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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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Natan Sharansky and MP Irwin Cotler in conversation

Two of the great human rights activists of our time, Natan Sharansky and Irwin Cotler, reconnect for an historic open conversation on Human Rights and Jewish Life, on Wednesday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Beth Tzedec Congregation (1700 Bathurst Street, Toronto). Natan Sharansky, a Soviet-born Israeli politician, world renowned human rights activist and author, has served in numerous capacities ...

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Premier Wynne received CIJA’s Words & Deeds Leadership Award

CIJA and UJA Federation of Greater Toronto held (June 22) the Words & Deeds Leadership Award Dinner honouring Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne for her “leadership role in championing inclusion of marginalized populations, recognizing the rights of the Aboriginal and LGBT communities, and demonstrating her skill at building non-confrontational consensus.” Described as “a long-time friend and supporter of Israel,” Premier Wynne ...

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