We invites you to experience the powerful messages our speakers have shared in our previous events.
CAEF presents "Foreign Funding of Universities: Undermining Democracy, Spreading Antisemitism"
Featuring Ryan Mauro, Dr. Charles Small, Michael Bass, and Moderator Raheel Raza
CAEF presents "Canada's Jewish & Israel Relations in a Changing World"
Featuring The Hon. Erin O'Toole, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, and introduced by The Hon. Peter Kent, CPC MP for Thornhill.
CAEF presents "Exposing The Lies and Liars"
Featuring Liora Rez, founder of StopAntisemitism.org.
CAEF presents "LEARN HOW TO COUNTER THE LIES: Tazpit Photos Don’t Lie!"
Featuring: Amotz Eyal, Founder, Tazpit Press Service; Lt. Col. Baruch Yedid, Head, Arab Desk, Tazpit Pess Service; and Chana Oz, Assistant to the CEO, Tazpit Press Service.
CAEF presents "Name Them, Shame Them: Lessons in Effective Israel Advocacy"
Featuring David Lange, veteran of the pro-Israel scene, operator of Israellycool.com, Israel’s largest English language blog, for over 17 years, debunker of libels against Israel and the Jewish people, teacher of Israeli and Middle East history.
CILR, CAEF, and JNF present "Israel and the United Nations"
Featuring: Ambassador Danny Danon, Israel’s Permanent Representative to the UN. Ambassador Danon, an ardent defender of Israel, was the first Israeli to lead a UN Committee and to serve as Vice President of the General Assembly 2012-2018. Danon changed Israel’s standing at the UN. During his tenure, he led the UN’s first international summit against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and lead many ambassadorial colleagues on trips to Poland and Israel.
CAEF and CILR present "Israel in a Changing Middle East, New Realities"
Featuring Dr. Mordechai Kedar, Director of the Center for the Study of the Middle East and Islam; Research Associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies; Lecturer in the Department of Arabic, Bar-Ilan University, and one of the leading figures in understanding the Arab world.
CAEF presents "Living the Zionist Dream in Judea and Samaria"
Featuring: Naomi Kahn, Director, International Division, Regavim. Regavim is an Israeli NGO that since 2005 has been protecting Israeli resources and preserving Israeli sovereignty. Learn more about how they confront the forces undermining Jewish sovereignty and delegitimizing the Jewish State.
CAEF presents "Christian Zionism: Loving Israel, Combating Antisemitism"
Featuring Christine Douglass-Williams - Journalist, television producer, author of the books The Challenge of Modernizing Islam and Fired by the Government of Canada for Criticizing Islam, and Public Affairs and Media Consultant for the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem-Canada
CAEF presents "The Aboriginal Rights of the Jewish People"
Featuring Dr. Allen Hertz: consultant on strategic advice and political risk assessment; former Senior Advisor to the Privy Council Office and Senior Policy advisor to Foreign Affairs and International Trade; and he taught history and law at universities in New York Montreal, Toronto and Hong Kong.
CAEF presents "How to Fight Antisemitism with Zionism"
Featuring Karma Feinstein-Cohen, Founder and Executive Director of World Herut, and Lauren Isaacs, National Director, Herut Canada.
CAEF presents "Antisemitism, Racism and Social Justice Movements"
Featuring Raheel Raza: Journalist, public speaker, documentary film maker, anti-racism activist, interfaith discussion leader, author, and President of Muslims Facing Tomorrow.
CAEF presents "Western Countries Nix Sovereignty: With Friends Like These Who Needs Enemies?
Featuring Dr. Martin Sherman, Founder and CEO of the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies.
