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Independent Jewish Voices Canada

Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) is a grassroots organization grounded in Jewish tradition that opposes all forms of racism and advocates for justice and peace for all in Israel-Palestine. Our strength comes from our members. IJV has active chapters in cities and on university campuses across the country.

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.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada April 13
Tyler Levitan | The first of a series of blog posts called "Debunking Hasbara" which will focus on uprooting the falsehoods repeated ad nauseam by Israel and its apologists.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada March 25
Shimon Fogel of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs lobbies to silence diss
Independent Jewish Voices - Canada | If the pro-Israel lobby group finds BDS against Israel to be so objectionable, then why not engage in a public discussion on the topic?
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada March 12
Israel advocates attempt to silence human rights movement on campus
Joanne Naiman | While opponents of BDS falsely label it as hateful, it is, in fact, working towards change for the better.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada February 6
Tyler Levitan | While the BDS movement is gaining significant support from campuses across Canada, some students are promoting Israeli propaganda and using intimidation to stifle discussion.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada January 2
Independent Jewish Voices - Canada | Independent Jewish Voices – Canada (IJV) congratulates the Palestinian people for Palestine’s submission to the United Nations to join the International Criminal Court.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada November 6
Sheryl Nestel | Social justice-oriented Jews need to challenge the Israeli propaganda dominance over Jewish students on campus.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada October 22
Tyler Levitan, Rachel Deutsch, Emily Green | Critical Jewish voices in U.S. and Canada challenging the censorship of Jewish institutions on Palestinian rights
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada September 5
Joanne Naiman, Adam Policzer | Adam Policzer, a Canadian Holocaust survivor, responds to Zionist attacks on his support for Palestinian rights
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada August 18
Image: Facebook/Matthew Dadpour
Joanne Naiman | Since Israel’s attack on the mostly helpless people of Gaza, increasing numbers of Jews here in Canada and around the world are raising their voices.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada July 28
Children in Gaza crying after parents were murdered by Israel
Independent Jewish Voices - Canada | The Liberal Party of Canada has shown no difference in rhetoric from the Conservatives in their unconditional support for Israel's war crimes. When will they stand up for humanity?
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada July 24
Pro-Israel counter-protest in front of PMO. Photo by Justin Tang
Tyler Levitan | It appears the Conservative Party is using taxpayers' dollars to provoke peaceful protests, in their desperate drive to counter criticism of Israeli war crimes.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada July 15
Independent Jewish Voices | Independent Jewish Voices is calling on the NDP to condemn Israel's massacres and express condolences to the Palestinian people.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada July 4
Tyler Levitan | The NDP's allegiance to Canada's Israel lobby is a testament to the disproportionate influence of the lobby in Canada, which needs to be openly discussed
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada June 4
Tyler Levitan | In boasting about the supposed successes of Canada's Israel lobby in quashing Palestinian human rights activism on Canadian campuses, head of Canada's Israel lobby slanders Islam Awareness Week
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada May 28
'Can Israel exist as both Jewish and Democratic?' poster
Tyler Levitan | Author Max Blumenthal and Professor Mira Sucharov debate 'Can Israel Exist as Both Jewish and Democratic,' proving that the issue can be discussed publicly in a civil manner.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada May 15
Harold Shuster | In commemoration of the 66th anniversary of the Nakba, Independent Jewish Voices continues to expose the Jewish National Fund in Canada.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada February 28
Joanne Naiman | With Israeli Apartheid Week approaching, Canadian politicians are intent on staying on the wrong side of history.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada January 24
Tyler Levitan | Harper's speech to the Knesset reflected the views of the Israel lobby in Canada, which believes that criticizing Israel as a Jewish state is anti-Semitic. This position is morally unacceptable.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada January 20
Image: flickr/pmwebphotos
Sid Shniad, Judy Haiven | Stephen Harper has taken a group of 208 (!) supporters to Israel, many at taxpayers' expense. What will the Prime Minister's huge delegation do while they're there?
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada December 3
Tyler Levitan | Large protest exposes Israel's ongoing dispossession of Palestinians through the Jewish National Fund, and Harper's ongoing support for dispossession at home and abroad.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada October 21
Marty Roth, Martha Roth | Independent Jewish Voices and allies placed ads in Vancouver transit to expose the ongoing disappearance of Palestine. Israel lobby groups are making a desperate attempt to counter the facts.

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