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University of Toronto:

Judge issues injunction against anti-Israel encampment

Ontario judge orders pro-Palestinian Arab encampment at University of Toronto to vacate the area by Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

Judge issues injunction against anti-Israel encampment

2 Toronto synagogues attacked on same day

Vandals throw rocks, smash windows of 2 synagogues in Toronto as post-October 7 wave of antisemitism continues.

2 Toronto synagogues attacked on same day

Antisemitism in Toronto:

Rocks thrown at windows of synagogue, damage caused

Toronto Police's Hate Crime unit investigating after vandals throw rocks at the windows of the Pride of Israel Synagogue in North York.

Rocks thrown at windows of synagogue, damage caused

During pro-Israel march:

Neturei Karta burn Israeli flag in Toronto

Pro-Palestinian Arab activists, some in uniforms and masks, try unsuccessfully to disrupt the Walk for Israel in Toronto.

Neturei Karta burn Israeli flag in Toronto

Toronto:

Police dismantle anti-Israel encampment at York University

Toronto police dismantle a pro-Palestinian Arab encampment set up at York University, a day after it was erected.

Police dismantle anti-Israel encampment at York University

Toronto:

Almost half of the hate crimes this year have been antisemitic

Toronto police say there have been close to 190 alleged hate crimes reported so far this year, nearly half of them antisemitic.

Almost half of the hate crimes this year have been antisemitic

Toronto: Rally held in support of Jewish school hit by gunfire

Toronto leaders rally at Bais Chaya Mushka, a Jewish school where shots were fired over Shabbat.

Toronto: Rally held in support of Jewish school hit by gunfire

Toronto campus protest:

B'nai Brith seeks to intervene in U of T injunction proceeding

B'nai Brith Canada announces it has filed to intervene in University of Toronto's legal efforts to disband an anti-Israel encampment on campus.

B'nai Brith seeks to intervene in U of T injunction proceeding

U. of Toronto seeks injunction against anti-Israel protest

University of Toronto turns to the courts in an effort to clear an encampment of pro-Palestinian Arab protesters from its downtown campus.

U. of Toronto seeks injunction against anti-Israel protest

Shots fired on Jewish elementary school in Toronto

No injuries reported in the incident, which occurred at 4:52 a.m. local time.

Shots fired on Jewish elementary school in Toronto

13-year-old Eitan from Toronto suffers from bullying at school

Eitan Cohen Halbertal, a 13-year-old boy from Toronto, has been bullied by students at the school he attends. The feeling of fear has intensified since October 7 - but he continues to fight.

13-year-old Eitan from Toronto suffers from bullying at school

The second time in four weeks

Toronto synagogue vandalized

Toronto police hate crimes unit investigating after windows and glass doors were smashed at the Kehillat Shaarei Torah Synagogue. Similar vandalism occurred at the same synagogue in late April.

Toronto synagogue vandalized

Toronto Mayor:

'Raising Israeli flag at city hall ceremony is divisive'

Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow decides to skip city hall ceremony marking Israel’s Independence Day, says event where the Israeli flag is raised is currently "divisive" due to the war in Gaza.

'Raising Israeli flag at city hall ceremony is divisive'

Toronto:

Posters depicting children hostages defaced with swastikas

Posters in Toronto depicting four-year-old Ariel Bibas and one-year-old Kfir Bibas vandalized with swastikas. Toronto Mayor condemns.

Posters depicting children hostages defaced with swastikas

Toronto:

Anti-Israel protesters express support for 'intifada'

Annual Al-Quds Day rally in Toronto marked by support for the "forces of resistance" waging war against Israel.

Anti-Israel protesters express support for 'intifada'

Toronto:

6 arrested during pro-Palestinian Arab rally

Up to six people taken into custody following pro-Palestinian Arab rally and march in downtown Toronto in honor of “Land Day".

6 arrested during pro-Palestinian Arab rally

Israel Real Estate Expo:

'We're not going to succumb to terror'

Despite planned hostile protests against the show, producer Gideon Katz says that the Israel Real Estate Expo will 'continue full force'.

'We're not going to succumb to terror'

North of Toronto:

Man arrested at pro-Palestinian protest

Man arrested after allegedly bringing a nail gun to a demonstration in the vicinity of synagogues in a suburb of Toronto.

Man arrested at pro-Palestinian protest

Watch:

Canadian MP denounces anti-Israel protest in Toronto

Canadian MP denounces anti-Israel protest at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto which turned into a display of antisemitism: The attacks against synagogues, schools, businesses and neighborhoods must stop.