CAEF presents "Zionism and Civil Rights: Antisemitism and the Movement for Black Lives Matter"
Featuring Joshua Washington, Director of the Institute for Black Solidarity with Israel (IBSI)
CAEF presents "Tracing the Antisemitism Virus over the Centuries and Why Humanity Tolerates It"
Featuring Diane Bederman, journalist, author, chaplain, and blogger, and Howard Rotman, lawyer, author, and publisher of Mantua books
CAEF presents "Combating the Antisemitism Virus in the UK"
Featuring Gideon Salter, Chief Executive Officer, Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA).
CAEF presents "Combating Antisemitism with Jewish Heritage Month Resources"
Featuring panelists Nicole Miller, Executive Direct, FAST (Fighting Antisemitism Together); Leora Schaefer, Executive Director, Facing History and Ourselves Canada; Corey Margolese, Founder, educator, JTeach; Shari Schwartz-Maltz, Chair, Jewish Heritage Committee, Toronto District School
The Promise of Zionism, Still be Realized
Produced by CBN News, reported by Dovid Mark in online site, Israel Unwired on May 8, 2020.
CAEF Web Talk: "State-sanctioned Spreading of the Antisemitism Virus in Turkey"
CAEF hosted a webinar featuring Dr. Aykan Erdemir, Senior Director, Turkey Program, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
CAEF Web Talk: "Holocaust Denial, Minimization, Inversion and Trivialization in South Asia"
CAEF hosted a webinar featuring Dr. Navras J. Aafreedi, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Presidency University, Kolkata, India
CAEF Web Talk: "The Iranian Regime and COVID-19 Antisemitism" with Alireza Nader - April 14, 2020
CAEF Web Talk co-sponsored with Foundation for Defense of Democracies(FDD) hosted a webinar featuring Alireza Nader, Senior Fellow at FDD
CAEF Web Talk: "One Antidote Against Antisemitism" with Yifa Segal - April 6, 2020
CAEF Web Talk co-sponsored with Canadians for Israel’s Legal Rights and the International Legal Forum hosted this webinar featuring Ms. Yifa Segal, Executive Director, International Legal Forum
Dr. Asaf Romirowsky and Dr. Renan Levine - Supporting Israel in the Partisan Era
The evening of November 19th, 2019, CAEF in partnership with Hasbara Fellowships, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East and the Canadian Institute for Jewish Research presented Dr. Romirowsky and Dr. Levine at Adath Israel Synagogue in a debate on supporting Israel.
Professor Xu Xin- Seeing Israel Through China's Eyes: Chinese Policy Towards Judaism
His studies on modern Hebrew literature, Jewish history, antisemitism and Jewish communites in Shanghai, Tientsin, Harbin, Hong Kong, and tawan have been widely published. This event was presented by CAEF, CIJR, and Kulanu Canada on August 15, 2019.
Dr. Mordechai Kedar - The Palestinian Hoax and Other Lies
Dr. Kedar presented a Business Lunch Lecture at Blaney McMurtry LLP on May 22, 2019. The full video of his presentation is available below.
Dr. Martin Sherman - New Solutions to Old Problems: Israel's Geographic and Demographic Reality
Dr. Sherman, Founder and CEO of the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies, one of the foremost “intellectual warriors” of Israel, visited Toronto on December 4, 2018..
Dr. Jacques Gauthier - Forget Politics - Who Has Legal Rights To Jerusalem
Hasbara Fellowships Canada presented Dr. Jacques Gauthier, the Canadian lawyer whose life's work has been devoted to a thesis proving the legitimacy of the Jewish claim to Jerusalem under international law. The event was held at The Dan Family Village Shul, in partnership with Speakers Action Group, The Mozuud Freedom Foundation, Canadians For Balfour 100, and Canadians For Israel's Legal Rights.
Melanie Philips - The World Turned Upside Down: The Role of the Media
On February 20, 2018, The Speakers Action Group presented Melanie Phillips at Bennett Jones Law Offices. Melanie Phillips has made a career of not bowing to the will of the public on controversial issues. Her new book, Guardian Angel: My Journey from Leftism to Sanity, chronicles her experience being “excommunicated” from the mainstream progressive movement while working for the Guardian newspaper in the UK. Her staunch independence and refusal to play party politics have put her at the center of some of Britain’s most important debates from immigration to Brexit. Experience this “lunch and learn” with one of the UK’s most important political commentators in an intimate setting.
