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“Nakba Day” rally coming – Another Antisemitic Hate Fest

We Must Challenge this


HATE DOES NOT BELONG IN TORONTO, IN CANADA, ANYWHERE


BACKGROUND INFORMATION


“NAKBA DAY” IS THE DAY THAT PALESTINIAN ARABS AND THEIR ALLIES HAVE ASSOCIATED WITH ISRAEL’S INDEPENDENCE DAY. THIS YEAR’S RALLY WIL BE SUNDAY MAY 15, 2022.


The arabs view this day as a tragedy, the meaning of the word is defeat and they don’t accept that they were defeated in an uneven defensive war when Israel was attacked by five armies. Israel exists legally, historically, morally and the arabs who refuse to recognize it, hold rallies calling for Israel’s destruction. They see the establishment of modern Israel as a tragedy, and sadly, they are even trying to equate this to the holocaust. They started the war, they lost, and they play victim now for 74 years while continuing to attack Israel and kill innocent people.


We much challenge this hate-fest to be held at Dundas Square, Toronto on government owned property. It calls for the murder of Israelis and is incitement which could harm Jews locally. Many organizations are expressing horror and disgust. WE MUST SEND LETTERS to our government and call for this to be stopped.


This rally, like the last one on Al Quds Day (a protest against Jewish control of Jerusalem) calls for the murder of Israelis and is incitement which could harm Jews locally. Many organizations are expressing horror and disgust. WE MUST SEND SPEAK UP, SEND LETTERS to Mayor John Tory and Councillors. Read the CAEF letter.



There are things that YOU can do:

  1. Write and email letters to:

  2. Mayor John Tory, mayor_tory@toronto.ca

  3. Write your city Councillor, other Councillors,

  4. Write Premier Doug Ford, Premier@ontario.ca

  5. Write your MPP, CLICK HERE to find your MPP and email address!

  6. Write PM Justin Trudeau, pm@pm.gc.ca

  7. Write your MP, CLICK HERE to find your MP and email address!

  8. Write to Police Chief officeofthechief@torontopolice.on.ca

  9. Write letters to the media

  10. Post brief messages on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, other social media

Please send a blind copy to: sahaber@gmail.com


If you do not live in Canada, please write officials (email addresses below) stating that hatred and violence should not be promoted on our streets and on government property.


IMPORTANT MESSAGES

  1. In Canada, we have laws to protect the population – rallies which incite hatred and call for violence are BREAKING THE LAW.

  2. Incitement to hate has no place in Canada.

  3. Jews are the most targeted group in Canada. Read here.

  4. The Chief of Police, Mayor Tory, and Premier Ford did speak before the Al Quds Day Rally to stress that they would not tolerate antisemitism and displays of hatred. But that rally did send messages of hatred, lies and calls for an Intifada, a violent insurrection. The signage indicated that it was well sponsored by some terrorist entities, and flags of listed terror organizations were seen.

  5. Canada is a signatory to the IHRA working definition of antisemitism

  6. Canada hosted a National Summit on Antisemitism at which the Prime Minister declared his commitment to act on this plague of hatred.

  7. Anti-Israel propaganda that clearly crosses the line into modern or contemporary antisemitism.

  8. This Jew Hatred is promulgated by Islamists, pro-Palestinian NGOs that are aligned with terrorist groups, funding and moral support from the Iranian regime, the Muslim Brotherhood, fanatic radical Imams, and online sites that spout lies and bigotry.

“Hatred in our streets”! Read the article by Brian Lilley in the Toronto Sun on the last anti-Israel hate fest, April 30th.

Get such signs off our streets!!


SAMPLE LETTER: (use your own words or copy this letter.)


Dear…,


I am very concerned about the Nakba Day rally to be held on Sunday May 15 at Dundas Square in downtown Toronto, organized to challenge Israel's right to exist and to deny Jerusalem's connection to Jewish history. In previous years such rallies have incited hatred and violence against Jews and Israel, and this year's event is expected to be even more destructive, pushing the theme of a Global Intifada, the call to kill Jews.


Your government and all Canadian governments have stated policies against inciting hatred and antisemitism, thus this event which spreads lies, hatred, bigotry, and calls to harm Jews everywhere, should not be permitted on public land nor supported by any government institutions, including the police.


As a Torontonian and Canadian citizen, I am counting on you to stop this hate fest before it occurs, to take action that supports IHRA, to protect the Jewish community from such harassment, intimidation, threats and calls for violence. Recent statistics reported by B'nai Brith Canada confirm that Jews are the most targeted community in Canada, and it is true in the US as well which the Anti-Defamation League reported this week. The rise in antisemitism is greater each year; it must be stopped with action not just words. The Mayor spoke at Israel's Independence Day Celebration and said


We must Stand Up, Speak Up and Show Up! So, we are now counting on you to do all three, Show up for Israel, Stand up for the Jewish community and Speak up against Jew hatred!


I look forward to an immediate reply to my concerns.


Yours truly,


(Your name and complete address with postal code)


DO THIS FOR OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN: You CAN make a difference!

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