URGENT: Meeting of York U students with JDL Canada reps: Sun Oct 19

JDL Canada is designing a JDL campus curriculum and very much need your input, ideas, feedback and case studies, and to hear how you are feeling these days on the York U. campus.

The more York students who participate, the better.

Join us on
Sunday, October 19, 2014
10:30 a.m.
The Zionist Centre
788 Marlee Avenue (at Lawrence, a short walk from Lawrence West subway)
Parking at rear.

Please Note: This meeting is for York U. students. However, in the near future, Zaza Vili, JDL’s head of security and Vera Held, the Director of JDL on Campus, will also be holding meetings with Ryerson and U of T students.

Contact Vera Held, Director via email vera@veraheld.com for more information and to confirm your attendance.

NOTE: JDL Canada self-defence class for Monday Oct 13 is cancelled

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday and the fact that many of our friends are away for the weekend, the class on Monday Oct 13, 2014 will be cancelled.   

Regular activity to resume on Monday October 20th at 7 pm.

Location: Toronto Zionist Center, 788 Marlee Avenue, Toronto.

Each self defense class will last for approximately one hour and will be followed by an interactive review and discussion of the basic principles of Zionism.

Pizza and refreshments will be served.

There is no cost for participation.

Participants must be 18 years and older.

Learn more HERE!



JDL Canada monitors Canadian Islamic hate sites

JDL Canada is monitoring Canadian Islamic hate websites that call for the murder of Jews and the destruction of Israel.

Here’s the quote from Imam Khomeini, posted at the Canadian “Muslim Perspectives” website:

The destruction of the Zionist regime does not mean the annihilation of the Jewish people in that region. The logic used by Imam Khomeini when he said that Israel should be destroyed is humane logic. We have presented the practical implications of this to the world, and no one could criticize this in a logical way. We said that a referendum should be held among the people living there. The ruling regime there should be determined by a referendum. The people should decide this. This is the meaning of the destruction of the Zionist regime. This is the implication. This is the only solution for this barbaric and wolfish regime….until this regime is destroyed what is the solution… the solution is total armed resistance against this regime. This is the solution.

This website is also instrumental in promoting Al Quds Day in Toronto, the annual hate-fest against Jews that is promoted by the rogue Iranian regime.

The JDL has been monitoring this site and and other similar sites and is working with the authorities to shut them down and have their directors charged with solicitation for terrorism in Canada.

This website and their partners promote themselves as “anti-ISIS”. It should be clearly understood that being “anti-ISIS” in the radical Islamic community does not make you a friend of western democracy. In this case, the enemy of my enemy is definitely not my friend.

Shalom Toronto profiles JDL Canada’s High Holiday patrols

JDL patrol at Sephardic Kehila Centre, Sept. 24, 2014From Shalom Toronto Weekly, October 1:

 As Jew-hatred on a scale not seen since WW11 metastasizes across the Western world, several Toronto synagogues have requested the professional protection services of The Jewish Defense League of Canada (JDL) for the High Holidays.

According to Meir Weinstein, JDL’s National Director, the JDL is the only Canadian organization that advocates and consistently provides protection services. “We believe recent threats to Canada made by ISIS have prompted Rabbis and community leaders to approach us to marshal and patrol throughout the holidays. We are honoured to serve, protect and keep our community safe from harm,” says Weinstein.

Zaza Tsitlishvili, JDL’s head of security says the response from grateful congregants has been heartwarming. His team, including right-hand man Ron Black, whom he credits for elevating security to a whole new level, also made rounds at synagogues they weren’t asked to patrol. “People have been very welcoming and warm to us. The response has been great,” says Tsitlishvili. Currently, his team is being courted by one synagogue to regularly patrol for Saturday services.

Canadians for Israel (CDNS4I), for example, a grassroots, community organization which formed in Toronto this past July has reaped the benefits of JDL protection at its events. CDNS4I founding member Vivienne Ziner is quick to praise the JDL for patrolling par excellence and working in tandem with Queen’s Park security.

For years, the JDL has been maligned, demonized, accused of homophobia, Islamophobia and of being vigilantes. None of it is true. They have openly gay members and support moderate Muslim groups. Their mission is to protect the Jewish people, physically, and they are the only ones doing it. The Jewish community owes them its thanks; we thank them for marshalling our CDNS4I rally and more,” says Ziner.

You can read the whole story here.

Happy New Year to our friends and supporters

As we approach the beginning of the New Year, JDL Canada wishes to extend its best wishes to the Jewish community at large, but with a special message to our active friends and supporters.

As the community prepares to welcome the New Year in the traditional fashion, JDL Canada greets the new year with a clear vision of our place in history and the unique challenges we face today.

This past year has seen JDL Canada elevate its role from what many called a “fringe” group to an organization that has captured the conscience of Canadian Jewry.

While other “mainstream” groups claim to advocate for the safety of Canadian Jewry, JDL Canada is the only organization that has actually done something about it.