00:00 - 02:11 - Introduction by Rick Orzy, Bennett Jones
02:12 - 04:54 - Introduction by Daniel Bordman, Speakers Action Group
04:54 - 53:30 - Melanie Phillips, main lecture
53:31 - 01:23:14 - Q&A.
Melanie Philips - No Liberty, No Equality, No Fraternity: Dealing with the Failure of the West
On February 18, 2018, The Speakers Action Group presented Melanie Phillips at Holy Blossom Temple with her evening lecture. Melanie Phillips has never shied away from the battle of ideas. As someone who has lived as both a hero and villain of the social and political Left, her career as a journalist has been marked by controversy over the expression of some relatively uncontroversial ideas. Her fierce independence, and tenacious defense of civil liberties has lead her to becoming one of Britain’s leading voices on a variety of topics like Brexit, the increased threat of radicalization, and how the mainstream media treats Israel. Don't miss it!
00:00 - 01:42 - Introduction by Judy Winberg, Holy Blossom Temple
01:42 - 06:40 - Introduction by Daniel Bordman, Speakers Action Group
06:40 - 01:03:50 - Melanie Phillips, main lecture
01:03:51 - 01:37:58 - Q&A.
Salim Mansur, Ezra Levant, and Jordan Peterson - The Balfour Declaration: Its Significance for Christian, Muslim, Jew!
On Thursday, May 18, 2017, Speakers Action Group along with Canadians For Balfour 100, Muslims Facing Tomorrow, and The Mozuud Freedom Foundation presented another spirited conversation. The main presentation and the Q&A are below.
Dr. Jordan Peterson & Dr. Norman Doidge - Freedom Of Speech or Political Correctness: The Profound Battle That Began When They Arrested Pronouns
On January 22, 2017, the iconic Dr. Jordan Peterson had a conversation with Dr. Norman Doidge at the North York Civic Center Council Chambers, moderated by Faith Goldy. Separate videos of each of the main presentations are below, followed by the Q&A.
Main presentation from Dr. Jordan Peterson:
Main presentation from Dr. Norman Doidge:
Questions and Answers with Faith Goldy, Dr. Norman Doidge, & Dr. Jordan Peterson
Panel Discussion - Trump, Brexit, Migration: Is The World On Fire? A Conversation!
On September 20, 2016, Speakers Action Group presented Leo Adler, Aurel Braun, Salim Mansur, Lauren Southern, and John Thompson in a lively and dynamic. Videos of the main panel and the Q&A are below.
Gregg Roman - Forecast For Freedom In The Middle East
On April 18, 2016, Speakers Action Group presented Gregg Roman at Beth Tikvah Synagogue. Three videos are available below: main lecture, expert panel, and the Q&A.
Mark Dubowitz - The Iran Deal: Pathway to a Nuke
On August 24th, 2015, The Speakers Action Group and Beth Tikvah presented Mark Dobowitz speaking on the major issue of Iran with his talk at Beth Tikva. The main lecture and the Q&A session are available for viewing below.
Panel - A Conversation: Balancing Liberty and Security in a Civil Society
This large panel discussion was presented by Speakers Action Group, Muslims Facing Tomorrow, Free Thinking Film Society, and Just Right Media on April 30, 2015, at the Council Chambers, North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street in Toronto. The panelists were Leo Adler, Diane Weber Bederman, Salim Mansur, Raheel Raza, John Thompson, Christine Williams, with Miles Smit, Exec. VP, Speakers Action Group, acting as moderator.
David P. Goldman - How Civilizations Die: Implications for Europe and the Middle East
On December 1, 2015, David P. Goldman, aka Spengler, presented a lunch and evening lecture in Toronto with insightful and provocative political analysis on the Middle East, Europe, and the future of civilization. The video below is from the evening presentation.
