeping jihad. Free Canuckistan! from jihad zombies.”

Meir Weinstein, National Director of JDL Canada, told CIJnews that his organization will continue to confront Palestine House in its demonstrations against Israel.