Holocaust denier Kevin Barrett speaking at a 2017 anti-Israel event in Toronto (YouTube)
Click on the image above to watch a clip of an al-Quds attendee yelling "Long Live Hamas!"
June 7, 2019
CALGARY – Slogans praising the Hamas terrorist group were heard at the al-Quds Day hatefest outside Calgary City Hall last Friday afternoon.Read more
An image shared on Facebook by a Toronto al-Quds Day organizer
May 30, 2019
TORONTO – An official organizer of Toronto’s annual al-Quds Day hatefest has spread antisemitic conspiracy theories online, a B’nai Brith Canada investigation has revealed.Read more
March 26, 2019
TORONTO – A City of Toronto report on preventing hate rallies has been sent back to the drawing board.Read more
Children carry signs comparing the Israel Defence Forces to ISIS at al-Quds Day in Toronto on June 9, 2018 (Photo: Twitter)
June 26, 2018
OPINION | By Josh Korn
Special to B'nai Brith Canada
The opinions, facts and any media content presented do not necessarily reflect the position of B'nai Brith Canada.
OTTAWA – Earlier this month, an article by David Reevely appeared in the Ottawa Citizen in which he questions how incoming Ontario Premier Doug Ford plans to implement his campaign pledge to ban al-Quds Day rallies in Ontario.
Toronto Mayor John Tory (left) and B'nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn at Toronto City Hall
June 19, 2018
By Tevy Pilc
B'nai Brith Canada
TORONTO – Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B'nai Brith Canada, appeared at Toronto City Hall Tuesday to speak to the city's Executive Committee on matters concerning the annual al-Quds Day rally.Read more
Sheikh Shafiq Huda (Photo: YouTube Screenshot)
June 14, 2018
By Benjamin Paul
B'nai Brith Canada
KITCHENER, Ont. – B’nai Brith Canada is perturbed by revelations that an organization, whose spokesperson called for the “eradication” of Israelis, is receiving federal funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program.Read more
To: Giulia Carbone
Interim City Manager, City of Toronto
Dear Ms. Carbone,
We, the undersigned, demand that you take action against the annual Toronto hatefest known as al-Quds Day.
We will not tolerate genocidal rhetoric against Israelis or Jews, nor will we accept this shameful display of support for the antisemitic Hezbollah terrorist organization.
The city’s inaction is particularly galling since the al-Quds Day organizers do not even attempt to secure a permit for their rallies. This is unsurprising, given that the rallies violate your Human Rights and Anti-Harassment Policy.
It is totally unacceptable that the City of Toronto has acted to ban or restrict peaceful, law-abiding events in Queen’s Park such as Jesus in the City and Afrofest, but has failed to act against an event that year after year promotes hatred and violence against our fellow citizens.
Finally, al-Quds Day occupies the time of hundreds of Toronto Police officers, compels the diversion of public transit vehicles, and wastes thousands of dollars of public money. Toronto taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize hatred – especially for the benefit of attendees who arrive largely from outside of the city.
By affixing our names to this petition, we demand the following:
- That you seek to recover the costs of the 2018 Toronto al-Quds Day rally from its organizers, by any legal means necessary, and;
- That you prohibit further displays of genocidal hatred on City of Toronto property, such as the al-Quds Day hatefest.
cc: John Tory
Mayor, City of Toronto
General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, City of Toronto
Solicitor, City of Toronto