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Independent Jewish Voices Canada

Founded in 2008, Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) is a national human rights organization whose mandate is to promote a just resolution to the conflict in Israel and Palestine through the application of international law and respect for the human rights of all parties. For more information about IJV visit: http://ijvcanada.org/ Voix juives indépendantes Canada, une organisation nationale des droits humains crée en 2008, a comme mandat de promouvoir une résolution juste et équitable au conflit Israélo-palestinien et la mise en œuvre et le respect autant, du droit international que des droits humains.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada December 10
Judy Haiven | By recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the U.S. further isolates itself, as it becomes the only country in the world to do so.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada December 1
A Rohingya boy in Malaysia in 2012
Martha Roth | The Burmese state and military are engaging in nothing less than ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya people. Here's how you can help.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada November 10
Photo: Brennan Schnell/Wikimedia Commons
Martha Roth | Report on October 26 public meeting in Vancouver with singer/songwriter Roger Waters, organized by Independent Jewish Voices-Vancouver and local Palestine solidarity groups
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada November 1
Amir Khadir at the Earth Day 2012 march in Montreal. Photo: Gerry Lauzon/Wikimedia Commons
Independent Jewish Voices Canada | Israel lobby groups' false accusations of antisemitism against Amir Khadir and Lorraine Guay show their true colours.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada October 23
Roger Waters The Wall tour, September 16, 2010 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Photo: Sam Javanrouh/Flickr
Independent Jewish Voices Canada | Statement from Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) in support of musician Roger Waters' activism on BDS and Palestine.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada October 19
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Independent Jewish Voices Canada | Shoufani remained steadfast as she was suspended from her job, and faced the prospect of losing her career after her case was brought before the Ontario College of Teachers.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada June 7
"Resistance" graffiti in Nablus. Image: Wikimedia Commons/Victorgrigas
Tyler Levitan | Canada's longstanding complicity in Israeli oppression of the Palestinian people must be confronted.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada March 31
The Canadian Jewish News website prominently featured video of JDL's Meir Weinstein protest speech.
Independent Jewish Voices Canada | The Canadian Jews News continues to bar IJV from editorial space, and gives very troubling justifications for this behaviour.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada March 21
Michelle Weinroth | On the 70th anniversary year of the UN Partition Plan for Palestine, Michelle Weinroth looks past the myths to expose the truth behind this patently unjust deal for the Palestinians.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada February 28
An illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank
Michelle Weinroth | Interview with filmmaker Shimon Dotan fails to acknowledge Israel's violent origins in analyzing the ongoing colonization of Palestinian land.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada November 30
Sid Shniad, Independent Jewish Voices | A look at the history of anti-Semitism and the different responses to it can point us in the direction of a resolution to this crisis.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada October 14
Halifax Pride 2014
Larry Haiven | The Atlantic Jewish Council took over Halifax Pride's Annual General Meeting in order to protect Israel's pinkwashing campaign "Size Doesn't Matter." Many Jews oppose such pinkwashing campaigns.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada August 26
Independent Jewish Voices Canada | After being defamed by the Vancouver Sun in one of the most reckless editorials you could imagine, Independent Jewish Voices Canada responds.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada August 3
Swimming pool in Israel
Judy Haiven | Overt racism in Israeli society towards Palestinian citizens of Israel is becoming the norm. Where is Canada's institutional Jewish community?
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada March 24
Independent Jewish Voices Canada | Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) is appalled at recent attacks on the Black Students Network (BSN) at McGill University in the wake of their support for BDS in solidarity with Palestine.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada March 9
Michelle Weinroth | A letter to Justin Trudeau, arguing that BDS does not intend to single out Israel. Rather, it demands that it be held accountable, just like other states.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada December 11
Scott Weinstein | The Israel lobby is geared up globally to use accusations of anti-Semitism as their main public weapon to attack Palestinian rights activism and defend Israel's occupation. Here's how they do it.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada November 9
Samuel B. Halévy | Dismissing groups that seek justice of an oppressed people as "hate" and "spouting vicious lies" further misdirects that same vilification toward those who aren't willing to understand the other side.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada October 28
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech blaming the Final Solution on
Larry Haiven | In addition to absolving Hitler for responsibility for the Holocaust, Netanyahu seems actually to have taken a page from the dictator's propaganda book.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada October 8
Larry Haiven | Surely we have learned that a person's clothing is a personal choice and a basic human right, whether they are influenced by religious or ethnic custom or not. Haven't we?
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada August 18
South African anti-apartheid leader and archbishop Desmond Tutu urged the United
Sid Shniad | The United Church of Canada has reaffirmed its commitment to a just peace in Israel-Palestine, and its use of the tactic of economic pressure as peaceful resistance.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada July 27
Joanne Naiman | In the struggle against apartheid South Africa, the regime's apologists in Canada resorted to desperate attacks to silence dissent, much like the case with apartheid Israel today.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada July 6
Kathleen Wynne announcing her trade mission to Israel at Israel lobby event.
Joanne Naiman | Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has announced that she'll be leading a trade mission to Israel. This is a personal appeal to Premier Wynne to distance herself from an apartheid state.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada June 28
Bob Lovelace aboard the Marianne.
Tyler Levitan, Judith Deutsch, Rabbi David Mivasair | After over eight years of a suffocating military blockade, Palestinians in Gaza are still awaiting their freedom. Freedom Flotilla III seeks to break the blockade and Canadians ought to support it.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada June 17
Binyamin Netanyahu's government insists that Israel must be recognized as a "Jew
Larry Haiven | Israel's insistence on being recognized as a 'Jewish state' is very recent in history, and is the latest precondition for negotiations that allows Israel to continue gobbling up Palestinians' land.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada June 5
IJV member Larry Haiven at Canada Park
Michelle Weinroth | June 5 is Naksa Day, commemorating the mass expulsion of Palestinians in 1967. Canadians are connected to this violent episode through the Jewish National Fund's Canada Park.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada May 6
Terry Greenberg | Those who employ the illogical smear of the the label 'anti-Semitism' against Israel's critics are either fools or scoundrels. Their dirty trick should not warrant a rebuttal.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada May 4
Janice Stein is a frequent commentator on CBC and TVO, often focusing on the Mid
Independent Jewish Voices - Canada | Independent Jewish Voices is calling on renowned political scientist Janice Stein to withdraw from an upcoming event for the Jewish National Fund.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada April 24
Israel's separation barrier has been ruled illegal by the International Court of
Michelle Weinroth | Hasbara -- Israel's public relations industry -- is a double-tongued discourse, voicing self-pity in one breath and moral terror in another.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada April 22
Baird signs Memorandum of Understanding with Israel opposing BDS movement.
Sid Shniad | In the face of mounting intimidation by the Harper government, IJV wrote a widely endorsed statement identifying the tangible threat to criminalize criticism of Israel in Canada.

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