Feiglin to speak in Toronto


A controversial Israeli politician banned from Britain is set to speak in Toronto.


Moshe Feiglin is scheduled to speak March 27 at an Orthodox synagogue.

Tova Abadi, his director of communications, told JTA in an e-mail, “We have not heard anything from Canadian Immigration and we are looking forward to the event in Toronto.”

An official of the Canadian Border Services Agency said he could not comment on any specific cases of entry into Canada, including Feiglin’s.

In November, British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith sent a letter to Feiglin saying that “after careful consideration,” Smith “has personally directed” that Feiglin “be excluded from the United Kingdom on the grounds that your presence here would not be conducive to the public good.”

The letter cited several quotes allegedly made by Feiglin in which the Likud Central Committee member is said to have called for a “holy war. “

Such views seek “to provoke others to serious criminal acts and [foster] hatred which might lead to intercommunity violence in the U.K.,” Smith wrote.


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