Jewish Defence League of Canada
Actions – Dec. 28, 2008 – Dec. 27, 2009
Sunday, December 28, 2008.
JDL organized the Counter-Protest to the Pro-Hamas Demonstration at the Israeli Consulate.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
*JDL * Stood in Support of Israel with Israeli and Canadian Flags in front of Beth Tzedek on Thursday evening to counter the Anti-Zionist groups that stood across the street from the synagogue.
- Now Magazine “At Beth Tzedec, the Israel narrative gets a special gloss”
Friday January 9, 2009
The Jewish Defence League of Canada held a noontime picket at the Offices of CUPE Ontario, in response to CUPE Ontario’s proposal to boycott Jewish Teachers from Israel, which is a violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Sid Ryan, president of CUPE Ontario said “… we are ready to say Israeli academics should not be on our campuses unless they explicitly condemn the university bombing and the assault on Gaza in general”
- The Star – “CUPE offices picketed over Ryan boycott call”
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Prayer Vigil for the I.D.F. Service was led by Rabbi Moshe Stern – Shaarei Tefillah in front of the Israel Consulate. Sponsored by Jewish Defence League of Canada, Toronto Zionist Council and Stand With Us
Sunday, Feb. 22 2009
PROTEST against the Anti-Israel resolution that was brought to a vote at the CUPE Conference in Windsor. The resolution was passed and calls for a Boycott against Israel. JDL will begin a campaign against CUPE, calling for Sid Ryan, to step down from his position as President.
- The Toronto Star – CUPE union votes for academic boycott of Israel
- The Windsor Star – Pro-Israel group demands ouster of CUPE president
Sun. March 1
Mon. March 2
Tues. March 3
Wed. March 4
Thurs. March 5
Fri. March 6, 2009
*JDL* Protested against Israel Apartheid Week –In Solidarity with Israel, community members and students held Israeli Flags and signs at three (3) Toronto campuses; Ryerson, University of Toronto and York University.
- Blog >
Monday, March 26, 2009
JDL Open Letter to the Government of Canada regarding George Galloway raising funds in Canada for Hamas via Viva Palestina.
- Channel 4 TV – Meir Weinstein and George Galloway
- The Toronto Star – Jewish group proud of role in barring Galloway
- Toronto CTV – Jewish group proud of role in barring Galloway
The Jewish Defence League of Canada is taking credit for lighting the spark that ultimately burned a British politician’s plans to enter the country.
- National Post – “Galloway speech will aid Hamas, group alleges”
Sunday April 5, 2009
JDL sent out the notice of a boycott being organized and asked the community to Buy Israeli Wines and to stand with the Jewish Defence League and hold Israeli Flags tall and proud to counteract the disgraceful demonstration at the Summerhill LCBO.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
*JDL* Picketed the Theatre Passe Muraille for hosting the Anti-Semitic play “Seven Jewish Children”
- Jewish Tribune – ‘Seven Jewish Children,’ an incitement to hatred
Friday Noon Hour Pickets @ York, main campus, 2009
JDL protested every month since October 2008 to oppose York University’s sponsorship of the Conference “Palestine: One State or Two?” Although the name of the Conference changed the intention to demonise Israel and the Jewish people has remained their focus. Ed Morgan, York U Law Professor and former Canadian Jewish Congress President had accepted an invitation to speak but has since withdrawn his acceptance after Meir Weinstein spoke with him of the dangers to speak with a group of committed Israel/Jew Hating academics. David Matis, of B’nai Brith also withdrew his involvement after being notified by JDL of the true agenda of the “academic” organizers of the Conference.
- Jewish Tribune – “Protest at York U aims to stop conference”
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Town Hall Meeting, Panel Topic: “Crisis on Canadian Campuses “
Canadian Jewish News – “Panel addresses antiIsrael ‘crisis’ on campus”
Monday, June 22,
Tuesday, June 23,
Wednesday June 24, 2009
JDL Protest against Anti Israel Conference at York University – Glendon campus
The Canadian Jewish News – “York conference on Israel met by protests”
Friday, July 10, 2009
*JDL* Counter-Protest @ Royal Ontario Museum in support of the Dead Sea Scroll Exhibit
- Toronto Star – “Jews match boycotts with emails and spending”
- Dave Gordon – “Ontario’s Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit generates a war of words”
- Blog -
Friday, July 24 2009
Facing a determined JDL Canada protest outside his speech at Ryerson University, extremist Muslim scholar Azam Tamimi was compelled to tone down his radical rhetoric.
