JDL Chanukah (Amona) Freedom Party: Monday, December 26

9e1b0189-4ced-4ba3-bc76-b9eb9b9c2063It is that time of year for members of JDL, supporters and friends to gather to discuss issues, light the Menorah, eat some great Chanukah food and grow stronger.

Join the Jewish Defence League as we stand together with the Jewish Community of Amona:

4:00 – 6:00 PM
Monday, December 26, 2016
Toronto Zionist Centre
788 Marlee Avenue, Toronto
(Event Facebook page HERE)

We will be joined live with Amona Jewish Settlement leader Daniella Weiss to speak with us live from Israel through a live feed.

JDL Events for the Jewish Community of Amona, Israel (updated)

EMERGENCY EVENT in TORONTO: Sunday December 11
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December 24, 2016:  First Night of Chanukah for Amona
LOCATIONS: Israeli consulate Toronto (CLICK HERE), and Israeli consulate NYC (CLICK HERE)

December 26, 2016:  JDL Chanukah Freedom Party with the Amona Jewish Community LOCATION: Toronto (CLICK HERE)

Amona, a small Jewish community of approximately 40 families near the Jewish community of Ofra north of Jerusalem, is set to be demolished by order of Israel’s “Peace Now” and ultra left leaning Supreme Court.

The technical reason for this is that the community rests on “Palestinian” private property. While it’s true a small portion of the community rests on “Palestinian” land, most of the community does not. The “Palestinian” (who with the help of Peace Now, brought the complaint directly to the Supreme Court), has had nothing to do with the property, as his family abandoned it more than a generation ago. In fact, the property was of no interest to this “Palestinian” until Peace Now (which is funded by the EU) unearthed this fact in a document.

Although Amona is slated for destruction on December 25, a law has been tabled in the Knesset entitled “the Regulation Law” or “Normalization Law.” The purpose of this law is to retroactively legalize any Jewish community that the State of Israel knowingly provided support to in order to grow, even if the community is built on Arab private land. The absentee land owner in each case would be fully compensated. In most societies ,these laws are standard. So why is Bibi Netanyahu so afraid of passing this law?

One word: Obama.

The passage of this law prevents the precedent that the destruction of Amona would bring, which is to destroy the communities of Judea and Samaria through judicial fiat. The Regulation Law also inadvertently applies Israeli sovereignty to large areas of Judea and Samaria. (True it won’t be called this, but everyone knows that’s what it is.)

Bibi has already been informed by the US government and EU that there will be severe punitive measures at the Hague with the passage of this law.  Expect Obama to use the passage of the law to abstain from a UNSC vote recognizing the final borders of “Palestine.” These threats are well known and with 50 days to go, Bibi is just trying to hold out for a new, far more amicable President Trump.

In a perfect world, Bibi would get his way. The law would be pushed off until after January 20, but Amona’s destruction sets a precedent that his party the Likud and Jewish Home have vowed not to let happen. If Amona falls, the collapse of the government is almost certain.  December 25 is the date to watch, but with the first reading of the Regulation Law already finished, with its passing (there are two more readings necessary), the trigger for international measures against the only Jewish state may begin by Hanukkah.

New York memorial for Rav Binyamin Ze’ev and Talya Kahane HY”D: January 2, 2017

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It has been 16 years since the murder of Rabbi Binyamin Ze’ev Kahane and his wife Rabbanit Talya Kahane HY”D.

Join us on Monday, January 2, 2017 at Young Israel of Flatbush, NYC to commemorate Rav Binyamin’s life, legacy and teachings.

Hear from his friends and talmidim and learn his Torah and ideology.

Doors open at 2:30pm, event starts 3:00pm.

Please share with all your friends and spread the word!

URGENT ACTION: Ontario Legislature votes on BDS, December 1

75a7e782-8fe4-4669-a198-1740aa13ba54On Thursday, December 1st, Gila Martow, Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for Thornhill, will introduce a motion affirming that the Ontario Legislature rejects the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS).

