Past Events

*** 2014 Israel Truth Week Events ***

CANADA: Ontario – TORONTO

Congregation Darchei Noam: 5 part series - The Jewish Exodus From Arab Lands 1947-1967

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Sunday, March 2/14, 7:30 p.m., doors open 7 p.m.
EVENT:
The Jewish Exodus From Arab Lands 1947-1967, PART FOUR OF FIVE: ‘Farewell Babylon‘: Naïm Kattan, author of Farewell to Babylon, 1976, will present a personal view of a Jew from Iraq, the long history of Jewish life there and its destruction by Arab nationalism and Islamism. Naïm Kattan, is a Canadian novelist, essayist and critic of Iraqi Jewish origin, born in Baghdad and educated in Baghdad and France. He is the author of over 30 books in several languages and has received honours in both Canada and France. In 2013, the Canadian director Joe Balass directed a documentary titled La longueur de l’alphabet avec Naïm Kattan about Kattan’s literary legacy.

(Part 5 of 5, ‘The Jews Of Libya’ will be held on April 6, 2014 – see below)

VENUE: Congregation Darchei Noam, 864 Sheppard Avenue West, Toronto, ON M3H 2T5.

ADMISSION: $5 for members & students. $10 for non-members. Light refreshments served.

ORGANIZER(S): Andria 647-345-6249, aspindel@rogers.com, or Stuart 647-968-9382, da7jo4@gmail.com.

CANADA: Ontario – HAMILTON

Salomon Benzimra speaks at Israel Truth Week conference 130305Sunday, March 9/14, 2 p.m. (POSTER)
EVENT: ‘When Politics Are Divorced From International Law — The Truth About Israel’s Legal Rights,’ presented by Salomon Benzimra.’ Salomon is the author of ‘The Jewish People’s Rights To The Land Of Israel‘ and co-founder of Canadians For Israel’s Legal Rights (www.CILR.org). An introductory summary of his book can be found here.

Also, Mark Vandermaas, founder of Israel Truth Week, will share lessons for Israel advocates seeking practical advice on pro-active responses to anti-Israel propaganda. A preview of his experience and insight in this topic can be found here.

VENUE: Adas Israel Congregation, 125 Cline Avenue South, Hamilton.  MAP.

Never Again Group logoADMISSION: Free event open to the public.

ORGANIZER(S): Never Again Group, neveragaingroup@cogeco.ca; Israel Truth Week.

CANADA: Ontario – HAMILTON

Christine WilliamsWednesday, March 19/14, 7 p.m. (POSTER)
EVENT: Ignoring Christian Persecution While Promoting Israeli Apartheid,’ presented by journalist, writer and award-winning talk show host and producer, Christine Williams. She has conducted over 1600 live interviews at CTS TV, where she also launched four programs—one in conjunction with Christian Post in Washington and New York. She has also served as guest Host and news producer for 100 Huntley Street.

Christine’s writings have appeared in FrontPage Magazine, U.S.A. Today Online, Wall Street online, Jihad Watch, the Middle East Forum’s Campus Watch & The Legal Project; and the Gatestone Institute — an International Policy Council in New York — where she is now on the Board of Governors.

Christine is a member of the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center Task Force Against Anti-Semitism, and is currently writing a book exploring Islamic Reform. She also serves as Public Affairs and Media Consultant to the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) in Canada.

VENUE: The First Unitarian Church of Hamilton, 170 Dundurn St. South, Hamilton.  MAP.

Never Again Group logoADMISSION: Free event open to the public.

ORGANIZER(S): Never Again Group, neveragaingroup@cogeco.ca.

CANADA: Ontario – TORONTO

2014 Israel Truth Week ConferenceSunday, March 23/14, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., doors open 9:30
EVENT: 2014 Israel Truth Week Conference & Tradeshow.  This is the 3rd annual Israel Truth Week conference with another exciting lineup of speakers and even more great community partners! This year’s theme is ‘Truth Before Solutions: Safeguarding The Honour Of The Jewish People.’

DETAILS: Click here.

ORGANIZER(S): 1.Canada-Israel Friendship Association, Ilana Shneider: ilana@canada-israel.org; 2. Israel Truth Week, Mark Vandermaas, mark@israeltruthweek.org.

