Meir Weinstein

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Meir Weinstein (also known as Meir Halevi, born Marvin WeinsteinEnzo DiMatteo, "", Now Magazine, January 11, 2001) is the national director of the Canadian branch of the Jewish Defense League.

Background

Weinstein has been leader of the Canadian Jewish Defense League since the late 1970s, but formerly went under the pseudonym "Meir Halevi". He joined the JDL, at the age of 20, after reading the book Never Again written by Meir Kahane. Previously an assimilated Jew, Weinstein began attending synagogue regularly, began studying Jewish texts and became more involved in the Jewish community as a result of reading the book. He founded the Toronto JDL branch in 1979. In the 1980s, Weinstein was involved in identifying alleged Nazi war criminals living in Canada.Andre Picard, "Jewish group vows to identify suspects", The Globe and Mail, January 14, 1988

Weinstein is a trained bodyguard and served in the Israel Defense Forces.

In Alberta

In the mid-1980s, Weinstein travelled to Alberta on several occasions in an attempt to organize the Jewish community against antisemitic activity in the province - particularly, against the activities of Aryan Nations organizer Terry Long. He received national media attention in 1986 when he picketed "AryanFest"...
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