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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 September 17
Lia Tarachansky | Many don't understand that Israel/ עם ישראל (the Jewish collective identity), the State of Israel (founded in 1948), and the government of Israel are separate, although they sometimes overlap.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada September 16
SandraLaya Ruch | On August 29, 2018, Ruch witnessed actions by Jews that she found almost as appalling as the atrocities the Israeli government and army perpetrate against the Palestinians.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada August 23
“The World Is Too Small For Walls.” Graffiti on a concrete block in front of the apartheid wall in Bethlehem.  Photo: Laurence Chiasson
Laurence Chiasson | An article in solidarity with participants on a Birthright Israel tour who left the tour to witness the lives and experiences of Palestinians.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada August 2
Muhammed Abu Marzouk
Judy Haiven | Contrary to what groups like B'nai Brith Canada would have us believe, the main targets of violence in Canada are not Jews, but people of colour.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada July 20
Knesset in Jerusalem, July 31, 2001. Avishai Teicher, via PikiWiki-Israel free image collection project. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Corey Balsam, Sid Shniad | While this new law doesn't change much in practice, it should lay to rest any remaining illusions about Israel's true nature.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada July 17
Jewish Voice for Peace statement on anti-Semitism
Reuben Roth | A critique of attempts by apologists for Israeli state policies to label criticism of Israeli policies as anti-Semitic.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada June 27
Janelle Monae performs at the 2012 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, June 23, 2012. Photo: Brian Goldschmied. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Concerned Residents of Ottawa, Amy Kishek, Geneviève Nevin, Trevor Purvis, Bill Skidmore | An open letter to the Ottawa Jazz Festival regarding its partnership with the State of Israel.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada June 25
Wolfe Erlichman | Is the Anti-Semitism Subcommittee of Ontario's Anti-Racism Directorate excluding organizations for criticizing Israel?
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada June 1
Photo: SandraLaya Ruch
SandraLaya Ruch | An urgent call for solidarity in support of justice and peace for Palestine, especially reaching out to Canadian Jews of conscience.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada April 27
A Gaza march and rally in London in August 2014.
Diana Ralph | We must stand in support of Palestinians demanding the right to return to their ancestral homes and the ability to leave the Gaza Strip.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada February 15
Rabbi David Mivasair | A call to action to fellow NDP members: support non-violent measures for a just peace in Israel and Palestine.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada February 13
Ahed Tamimi: Image: Haim Schwarczenberg/Wikimedia Commons
Larry Haiven | Discussion of continuity of racist stereotypes applied in different eras to Jews and Palestinians.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada January 30
Demonstration in Montreal against Israeli actions in Gaza, August 10, 2014. Image: IJV Montreal
Geneviève Nevin | A call to action to fellow NDP members: support diplomatic and non-violent measures for a fair and just peace in Israel and Palestine.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada January 24
Hassan Diab with his family at Ottawa airport on his return to Canada in January. Photo courtesy of Hassan Diab Support Committee.
Judy Haiven | A celebration of the release and return home of Canadian professor Hassan Diab after three years of imprisonment in France, and a condemnation of Canada's role in his mistreatment.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada January 3
Ahed Tamimi. Image: Haim Schwarczenberg/Wikimedia Commons.
Judy Haiven | A protest against the arrest of 16 year old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi, and a tribute to the resistance of her and family to the Israeli occupation.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada December 26
Martha Roth | On December 8th, a rally was held in Vancouver to protest Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
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
 Image: darstv/Youtube
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?

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