Canadian MP denounces anti-Israel protest in Toronto

Toronto:

Police probing anti-Israel protest outside hospital

Toronto Police investigating after pro-Palestinian Arab protesters gathered outside Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and chanted in support of Hamas.

Police probing anti-Israel protest outside hospital

Hate crimes surge in Toronto

The chief of police of Toronto has reported nearly 50% increase in hate crimes in the city over 2023.

Hate crimes surge in Toronto

Toronto:

Four arrested at site of pro-Palestinian protests

Toronto police arrest four people in area, near predominantly Jewish neighborhood, that has become the site of recurring pro-Palestinian Arab protests.

Four arrested at site of pro-Palestinian protests

Canadian PM:

'Our commitment to Jewish community is unwavering'

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets Jewish community leaders in Toronto amid the sharp increase in acts of antisemitism in the city.

'Our commitment to Jewish community is unwavering'

North of Toronto:

Police investigating suspected antisemitic vandalism

Police searching for suspects after car with decals of the Israeli flag was vandalized in Vaughan.

Police investigating suspected antisemitic vandalism

North of Toronto:

Man arrested over antisemitic assault

34-year-old arrested after four Jewish adults were attacked while walking home from synagogue in city of Vaughan.

Man arrested over antisemitic assault

Canada:

Police serve hot coffee to anti-Israel protesters

Anti-Israel protesters blocked bridge in Toronto’s Jewish neighborhood, protesting Israel’s attack on Gaza; local police provided coffee

Police serve hot coffee to anti-Israel protesters

Toronto:

Jewish-owned store vandalized before being set on fire

Toronto Police’s hate crime unit investigating fire and vandalism at a Jewish-owned grocery store.

Jewish-owned store vandalized before being set on fire

Antisemitic incidents in Toronto have nearly doubled this year

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center expresses concern over continued rise in antisemitism in Toronto: The trajectory is alarming.

Antisemitic incidents in Toronto have nearly doubled this year

Toronto:

Israeli flag desecrated in pro-Hamas rally

Protesters accused Israel of committing war crimes and genocide and called for an immediate ceasefire

Israeli flag desecrated in pro-Hamas rally

Toronto reports sharp rise in antisemitic incidents

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center says it is dismayed by 192 percent increase in antisemitic incidents since October 7.

Toronto reports sharp rise in antisemitic incidents

Bomb threat made to Jewish high school in Toronto

This is the second time in less than a month that Tanenbaum Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto was targeted by threats.

Bomb threat made to Jewish high school in Toronto

Toronto book store vandalized in antisemitic attack

Toronto Police Service’s Hate Crime Unit investigating after Indigo book store vandalized with red paint and posters against its Jewish CEO.

Toronto book store vandalized in antisemitic attack

FSWC denounces surge in antisemitic incidents in Toronto

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center says it is deeply disturbed by rise in antisemitic incidents in Toronto amid Israel-Hamas war.

FSWC denounces surge in antisemitic incidents in Toronto

Canada:

'Free Palestine' on office of Ontario party leader

Toronto office of Ontario New Democratic Party Leader vandalized after she removed an anti-Israel lawmaker from caucus.

'Free Palestine' on office of Ontario party leader

Pro-Hamas protestors harass diners at Toronto Jewish restaraunt

Anti-Israel demonstrators wave Palestinian flags, shout at restaurant-goers, and demand boycott of "Zionist" Cafe Landwer.

Pro-Hamas protestors harass diners at Toronto Jewish restaraunt

Toronto:

Threats directed towards Jewish high school

Toronto police arrest three men, hate crime unit investigating after threats directed towards Jewish high school in North York district.

Threats directed towards Jewish high school

Bennett denounced as 'war criminal' in Toronto

A pro-Palestinian group protested a fundraising event in Toronto where the former PM was the guest of honor.

Bennett denounced as 'war criminal' in Toronto

Toronto’s first Holocaust museum looks to the post-survivor era

Until last week, Toronto did not have a dedicated Holocaust museum.

Toronto’s first Holocaust museum looks to the post-survivor era

Shaked in Toronto:

'Judicial reform as initially presented is dead'

Ayelet Shaked participated in a panel with Fmr. Canadian Justice Minister Irwin Cotler and visited the local Chabad community.

'Judicial reform as initially presented is dead'

Pro-terror extremists harass Toronto’s annual ‘Walk With Israel’

Anti-Israel activists demonstrate at Canadian pro-Israel event, praising terrorists and calling for violence and jihad.

Pro-terror extremists harass Toronto’s annual ‘Walk With Israel’

Toronto:

Holocaust survivors to participate in rewriting Torah scroll

Toronto Holocaust survivors participate in rewriting of Torah scroll discovered more than 75 years after the Holocaust.