CANADA: Ontario – TORONTO

JDL LogoSaturday, March 29/14, 6:00 p.m.
Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, 1 Harbour Square, Toronto
[MAP]

EVENT: Picketing/protest vs. the National Council of Canadian Muslims at the ‘NCCM 2014 Gala.’ Robert Spencer, one of the world’s leading experts on Islam will be joining the picket.

NCCM was previously known as CAIR Canada (CAIR-CAN). CAIR (U.S.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations) was named an ‘un-indicted co-conspirator’ in the Holy Land Foundation terror funding trials. Jonathan Halevi, former IDF intelligence officer, a senior researcher of the Middle East and radical Islam at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, and former advisor to the Policy Planning Division of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, outlines some the CAIR/CAIR-CAN connections in this article, and the Ottawa Citizen details further the depth of the relationship. In January 2014 Prime Minister Harper’s director of communications  Jason MacDonald accused NCCM of having ‘documented ties to a terrorist organization such as Hamas.’

DETAILS: [link]

ORGANIZER: Jewish Defence League of Canada, jdl@jdl-canada.com, 416.736.7000

CANADA: Ontario – TORONTOCongregation Darchei Noam: 5 part series - The Jewish Exodus From Arab Lands 1947-1967

Sunday, April 6/14, 7:30 p.m., doors open 7 p.m.
EVENT:
The Jewish Exodus From Arab Lands 1947-1967, PART FIVE OF FIVE: ‘The Jews Of Libya’: Dr. Gina Waldman, Founder of JIMENA (Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa), San Francisco, will speak from personal experience of discrimination and persecution and her battle to win recognition of the nearly one million Jews who were forced to flee their homes in Arab lands from 1948–1970. She vividly recalls that as a young child she faced adversity when going to school in an Arab country. She has lived in the US for the past 35 years where she has dedicated herself to the cause of freedom and the defense of human rights. Born Regina Malaka Bublil in Tripoli to a family that had lived in Libya for centuries, she was persecuted, nearly murdered and brutally expelled from her homeland in 1967, because she is Jewish. Waldman co-founded JIMENA in 2002 to bear witness to the suffering of Jewish refugees from Arab lands. 

VENUE: Congregation Darchei Noam, 864 Sheppard Avenue West, Toronto, ON M3H 2T5.

ADMISSION: $5 for members & students. $10 for non-members. Light refreshments served.

ORGANIZER(S): Andria 647-345-6249, aspindel@rogers.com, or Stuart 647-968-9382, da7jo4@gmail.com.

Clare Lopez Dr Andrew BostomUSA: Massachusetts – STOUGHTON (BOSTON)

April 01, 2014 , 7:00pm
EVENT:Nuclear Jihad: Understanding Iran’s War Against Israel and the West’:

1. DR. ANDREW BOSTOM: author of The Legacy of Jihad (Prometheus, 2005) and The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism ” (Prometheus, November, 2008).  His next book is entitled Iran’s Final Solution for Israel:  The Legacy of Jihad and Shi’ite Islamic Jew-hatred in Iran will be released in March 2014.

2. CLARE LOPEZ: strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on national defense, Islam, Iran, and counter-terrorism issues. Ms. Lopez is a regular contributor to print and broadcast media on subjects related to Iran and the Middle East.

VENUE: Ahaveth Torah Congregation, 1179 Central Street, Stoughton, MA 02072

ADMISSION: $15 cash/cheque payable at door.

ORGANIZERS: Hausman Memorial Speaker Program; JST Events Management. Contact: Rabbi Jonathan Hausman, rabbijhaus@aol.com.

*** 2013 Israel Truth Week events ***

CANADA: Ontario – HAMILTON

March 18, 2013,  7-10pm, doors open 6:30 [INFO]
EVENT:
Screening of ‘PRECIOUS LIFE” documentary film about Israeli doctor who saves life of Palestinian child whose mother then says she hopes her son will grow up to become a suicide bomber. [Trailer/info]. Discussion following.

VENUE: Hamilton Christian Fellowship, 135 Strathcona Ave. North, Hamilton, ON L8R 3C2 (MAP)

ADMISSION: Free, but donations to the children of ALYN Hospital, Jerusalem gratefully accepted via credit card or cash/cheque at the door. Canadian income tax receipts issued.

