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Standing for Jerusalem
5 If I forget you, Jerusalem,
may my right hand forget its skill.
6 May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth
if I do not remember you,
if I do not consider Jerusalem
my highest joy.
7 Remember, Lord, what the Edomites did
on the day Jerusalem fell.
“Tear it down,” they cried,
“tear it down to its foundations”!
When these beautiful verses were recorded, thousands of years ago, the ancestors of the savage warmonger who created Islam were illiterate Bedouins who roamed the deserts. That’s why it was odd that Jews from Toronto and their friends had to confront Muslims claiming Jerusalem as their own…
The same Jerusalem, which is the eternal capital of the Jewish State… Jerusalem – the most Jewish of all Jewish cities…
Apparently, that’s the sign of our messed up times – earlier this year, following the initiative of the Arab terrorists from Hamas, a million people were called to march to Jerusalem to reclaim it for the Arabs. As it happens very often, history repeats – Hamas is willing to do to Jerusalem what the ancient Edomites did to it.
However, there is a slight difference. While in antiquity Israel wasn’t able to confront the mighty invaders and avoid the Babylonian capture, now the country is more than well prepared to deal with its enemies.
And I suppose that most of the Arabs and the lefties knew that and didn’t follow blindly the Hamas insanity. As of this writing, it appears that the march to Jerusalem has been an utter failure. Not many idiots approached the Israeli borders and even fewer tried to cross them.
The same happened in Toronto – instead of the hundreds of Arabs and their lefty buddies, who were supposed to show up at the Israeli Consulate, we only saw a few dozens of the usual assortment of the standard characters – hippy leftovers from the 1960’s, a few students desperately trying to join a group that likes them and very, very few Arabs.
The same people all the time…
The IAW coordinator…
The Jewish side was a little bit bigger, but when you consider the fact that the 14 million Jews in the world are up against over a billion Muslims, you may wonder why the Muslim cause’s supporters were underrepresented.
Other that the members of JDL-Canada, the rally included people from different backgrounds, who wanted to support the right cause.
United we stand…
You could see members of the Hindu Advocacy group:
Even the activists from Caledonia joined the rally. Just like the Jews, they have a first-hand experience in confronting extremists (in their case the extremists act with the provincial government’s blessing). I saw Merlyn Kinrade, the hero veteran from the 1956 Suez Canal peacekeeping mission, and Mark Vandermaas (from the Caledonia Victims Project) who recently started the highly successful Israel Truth Week, aimed at confronting the blackmail of Israel:
Merlyn and Mark – the peacekeeping force
Goldi Steiner and Mark Vandermaas
Later they were joined by Gary McHale from CANACE, one of the major moving forces of the fight for justice in Caledonia:
Mark, Gary, and Merlyn – in support of Israel
Christine and Gary
The participants were not shy about stating their opinions. Their signs clearly explained why the ridiculous Hamas claims were wrong:
Judea and Samaria Belong to Israel
Creeping Jihad – World’s Cancer
Palestine – Innovations in Terror
In a short speech, JDL’s Director Meir Weinstein condemned the intended aggression and clearly explained that Israel is not going to sit and take the abuse. He also emphasized the constant efforts of the Muslim extremists in Canada to undermine the Jewish community. However, thanks to the vigilance of the Jews and the fair policies of the government, those extremists are not going to achieve their goals. Many of their organizations are a front of the Muslim Brotherhood, which tries to gain the same control in Canada as in the Islamic countries. They all will eventually fail, just like the anti-Jewish Palestine House, which was recently defunded by the Federal Government.
Meir Weinstaein speaks
The confrontation was more or less civilized. The only odd thing was that when the Jewish side played the Canadian National Anthem, the “progressives” across the street and their Arab friends didn’t show much of respect – they kept hissing, booing and shouting. But that’s not a surprise – as Karl Marx used to say, “The proletariat has no homeland”, so hating Canada is just a part of their lives…
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