By Robyn Urback | March 5th, 2011 | 7:19 pm
Jewish Defence League to hold event to counter Israeli Apartheid Week
The Jewish Defence League of Canada has announced it will be hosting an event called “Islamic State Apartheid Week” in Toronto next week. Its stated goal is to “counter the campus lies against Jews and highlight the truth of Islam,” as well as “expose and confront the Israel bashers and Jew haters during IAW [Israeli Apartheid Week].”
Sounds like this all should go off without a hitch, no?
So far, it seems the program consists of protesting IAW events. The first gathering is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, to protest a screening of “Jaffa the Oranges Clockwork,” which (to add another twist) is being sponsored by the Ryerson Student Union. Two more protests–one at the University of Toronto and another at York University–have been scheduled so far.
As of yet, just over 100 people have confirmed attendance on Facebook.
A statement from the President of York U. One of the campus where recently, violent antisemitism has been quite overt.