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Police calm Thornhill Jewish community: “no security threat”

In an official statement (July 31) York Regional Police (YRP) clarified that a thorough investigation concluded that the reports of suspicious activity and offensive remarks against security staff the Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto (BAYT) synagogue on Clark Avenue in Thornhill “were unfounded.” On Friday, July 24, 2015, police received reports of an incident which allegedly occurred on Wednesday, July ...

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Thornhill: Security measure enhanced following suspicious activity near synagogue

York Regional Police beefed up its security measures around Jewish institutions in the Greater Toronto Area following a report on suspicious activity near Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto synagogue (BAYT) located on Clark Street in Thornhill (West of Sobey’s Plaza). The Canadian Jewish News reported that on July 22, three unidentified men wearing hoods took pictures of the synagogue and ...

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Pro-Israel activists to protest against al-Quds Day rally in Toronto

Hundreds of Jewish and non-Jewish supporters of Israel will gather on Saturday (July 11) to protest against the pro Iranian Quds Day rally, which will be held in front of the American Consulate in Toronto. The Jewish Defense League posted flyers in Thornhill, Ontario urging members of the community to join the counter-demonstration. The annual Quds Day was initiated by ...

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Vancouver: JDL confronts an anti-Israeli rally

On July 8 in Vancouver, members of the Jewish Defense League of Canada (JDL) held a counter-demonstration against a pro-Palestinian rally which coincided with a one-year anniversary since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge, Israel’s defensive war against a coalition of Palestinian terrorist organizations lead by Hamas. Participants in the anti-Israel hate rally included an assortment of extreme anti-Israel organizations ...

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