*** Please bring Israel & Canadian flags; StandWithUs signs will be provided. ***
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: March 08, 2013 [PDF]
‘Non-Jewish groups join forces for Israel Truth Week Vigil at York University, March 11-15, 11:00am -1:00 pm daily
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.”
The Ryerson Israeli Student Association &
Ryerson Campus Conservatives
present the first-ever, student-organized
Israel Truth Week event on a university campus…
Author, Salomon Benzimra, P.Eng.
‘The Jewish People’s Rights to the Land of Israel‘
Mr. Benzimra will present the truth about Israel’s legitimacy under International Law via
indisputable facts from history those who demonize Israel would prefer you did not know.
Kerr Hall South (enter through Gould Street)
2nd floor, Room 239 (MAP)
March 14, 2013, 6:30-9:00pm, doors open 6pm
- Other Speakers -
- Mark Vandermaas, Founder, Israel Truth Week
- Goldi Steiner, Chair, Canadians for Israel’s Legal Rights (CILR)
Eitan Gilboord, President, Ryerson Israeli Student Association, email@example.com
ABOUT SALOMON BENZIMRA
Salomon Benzimra has led a fascinating life. He was born in 1943 in the International Zone of Tangiers (now Morocco) which was a refuge for many cultures. His early education was in French schools, but his family was Spanish-speaking. In fact, his distant ancestors lived in Spain during the 1400’s and were among the many who crossed the Straits of Gilbralter to escape the Inquisition. In addition to French, Spanish and English, Salomon also reads Hebrew, and reads and speaks a bit of Arabic.
He studied chemical engineering in France and worked in Morocco and Montreal before moving to Toronto in 1976. He became involved in Israeli and world affairs after 9/11 and began writing for publication.
Posted in 2013, CANADA, Events, Ontario, Toronto
Tagged Eitan Gilboord, Israel Apartheid Week, Israel Truth Week, Ryerson Campus Conservatives, Ryerson Israeli Student Association, Salomon Benzimra, Truth About Israel
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