SPEAKERS:

  • Dr. Paul Ranalli, Doctors Against Racism and Anti-Semitism (www.DARADocs.org)
  • Evelyn DiFrancesco (Presenter, 2013 Israel Truth Week Conference): ‘Baptism By Wind, Rain And Fire: Riding Under Missiles From Gaza For ALL The Children of ALYN Hospital — Jewish, Christian And Arab’)
  • Mark Vandermaas (Founder, Israel Truth Week)

ORGANIZER: Pastor David Cummings, pastordave@hcfchurch.ca, 905.527.4070

CANADA: Ontario – LONDON

March 20, 2013,  7-10pm, doors open 6:30 [INFO]
Precious Life movie coverEVENT:
Screening of ‘PRECIOUS LIFE” documentary film about Israeli doctor who saves life of Palestinian child whose mother then says she hopes her son will grow up to become a suicide bomber. [Trailer/info]. Discussion following.

VENUE: Royal View Church, 218 Clarke Road, London, ON, Canada N5W 5E4

ADMISSION: Free, but donations to Magen David Adom of Israel (Israel’s Red Cross/ambulance svc) gratefully accepted at the door or online in advance:

ONLINE DONATIONS: 1. Visit this page and click on ‘DONATE NOW‘;
2. Use the ‘Fund/Designation‘ drop-down menu to choose, ‘Israel Truth Week – London, ON. Fund‘ and then fill in the details of your donation. Thank you!

SPEAKERS: Dean Bye (Return Ministries, Board of Trustees for Magen David Adom); Monica DiFrancesco (Return Ministries, fundraiser for MDA); Andrew Lawton (The Landmark Report); Rev. Joe Campbell; Mark Vandermaas (Israel Truth Week).
ORGANIZER: Rev. Joe Campbell, rev.joe.campbell@rogers.com

CANADA: Ontario – TORONTO

March 11-15, 2013, 11:00am-1:00pm daily [INFO]
EVENT: IsrCanadian Ppatriotic-society ael Truth Week Vigil in support of Jewish students & families at York University, (Founders Road entrance off Steeles Ave. W. between Jane & Keele; MAP)
Bring Israel & Canadian flags; StandWithUs signs will be provided.Israel Truth Week

ORGANIZERS:
1. Canadian Patriotic Society, Sharon Isac, sharon.isac@yahoo.ca
2. Israel Truth Week, Mark Vandermaas, Founder, mark@israeltruthweek.org, 519.457.0709

March 14,Ryerson Israeli Students Association 2013, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, doors open 6pm [INFO]
EVENT: Author Salomon Benzimra, P.Eng. of Canadians For Israel’s Legal Rights, co-founder of Canadians for Israel’s Legal Rights (CILR), presents: ‘The Jewish Peoples’ Rights to The Land of Israel’
VENUE: Ryerson University, Kerr Hall South, 2nd floor, Room 239; enter through Gould Street.
Ryerson Campus Conservatives logo

ADMISSION: Free
SUPPORTING SPEAKERS:
1. Mark Vandermaas, Founder, Israel Truth Week
2. Goldi Steiner, Chair, (CILR)

ORGANIZERS: Ryerson Israeli Student Association/Ryerson Campus Conservatives, www.facebook.com/ryersonisrael
CONTACT: Eitan Gilboord, President, ISA: israel@ryerson.ca

USA: Massachusetts – STOUGHTON (BOSTON)

March 20, 2013 , 7:00pm  [INFO]
Robert Spencer, Jihad WatchEVENT:Shariah’s Assault on Free Speech: Warriors Who Refuse to Be Silenced,’ presented by the Hausman Memorial Speaker Program.
SPEAKERS:

– Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch– Lars Hedegaard, Danish Free Press Society
– Tiffany Gabbay, Writer/Communications specialist*Moderated by Michael Graham, ‘New England Talk Network

VENUE: Ahaveth Torah Congregation, 1179 Central Street, Stoughton, MA 02072

ADMISSION: $15 p/p advance; $20 at door; $10 Students; Advance tickets here.

