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.

A letter from Israel, to JDL Canada

I’ve just received this letter from the daughter of a friend who moved to Tel Aviv about 4 years ago.

It shines a whole new light !

Dearest family and friends abroad,

In light of the horrifying events that have become a reality here in Israel, the growing anti-Semitic rhetoric worldwide and the insufficient and biased coverage abroad I feel compelled to share with you what happened just a few short days ago.

While Israel was aware of some tunnels being built – kibbutzim and communities in the south have been complaining about drilling sounds for ages plus we did know Hamas was digging – no one, not intelligence, not the IDF nor any citizen really was prepared for the discovery of an intricate and well built tunnel system meant for kidnapping and terrorist attacks. We expected poorly dug wormholes with sticks holding up the sides. No one expected to find what the army has uncovered in this operation to restore calm to the south.

Unfortunately, it is time to put all the events of the last few months into perspective – the disintegration of the peace talks, the uniting of Fatah, Hamas and the PA, the escalation of rocket fire, the kidnapping and murder of the three teens in the West Bank, the brutal revenge murder of the Palestinian teen, more escalation, and the eventual ground incursion into the strip. While this country mourned and continues to mourn the death of the teens that lead to this war, it is important to acknowledge that those teens will not be remembered for triggering a war. They will now be remembered as the heroes who saved thousands.

Hamas’ intricate tunnels were part of a bigger plan. Why haven’t they used them before? Why now?

The kidnapping of the teens was not part of their plans. Whoever did it, set in motion a chain of events that has saved Israel the horrors Hamas was planning. The tunnels were a weapon that Hamas was planning to use this Rosh Hashanah to infiltrate Israel with terrorists wearing IDF uniforms. Many of the tunnels discovered were full of hundreds of uniforms and weapons. Their plan was to kidnap as many Israelis as they could in the kibbutzim and communities along the border and massacre everyone else, extending the Gaza border. We still don’t know how deep the tunnels run and how far into Israel they go.

Hamas never claimed responsibility for the kidnapping. Whoever did it, didn’t know what Hamas was planning. Luckily, our enemy isn’t that smart. They began bombarding Israel with rockets when it should have tried to stay quiet if they wanted their massacre plan to work. Their violent escalation of rocket attacks has caused Israel to retaliate and discover their true plans. It is believed that this tunnel attack massacre was also meant to distract from the northern borders so Hezbollah could attack from Lebanon.

If those teens had never been kidnapped, we would be six weeks away from an attack the likes of which this country hasn’t seen since the Yom Kippur war. While we continue to mourn them, we must remember them not as triggers to a war but as the saviours of the south.

It is so important for us as a nation to stay united and maybe even more important for us to stay educated and informed on the facts so we can stand up for our right to live and exist.

To those of you going out to protests and rallies, PLEASE be careful. I have the IDF and an Iron Dome protecting me from rockets but you guys have violent pogroms around every corner with very little protection.

Thinking of all of you and missing you.

Stay informed and be safe…

JDL Canada in the news

JDL Canada has been working diligently and resolutely within the community to raise awareness and to confront the proponents of the virulent Jew-hatred that is gripping the world as Israel dismantles the terrorist infrastructure built by Hamas in Gaza.

July 27, 2014
“Violence Erupts at Pro-Israel Rally at Queen’s Park”
Reported by: The Toronto Star

July 27, 2014
“Protester Kicked in the Head at Pro-Israel Rally in Toronto”
Reported by: Globalnews.ca

July 27, 2014
“Pro- and Anti-Israel Protesters Rally at Queen’s Park”
Reported by: The Canadian Jewish News

July 28, 2014
“Controversial Jewish Defence League to Open Montreal Chapter”
Reported by: CTV News

July 28, 2014
Meir Weinstein Radio Interview
Montreal’s CJAD

July 28, 2014
“Israel Support Rally Held as Jewish Defence League plans Calgary Chapter”
Reported by: CBC.ca

URGENT ACTION NEEDED regarding Al Quds Day, Queen’s Park, Toronto

Queen’s Park is still thinking about giving a permit for the Al Quds Day Rally which includes their promotion of “shooting Zionists.”

