JDL members attacked at BDS World Social Forum in Montreal

13661960_1478851035474204_8574419379537444081_oThe JDL was very successful in exposing the true face of the World Social Forum Conference in Montreal.

JDL Executive Director Meir Weinstein was attacked just minutes after the JDL arrived on the scene. See the video here.

Despite that, the Jewish Defence League protest continued for 2.5 hours. We never back down. The individual has now been reported to police.

The JDL protest was covered by the CBC, as well as here and here.

 

 

 

Welcome Ari Fuld and support the IDF: Monday July 4 at 7pm

he Jewish Defence League is please to welcome Ari Fuld to Toronto. Let us support his campaign with Standing Together to assist the IDF:

Monday, July 4, 2016
7pm
Toronto Zionist Centre
788 Marlee Avenue

Ari Fuld is the Assistant Director of the Standing Together IDF support organization. Originally from Queens NY, Ari made Aliyah and drafted into the IDF in 1992 after a year of study at Yeshivat Hakotel. For the past 21 years he has served in an Elite IDF Paratroopers unit and has been involved in many of the latest IDF operations. When not in uniform, Ari is working 24 hours a day to make sure the men and women of the IDF have what they need to continue keeping Israel safe.

Standing Together is an official non-profit organization recognized by the Israeli Knesset as well as by the IDF. Our goal is to supply and support IDF soldiers with whatever they need and wherever they might be. All our activities and campaigns are in done in conjunction with and under IDF clearance.

Our support campaigns include everything from winter gear to special summer apparel as well water packs and personal gear items that makes the lives o f IDF soldiers just a little bit easier as they protect Israel. Standing Together also travels across Israel with our well recognized Standing Together truck and delivers everything from cold drinks, ice cream and pancakes during the summer months, BBQs, pizzas and hot drinks during the freezing winter months and gear to thousands of soldiers.

We are now in the process of purchasing two new trucks that will be stationed in the north and south of Israel and reach 1,000 soldiers every day!

A Special Evening: Fundraiser for Israeli activist and humanitarian Joel Busner — May 16 at 7pm

JDL Canada is proud to host a special evening to save a life.

Monday, May 16th, 7:00 pm
Toronto Zionist Center, 788 Marlee Avenue

Our special guest, Rabbi Ari Waldman from Congregation Ahavas Shalom, Israel, joins us to raise support for Joel Busner (Yosef Ben Tzion.)

Through BuyAPieceOfIsrael.com, Joel has helped people invest in Israel to keep land in Jewish hands. Through another, non-profit effort, he also gives packages to soldiers on the northern border, and food to the needy families in the frontier in the Shomron.

Joel Busner has spent his entire life working for the good of Israel and the Jewish people.  And now he is in need of a kidney transplant.

While Busner has medical coverage, the costs of transportation, assistance, physiotherapy and many other expenses add up to tens of thousands of dollars.

Please watch this video and plan to attend our fundraiser for Joel Busner on Monday, May 16 at 7pm. There is no admission charge.

 

 

 

Sad day for the Jewish people: Salomon Benzimra (1943-2016)

36460d1b-2b46-416d-9713-fe6792ec1f6dSalomon Benzimra passed away on a flight back to Canada from Israel. He was a dear friend of the JDL and many others.  The funeral will be on Thursday at Steeles Memorial.

Salomon Benzimra has led a fascinating life. He was born in 1943 in the International Zone of Tangiers (now Morocco) which was a refuge for many cultures. His early education was in French schools, but his family was Spanish-speaking. In fact, his distant ancestors lived in Spain during the 1400s and were among the many who crossed the Straits of Gibraltar to escape the Inquisition. In addition to French, Spanish and English, Salomon also read Hebrew, and read and spoke a bit of Arabic.

He studied chemical engineering in France and worked in Morocco and Montreal before moving to Toronto in 1976. He became involved in Israeli and world affairs after 9/11 and began writing for publication.

With Goldi Steiner he founded Canadians for Israel’s Legal Rights (CILR), comprising a group of dedicated volunteers based in Toronto.

CILR has recently published, in Kindle format, The Jewish People’s Rights to the Land of Israel by Salomon Benzimra. This e-book is available on Amazon, and details the momentous decisions made at the 1920 San Remo Conference after the Ottoman Empire lost all its territories in the Middle East; decisions made in San Remo are crucial to understanding the present situation in the Middle East. Although suitable for any mature reader, the book was written specifically to prepare Jewish high school students to defend themselves against the defamation, lies and distortions about Israel that many face in university. The book is fact-based and educational, not political, and it debunks the current perception of Jewish Israelis as occupiers and settlers.

 

JDL Canada welcomes Paul Weston and Lars Hedegaard: Thursday, March 10

pwarrest1The Jewish Defence League of Canada will host Paul Weston (leader of PEGIDA UK) and Lars Hedegaard (President of the Danish Free Press Society) to speak about:

“The Threat of Radical Islamic Immigration and the Erosion of our Freedoms.”

Thursday, March 10
7:30pm
Toronto Zionist Centre
788 Marlee Avenue

Weston and Hedegaapic_giant_030613_sm_hedegaard-450x328rd are frequently libeled and censored by the press and their political enemies, and have even been physically attacked.

Hear about their first hand battles against radical Islam.

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It is important to build an international coalition against the threat of radical Islam.

The recent violence and terror in Europe is spreading and we have to work hard and work together.

Open Letter to the President of York University

Attention President M. Shoukri,

I am very concerned about your recent statement regarding the antisemitic mural at York University.  You have not given any indication that action will be taken to remove the mural. Jewish students have been very vocal that they do not feel safe on campus and the mural is a call for violence.

Please do the right thing and remove the mural.

On January 28, you called for a  “Presidents Advisory Committee on Inclusion”  to be established.  I am very concerned about the composition of such a committee, because in 2009, there was an anti-racism task force created  at York University to deal with similar issues on campus.   And some of the members on that task force were involved in fostering antisemitism on campus.  I sent you a letter back then with details about that task force.   On one such occasion, Jewish students had to be barricaded in a room until police arrived.

According to the “Students United Against Racism” web site, one of the Task Force Members listed was  Ali Mallah and this is how they described him:

“Ali Mallah has served on the Board of Directors of the Urban Alliance on Race Relations for two terms. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Centre for Social Justice (including having served one term as Treasurer). Ali has represented the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Canadian Peace Alliance at International Conferences in the USA, UK and Egypt. He is currently the Ontario Vice-President of the Canadian Arab Federation.”

According to this short bio, Ali Mallah “represented the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Canadian Peace Alliance at International Conferences in…Egypt.” The conference in Egypt was sponsored by the Muslim Brotherhood Organization and reported Antiwar group backs working with Mideast radicals in the Ottawa Citizen May 9 2007:

“Ali Mallah, who represented the Canadian Arab Federation, the Canadian Union of Public Employees and two antiwar groups, said Canadian delegates “made a very important contribution” in Cairo.”

Also, in 2015, a Federal Court judge ruled that the Canadian Arab Federation could reasonably be seen as supporting banned terrorist groups that are antisemitic.

I would like to meet with you to discuss these issues with you.

Thank you,

Meir Weinstein, National Director
Jewish Defence League of Canada

Join us in fighting anti-Semitism on Canadian campuses

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The Jewish Defence League will start a campaign in January to have this antisemitic mural taken down from the main hall in the Student Center of York University. This mural symbolizes violence to be used against Israel. This mural negates the rights of Jews to the Land of Israel.

Students have to walk by this mural every day.

The Jewish Defence League agrees with the position of Avi Benlolo from the SWC of Canada, “university administrations must be held accountable if they promote inconsistent and discriminatory standards. York’s reputation is in a precarious position; its administration should take immediate steps to do the right thing and tear the poster down.”

Join the JDL campaign to have the mural taken down.

Next: A pro terrorism, anti Israel event will be held at University of Toronto on January 12:

955717af-27b0-4c68-b0fc-038e10fa657dThis incitement to murder Jews event will be opposed.  No one is going to be allowed to incite others to stab Jews and get away with it.  The event is described on their Facebook event page in the following manner:

“As the resistance on the ground intensifies, university campuses remain central to building on the Palestinian solidarity movement.”

Also on Facebook, the BDS McMaster group posted this cartoon:

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Our overpaid Jewish leaders have turned a blind eye to this incitement against Jews and Israel.

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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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

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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.