Community Rally: May 1

On Sunday May 1, 2016 from 2 pm to 4 pm, Hasbara Fellowships Canada, together with a growing list of participating groups, will join Canadians from all races, religions and walks of life for a public rally at Nathan Phillips Square against anti-Semitism to demand that universities and the City of Toronto condemn anti-Semitism in all its forms.

Speakers will include university students who will share their experiences with anti-Semitism on campus.

Across Canada, from universities to the public sphere, anti-Semitism has been rearing its ugly head once again.  In 2014 alone, there were 1627 documented reports of anti-Semitic incidents, including vandalism, arson attacks, hateful graffitis, swastikas, Nazi flags, inciteful murals and vile BDS campaigns. Jews were assaulted on the streets and at Israel support rallies.

According to the Toronto Police Service annual Hate Crime Report, Toronto’s Jewish community was the single most victimized group. In nearly one in every three reported hate crime incidents in Toronto, Jews were the victims, with similar results seen in other Canadian cities.

The rally will take place at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West, in downtown Toronto at 2pm. All are welcome.

Please make an effort to attend this important event.  If you don't live in Toronto but know someone who does, please forward this message to your friends.

For further information, click here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/247575538927842/permalink/247603345591728/


Who Is Funding BDS on North American Campuses?

Note that prominent organizations like Students for Justice for Palestine, Kind Hearts, Islamic Association for Palestine, and AMP do not file papers as not for profits, but all deeply fundraise for Hamas, sponsoring vigorous anti-Israel advocacy on campuses in North America, and get millions from non-transparent state-sponsored terrorist sources.

COLUMN ONE: Defeating Hamas in America

by Caroline B. Glick, Apr. 27, 2016

Activists from US coast to coast robotically parrot the same lies, employ the same tactics of bullying, intimidating and silencing pro-Israel activists and speakers on campus after campus.

To defeat the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel, it is first necessary to understand it.

The BDS campaign is an extraordinary phenomenon.

Activists from US coast to coast robotically parrot the same lies, employ the same tactics of bullying, intimidating and silencing pro-Israel activists and speakers on campus after campus.

Their goals are uniform. They seek to silence pro-Israel voices in US academia as a means to destroy general public support for Israel in America.

And they seek to make Jew-hatred socially acceptable in elite circles in America for the first time since the Holocaust.

This month it was leftist MK Tzipi Livni’s turn to fall victim to BDS bigotry and defamation. During a public appearance at Harvard Law School, one of the heads of BDS movement at the school, Husam el-Qoulaq, asked her why she is “smelly.”

Qoulaq is the head of Students for Justice in Palestine at Harvard Law School.

SJP is the central engine of the BDS movement.

Its members are the ones who organize the “divest from Israel” resolutions routinely passed by ignorant or intimidated student representatives on college councils.

SJP members are the ones who regularly harass pro-Israel students and riot or otherwise disrupt pro-Israel events on campuses.

They are the ones who willingly and purposely engage in rank anti-Semitic demonization of Jews and Israel to normalize Jew-hatred in America.

Given SJP’s lead role in the campaign against Israel and American Jewry on college campuses, students and Jewish groups trying to combat the racist movement focus their attention on SJP.

But it works out that SJP doesn’t formally exist.

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Update Information Re: Lawfare

From Daily Alert, Apr. 21, 2016 and IsraelAA.ca, April 21, 2016

Professors Sue American Studies Association over Israel Boycott (JTA)

Four professors filed a lawsuit on Wednesday charging the American Studies Association with violating laws governing tax-exempt nonprofit organizations over its academic boycott of Israel.

The lawsuit also charges that a boycott of another country is outside the scope of ASA's charter.

ASA's constitution says its goal is "the strengthening of relations among persons and institutions in this country and abroad," while its boycott of Israel does the exact opposite.

The Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law has assembled a legal team to represent the professors in the case.

See also:

American Studies Association Sued over Israel Boycott - William A. Jacobson (Legal Insurrection)

Supreme Court Allows Families of Terrorism Victims to Collect Iranian Assets - Robert Barnes

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for American families whose loved ones were killed by terrorism to collect nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets. The justices ruled 6 to 2 that Congress had not violated the separation of powers by passing a bill that made it easier to collect the money for those whose family members were killed in the 1983 bombing of a U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut and other attacks blamed on Iran. The suit involved survivors of 173 of the 241 killed in the Beirut attack who had secured judgments against Iran. (Washington Post)