JDL Al Quds Day Protest August 3 Queen’s Park – h/t ‘Blazing Cat Fur’ Blog

July 24, 2013

al quds protest JDL 2013

 

Birth of the “Mandate for Palestine”

Eli E. Hertz | July 23, 2013
http://www.mythsandfacts.org/Conflict/mandate_for_palestine/MandateN2%20-%2010-29-07-English.pdf

 91 years has passed since the birth of the “Mandate for Palestine,” an historical League of Nations document, that laid down the Jewish legal right to settle anywhere in western Palestine, the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, an entitlement unaltered in international law.

The “Mandate for Palestine” was not a naive vision briefly embraced by the international community. Fifty-one member countries—the entire League of Nations—unanimously declared on July 24, 1922:

“Whereas recognition has been given to the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine and to the grounds for reconstituting their national home in that country.”

It is important to point out that political rights to self-determination as a polity for Arabs, were guaranteed by the same League of Nations in four other mandates—in Lebanon and Syria [The French Mandate], Iraq, and later Trans-Jordan [The British Mandate].

Any attempt to negate the Jewish people’s right to Palestine—Eretz-Israel, and to deny them access and control in the area designated for the Jewish people by the League of Nations is a serious infringement of international law.

Continuous pressure from the “Quartet” [U.S., the European Union, the UN and Russia] to surrender parts of Eretz-Israel are contrary to international law that firmly calls to “encourage … close settlement by Jews on the land, including State lands and waste lands not required for public purposes.” It also requires the Mandatory for “seeing that no Palestine territory shall be ceded or leased to, or in any way placed under the control of the government of any foreign power.”

In their attempt to establish peace between the Jewish state and its Arab neighbors, the nations of the world should remember who the lawful sovereign nation is with its rights anchored in international law and valid to this day:

The Jewish Nation.


The *Jewish Defence League* is calling for a BOYCOTT of “York University”. The JDL boycott campaign against York U will start in two weeks.

April 9, 2013

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STOP the lies.

STOP the BDS

The Jewish Defence League of Canada is calling for a boycott of York University.

There are many high profile members of the Jewish Community who donate large sums of money to York University.

The JDL will picket outside the offices of such high profile members of the Jewish Community to demand that they no longer provide material support to York University.

The JDL boycott campaign against York University will start in two weeks.

Terrorist Supporters and Anti-Semitism Permitted at Crime-Plagued York University (VIDEO)

http://www.algemeiner.com/?p=104568

STOP the lies. STOP the BDS !!!!!!!!!!!

Please sign the petition.

http://jdlcanada.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/stop-the-lies-stop-the-bds-please-sign-the-petition/

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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=449217731820004&set=a.109768299098284.16375.100001953428505&type=3&theater

York University Professor:

March 27


STAND UP FOR CANADIAN VALUES. JOIN US. – This Wed. March 20th – PICKET KATHLEEN WYNNE @ 6 pm – 8pm – 10 St Mary’s Street, Downtown Toronto

March 18, 2013
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WEDNESDAY March 20th 2013
PICKET KATHLEEN WYNNE
6 pm- 8pm
10 St Mary’s Street, Downtown Toronto
PICKET AGAINST MISOGYNY:
PROTEST KATHLEEN WYNNE and the ONTARIO LIBERAL PARTY’s SUPPORT for ISLAMIZATION
WE SUPPORT EQUALITY OF WOMEN IN PRACTICE, NOT JUST IN THEORY

https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/550915421606826/

Ontario Liberal Labor Minister YASIR NAQVI wrote a letter of support to the author of an Islamic book which authorizes the ‘symbolic’ beating of women
http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/politics/archives/2013/03/20130311-204917.html

Ontario Liberal Premier KATHLEEN WYNNE supported Islamic prayers in TDSB schools, where girls are segregated and seated behind boys
http://www.torontosun.com/2013/01/29/kathleen-wynnes-muslim-support

The Ontario Liberal Party, led by Kathleen Wynne, appears to be infected with support for radical Islam which oppresses women and children

STAND UP FOR CANADIAN VALUES. JOIN US.

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Tempers flare over school prayers - By TOM GODFREY
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2011/09/18/18702961.html
Kathleen Wynne, who defeated Tory in 2007 in Don Valley West, is McGuinty’s current transportation and former education minister. Up to 400 Muslim students at Valley Park Middle School in her Don Valley West riding are allowed take part in Friday prayers in the school cafeteria. Girls sit behind boys during prayers and girls who are menstruating must sit behind everyone. Non-Muslims are not allowed into the cafeteria during prayers.

Kathleen Wynne’s Muslim support 

Will Valley Park Middle School, with its Friday prayers, become a model for all Ontario public schools? BY 

http://www.torontosun.com/2013/01/29/kathleen-wynnes-muslim-support

The e-mail touting Wynne as a good-for-Muslims-candidate was signed, among others, by Abdulhuq Ingar, the man behind the establishment of the Mosque in Valley Park Middle School.

Kathleen Wynne


*TODAY* (Wed) + Thurs + Fri. – Vigil @ York University, March 11th -15th @ 11-1pm

March 13, 2013

Media Release: Non-Jewish groups join forces for daily Vigil at York University, March 11-15, 11-1pm

March 11-15, TORONTO:
Canadian Patriotic Society & Israel Truth Week are holding a vigil at the
Founders Road Entrance to York University
off Steeles Ave. W.,
daily, 11-1pm
http://israeltruthweek.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/media-release-non-jewish-groups-join-forces-for-daily-israel-truth-week-vigil-at-york-university-march-11-15-11-1pm

The Canadian Patriotic Society (CPS), led by Ms. Shobie Kapoor who spearheaded the petition drive to keep Omar Khadr out of Canada, is holding a daily ‘Israel Truth Week Vigil’ between 11am-1pm, from Monday March 11th until Friday March 15th inclusive at the Founders Road entrance to York University (off  Steeles Ave. W., between Jane & Keele; MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/I2641). The purpose of this vigil is to show solidarity with Jewish students and their families so they know they are not alone when dealing with campus anti-Semitic hate campaigns.

We encourage all pro-Israel groups & individuals – Jewish and non-Jewish — to join us to help send a strong message that racism and hate directed against Jewish students is not acceptable.

Parliamentarians condemn IAW

The Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney; the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Bob Rae; and MPs such as Conservative Marc Adler and Liberal Joyce Murray – herself a former citizen of South Africa who “lived out the harms and injuries caused…by the policies of Apartheid”  each condemned, in their own way, the intrinsic anti-Semitism and intolerance of the Israel Apartheid activities [LINK].

From Bob Rae: “Israeli Apartheid Week continues to defy logic and the cause of social justice. From MP Adler: [These views] are a disgrace and their hate-filled words and tactics must be condemned by all who believe in freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law. I urge all members to join me in condemning this ugly smear campaign.”

Israel Truth Week and the Canadian Patriotic Society agree: ‘Israel Apartheid Week’ is about attacking values. Israel stands as a proxy for all the liberal democratic values that we in the West hold dear: Respect for the rule of law; freedom of expression; freedom of religion, and the right to be treated equally before the law and to be protected equally by the law. People who share those values are being attacked, persecuted and terrorized, even murdered. Israel Truth Week is not just about religion or borders, it is about defending those values and the people who hold them whether they live in Israel or in Canada.”

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Hello Israel Truth Week & Caledonia friends/followers:
1. UPCOMING ISRAEL TRUTH WEEK EVENTS…
a. March 11-15, TORONTO: Canadian Patriotic Society & Israel Truth Week are holding a vigil at the Founders Road entrance to York University off Steeless Ave. W., daily, 11-1pm: http://israeltruthweek.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/media-release-non-jewish-groups-join-forces-for-daily-israel-truth-week-vigil-at-york-university-march-11-15-11-1pm/
b. March 14, 6:30pm, TORONTO: Ryerson University students present Salomon Benzimra, ‘The Jewish People’s Rights to the Land of Israel’: http://israeltruthweek.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/toronto-israel-truth-week-ryerson-students-present-author-salomon-benzimra-on-israels-land-rights-thurs-march-14th-630pm/
c. March 18, 7pm, HAMILTON: Hamilton Christian Fellowship screening of documentary ‘Precious Life’ in support of ALYN Hospital:  http://israeltruthweek.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/hamilton-london-israel-truth-week-screenings-of-precious-life-documentary-march-18-20/
d. March 20, 7pm, LONDON: Royal View Church screening of documentary ‘Precious Life’ in support of Magen David Adom (Israeli Red Cross). See link in ‘c’ above.
I will be attending all events, including each day of the York vigil.
2. THANK YOU!
The 2013 Israel Truth Week conference was a fabulous success, and positive comments are still coming in. I am still waiting for the final total, but the word is that donations to the ALYN Hospital for disabled children exceeded $14,000 – including a $10,000 cheque presented by our host venue Victory International Church! The conference buzz was contagious and it was a thrill to witness all the great networking going on during the two days, not to mention all the terrific speakers who performed brilliantly. It will take time, but the video footage will be edited and posted. Please be patient. :)
To all the speakers, volunteers, sponsors, and supporting cast…you have my deepest gratitude. To all who attended, I appreciate you taking time from your busy schedules to be with us.
Thank you all!
Mark
Mark Vandermaas
IsraelTruthWeek.org
CaledoniaVictimsProject.ca
519.457.0709