- Jewish Tribune – “Extremist scholar surprises, tones down rhetoric at Ryerson”
- Blog –
Friday, July 31, 2009
“Yes to Israel Independence” ” No to American Dictates!” @ American Consulate, Toronto. This protest was part of a North American-wide protest in cities across the US and Canada – Caroline Glick spoke at the rally in Chicago, taking objection with US interference in Israeli affairs. There is a lot of resentment that the Obama government is telling only the Israeli Jews where they can live but say nothing against the Arab community that has been building illegally for years.
- Blog >
Thursday, Aug 6, 2009
*JDL* PICKET @ The United Church of Canada National Office, to Expose and Confront Anti Jewish/Israel resolutions at its 40th General Council in Kelowna, British Columbia, The four resolutions call for a “comprehensive boycott of Israeli academic and cultural institutions at the national and international levels”.
- Canadian Jewish News -“United Church proposals elicit wide condemnation”
Thursday September 10, 2009
A protest by haters of Israel, ‘filmmakers’ and ‘artists’ opposed to a Toronto International Film Festival program spotlighting Tel Aviv held a press conference Thursday to coincide with the festival’s opening. This anti Israel protest is part of an international campaign called ‘boycott, divestment and sanctions’ or BDS. The purpose of this BDS campaign is to distract attention away from Radical Iran’s Nuclear plans and to allow Hamas and Hezbollah to attain more weapons.
The Jewish Defence League of Canada held a Counter Protest against the BDS program at the Toronto International Film Festival to Expose and Confront Incitement Against Israel and the Jewish People
- Globe and Mail – “Signing protest letter was rash, Fonda says”
Sunday September 27, 2009
Jewish Defence League protested @ U of T Health Care Centre against, Richard Falk that was presented by Near East Cultural and Educational Foundation of Canada (NECEF)
- Canada Israel Committee Scene -
Saturday, October 17, 2009
“Freedom of Speech. Freedom to Teach” at Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto, JDL confronted the one-sided presentation at the “conference” by distributing factual information about the conflict in the Middle East.
Wednesday October 28, 2009
PROTEST against the Teacher’s BDS Meeting @ UofT, Galbraith Building, 35 St. George
*JDL* confronted the anti Jewish/Israel agenda and handed participants factual information about Israel.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
The Jewish Defence League of Canada opposed the Resolution that is harmful to the interest of the Jewish State of Israel. A candle light vigil with banners and signs was organized on opening night at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre. The goal was not to divide Jews but to speak with delegates and convince them to vote against the harmful resolution.
- Jewish Tribune “URJ president’s Shabbat sermon inspires resolutions”
Monday, Nov. 9, 2009
*JDL* PROTEST against the film “Occupation 101”. Richmond Hill Central Library rented space to a private group to screen the bias/lying/Jew Hate film “Occupation 101″
- York Region Newspaper – Letter to the Editor
Saturday November 28, 2009
Anti Jewish / Anti Israel Groups announced they would be out in force on Saturday November 28, 2009 calling for a boycott of Israeli products sold at the Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)
Jewish Defence League of Canada held a Counter-Protest in Toronto.
- Blog -
Sunday, December 27, 2009
*JDL* Counter- Demonstration to the Pro Hamas Rally at the Israel Consulate
- Toronto Sun, Video – “Israeli and Palestinian supporters face off”
Jewish Defence League of Canada
Actions – January 2010 – September 2010
Jan 20 – JDL Solidarity Rally for *Geert Wilders*
Dutch Parliamentarian speaks on behalf of all who believe in our freedom to speak the truth about Islam.
Feb 3 – *JDL* Reward offered to anyone with information of the perpetrators who assaulted Jewish Students at York University
Feb 9 – “Urgent Meeting – Making Campus Life for Jewish Students Safe”
March 1 – Open Letter to the Mayor of Mississauga, Hazel McCallion
“…You stated that you used your influence to convince Palestine House to abandon their plans to host Abd Al-Bari Atwan on April 03. Thank you for your efforts. However, I have just checked the Palestine House website and when I clicked on the EVENTS tab, I noticed that Mr. Atwan is still being promoted as the speaker for April 03. Not only that, but Palestine House has added the promotion of “Israel Apartheid Week” in the EVENTS section as well. For your information, the Ontario Legislature recently denounced “Israel Apartheid Week”…”
March 7 – Protest against Palestine House, the sponsors of Abdul Bari Atwan to speak at “Lands Day” Program. Atwan is the editor-in-chief of Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper who said, “If the Iranian missiles strike Israel, by Allah, I will go to Trafalgar Square and dance with delight.”