Holocaust survivors to participate in rewriting Torah scroll

Toronto:

Neturei Karta, pro-Palestinian Arabs burn Israeli flag

Participants of Walk for Israel stop to sing "Hatikvah" as pro-Palestinian Arab demonstrators set fire to Israeli flag.

Neturei Karta, pro-Palestinian Arabs burn Israeli flag

Toronto:

Jews subject to more hate crimes than any other group

Toronto Police Service publishes 2022 hate crimes report: Jewish community victimized in approximately 26 percent of all hate crimes.

Jews subject to more hate crimes than any other group

96-year-old Canadian man circumcised by Chabad in Toronto

Senior described as “oldest man since Abraham” to undergo ritual grew up in communist Ukraine at a time of fervent anti-Jewish sentiment.

96-year-old Canadian man circumcised by Chabad in Toronto

Bereaved parents dedicate wing at center for disabled adults

Transforming personal tragedy Into caring, Toronto family dedicates wing at Jerusalem’s Beit Finger facility.

Bereaved parents dedicate wing at center for disabled adults

B’nai Brith urges Toronto to ban Al-Quds Day hatefest

Advocacy org launches petition calling on Toronto to prohibit the rally, which creates a hostile environment for Jews.

B’nai Brith urges Toronto to ban Al-Quds Day hatefest

Toronto:

Al-Quds Day rally once again turns into anti-Israel hatefest

B'nai Brith Canada reports speakers at the rally praised terrorists and chanted genocidal slogans.

Al-Quds Day rally once again turns into anti-Israel hatefest

Minister Sofer visits Toronto:

'I am impressed with the strength of the local Jewish community'

Minister of Aliyah and Integration holds series of meetings in Toronto, Canada: look forward to helping facilitate Aliyah to Israel.

'I am impressed with the strength of the local Jewish community'

Canadian Jewish org:

‘World has turned a blind eye to the scourge of antisemitism’

Abraham Global Peace Initiative urges international community to uphold global human rights by joining the fight against antisemitism.

‘World has turned a blind eye to the scourge of antisemitism’

Toronto anti-Israel ‘apartheid’ sign slammed by Jewish groups

Antisemitic sign in busy midtown area removed after complaints from Jewish groups and help from two politicians.

Toronto anti-Israel ‘apartheid’ sign slammed by Jewish groups

Toronto police present plan to fight antisemitic hate crimes

City’s police force announces details at synagogue meeting to combat increase in antisemitic crimes.

Toronto police present plan to fight antisemitic hate crimes

U of Toronto will not adopt IHRA antisemitism definition

Despite longstanding antisemitism problem, U of T refuses to adopt definition, citing academic freedom and freedom of expression.

U of Toronto will not adopt IHRA antisemitism definition

5 people killed in shooting at condo board meeting in Toronto

73-year old shooter kills five people in suburban condo building before being fatally shot by police.

5 people killed in shooting at condo board meeting in Toronto

Antisemitic graffiti found in Toronto described as ‘disturbing’

Graffiti in front of church targeting Jewish community called a threat to safety of Jews by community leaders.

Antisemitic graffiti found in Toronto described as ‘disturbing’

$25M added to reward in murder of Barry and Honey Sherman

The slaying of Canadian billionaire philanthropists remains unsolved after five years, with the couple's son reaching out for help.

$25M added to reward in murder of Barry and Honey Sherman

Advisor on antisemitism slams U of Toronto for discrimination

Ayelet Kuper says medical faculty is rife with antisemitic attitudes and that Jews are targeted with antisemitic tropes.

Advisor on antisemitism slams U of Toronto for discrimination

Toronto park defaced with antisemitic imagery and hate symbols

Playground in Toronto covered in shocking antisemitic graffiti, leaving residents with children feeling unsafe.

Toronto park defaced with antisemitic imagery and hate symbols

Canada:

Editor of antisemitic newspaper invited to event in Parliament

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center criticizes initiation to editor of Arabic newspaper notorious for its antisemitic content.

Editor of antisemitic newspaper invited to event in Parliament

Toronto man wanted by police for defacing 21 cars with swastikas

Toronto police ask for public's help in identifying suspect who etched antisemitic symbols into 21 cars in a downtown area.

Toronto man wanted by police for defacing 21 cars with swastikas

Police in Canada:

Toronto Jewish man whose remains were found was abducted

Police say 32-year-old Ariel Kaplan, whose remains were discovered north of Toronto earlier this year, was abducted in August of 2021.

Toronto Jewish man whose remains were found was abducted