2013 lsrael Truth Week Conference, March 5-6th
Hamilton, ON, Canada.
In support of the children of ALYN Hospital, Jerusalem
Agenda & donation link: http://israeltruthweek.wordpress.com/2013-conference/

*THIS SUNDAY!* INVITATION to SEMINAR hosted by MUSLIM COMMITTEE AGAINST ANTISEMITISM – Sun. March 10 @ 2 – 6:00 pm

March 8, 2013

INVITATION to SEMINAR hosted by MUSLIM COMMITTEE AGAINST ANTISEMITISM

 

Canadian Thinkers’ Forum cordially invites you to our seminar on the topic 

“Why is it important for Muslims to recognize Israel’s rights to exist in order to curb prevailing Anti-Semitism within Muslim Diaspora?”

Sunday, March 10, 2013

2:00 – 6:00 pm

Promenade Art Gallery

943 B Lakeshore Road East,

Mississauga (Between Dixie & Cawthra)

additional free parking on the east side of plaza

Speakers:

Munir Pervaiz, Barrister Bashani, Arshad Mahmood & Asma Mahmood

 Additional Speakers to be announced

Special Presentation by Tahir Gora:  Recent incidences of Anti-Semitism in GTA

Many influential Muslim and Jewish community members as well as the media will attend.

Complementary Vegie Biryani, Samosas, Pakora, Cookies, Pops & tea will be served

Haleema Sadia, Secretary

Canadian Thinkers’ Forum & Muslim Committee a against anti-Semitism

Tel: 905-320-0906

canadianthinkersforum@gmail.com

INTRO Canadian Thinkers’ Forum (CTF)

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*TODAY* – “Israel Truth Week” – Wed. March 6 – Hamilton – Meir Weinstein, Director of Jewish Defence League of Canada will speak @

March 6, 2013
Israel Truth Week Updates – March 01/13

There are a number of very exciting developments in the final days before the 

2013 Israel Truth Week Conference:

DAY 2 – AFTERNOON SESSION

Wednesday, March 06, 2013,
1:00 – 5:00pm (doors open 12:30)
Victory International Church,
2799 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8E 2J8

12:30 DOORS OPEN:
1:00 OPENING REMARKS
• Emcee: Stuart Laughton, Never Again Group (2)
• Welcome Back – Victory International Church (2)
• Blowing of shofar – Rev. Joe Campbell) (2)
• VIDEO: Hatikva (‘The Hope’), National Anthem of Israel (2)

VIDEO: ALYN Children’s Hospital: ‘Wheels of Love – 10 Years of Riding’ (4:46)

MONICA DI FRANCESCO, Return Ministries

EVELYN DI FRANCESCO, B.Kin.(Hons.), MSc(OT): ‘Baptism By Wind, Rain And Fire: Riding Under
Missiles From Gaza for ALL The Children of ALYN Hospital – Jewish, Christian And Arab’ (20)

RABBI/AUTHOR STEPHEN WISE, Shaarei-Beth El Congregation, Oakville: Announcement re his
children’s book for sale, ‘Israel – Repairing The World’ for sale. 40% of sales will be donated to

ALYN Hospital. (5)
VIDEO: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Minister Danny Ayalon, July 12/11: The Truth
About the West Bank’ (6:17)

NETWORKING BREAK – 15 mins

JACOB PERETZ, Jewish Activist, London, ON: ‘Responding To The Gaza ‘Children’s Art’ Tour in
London, Ontario’ (15)

MARK VANDERMAAS, Israel Truth Week/Caledonia Victims Project: ‘When Police Refuse To Uphold
The Law: Protecting Civil Rights And National Security From Illegal Peacekeeping Missions on
Canadian Soil’ (15)

STUART LAUGHTON, Never Again Group, Hamilton, ON: ‘Defending Liberal Democratic Values
Via Self-Empowered And Virtual Team Synergies’ (15)

MEIR WEINSTEIN, Director, Jewish Defence League of Canada: ‘Defending Israel Via Activism,
Education And Relationships’ (15)