It’s true:

In the latest blog post at “Muslim Perspectives” — a major voice supporting Al Quds Day — the editors praised a “famous Italian philosopher” for expressing his support for Hamas, and his desire to kill Israelis. Here is the exact quote from “Muslim Perspectives”:

A famous Italian philosopher who is famous for his post-modern approach to philosophy has added his name to a growing list of brave Western intellectuals and politicians who are standing up to the vicious, fascist Zionist regime.

He is on record as having said that “he would shoot those bastard Zionists,” that he thinks that the EU should raise money “to buy Hamas some more rockets,” and that Zionists are “a bit worse than the Nazis.”

You may wish to contact the authorities and ask why people who express such views are permitted to gather at Queen’s Park this Saturday:

Toronto Police Chief-Bill Blair:

Queen’s Park Security Chief, Richard Boon:

Meanwhile, JDL Canada will be present to counterprotest this annual hate-fest, once again taking place on the grounds of the Ontario legislature.

Join us to show your support for Canadian values and the state of Israel

2:00 PM

Queen’s Park
111 Wellesley St. West, Toronto

Bring Canadian and Israeli flags ….. and flags of other freedom-loving nations and let us wave them proudly in the face of these sick, deranged people – let them know that while they celebrate death – we celebrate life …… we will shout:

“The light that is Israel will never be extinguished !”

For further information or suggestions, contact:


JDL Canada to confront pro-Hamas rally at Queen’s Park, Toronto: July 26

The JDL will spend Shabbat in downtown Toronto on Saturday July 26th.

Join us at Queen’s Park at 2:00 pm and confront the supporters of Hamas at the annual Al-Quds Day Rally.

They have but one goal : they want Israel destroyed, because Israel is the shining candle of hope for the world in a very dark, backward neighbourhood.

These Al Quds rallies have been scenes of conflict and aggression in previous years, right here in Toronto:

Each time, JDL Canada has been on hand to record and confront these brazen demonstrations of un-Canadian “values” on our streets.

Once again this year, we will demonstrate to these “Jew-Haters” that civilized people and civilized countries reject the supporters of terrorist groups like Hamas and that we will drive them out of our communities.

Bring Canadian and Israeli flags, along with the flags of other freedom-loving nations, and let us wave them proudly in the face of these sick, deranged people.

Let them know that while they celebrate death, we celebrate life. Together we will shout:

“The light that is Israel will never be extinguished !”

JDL Canada will join the ‘Rally for the People of Israel': Toronto, July 16

JDL Canada will join the Toronto community’s “Rally for the People of Israel”:

Wednesday, July 16 at 7:30 pm

Beth Tzedec Synagogue
1700 Bathurst Street, (south of Eglinton Ave.)

For those who are able, please meet at the Toronto Zionist Centre at 6:15 PM in order to pickup flags and make carpool arrangements.

If you are unable to meet at the Zionist Centre, join us at the synagogue on Bathurst Street.

JDL Canada to counterprotest pro-‘Palestinian’ demo: Friday July 11, 5:30 pm

On Friday July 11 at 6 pm, the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid will be demonstrating against what they call “the ongoing collective punishment of Palestinians.”

They are calling for supporters to gather in front of the Royal Ontario Museum at Bloor and Avenue Road, a location directly across from the Israeli Consulate.

JDL Canada invites supporters of Israel to join us outside the Consulate at 180 Bloor Street West, at 5:30 pm.

We will counterbalance the defamatory disinformation being spread by the Coalition, and present the truth about the current situation in Israel.

Read more about this event at our Facebook page, and invite your friends.

NOTE: Cars will be leaving the Toronto Zionist Centre at 4:30 PM.  If you need a ride from the Zionist Centre, please confirm by contacting: