Israel Truth Week letter of support for 100 Shofars Rally in NYC today


100 Shofars Rally, New York City, April 29/14, 5:00pm

Israel Truth Week was asked to offer support for the ‘100 Shofars Rally‘ that takes place today in New York City. It is being organized by Jewish groups opposed to the inclusion of Israel boycott organizations in the city’s Israel Day Parade. To that end, the letter below was provided to the organizers, and Israel Truth Week was added to the list of supporters (see announcement reprint below):


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April 28/14

The Hear O Israel Coalition

c/o Renanah Goldhar-Gemeiner,
Mothers For MIAs, Toronto

Dear Organizers:

I have been asked to endorse your 100 Shofars Rally tomorrow to demand the United Jewish Appeal-Federation not allow groups who support boycotts of Israel to participate in the New York City Israel Day Parade.

Israel Truth Week supports your efforts to mount a campaign against those seeking to destroy the honour of the Jewish people through boycott, divestment & sanctions activities which are based on hate, ignorance and historical fabrications. No peace is possible without truth, and the truth is that Jews are owners not occupiers of Judea and Samaria because of your land title deed from the ‘original’ two state solution: the 1922 League of Nations Mandate For Palestine. This is the real two state solution that –under international law – recognized your historical connection to Palestine; reconstituted your national home in Palestine; specifically encouraged you to build communities everywhere in Palestine – including Judea and Samaria; and then gave the part of your national home east of the Jordan River to Arabs in what is now Jordan. This is also the two-state solution that is still being ignored by the world because it represents such an inconvenient truth.

Israel Truth Week does not advocate for either a one or two-state solution; we take the position that if the Jewish people give away part of the “national home” promised to them by the world community in the current climate of demonization and de-legitimization they will be handing her enemies an enormous victory by acknowledging – in effect – that every vile accusation associated with being ‘illegal occupiers of stolen land’ was true all along. We believe that this false narrative, if not dispelled, will be a terrible, unwarranted stain on the honour of the Jewish people. Continue reading

Israel Truth Week updates, March 10/14


A lot of exciting Israel Truth Week developments…Every guest receives a free Israel Truth Week lapel pin! (actual size = 1"x3/4")

1. Free ITW pins for every registered guest of the 2014 Israel Truth Week conference in Toronto: Thanks to a special donor, we are again able to provide all registered attendees of the 2014 conference with this beautiful, free, Canadian-made Israel Truth Week lapel pin (actual size = 1″x3/4″). (If you haven’t registered yet, please do so. The conference is free, but we need to plan for our kosher light lunch which is also free.)

2. Mantua Books, publisher of pro-freedom/pro-Israel books by people like David Solway and Salim Mansur, is now not only donating 50% of book sales to our featured charity – Canadian Magen David Adom for Israel (CMDAI), but will also be donating 50% of art sales as well! The work to the right is ‘Western Wall JHoward Rotberg (Mantua Books) digital art: Western Wall Jerusalemerusalem.’

3. Reminder: Please support ITW by supporting this year’s charity! CMDAI has set up a special Israel Truth Week account for advance online donations. Our goal is to raise $25,000 for the unsung heroes of Israel’s ambulance service. Donations $10 and over will earn a receipt for income tax purposes.

HOW TO DONATE: Please visit CMDAI’s donation page, click on ‘DONATE NOW’, then use the ‘Fund/Designation’ drop-down menu to choose ‘ISRAEL TRUTH WEEK-CMDA.’ All our speakers have donated their time, so when you support CMDAI, you are supporting Israel Truth Week. Whatever gift you can provide is greatly appreciated.

4. Israel Truth Week in Boston, Massachusetts, USA! On April 1/14 Rabbi Jonathan Hausman of the Ahaveth Congregation is presenting two great experts — Islam scholar Dr. Andrew Bostom and intelligence expert Clare Lopez: ‘Nuclear Jihad: Understanding Iran’s War Against Israel And The West.’ Details on the Find An Event page.

Canadians for Israel's Legal Rights founders SalomonBenzimra & GoldiSteiner w/Israel Truth Week founder MarkVandermaas, 2013 Israel Truth Week conference, March 5/13 130305 Continue reading

First USA Israel Truth Week event: Robert Spencer, Lars Hedegaard to speak at Ahaveth Torah Congregation, Boston, March 20/13

Hausman Memorial Speaker Series

Dear Friend,

I would like to inform you of a rare event on Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00PM. This program, presented by “The Irwin M. and H. Ethel Hausman Memorial Free Speech Speakers’ Series” is titled:

“Shariah’s Assault on Free Speech:
Warriors Who Refuse to be Silenced

Pen is mightier

This extraordinary panel discussion will include the following participants:

  • Lars Hedegaard
  • Robert Spencer
  • Tiffany Gabbey
  • *Moderated by Michael Graham

Each of these individuals possess deep knowledge forged by years of involvement. No doubt this will prove to be an enlightening evening.

This event is co-sponsored by: Act for America New England Chapters, and Michael Graham’s “New England Talk Network”.

Please see below for details. I look forward to seeing you on March 20th!

Rabbi Jonathan Hausman
Hausman Memorial Speaker Series

Event Details

When: Wednesday March 20, 2013
Time: 7:00PM
Address: Ahavath Torah Congregation
1179 Central Street
Stoughton, MA 02072
Price: $15 per person in advance, $20 at the door, $10 for students with valid student ID.
Space is limited.  Advanced registration strongly suggested.
To preregister please visit:

Information on the Panelists

Lars HedegaardLars Hedegaard is a portrait of courage, tenacity, and wit, under even the most trying circumstances.  Hedegaard is President of the Danish Free Press Society, a historian and a journalist. He is also the survivor of a recent assassination attempt on his life last month in his home in Denmark.    See the following articles to learn more about Mr. Hedegaard and recent events surrounding him:

Robert SpencerRobert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of twelve books, including two New York Times bestsellers, The Truth About Muhammad and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) (both Regnery). His latest book is Did Muhammad Exist? An Inquiry Into Islam’s Obscure Origins (ISI).

Tiffany Gabbay Continue reading