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.

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.

(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.

JDL Canada will protest Beit Zatoun Passover Seder with Ken O’Keefe: Thursday, April 28

Toronto’s Beit Zatoun is a nerve center for anti Israel incitement. Beit Zatoun receives support from many Jews on the far left that support all or certain aspects of boycotting Israel.

And those far left Jews will be having a so-called “Liberation” Passover Seder at this BDS nerve center on Thursday, April 28.

Present at this event will be Ken O’Keefe.

Beit Zatoun describes Ken O’Keefe this way:

An ex-U.S. Marine, he renounced his U.S. citizenship out of disgust at the American empire’s carnage. He was a founding member of the Human Shield Action to Iraq (2003). He served as captain on the first Free Gaza Mission (2008) and survived the Israeli attack on the ship Mavi Marmara (2010).

His style of activism is characterized by his involvement in disarming two Israeli commandos as nine of his fellow Mavi Marmara passengers were executed. The Israeli military later claimed O’Keefe was a “terrorist operative of Hamas.” O’Keefe has repeatedly stated that Israeli Mossad and its assets, along with traitorous elements within the USA, are directly responsible for the “false flag” 9/11 attacks.

Ken O’Keefe refers to Jews as “those fucking Jews”:

JDL will confront this BDS Nazi lover that evening, between 6pm and 7pm.

Beth Zatoun is located at 612 Markham Street, one minute from Bathurst subway stop on the Bloor line (use Markham Street exit)

Visit our Facebook page about this protest for more information.

URGENT UPDATE: Canadian Jewish Support for “Breaking the Silence”

It has come to the attention of the Jewish Defence League that the New Israel Fund of Canada has involvement with the NGO “Breaking the Silence.”

This NGO is under investigation by the Government of Israel for charges of gathering IDF Classified Information.  The President of the New Israel Fund in Canada is Joan Garson.   Please review the following information:

Report: NGO Breaking the Silence collected classified information on IDF

Breaking the Silence – Toronto, Oct 14th
Daniel Thau-Eleff
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Today at 2:35 PM

Hi friends,
I received this from the New Israel Fund. I’m in the middle of reading the book, Our Harsh Logic. It’s a difficult read, as all the names are excised, so it’s just an anonymous soldier saying “We did this” for a page to 5 pages, over and over for 400 pages. Even so, it’s an extremely important document of the Israeli army’s activities from the inside, and particularly the references to soldiers harassing and arresting civilians, then seeing it reported in the newspaper as “4 terrorists apprehended” and “weapons found,” etc – I would highly recommend it – I got my copy from the Winnipeg Public Library, hopefully it’s similarly available in Toronto. And I’d think a talk with one of its (authors? organizers?) would be very interesting.
Note: the event is in someone’s home, but it is a public event. I checked with Atarah.

Daniel
— Forwarded Message —–
From: Atarah Derrick <atarah@…>
To: Atarah Derrick <atarah@…>
Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2013 11:15:13 AM
Subject: Breaking the Silence in Toronto

Hi everyone,

I hope you’re all well.

I’m writing to you about an event happening in Toronto on Monday, October 14 that I felt you should know about.

Dana Golan from Breaking the Silence (Shovrim Shtikah) will be in Toronto to speak about BTS’s new book, Our Harsh Logic.
While this is not an NIFC event, I think it would be a great opportunity to discuss the sensitive issues at hand and to hear from this transformative activist and educator. Here are the details:
When: Monday, October 14, at 7:30PM
Where: The home of Joan Garson and David Baskin,

If you need more information about the event, please contact Isaac Kates Rose at isaackatesrose@…

All the best,

Atarah

About BTS and the book:

Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. They endeavor to stimulate public debate about the price paid for a reality in which young soldiers face a civilian population on a daily basis, and are engaged in the control of that population’s everyday life.

Israeli soldiers, the young men and women in the army, know the truth of the occupation better than anyone-they are the people who carry it out. Now, in a monumental book of  collective testimony, OUR HARSH LOGIC: Israeli Soldiers’ Testimonies from the Occupied Territories, 2000-2010 the soldiers speak out and demand to be heard.  The soldiers in OUR HARSH LOGIC have gone on the record with their personal experiences to break what they call a conspiracy of silence across Israeli society and to fulfill a moral obligation. Speaking with undeniable authority, they have made a supremely significant contribution to one of the world’s most vexed and intractable conflicts.
Atarah Derrick
National Outreach Associate
New Israel Fund of Canada
801 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 401
Toronto, Ontario M6A 2G1
416.781.4322
nifcan.org

On Tuesday  March 22nd, 2016 7:30 PM, there will be a panel discussion with Joan Garson from the New Israel Fund (a group that provides funding to many anti Israel BDS groups);  Karen Mock from J Space (another group that states. “we oppose Israel’s Jewish settlements”) and  an official from CIJA.

It is important for our community to demand that CIJA not provide any
standing to groups that promote anti Israel groups such as the NGO
“Breaking The Silence”