NETWORKING BREAK – 15 mins

GARY MCHALE, Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality, Hamilton, ON: ‘Dr. King’s ‘Letter From
Birmingham Jail: A Handbook For Effective, Principled Activism’ (15)

EITAN GILBOORD, President, Ryerson University Israeli Students Association: ‘Combatting AntiSemitism At Ryerson University’ (15)

RABBI JONATHAN HAUSMAN, BA, MA, JD; Ahavath Torah Congregation, USA: ‘Building International
Unity In Defence of Freedom’ + Tribute to fallen comrades: Rose Lax (Never Again Group) and
Merlyn Kinrade, RCN (ret) (Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality) (15)
Q&A (30)

5:00 – 6:30 DINNER/NETWORKING BREAK (food not included, restaurants nearby)

DAY 2 – EVENING SESSION
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
6:30 – 10:00pm (doors open 6:00)
Victory International Church,
2799 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8E 2J8
Conference Keynote Finale

6:00 DOORS OPEN
6:30 OPENING REMARKS
• Emcee: Stuart Laughton, Never Again Group (2)
• Welcome Back – Victory International Church (2)
• VIDEO: Hatikva (‘The Hope’), National Anthem of Israel (2)
• VIDEO: ‘Star Spangled Banner,’ (2)
• VIDEO: ‘O Canada’ (2)

CATHY LANYARD, Executive Director, Friends of ALYN Hospital, Jerusalem (USA office): ‘The Heroic
Children of ALYN Hospital ’ (5)
Announcement: Children’s book ‘Israel – Repairing The World,’ by Rabbi Stephen Wise (ShaareiBeth El Congregation, Oakville) for sale. 40% of sales will be donated to ALYN Hospital. See Tibor Choleva at Matovu Productions table.

REV. MAJED EL SHAFIE, One Free World International, Toronto: ‘Religious Persecution – Why Does
The World Not Care? Risking Everything To Give A Voice To The Voiceless’
• Rev. El Shafie intro to ‘Freedom Fighter’ documentary film (5)
• Screening of ‘Freedom Fighter’ (1:22:00)

NETWORKING BREAK – 15 mins

• Q&A w/Rev. El Shafie (45)

10:00 END OF CONFERENCE

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*TOMORROW* – “Israel Truth Week” – Tues. March 5 + Wed. March 6 – Hamilton – *NEW* Speaker on Day 1 – *Tahir Aslam Gora*

March 4, 2013
Israel Truth Week Updates – March 01/13

There are a number of very exciting developments in the final days before the 

2013 Israel Truth Week Conference:

120307 SUN TV, 'Israel Truth Week': Michael Coren-Mark Vandermaas-Stuart Laughton“The resistance has begun!,” Michael Coren

1. Final-program is now available for download on conference page.

2. Watch SUN TV’s ‘The Arena’ w/Michael Coren next week: Cathy Lanyard, Executive Director of Friends of ALYN Hospital, who is flying up from NYC to be with us (we’re trying to raise $25K for her sick & disabled kids in Jerusalem), as is ITW allyRabbi Jonathan Hausman from Boston, will be recording segments next Monday. Possibly also… our new keynote finale speaker, Rev. Majed El Shafie. 

Help the heroic children of ALYN Hospital in Jerusalem. Click here to make their lives a little easier.

Help the heroic children of ALYN Hospital in Jerusalem. Click here to make their lives a little easier.

3. If you can’t be with us at the conference…would you consider helping Cathy’s kids? Even a $5 donation helps, and it’s for a great cause: Alyn treats kids of all races and religions, and their annual operating budget is about the same as a medium-sized hospital in the USA…for ONE week. Click here for the special ALYN/Israel Truth Week donation page.

4. ITW keynote presenter Rev. Majed El Shafie spoke at the United Nations last Thursday at a conference organized by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA) before the group presented a draft convention to the UN to stop the incitement to terror. We are thrilled to have him as our finale speaker next Wednesday evening.