April 2 – Protest against Palestine House to stop public funding to this terrorist supporting organization and sponsor of the “Israeli Apartheid Week”.
April 7 – *JDL* – Ottawa Chapter
“The Jewish Defence League of Canada is very concerned with the growth of anti Jewish/Israel groups in Canada. The JDL deems the most recent attack in Ottawa (“Ottawa college students attacked for Israel connections”) as a natural result of hate groups allowed to spread their poison with no resistance Some of these hate groups receive Federal Government Funding. Therefore, the Jewish Defence League of Canada will establish a JDL Chapter in Ottawa within 30 days. The purpose of a JDL chapter in Ottawa will be to expose and confront all hate groups in the Ottawa area.”
April 26 – *JDL* Anti-Terror Rally at George Galloway Hearing
JDL supports Free Speech and rejects George Galloway and his Viva Palestina Organization for giving material support to terror groups.
May 30 – *JDL* Open Letter to the Government of Canada
“It has come to the attention of the Jewish Defence League of Canada that Palestine House will lead an anti Israel protest against the planned visit of PM Benjamin Netanyahu to Canada on Sunday May 30. According to the emails from Palestine House, Israel is being called an ‘apartheid state’ and the PM of Israel is called ‘a war criminal’. As a Jewish Canadian, free speech is a right for every citizen of this great country and free speech is not the issue that I am writing about. The issue is misuse of Federal Funding that was given and still is being given to Palestine House for the education of new immigrants. Palestine House teaches hate and their Federal Funding should be cut. ….”
May 30 – Counter Protest against the Anti-Israel group objecting to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu speaking at the “Walk with Israel” opening ceremonies.
June 4 – The Jewish Defence League and many other Jewish Youth Groups protested the Pro-Hamas Groups who were lying about the Flotilla being a peaceful mission.
June 5 – *JDL* Counter-Protest to the Flotilla-Pro-Hamas advocates.
June 10 – *JDL* Protest against Pro-Hamas-Flotilla Program at Steelworkers Hall
June 29 – Rally in Support of Mosab Yousef, “Son of Hamas”. Yousef was a terrorist who converted to Christianity and became a spy for the Israeli government, ultimately saving many lives from suicide bombings. On the day of his court hearing to determine if he should be deported from the US back to Gaza, JDL held a rally in Yousef’s support.
July 2 – Open letter to the Government of Canada to withdrawal the charity status of the sponsors of the Islamic (Jihad) Conference.
July 2 – *JDL* Protest against speakers and sponsors of the “Journey of Faith Islamic Conference”
July 4 *JDL* Call to Boycott Sponsors of Gay Pride – “The JDL of Canada is outraged that Pride Toronto has decided to provide a platform to an anti Israel hate group to spread defamation about the Jewish People. We are calling on the public as a first step, to contact the following sponsoring companies for the Pride Toronto event and demand that they no longer sponsor the event. We are also calling on the public to boycott the sponsoring companies. Corporate funding for Jew hatred will not be tolerated.”
July 4 – Pride Parade, Toronto – *JDL* along with many other zionists came together as ONE VOICE in support of Israel and counter the lies by pro-Hamas supporters.
July 18 – Zionist BBQ
July 20 – Tisha B’Av With Aryeh King
As we remembered and mourned the destruction of our Holy Temple, JDL welcomed Aryeh King, who spoke about his active role in rebuilding all of Jerusalem! Aryeh King is the founder of the Israel Land Fund and is one of the most influential and effective activists moving Jewish settlers into largely Arab East Jerusalem.
August 31 – *JDL* Program – What Everyone Should Know … “Israel’s Legal Rights, In a World of Insanity“
Presented by: Canadians for Israel’s Legal Rights (CILR)
Excellent Summary by “Blog Wrath” …. thank you!
“Cutting Through the Web of Deception or the Legal Rights of Israel”
September 11th Candle Light Vigil
To remember the Victims of Islamic Terrorism on 9/11 and to oppose the Building of the Mosque Cordoba House at Ground Zero 9:30 pm in front of the United States Consulate.
Excellent Summary by “Ghost of a Flea”
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