Canada-Israel rally in the capital tonight

Jerry Grafstein, a former senator for Metro Toronto, is hosting a Canada-Israel Solidarity Rally at the David Citadel Hotel at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, including an appearance by Canadian Ambassador Vivian Bercovici.

The event will include a broadcasted appearance by Canada’s Foreign Minister John Baird and Canadian members of Parliament.

“Speeches will be very short,” Grafstein, first vice president of the International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians and a former senator for Metro Toronto, said on Tuesday. “It’s not a political event. It’s an act of solidarity and I’m absolutely astounded and amazed at how strong the Israelis have been through constant rocket attack, and my admiration for anybody living in Israel has gone through the roof.”