*JDL* Parsha & Weekly Update – Week of January 22-28, 2012

Parshah Bo – Exodus 10:1-13:16
Torah Reading for Week of January 22-28, 2012 – Tevet 27-Shvat 4, 5772

Please read Nachman Kahana on Parashat Bo 5772

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The Jewish Defence League did travel to Huntingdon Quebec to confront the antisemitic Mayor Stephane Gendron.  We were joined by supporters from Montreal.  The protest lasted one hour.   Many residents of the town welcomed us with coffee and warmth.  They want us to come back until Gendron is out of office.  We will continue to work with our supporters in Montreal on many projects.  One such project will be to apply preasure on V Tele, the television station that allows Gendron to speak to thousands of viewers.  We will contact advertisors and ask that they refraim from doing bussiness with enablers of antisemitism.  The following is some of our media coverage:

Protesters target Huntingdon mayor’s views on Israel

Quebec mayor under fire for anti-Israel remarks

Gendron fanning flames of anti-Jewish sentiment

Mayor under fire in Quebec for anti-Israel remarks; says Israel

Global News | Mayor under fire in Quebec for anti-Israel remarks

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The Jewish Defence League  wishes Moshe Feiglin the best of success in his candidacy for head of the Likud. All updates will now be hosted on Moshe Feiglin’s political website, www.mflikud.com until after the campaign. B’hatzlachah!

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The following information was obtained from an anti Israel web site:

 11. A Rabbi advocates for Solidarity and Palestinian Human Rights with Rabbi Lynn

Saturday, January 28, 7:30 p.m. @ Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Street (south of Bloor,
at Bathurst subway, take Markham Street exit)

About the Speaker
Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb is currently Project Coordinator of The Community of Living
Traditions, a multi-faith residential community committed to the study and practice
of religious and strategic nonviolence. She leads arts delegations to Palestine with
the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Her book: Trail Guide to the Torah of Nonviolence
will be available in March 2012. Lynn is a percussionist, klezmer dancer,
storyteller, and poet.
Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, formerly with the Danforth Jewish Circle and presently living
and training in Stony Point, New York, is working to create a community devoted to
waging Nonviolence in a multifaith, multiracial and intergenerational context. She
calls the community, “The Community of Living Traditions”. She is also working to
establish a “Shomer Shalom Network for Jewish Nonviolence”.

It is from this vantage point that she addresses the Israel/Palestinian conflict

About the Sponsors
The Holy Land Awareness and Action Task Group relates to the South West Presbytery
of the Toronto Conference of the United Church of Canada. Please visit,

19. Eyes in Gaza – Mads Gilbert speaks at Ryerson

Friday, February 3rd, 6:00 p.m. @ Ryerson University (Room SCC 115 – Students Centre)
Sponsored by Students for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR), Ryerson

Dr. Mads Gilbert is an internationally acclaimed doctor and is Head of the
Department of Emergency at the University of North Norway.

Dr. Gilbert was one of only two foreign doctors allowed into Gaza during the
2008-2009 Israeli incursion. Along with his colleague, Dr. …Erik Fosse, he
co-authored a book titled Eyes in Gaza in which he recounts the horrific scenes he
witnessed in Gaza’s Al Shifa hospital during the deadly 22-day Israeli attack on the
civilian population of Gaza.

Long before ‘Operation Cast Lead’ Israel had imposed a severe blockade on Gaza which
included but was not limited to the movement of goods, medical aid, and people. At
the onset of the incursion, Israel banned all media from entering the strip and soon
Dr. Mads Gilbert became an unofficial spokesperson for the atrocities that were
taking place against the civilian population. He appeared on Al Jazeera, BBC, CBS,
ABC, CNN and other news networks to tell the story of the Palestinians in the winter
of 2008-2009.

The 3-week incursion on Gaza cost 1400 civilian lives, in addition to severe damage
to the Gazan economy – by UN estimates, 85% of Gaza’s GDP was slashed by the end of
the attacks. Dr. Mads Gilbert will share with the Toronto community his eyewitness
accounts of the terror that was cast on the civilian population during those deadly
22 days.

On Friday February 3rd, in the SCC 115, at 6:00 PM come out to hear Dr. Gilbert’s
story – one which you will likely never forget.

TICKETS ARE SELLING FOR $10 (General admission for everyone).

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The JDL is working hard to thwart the many anti Israel groups.  We need you to get involved and help us fight back.  We have many activities planned for Febuary and March.  Join with us now. 


With Love of Israel,

Meir Weinstein, National Director

Jewish Defence League of Canada


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