This Week in Canadian Jewish Advocacy, April 24, 2022

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|April 24, 2022
This Week in Canadian Jewish Advocacy

Join us on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 11 a.m. Eastern via livestream or in person, for a community-wide commemoration of Yom HaShoah at the National Holocaust Monument. Register here to attend in person or click here on April 28 to watch online.

You may also be interested in the exhibition following the ceremony of Yad VaShem’s Shoah: How Was It Humanly Possible at the Canadian War Museum.

The Government of Canada has launched consultations to inform the first-ever National Action Plan on Combatting Hate. People across Canada, particularly those with lived experience of hate, including members of the Jewish community, are encouraged to have their say in the development of the Nation Action Plan by completing the online questionnaire by May 4, 2022.

Together, we can build a safer, stronger, and more inclusive and equitable future for all where everyone can live their life free from the fear of attack or abuse because of who they are.

We invite you to complete the questionnaire so your voice can be heard.

Early on April 15, Palestinian extremists, many with Hamas flags, entered the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem's Old City, chanting inflammatory messages, hurling rocks and launching firecrackers. These actions threatened to stop thousands of Muslims from visiting the Al-Aqsa Mosque for Friday Ramadan prayers.

In response to the violence, Israeli police acted to disperse the crowd and prevent further violence, making approximately 400 arrests in the process. The Temple Mount compound was then opened for prayer, enabling some 50,000 Muslims to enter peacefully for the Friday Ramadan prayers.

The fact that so many thousands were able to gather on the Temple Mount, despite the violence that morning that endangered Muslims, Jews, and Christians, all of whom were marking major holidays at the holy sites in the vicinity, was due to Israel’s commitment to protecting freedom of worship for all.

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The Greater Toronto Hockey League is looking into alleged antisemitic remarks made by a parent of a player on the Don Mills Mustangs (

Ottawa to outlaw Holocaust denial, playing down the Nazis’ murder of Jews - The Globe and Mail

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April 27-28 Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day
April 28 Yom HaShoah Community Commemoration at the National Holocaust Monument
May 3-4 Yom Hazikaron
May 4-5 Yom Ha'atzmanut
May 28-29 Yom Yerushalayim

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