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2014 ISRAEL TRUTH WEEK CONFERENCE, Toronto, ON, Canada,March 23

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2014 Israel Truth Week Conference & Trade Show

Honouring the late Howard Grief
Israeli Legal Historian, Attorney, Author, Advocate. 
This year we are hoping to raise $25,000 for the unsung heroes of Israel’s ambulance service via the
‘Canadian Magen David Adom for Israel’ charitable organization. (More info below agenda)
Canadian Magen David Adom for Israel logo

 Safeguarding The Honour Of The Jewish People’ 

Sunday, March 23, 2013
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Lodzer Synagogue
12 Heaton Street, North York (Toronto), Ontario, Canada [MAP]
Admission: FREE – registration required 
Register now for 2014 Israel Truth Week Conference
Questions? Contact Mark Vandermaas,[email protected]519.457.0709.
Download & print ‘Learning Aids’
During the week before the conference, please download and print learning aids shown under each speaker’s name.
Help us get the word out by printing and sharing our flyer/poster! Flyer-poster jpg* Flyer, 8.5×11″ [PDFJPG, 907x697px]
* Poster, 12×18″ [PDF]
(last update: Feb 18/14)
Would your pro-Israel organization like a free table in the conference trade show? Contact Mark to reserve yours.

– AGENDA (as of Feb 17/14) – 

All speakers are donating their time and paying their own expenses to make this event possible. 

10:00 am – 1:30 pm

9:30 am: DOORS OPEN
Ilana Shneider, Canada-Israel Friendship Association (3)
Emcee: Mark Vandermaas, Israel Truth Week (5)
Welcome — Lodzer Synagogue Representative: TBC (3)
Singing of Hatikva , National Anthem of Israel (VIDEO)(2)
Singing of ‘O Canada‘ (VIDEO) (2)
 Iris Ehrent (20m)
Administrative Coordinator, Ontario Region, Canadian Magen David Adom for Israel.
‘Israel’s Unsung Heroes On The Front Line’
LEARNING AID: Magen David Adom video:‘Unsung Heroes‘ (1st 7 mins only)
Judie Oron (30m)
 Journalist, Lecturer, Humanitarian, Author of Cry of the Giraffe.
‘Operations Moses and Solomon: The  Dramatic Secret Rescue Operations for Ethiopian Jews’
11:10am NETWORKING BREAK (20) 
Lt. Col. (IDF, ret.) Jonathan Halevi (30)
Senior Researcher at Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs; Managing Editor of Shalom Toronto.
‘Peace in the Middle East: Fiction Or Attainable Reality?’
Aleysha O’Hare & Dimitri Bazos (20)
Students, University of Toronto.
‘The Shame Of Campus Anti-Semitism’
Alan Herman
Co-Chair, Toronto Chapter, Canadian Institute for Jewish Research.
The Student Israel-Advocacy Program (SIAP): Equipping Students
With Knowledge And Skills To Confront Anti-Semitism On Campus’
Shobie Kapoor (20)
Founder of Canadian Patriotic Society.
‘A Hindu-Canadian’s Case For Israel’
Daniel Amzallag
Paramedic and Trainer for Magen David Adom
‘ A Day In The Life Of An Israeli Paramedic’
1:30- 2:00pm LUNCH BREAK

2:00 – 6:00pm

(w/extended Q&A)
Salomon Benzimra (15m + Q&A)
Co-founder of Canadians for Israel’s Legal Rights; Author of The Jewish People’s Rights To The Land Of Israel.
 ’Israel’s Land Title Deed From The Original Two-State Solution’
 LEARNING AID: Introduction to ‘The Jewish People’s Rights to the Land of Israel‘ [PDF, 5P]
LEARNING AID: League of Nations Mandate for Palestine w/summary
[PDF, 22p OR choose shorter option here]
Renanah Goldhar-Gemeiner (15m + Q&A)
Israel land rights activist.
‘Building Awareness Of Israel’s Legal Rights With Canadian Politicians’
 LEARNING AID: ‘Petition to…Canada for the Reaffirmation of Jewish Legal Rights to the Land of Israel…‘ [PDF, 4p]
Yehudit Shier Weisberg (15m + Q&A)
Activist & Educator, The Legal Forum for The Land of Israel.
‘Defeating Ourselves Using Our Enemies’ Language Of Oppression’
Richard Bass (15m + Q&A)
International Lecturer; Founder, JEd Institute; Author of Israel in World Relations.
‘Are Land-For-Peace And Two-state Solutions Practical Strategies For Peace?’
Panel 1 Q&A (40m)
Iris Ehrent (5m)
Administrative Coordinator, Ontario Region, Canadian Magen David Adom for Israel.
(w/extended Q&A)
Meir Weinstein (15m + Q&A)
Civil rights activist, Nazi-hunter, National Director of Jewish Defence League of Canada.
‘Giving Meaning To Our Promise Of ’Never Again!”
Mark Vandermaas (15m + Q&A)
Rule Of Law Activist, Founder of Caledonia Victims Project and Israel Truth Week.
‘Truth Before Solutions (And Other Rules For Israel’s Freedom Fighters)’
 LEARNING AID: Rules For Freedom Activists: Israel Advocacy Edition [PDF,  8p]
Gary McHale (15m + Q&A)
Rule Of Law Activist; Author of Victory In The No-Go Zone.
‘Protecting Jewish Civil Rights On And Off Campus With Dr. King’s Methods And Canada’s Criminal Code’
Panel 2 Q&A (40m)
6:00 – 7:00pm NETWORKING