Tahir Aslam Gora, Muslim Committee Against Antisemitism

5. NEW Day 1 speaker: Tahir Aslam Gora, Founder of Muslim Committee Against Antisemitism, will step in to replace Shobie Kapoor of the Canadian Patriotic Society who was, regretfully, called out of town for a family emergency. His topic: ‘A Muslim Case Against Anti-Semitism.’ Come and meet Tahir at the ITW Tradeshow in the large lobby of Victory International Church, our venue. We are honoured to have Tahir with us, and I think you will want to hear what he has to say when you read what he already has said about freedom, anti-Semitism and Islamic extremism:

Tahir will also be speaking March 10th at a special event organized by the Muslim Committee Against Antisemitism at Mississauga’s Promenade Art Gallery from 2-6pm, 943 B Lakeshore Road East between Dixie & Cawthra. The event’s theme is, ‘Why is it important for Muslims to recognize Israel’s right to exist in order to curb prevailing Anti-Semitism within the Muslim Diaspora?’ Complimentary treats & refreshments included. More info: 905.320.0906, canadianthinkersforum@gmail.com.

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*TODAY* – Sunday, March 3 @ 4 pm, York U, Osgoode Hall Law School – Photo Exhibit “THE FACE OF THE GHETTO”

March 3, 2013

*Official opening event*  Sunday, March 3, 2013, 4pm, Moot Court, Osgoode Hall Law School

THE FACE OF THE GHETTO – FEBRUARY 24 – MARCH 17, 2013

http://cjs.blog.yorku.ca/2013/01/the-face-of-the-ghetto-february-24-march-17-2013/

http://cjs.blog.yorku.ca/

The Face of the Ghetto:  Pictures by Jewish Photographers from the Lodz Ghetto 1940-1944.
Osgoode Hall Law Library, February 24-March 17, 2013

Hours:  Monday-Thursday 8am-10pm
Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday 10am-6pm

The Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies and Osgoode Hall Law School will host a unique photography exhibition of rare photographs taken by photographers in the Lodz (or Litzmannstadt) Ghetto between 1940 and 1944.

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2013 ISRAEL TRUTH WEEK CONFERENCE, Hamilton, ON, Canada, March 5-6

February 28, 2013

VICTORY INTERNATIONAL CHURCH

(Dr. Peter R. Marshall, Pastor)
2799 Barton Street East, Hamilton, ON, Canada

VENUE & HOTELS: [MAP]

March 5 & 6, 2013

*** Final Program (major update Feb 26): [PDF] ***  

IN SUPPORT OF…

The Children of ALYN Hospital, Jerusalem (SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFO)

 

*** IMPORTANT NOTICE ***

Feb 26/13: Due to family sickness, the keynote speaker for the Never Again Group conference finale at McMaster  University, Tammi Rossman-Benjamin of the University of California, cannot be present, so the event has been cancelled. The NAG wish to convey their sincerest regrets to all those who were looking forward to hearing her presentation about combatting campus anti-Semitism, and hope you will attend the new keynote finale at Victory International Church…

Rev Majed El Shafie documentary-Freedom Fighter

Israel Truth Week will instead present the world human rights leader Rev. Majed El Shafie of One Free World International who has graciously agreed to greatly extend his time with us to accommodate a new evening session at Victory. He will present his award-winning documentary ‘Freedom Fighter,’ following which he will participate in an extended question and answer session, followed by a ‘mingle’ session which will close the conference. This exciting new keynote finale session will take place at Victory International Church during the evening of March 6th, 6:30, doors open 6:00pm.  Please see the revised agenda above for complete details.

ABOUT REV. MAJED EL SHAFIE: Rev. El Shafie is a former Muslim who was tortured and sentenced to die after converting to Christianity. He escaped to Israel and now, from Canada, he rescues other persecuted people, and travels the world’s hot spots speaking out against violence and persecution of innocents because of their faith. He has just returned from meeting numerous dignitaries in India, and he will be speaking at the United Nations this Thursday, Feb 28th at a conference organized by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, following which a ‘Draft International Convention for the Prevention of Incitement to Terror’ will be presented to the UN. Click here for more info.

MEDIA RELEASES & NEWS

  • Jan 24/13 MEDIA RELEASE: [PDF‘Pushing Back With Truth & Action’: 2nd annual Israel Truth Week Conference in Hamilton, ON, Canada, March 5-6/13 to counter ‘Apartheid’ vilification, Canadian rule of law/policing failures’
  • Feb 04/13 (JOINT MEDIA RELEASE): ‘Canadians for Israel’s Legal Rights‘ (CILR) partners with Israel Truth Week to address propaganda vs. Israel’s legitimacy under international law [PDF]
  • Feb 06/13: Blazing Cat Fur video: Israel Truth Week announcement at Toronto Zionist Centre [VIDEO]

CLICK HERE for info & agenda for the 2013 Israel Truth Week North American Conference, Hamilton, ON, Canada

   THIS YEAR WE ARE SUPPORTING…

The ALYN Children’s Hospital of Jerusalem

Click here to to help us meet our goal of raising $25K for the children of ALYN Hospital.
The secret to Middle East Peace is at ALYN Hospital!

