Stéphane Gendron*Public* FaceBook photos > http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150104787180915.312684.529680914&type=3 PHOTOS posted on ‘Blazing Cat Fur’ Bog and on JDL Blog
CTV, CBC, the Gazette, and regional newspapers arrived today and interviewed Meir Weinstein, Director of the Jewish Defence League and others. It was a tremendous success.
This picture was taken in front of Huntington’s city hall today.
Jewish Defence League confronted
anti Israel Mayor Stephane Gendron
Thursday, January 26, 2012
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Office of the Mayor, 23, rue King , Huntingdon, Quebec
* Tonight !! * Meir Weinstein, Director of the Jewish Defence League of Canada is on “The Arena” with Michael Coren
“The Arena” with Michael Coren airs on Sun News TV every week night at 7pm ET, repeated at midnight ET.
Macleans Magazine article > By Robyn Urback | March 5th, 2011 | 7:19 pm
“Jewish Defence League to hold event to counter Israeli Apartheid Week”
The Jewish Defence League of Canada has announced it will be hosting an event called “Islamic State Apartheid Week” in Toronto next week. Its stated goal is to “counter the campus lies against Jews and highlight the truth of Islam,” as well as “expose and confront the Israel bashers and Jew haters during IAW [Israeli Apartheid Week].”
MENSCHlife – Jan 4, 2011 – Meir Weinstein & Anis Mulla
Jewish Group to Fight ‘Over the Top’ Racial Tension
Controversial group to open Ottawa office
By AEDAN HELMER, Ottawa Sun
April 7, 2010
The Jewish Defence League of Canada is planning on setting up shop in Ottawa with one simple message: “Don’t mess with us.”
Meir Weinstein, national director of the JDL Canada, said there is a “disturbing trend” of racial tension between Arabs and Jews in Ottawa, highlighted by an apparently anti-Semitic attack on a pair of Carleton University students in Gatineau earlier this week.
But regardless of that attack, “we feel that things (in Ottawa) are over the top already,” said Weinstein.
“There is very high anxiety in Ottawa,” he said. “It’s almost non-stop the activities and vilification against the Jewish people.”
Weinstein said he hasn’t spoken to officials at Carleton University, but he criticized the response from university administration to anti-Semitic slogans discovered scrawled in a bathroom stall last month, during the controversial and pro-Palestinian Israeli Apartheid Week.
Weinstein promised to “stir something up” when he holds an open house meeting off campus sometime within the next month.
“We’re just not going to wait for administrators to take action because we don’t expect much action,” he said.
JDL Canada distances itself from the U.S.-based Jewish Defence League, whose core ideology, according to its website, is to combat anti-Semitism “by whatever means necessary” and says it is “sinful” for Jews “to sit idly by while Jews are harmed, suffer and even die.”
The Los Angeles-based JDL, which claims to be “the most controversial, yet most effective of all Jewish organizations” has been branded a “violent extremist” organization by the FBI.
Det. John Byers of the Ottawa police hate crimes section said he has “no issue” with the JDL Canada setting up shop in the capital, but said the organization’s motivation may be misguided.
“It’s one thing to say there’s a pattern of behaviour, but if you look at each incident independently and there is no pattern, and no linkages, then is there really a problem or are things being blown out of proportion?” said Byers.
“I have no sense of any underlying racial tension, nor has anyone come to me with any concern of that calibre.”
Boycott sparks Israeli BUYcott at Toronto MEC
By Patricia Marcoccia, Ryersonian.ca Staff on 12/1/2009 9:22:23 PM in
Cease funding Mid-East group urges Jewish organization
By Dave Gordon
Published on Jan 01, 2010
Meir Weinstein, the national director of the Jewish Defense League of Canada, sent an open letter to the Canadian government this week over his concern that federal funding for a Mississauga-based Middle East organization should be re-evaluated.
“Middle East conference anything but academic”
— Na’ama Carmi
I hesitated whether to accept the invitation to participate in the conference at York University on “Models of Statehood in Israel/Palestine.”
Such conferences, even when organized with goodwill, are frequently hijacked and become anti-Israeli events. However, the dilemma is always whether to leave the floor only to the most extreme and one-sided views, or to try to bring a different voice, one that attempts to display the complexity of the situation and presents a perspective that would not be presented if one were to stay away.
Reaction to the pressure put on the conference and the Jewish Defense League’s (JDL) activity against it, and the desire to present such a voice seemed good reasons to take part, and not to surrender to attempts to silence debate and curb academic freedom.