June 2, 2019
Yesterday, over 1,000 protesters gathered outside the United States Consulate in Toronto to demand justice for Palestinians.
In so doing, they defied a bevy of pro-Israel politicians, lobby groups and media, including Doug Ford, the Premier of Ontario, and John Tory, the mayor of Canada’s largest city.
Ford, Tory and other pro-Israel politicians have repeatedly vowed to bring an end to the Al Quds Day rally.
On June 10, 2018, within days of his election, Ford tweeted that “Our government will take action to ensure that events like Al Quds Day… are no longer part of the landscape in Ontario.”
Two days earlier, Toronto’s Mayor vowed to take “strong action” against the Al Quds Day organizers, while Liberal MP Michael Levitt, Chair of the Canada-Israel Parliamentary Group, urged the City and Province “to hold the organisers accountable for this hateful event.”
No politician, however, has been as relentless in attacking Al Quds Day as Toronto City Councillor James Pasternak. For years, the fanatically Zionist Pasternak has waged a veritable jihad against the Al Quds Day organizers. Continue Reading ›