The compassionate Israel, the true Israel, the Israel you never see on the news.
Our goal is to raise $25,000 to help these heroic children.

The President of Canadian Friends of ALYN Hospital - Ms. Cathy Lanyard – will
be coming to Canada to tell us all about ALYN’s children and, two Canadians
(one from Hamilton) who travelled to Israel to participate in the 2012
Wheels of Love’ bicycle trip fundraiser will be telling their story about riding
under missiles from Gaza for all the children of ALYN – Jewish, Christian and Arab.

Let’s show Cathy, her riders and the kids that we really care:

-  Receipts for Canadian income tax purposes will be issued -
https://www.alynus.org/israeltruthweek

Canadian Charitable Registration #: 118784834 RR0001
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CONTACT: Mark Vandermaas, mark@israeltruthweek.org, 519.457.0709

— COMMUNITY PARTNERS/CONTRIBUTORS —

Canadians for Israel's Legal Rights (CILR): www.CILR.org

SPONSOR/PARTNER: The Intelligence Summit - an international forum operated by and for "top leaders of the intelligence, espionage, counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence agencies from around the free world"  NAG Logo 150

Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality (CANACE)

Caledonia Victims Project

SECURITY BY: Jewish Defence League of Canada

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The Jewish People's Rights to the Land of Israel, by Salomon Benzimra, 2011

ABOUT THE 2012 CONFERENCE

“Dear Mark, your event was a great success in all regards, and I sincerely congratulate you for it. I wanted to tell you how pleased I was to attend the premiere of Israel Truth Week which you organized so efficiently. The venue was superb, the speakers were great and the topics couldn’t have been better selected. I am still scratching my head to find some – any – criticism…but in vain! ;-) Also to be highly commended are Rev. Joe Campbell, Andrew Lawton and Mary Lou Ambrogio.”

Salomon Benzimra, P.Eng.
Canadians for Israel’s Legal Rights – CILR
Author of The Jewish People’s Rights to the Land of Israel

***Mr. Benzimra will be keynote speaker for the Day 1, Afternoon Session of the 2013 conference.

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INVITATION to SEMINAR hosted by MUSLIM COMMITTEE AGAINST ANTISEMITISM – Sun. March 10 @ 2 – 6:00 pm

February 28, 2013

INVITATION to SEMINAR hosted by MUSLIM COMMITTEE AGAINST ANTISEMITISM

 

Canadian Thinkers’ Forum cordially invites you to our seminar on the topic 

“Why is it important for Muslims to recognize Israel’s rights to exist in order to curb prevailing Anti-Semitism within Muslim Diaspora?”

Sunday, March 10, 2013

2:00 – 6:00 pm

Promenade Art Gallery

943 B Lakeshore Road East,

Mississauga (Between Dixie & Cawthra)

additional free parking on the east side of plaza

Speakers:

Munir Pervaiz, Barrister Bashani, Arshad Mahmood & Asma Mahmood

 Additional Speakers to be announced

Special Presentation by Tahir Gora:  Recent incidences of Anti-Semitism in GTA

Many influential Muslim and Jewish community members as well as the media will attend.

Complementary Vegie Biryani, Samosas, Pakora, Cookies, Pops & tea will be served

Haleema Sadia, Secretary

Canadian Thinkers’ Forum & Muslim Committee a against anti-Semitism

Tel: 905-320-0906

canadianthinkersforum@gmail.com

INTRO Canadian Thinkers’ Forum (CTF)

Canadian Thinkers’ Forum (CTF) is a Think Tank founded by a secular Canadian Muslim writer, journalist and Thinker, Tahir Aslam Gora.

This forum aims to address the challenges of Muslim Segregation and Radicalization faced in Canadian society through a huge growth and Influx of Muslim Immigrants in Canada.

CTF hopes to work with like minded Thinkers’ Forums, Think Tanks, Activist groups and people, political parties and intelligentsia in order to avoid all those complexities what we see in Europe, for instance, in terms of alienation of Muslim youths from the European societies.

As Canadians we are proud of being a model of very tolerant and diverse society. But we should also present a model of solutions of those problems that are by product of such diversity.

CTF is already working on study projects called “Growing Islamic Radicalization and Anti-Semitic activities in GTA”.

CTF aims to work at (precisely):

1-      Study of growing Islamic radicalization in Canada, particularly in GTA.

2-      Introduce measures to deradicalization of Muslim Youths in Canada

3-       Introduce measures to curb Anti-Semitism within Canadian Muslim Diaspora particularly.

4-      Study in regard with complexities of Multiculturalism in Canada.

5-      Study of dilemmas of ideologies (right and left) in our rational age.

6-      Inter-community and Inter-faith interactions.

7-      Helping Canadian Policy Makers, political parties & media to understand complexities of diversity and offer the solutions for those complexities

8-      Helping Policy makers to counter extreme left and Islamists’ propaganda tactics

CTF shall be involving herself in all matters of thinking world

CAF’s “Muslim Committee against Anti-Semitism (MCAAS)”

Canadian Thinkers’ Forum (CTF), a Toronto base Think Tank is determined to curb Anti-Semitism in Islamic Centres of Canada with the help of over one hundred secular progressive Muslims and partner Muslim and Non-Muslim organizations and individuals.

CTF has formed and announced a first ever ten members

 “Muslim Committee against Anti-Semitism (MCAAS)” in Mississauga on November 18, 2012.

This committee shall be a watchdog body on Anti-Semitic issues prevailing in Islamic Centres of GTA, Islamic ethnic press and public spheres. This is an ongoing move to curb Anti-Semitism within Muslim community.

Unfortunately, there is so much direct and indirect Anti-Semitism under the guise of phrases such as “Zionist Media”, “Zionist Plans” or “Israel – an apartheidState”.

Also there are numerous “Holocaust Denial Theories & Stories” in our media, speeches and talks etc.

As Canadians, we need to address those negative connotations and racist portraits.

As Canadians, we need to reject “Holocaust Denial Theories & Stories” through workshops, seminars, conferences and research study projects.

“Muslim Committee against Anti-Semitism” shall work with the Islamic Schools and Muslim ethnic media in order to eliminate such negative portraits.

The Committee shall arrange seminars, conferences and study projects with Muslim Ethnic Press, Muslim Youth and Muslim Student organizations in terms of creating broader awareness for not using such phrases in negative tones and other negative connotations and direct or indirect Anti-Semitism.

CTF happened to talk with some of the traditional Islamic centres in GTA and they are willing to work along with CTF against Anti-Semitic related issues in their spheres.

CTF is already working on a notable “Pilot study project on issues related to Anti-Semitism in Islamic Schools and Centres”

In the wake of our findings in terms of prevailing Anti-Semitism in Islamic Centres and Schools in Greater Toronto area, Canadian Thinkers’ Forum  recommend the following measures to follow:

1-      CTF’ MCAAS should always keep its eyes open and ears tuned to prevailing and growing Anti-Semitism in Islamic Schools and Centres.

2-      CTF shall work around the clock on research projects related to anti-Semitic issues.

3-      CTF should advise, invite and engage traditional Islamic organizations in programs related to fight against anti-Semitism.

4-      CTF is willing to take legal actions against those Islamic groups that go unleashed in issues related to anti-Semitic hatred.

5-      As CTF understands that there is so much visible and invisible Anti-Semitism in some of the Islamic circles of Canada so it’s more appropriate to hold seminars, workshops and conferences in order to educate Muslim Student Organizations and Islamic groups against Anti-Semitism.

6-      CTF needs to counter Anti-Semitism in Canadian Muslim Language ethnic media, periodicals, Pamphlets, flyers, newspapers, Radio and TV shows, Websites, Social websites including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

7-      CTF aims at creating broader awareness of Holocaust Studies and Anti-Semitic related issues through major Muslim language cyber spaces including the social website in English, Urdu, Arabic and Persian, etc.

8-      CTF aims to arrange meet up events between Muslim and Jewish organizations.

In Canada we live together and we get opportunity to know each other. And we know that Jews are best friends of Muslims as we share so much with each other. So we need to fight that stereotype hate what we call Anti-Semitism.

Already other communities around the globe are fighting Antisemitism. Now it is Muslims’ turn to contribute in that regard. It’s actually in the interest of Muslim community to leave all sorts of stereotypes behind because all such hindrances are impeding our pace in 21st Century.

Short Bio Tahir Aslam Gora (b. 1963)

Director: Canadian Thinkers’ Forum

Tahir Aslam Gora is a Pakistani writer, novelist, poet, journalist, editor, translator and publisher with over 25 years of experience in the media industry.