Israel’s ambulance service through
‘Canadian Magen David Adom for Israel’

MDA in action
Our goal is to raise $25,000 to help these brave heroes who race to save victims of accidents, sickness and terror. Canadian income tax receipts will be issued for donations of $10 and greater.
Iris Ehrent, Administrative Co-ordinator for the Ontario Region of Canadian Magen David Adom for Israel (CMDAI), will be joining us for the day, and will be bringing MDA paramedic Daniel Amzallag to share a firsthand account of what it’s like to serve on the front line of Israel’s emergency response service.


‘Truth Before Solutions: Safeguarding The Honour of the Jewish People’
Howard Grief book coverHoward Grief and an ‘inconvenient truth’:Jews are owners, not occupiers of Palestine…
This year’s conference honours a great scholar and champion of Israel’s land rights under international law, the late attorney Howard Grief who dedicated 25 years of his life to researching and documenting an inconvenient truth: that, contrary to the prevalent narrative of ‘occupation’ and ‘stolen land’ modern Palestine was actually created as a ‘Jewish national home’ under international law via the 1920 post-WWI San Remo Conference and the subsequent 1922 League of Nations Mandate For Palestine, and that land promised to Jews east of the Jordan River was given instead to Arabs in what is now Jordan.
This ‘original two-state solution’ means that the Jewish people are owners, not occupiers of Judea and Samaria by virtue of a ‘land title deed’ from the world community that explicitly encouraged them to create communities in all of Palestine.
Israel Truth Week feature: League of Nations Mandate For Palestine: the ORIGINAL Two State Solution 

THE ‘ORIGINAL’ TWO-STATE SOLUTION: Click to download the 1922 League of Nations Mandate For Palestine w/Note re Trans-Jordan. Available in original docs and/or text with reference summary.
We encourage you to download, print and read the original copy of the Mandate For Palestine along with the explanatory notes at the end which were prepared by Israel Truth Week with assistance from Salomon Benzimra, co-founder of Canadians for Israel’s Legal Rights (CILR). Salomon, who worked closely with Howard Grief when writing his own book, The Jewish People’s Rights To The Land Of Israelwill be with us again this year to answer any questions you might have.
Safeguarding the honour of the Jewish people: ‘Truth Before Solutions’
Israel Truth Week does not advocate for either a one or two-state solution; we simply take the position that if the Jewish people give away land promised to them by the world community under the current climate of demonization and delegitimization they will be handing her enemies an enormous victory by acknowledging — in effect — that every vile accusation associated with being ‘illegal occupiers of stolen land’ was true all along. We believe that this false narrative, if not dispelled first, will be a terrible, unwarranted stain on the honour of the Jewish people.
Whether you believe in a one-state solution or a two-state solution, we should all be able to agree that it is important to safeguard the reputation of Israel in history. Israel Truth Week believes that the best way to accomplish this is to stop focusing on solutions, and focus on truth instead by placing a moratorium on all solutions-oriented activities until:
  1. Israelis have been fully educated about theoriginal two-state solution created by the League of Nations Mandate For Palestine and can make an informed decision about whether giving up more land to Arabs is the path they wish to take.
  2. The world community acknowledges that Jews are owners, not occupiers, by virtue of the indisputable fact that Palestine was created specifically to reconstitute the national home of the Jewish people.
NOTE: the above statements may not necessarily represent the views of all presenters, community partners or our featured charity.


CIFA logo
Canada-Israel Friendship Association

(Toronto co-ordinators for Israel Truth Week and this year’s conference)
Canadians for Israel's Legal Rights
Canadians for Israel’s Legal Rights
Never Again Group
Never Again Group
Canadian Institute for Jewish Research
Canadian Institute for Jewish Research
Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality (CANACE)
(+ Photography by Christine McHale)
Freedom Press Canada
Freedom Press Canada
Caledonia Victims Project
Caledonia Victims Project
Just Right Media Metz-Vaughan
Just Right Media (Videography)
Jewish Defence League of Canada
Jewish Defence League of Canada (Security)

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