Dr. Mordechai Kedar - Israel In A Turbulent Middle East: Making sense of the election amidst the chaos and threats... What's At Stake?
On January 22nd, 2014, The Speakers Action Group and Holy Blossom Temple Israel Committee presented Dr. Mordechai Kedar speaking at Holy Blossom Temple. The main lecture and the Panelist and Q&A session videos are available for viewing below.
Philippe Karsenty - Death, Lies and Videotape
On April 23rd, 2014, The Speakers Action Group presented Philippe Karsenty speaking on exposing media myths with "Death, Lies and Videotape" at Beth Tikva. The main lecture and the Q&A session videos are available for viewing below.
Dr. Jonathan Spyer - When The Dust Settles In Damascus: New Realities Of The Middle East
On January 31st, 2014, The Speakers Action Group presented Dr. Jonathan Spyer speaking at Bennett Jones LLP. The main lecture and the Q&A session videos are available for viewing below.
Rabbi Jarrod Grover & Dr. Salim Mansur - A Conversation: Quebec's Charter of Values
Our event on October 24, 2013 was exceptionally topical and affected us all - A Conversation: Quebec's Charter of Values featured Rabbi Jarrod Grover & Dr. Salim Mansur. Videos of the main conversation and the following Q&A session are available belowA.
Edwin Black - Inside Iran's Atomic Warhead: Tehran's Plan To Nuke Israel - Step-By-Step
On June 19, 2013, The Speakers Action Group presented Edwin Black. The main lecture and the Q&A session videos are available for viewing below. A radio interview with Zelda Young is also available underneath the Q&A.
The Zelda Young Show on Sunday, June 9th, 2013, featured an excellent interview with Mr. Black. Click on the play button below to listen to the interview now.
Dr. Emanuele Ottolenghi - A Sea of Troubles: The Current Disarray in the Middle East
Two videos are available from Dr. Emanuele Ottolenghi's April 25th, 2013 lecture. The video immediately below is his main talk, and the video from the Q&A session is directly below.
Dr. Mordecai Kedar - Post-Election Israel: In a Dangerous & Turbulent Middle East
Two videos are available from Dr. Mordechai Kedar's January 27th, 2013 lecture. The video immediately below is his main presentation, and the video from the Q&A session is directly below.
Dr. Stanley Urman - Middle East Refugees: Facts and Fiction
Dr. Stanley Urman, Executive Vice-President and Co-Founder of New York-based Justice for Jews From Arab Countries (JJAC), spoke to Speakers Action Group at a Business Lunch Lecture on November 22, 2012.
Prof. Barry Rubin - MIDDLE EAST CRISES OF 2011: DISASTERS OF 2012 An Optimistic Assessment
Prof. Barry Rubin, Middle East Expert, spoke to the Speakers Action Group on November 10, 2011.
Bill Whittle - The Assault on Civilization: The Threats Both Within And Beyond The City Walls
Bill Whittle, one of America’s most savvy political commentators, spoke to Speakers Action Group on September 10, 2012, addressing areas of global concern: Syria, Iran, Egypt, Turkey, the US Election.
Bret Stephens - THE ASSAULT ON WESTERN VALUES: The Media, Anti-Semitism and Other Gnawing Threats
Brett Stephens, Wall Street Journal, spoke to Speakers Action Group on May 16, 2012:
Dr. Tawfik Hamid - Jihad Myths And Realities
Dr. Tawfik Hamid, Senior Fellow & Chair For The Study of Islamic Radicalism at the Potomic Institute for Policy Studies, gave an enlightening talk on Jihad Myths & Realities, a previous Speakers Action Group event held at Beth Tzedec on February 9, 2010.
CAEF presents "Commemorating San Remo, Honouring Jacques Gauthier"
CAEF and community partners honour Dr. Jacques Gauthier