He was a biweekly columnist to The Hamilton Spectator during 2007-9. He also contributes as a freelancer to various European and American media outlets. He is currently at work on two manuscripts; one about Islam, other ‘Understanding Canadian Multiculturalism’.

He did one year full time certificate course, “Canadian Journalism for Internationally trained Writers” from SheridanCollege, OakvilleON in 2007.

He was active in several literary and cultural organizations in Pakistan and was a noted critic of religious intolerance in that country.

He fled to Canada in the spring of 1999 following threats to his life.

He has published three collections of short stories, one novel and two collections of poems. Some of his work has been translated into Russian and Uzbek. His second novel in Urdu is in the process of publishing.

He translated Irshad Manji’s book The Trouble with Islam Today in Urdu in 2005.

He published and edited weekly Urdu language newspaper Watan from Toronto during 2000-2003. He has been a target of death threats by Islamic fundamentalists of Greater Toronto Areas.

He is working on a research project, Islamic Radicalization in Ontario.

Tahir Gora founded Gora Publishers in 1987 in Pakistan, which published more than 200 works of literature and books on the social sciences. He also served as editor-in-chief of the socio-political weekly journal, Hafta, and the literary journal Rujhanaat.

He also happened to work as a journalist and publisher in some of the countries of former Soviet Union between 1989 and 1997.

Currently, he contributes regularly for the Huffington Post and he does a weekly Urdu language talk show “Bilatakalluf” on Mississauga based South Asian Rawal TV that could be viewed every Friday night at 9PM.

He has founded a Think Tank known as Canadian Thinkers Forum.

He is also a Secretary General of Muslim Canadian Congress. He lives in Burlington.

Internet is a breeding ground for hate by Tahir Aslam Gora

Hamilton Spectator. October 18, 2007.

http://www.friendsofsimonwiesenthalcenter.com/downloads/news_oct_18.pdf

‘Apartheid’ gambit won’t win Mideast peace by Tahir Aslam Gora

THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR, NOV 27, 2007

http://www.thespec.com/article/189040—apartheid-gambit-won-t-win-mideast-peace

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Tahir Aslam Gora is a Pakistani writer, novelist, poet, journalist, editor, translator and publisher. He has over 20 years of experience in the media industry during which time he’s been a biweekly columnist for the Hamilton Spectator and contributed as a freelanced to various European and American media outlets.

He is currently at work on two manuscripts; one about Islam, the other titled “Understanding Canadian Multiculturalism.”

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(0) Comments | Posted October 18, 2012 | 2:26 PM

Thank you Madonna for beating the drum for Malala Yousafzai. You have delivered a strong message to all celebrities across the world that they have to come out of their cozy lives and needed to be well informed as you are. Thank you Madonna for saying the words, “Support education!…

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“Innocence of Muslims” Creates Doubt for Our Innocence

(4) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 12:00 AM

The whole world is witnessing the clash of civilization riots these days in the wake ofInnocence of Muslims movie trailer. A Muslim has tweeted the situation as “There was no movie about #Muhammad(SAW), it was just a trailer. The protests Muslims are holding are the movie.”

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On 9/11, Many Muslims Still Don’t Believe the Truth

(42) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 11:44 AM

It’s said that a majority of Muslims have been hijacked by a tiny percentage of Islamic extremists. But it’s also true that many Muslims consider the incidents of September 11, 2001, to have been staged by the Bush administration, the CIA, Jews, etc.

The question arises as to why a…

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Why Pakistanis Won’t Speak Out Against Blasphemy Law

(9) Comments | Posted September 4, 2012 | 11:50 AM

The arrest of 11-year-or-so-old Christian girl, Rimsha Masih, in Pakistan in connection with the blasphemy charges has shocked the world but not Pakistan and majority Pakistanis.

For instance, a Pakistani Canadian from Mississauga, OntarioCanada wrote on the Internetin the wake of this senseless…

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From a Muslim to You: Merry Christmas!

(17) Comments | Posted December 24, 2011 | 1:05 PM

I cannot understand why people shy away from saying Merry Christmas to each other these days. It was not like that a couple of years ago. It seems as if people in the malls and public places are avoiding Christmas greetings out of fear that someone may be offended.

In…

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What Lies Under a Burka? Oppression.

(16) Comments | Posted December 15, 2011 | 1:01 PM

Is wearing a burka in Canada a matter of religious obligation, cultural tradition, religious freedom and women rights, or an exhibition of political Islam? This question is afresh again because of the recent announcement by Canada’s Immigration Minister Jason Kenny that veiled woman are required to remove niqabs or burkas…

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