BDS seeks to isolate and punish Israel – and Israel alone – here in Canada and around the world. The goal of BDS activists is not to promote peace but, by blacklisting Israelis in business, culture, and academia, to challenge the very legitimacy of the Jewish State. In obsessively targeting Israel, the BDS movement is tainted by antisemitism.

While BDS has had little to no economic impact, it has directly fueled hostility toward Jews and Israelis on campuses across Ontario and elsewhere. Far too many students encounter toxic anti-Israel activism on their campus stemming from BDS activities.

Ontario’s elected leaders have already sent a strong message that our province rejects BDS and seeks to strengthen business, culture, and academic ties with Israel – as seen in the Premier’s recent trade mission to Israel. Now the Ontario Legislature is set to reaffirm this principled position through MPP Martow’s motion, which we expect will garner cross-party support.

But we need you to take action to ensure that all MPPs are aware of its importance and will vote in favour of it on Thursday.

CLICK HERE to add your name to those who support the motion, and send a message to Queen’s Park politicians that this motion is widely supported by voters.

Taking Back the Temple: A Tribute to Rabbi Meir Kahane (Nov 20, Toronto and NYC)

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Live Broadcast from Israel – Special Guest
The Jewish Defence League of Canada is proud to announce that Rabbi Yehuda Glick (MK) will join the Memorial Event, LIVE from Israel! 

Rabbi Glick has already taken steps to invite President-elect Donald Trump to ascend the Temple Mount with him and continues to be a staunch defender of Jewish Israel!

Please join us for this rare opportunity: see him live by attending the event in Toronto. See the video feed on Facebook Live. Watch the video at the New York City event.

TORONTO: Sunday, November 20, 1-4 pm
Join us at the Zionist Centre, 788 Marlee Avenue, Toronto (Directions)

  • Rabbi Yehuda Glick, MK, Speaking Live from Israel
  • Kahane Memorial Video
  • Rabbi Adam Law, Prayers for Rabbi Kahane
  • Rabbi Aaron Schechter
  • Meir Weinstein, JDL Canada Director
  • JDL & AntiSemitism Video

REGISTER HERE for TORONTO event

NEW YORK CITY: Sunday, November 20, 7:30 – 10 pm
Join us at the Marriott East Side, 525 Lexington Ave  (Directions)

  • Rabbi Yehuda Glick (Replay from Israel)
  • Kahane Memorial Video
  • Jonathan Stern
  • Rabbi Dr Bernhard Rosenberg,
  • Prayers for Rabbi Kahane
  • Fern Sidman
  • Shannon Taylor, Attorney
  • Shmuel Sackett, Chairman/CEO of ZEHUT International, Speaking Live from Israel

REGISTER HERE for NYC event

(NEW TIME!) JDL Canada to confront Al Quds Day in Toronto: Saturday July 2 at 1pm

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Saturday, July 2 at 1:00 PM

The Al Quds Day Event will start at Queens Park North side of the Park at 1:00 pm, with full Police support.

And the JDL will confront this anti Jewish hate and incitement at the same time and location. We will also follow these Jew haters to the US Consulate at 360 University Avenue.

There will be a Shabbaton downtown Toronto for the event and we need your full support.

NOTE: The Jewish Defence League urgently needs funds to cover some of our expenses for Al Quds counter protests in Toronto, Calgary, New York City, Chicago, Boston and London UK.  We require funds for sound equipment, flags, banners, transportation, meals and accommodations.

PLEASE DONATE by clicking HERE!

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Al Quds Day of Jew hatred.

JOIN JDL Canada counter protest at City Hall: Friday, May 13, 2:30pm

On Friday, May 13, the mayor of Jerusalem is invited to CIty Hall by Toronto Mayor John Tory to celebrate Israeli independence.

A pro-Hamas group of Jew haters will be having a protest against Israel’s existence at the same time, beginning at 2:30pm.

The Jewish Defence League is calling upon good people to join us as we counter this manifestation of hatred for Jews and Israel.

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.