Newsletter – July 4, 2016
Elie Wiesel, Nobel Prize acceptance speech
Dec. 10, 1986, Oslo City Hall, Norway

“There is so much injustice and suffering crying out for our attention: victims of hunger, of racism, and political persecution, writers and poets, prisoners in so many lands governed by the Left and by the Right. Human rights are being violated on every continent. More people are oppressed than free. And then, too, there are the Palestinians to whose plight I am sensitive but whose methods I deplore. Violence and terrorism are not the answer. Something must be done about their suffering, and soon. I trust Israel, for I have faith in the Jewish people. Let Israel be given a chance, let hatred and danger be removed from her horizons, and there will be peace in and around the Holy Land.”

Complete speech.

New JSpaceCanada Discussion Page

SpaceCanada offers a safe place to talk about how to promote peace and understanding in Israel. To facilitate the conversation, JSpaceCanada has started a discussion page on Facebook.
We have just launched the page so the conversation is still sparse. But if you have an idea or opinion you want to share, this is your chance. Once we get the conversation going we hope it is lively but respectful and courteous and stays within the bounds of JSpaceCanada principles.
The page is moderated by David Shafir. If you have any questions, you can ask them on the page or send us an email at
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Coming Events

Heart to Heart
2016 Community Reception

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Event Hall, Holy Blossom Temple
1950 Bathurst St., Toronto

Opening remarks by Hon. Bob Rae, former Premier of Ontario and a voice for social justice around the world.

Tickets: $25 – $15 for unwaged persons

A full vegetarian dinner will be served. Dress is casual

More information


Join JSpaceCanada at
New Israel Fund
of Canada’s
Sixth Annual
Shira Herzog Symposium

Activism Without Limits
featuring David Grossman
Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016
1:00-4:00 PM

Toronto Centre for the Arts
5040 Yonge Street, Toronto

David Grossman will be the exclusive guest for the Sixth Annual Shira Herzog Symposium. Together, we’ll explore the passion and commitment of major change-makers in Israel and why Grossman takes the risk to fight for change in Israel.

Register by July 15 to sit in JSpaceCanada's reserved section. Use promotion code JSpace2016.