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

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

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.”

Hello Israel Truth Week & Caledonia friends/followers:
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.
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 Vandermaas

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/

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