Yesterday, while we observed Shabbat, anti-Israel activists gathered in Toronto for Al Quds day which was established by extremist Iranian Ayatollahs in 1979 to foment hatred against Israel.
Thanks to a stern warning from Toronto police – for which we are grateful – and the scrutiny of our community, it appears that no laws were broken, and we did not witness a repeat of what took place last weekend , though we did observe antisemitism including troubling calls for intifada, despicable claims that Zionism is racism, and absurd comparisons to the conflict in Ukraine.
There is another protest this afternoon organized by the Palestinian Youth Movement in Toronto which we will be monitoring closely, and we will react accordingly.
If you missed it, we invite you to read this week’s Word from Our Chair, Gail Adelson-Marcovitz.
Learn in this National Post article by Terry Glavin how a senior member of PFLP leadership has remained active in promoting terrorism on a global scale
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