CO-SPONSORS: ACT! for America New England Chapters, and Michael Graham’s ‘New England Talk Network

CANADA: Ontario – HAMILTON

March 5-6, 2013 (see session timing below)Info and agenda for the 2013 Israel Truth Week North American Conference, Hamilton, ON, Canada
EVENT: 2013 Israel Truth Week North American Conference
THEME: ‘Pushing Back With Truth And Action’
VENUE: Victory International Church (Dr. Peter R. Marshall, Pastor)
2799 Barton St. E., Hamilton, ON, Canada L8E 2J8
DAY 1 (Mar 5), afternoon session: 1-5pm, doors open 12:30.
DAY 1 (Mar 5), evening session: 6:30-10, doors open 6:00.
DAY 2 (Mar 6), afternoon session: 1-5, doors open 12:30
DAY 2 (Mar 6), evening session: 6:30-10, doors open 6:00 (Keynote finale w/Rev Majed El Shafie)

ADMISSION: Free, but donations to The Children of ALYN Hospital, Jerusalem gratefully accepted.
ORGANIZER: Israel Truth Week, in cooperation with Never Again Group, Hamilton
CONTACT: Mark Vandermaas, mark@israeltruthweek.org, 519.457.0709
(Click here for video, photos, brochure from 2012 conference)

Never Again Group keynote finale to 2013 Israel Truth Week Conference: Tammi-Rossman Benjamin - 'Antisemitism on Campus And How to Combat it', McMaster University, March 6/13March 6, 2013, 7:30-10pm (doors open 7:00pm)
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN REPLACED (DUE TO FAMILY ILLNESS) WITH NEW EVENING SESSION AT VICTORY INTERNATIONAL CHURCH W/REV. MAJED EL SHAFIE OF ONE FREE WORLD INTERNATIONAL.

(Keynote finale to 2013 Israel Truth Week Conference)
‘Anti-Semitism On Campus And Efforts To Combat It’   (Download poster [PDF])
SPEAKER: Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, BA, MA, Lecturer, University of California Santa Cruz; Co-founder: Investigative Taskforce on Campus Anti-Semitism (ITCA)
VENUE: McMaster University, Room 1A6, Health Sciences Centre (MAP #37)
Parking ($15): HSC Parking Structure (MAP #44)
MAP 1: http://www.mcmaster.ca/welcome/images/campus_map.pdf
MAP 2: http://goo.gl/maps/2fiit

ADMISSION: Free, but donations to the Investigative Taskforce on Campus Anti-Semitism
gratefully accepted.
ORGANIZER: Never Again Group (Hamilton)
CONTACT: Bill Smyth, smyth@mcmaster.ca

February 25, 2013, 10:00am – 2:00pm
February 27, 2013, 10:00am – 2:00pm
‘Israel Peace Week’
McMaster University Student Centre
MAP: http://www.mcmaster.ca/welcome/images/campus_map.pdf
ORGANIZER: Israel On Campus (IOC)
CONTACT: Rachel Charney, President, macioc@mcmaster.ca

 

*** 2012 Israel Truth Week Events ***

CANADA: Ontario – LONDON, HAMILTON

2011 National Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony, OttawaApril 23, 2012
FREE Yad Vashem-sponsored bus trip from London & Hamilton to April 23/12 National Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony & reception, Ottawa, ON, Canada. Sponsored by Canadian Society for Yad Vashem. Return home same day. Need 50 people to commit in order to confirm trip. Click link above for details, registration info & photos from 2011 ceremony.

ORGANIZER: Israel Truth Week
Mark Vandermaas 519.457.0709, mark@israeltruthweek.org

CANADA: Ontario – LONDON

Israel Truth Week logo 150pi blueMarch 21, 2012 2012 Israel Truth Week Conference Theme: ‘Israel: The Case For The Defence’ Venue: Royal View Church, 218 Clarke Rd., London N5W 5E4

ORGANIZER: Israel Truth Week
Mark Vandermaas 519.457.0709, mark@israeltruthweek.org.

CANADA: Ontario – HAMILTON

NAG Logo 150March 20, 2012
‘The Coming Wars of Unintended Consequences,’ with Rabbi Jonathan Hausman
McMaster University, Health Sciences Bldg, Room 1A6
Keynote speaker:
1. Rabbi Jonathan Hausman, BA, MA, JD, Ahaveth Torah Congregation, Stoughton MA, USA
‘The Coming Wars of Unintended Consequences: How Reckless Threats and Action Becomes a Battleground’

Supporting speakers:
2. Dr. Peter Marshall, President, Canadian Religious Broadcasters Association
3. Ben Feferman, film producer
4. Mark Vandermaas, Israel Truth Week)

Brochure: NAG has produced a handout which can be printed on 6×10 cardstock: ‘Top 10 Reasons Why “Israel Apartheid” is an Insult to Your Intelligence.’ They advise that anyone who wishes to replace their logo and use it to print their own cards is welcome to do so: FRONT [PDF] REAR [PDF].

ORGANIZER: Never Again Group (Hamilton)