While other mainstream organizations claim the credit, JDL Canada is the only organization that is on the street confronting the promoters of Jew-hatred.  The recent incident at the Beth David Synagogue in Toronto was a prime example of the effectiveness of the JDL Quick Response Team.

To our friends: you can see from our activities, JDL Canada is growing it’s support base exponentially.  Our ideology and activities are generating interest from all major Jewish communities in Canada and the coming year will see chapters open in all those communities.

JDL is the home address for getting things done.

Unfortunately, our “mainstream” organizations continue to provide platforms for individuals who actually enhance the dangers that face the Jewish community…

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UPDATE on Thornhill Jaffari Centre

For the past several months, JDL Canada has been providing an awareness of the nature of the Thornhill Jaffari Centre and its ties with radical Iranian ideology.

We are pleased to report that in conjunction with efforts of the local community we have been successful in halting their current expansion plans.

Here is a link to the first community alert provided by the JDL to the impending danger — and it should be pointed up with simple clarity that Bernie Farber, the former CEO of the disbanded Canadian Jewish Congress — regularly attends gatherings at the extremist Jaffari Centre – and consorts with the real ideological enemies of the State of Israel and the Jewish people.

Here is the link to the recent reportage that the Jaffari Centre expansion plans have been rejected and the Centre has been urged to “come back with a substantially different proposal”.

UPDATE: CANCELLED! — JDL to confront Toronto fundraiser for Hamas: Aug 29

August 28 UPDATE:

Great news!

Due to JDL’s continued unrelenting efforts to expose and confront groups in Canada that support the funding of terrorist organizations, the Palestinian Fundraising Dinner planned for this Friday in support of Hamas and Gaza has been cancelled.

Our thanks are extended to the groundswell of concerned citizens who contacted the office and took the time to inform the authorities about this dangerous event.

JDL Canada is confident and resolute that this type of organized grassroots activity is the most effective way to expose and shut down these homegrown conduits that fund terrorist activities.

JOIN JDL to Confront and Expose a Toronto Fundraiser For Hamas.

The “Palestine Emergency Fundraising Dinner” taking place on Friday, August 29 is sponsored by Islamic Relief Canada.

It is being held at:

Versailles Convention Centre
6721 Edwards Blvd., Mississauga, Ontario.
L5T 2V9
Between 5:30pm – 7:00pm

JDL Canada will protest at this venue, to draw attention to where the money donated that night will really be sent: to Hamas.

Here are the facts about Islamic Relief:

On June 10, 2014 the Government of Israel listed Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) as an organization that gives funding to Hamas, and banned them from operating in Israel.

The office of the IRW in Canada is Islamic Relief Canada. The head of the Canadian charity, according to the Canada Revenue Agency website, is Hany al-Banna, the same individual who is head of the UK based charity.  It is not clear if Mr. Hany al-Banna is related to the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hassan al-Banna.  Mr. al-Banna says he is not, but at the same time says his family is from the same area and he has heard the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood speak.

Other individuals who have been, or are now on the board of directors of Islamic Relief Canada, include such well known figures as Dr. El-Tantawy Attia, Dr. Yasser Haddara and Dr Mohamed Abu-Elmagd.

Dr. ATTIA is a leading figure in the Muslim Association of Canada as well as being head of the Toronto Masjid.  Rather famously, Dr. ATTIA, told the press in 2011 that:

“Here (Toronto Masjid) we follow the teachings of the Muslim Brotherhood.”


Dr. ATTIA’s son in law is currently in jail in Egypt.  Khaled al-QAZZAZ was the Foreign Secretary for the Muslim Brotherhood’s government of Egypt when Dr. Morsi was President.   His daughter, Sarah, was a leading figure in the Muslim Student Association and left Canada to go to Egypt with Mr. QAZZAZ.

Dr. Yasser HADDARA of McMaster University is also well known in national and international circles.  Like his better-known brother Dr. Wael HADDARA, he was also a political adviser to Dr Morsi when he was the Muslim Brotherhood’s President of Egypt.  Yasser HADDARA has also been a leading figure in the Muslim Association of Canada, Cordoba House and the Muslim America Society Youth Division.   His brother Wael HADDARA was also a founding director of IRFAN (The International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy) which lost its CRA status as a charity in 2011 for fraud and for funding terrorism (HAMAS).   

IRFAN was also designated a terrorist entity in 2014 by the Minister of Public Safety and may be facing criminal charges following recent raids by the RCMP of their premises in Toronto and an associated residence in Montreal.   Dr. Wael HADDARA also has strong ties to CAIR CAN/NCCM, the organization which has repeatedly stated it will sue the Government of Canada after a PMO spokesman said that CAIR CAN/NCMM had ties to HAMAS.   The lawsuit has not gone ahead, despite two claims that it will.

In addition to being on the board of directors for Islamic Relief Canada, Dr. Mohamed ABU-ELMAGD is a Professor of Electrical Power Engineering at Cairo University. He obtained his doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Canada’s McMaster University following a Masters in Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt.