Ontario Jewish Support for MPP Candidate Sarah Jama

Disclaimer: IJV is sharing this important letter, supported by many of our members. IJV Canada is a non-partisan organization and does not endorse any particular candidate or political party in the Hamilton Centre byelection. We are members of the Jewish community in Ontario.  We wholeheartedly, unreservedly support Sarah Jama in the upcoming Ontario provincial bi-election for Member of Provincial Parliament for Hamilton Centre. Sarah has been a powerful advocate for justice for all people for...
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Save the Date! IJV’s 15th Anniversary Conference

Mark your calendars to be in Toronto June 16-17 for IJV’s 15th Anniversary Conference: Anti-racist solidarity and the fight for justice in Palestine. The conference will take place Friday-Saturday followed by our 2023 IJV Annual General Meeting on Sunday, June 18. The AGM will be hybrid in-person and online with the option to join via Zoom. We cannot be more excited to reunite in person and fuel our movement for the years to come. We will be hearing...
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Stronger Together: IJV’s 2022 Fundraising Campaign

Click here to donate to IJV's fundraising campaign today Do you ever dream about a post-apartheid Israel-Palestine? An end to laws that discriminate against Palestinians? Equal rights for all between the river and the sea? Thriving communities of Muslims, Jews, Christians, Druze; Arabic speakers and Hebrew speakers?  This is a vision that Independent Jewish Voices Canada fights for every day. We're proud to be an organization that is working to help bring about a better...
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URGENT ACTION: Tell Minister Hussen you can’t fight racism with racism

Canadian Minister of Diversity and Inclusion, Ahmed Hussen, recently implied that the government may soon be requiring grant recipients to support the dangerous and divisive International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism.  As detailed in recently released reports–Unveiling the Chilly Climate: The Suppression of Speech on Palestine in Canada and Anti-Palestinian Racism: Naming Framing and Manifestations–the IHRA definition has a terrible track record of reinforcing, rather than fighting, racism.  Take action now! Both a shield...
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Report: Unveiling the Chilly Climate – The Suppression of Speech on Palestine in Canada

IJV has spent the last year gathering research about the repression faced by academics, students and Palestine solidarity activists, collecting approximately 80 testimonies describing the resulting “chilling effect” in Canada. This report is the first of its kind anywhere in the world, utilizing ethnographic methodology and qualitative analysis to describe both the overarching effects of this repression as well as the deeply personal impact it has on activists, artists, students and professors. While focused on...
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Report Launch Event: Unveiling the Chilly Climate

IJV Presents: Unveiling the Chilly Climate - The Suppression of Speech on Palestine in Canada Report launch event Wednesday, October 12th, 12pm ET Join us for an online panel and report launch examining the weaponization of antisemitism and the suppression of speech on Palestine in Canada and around the world. Click here to register! Speakers: Prof. Saree Makdisi, Chair, Dept of English at UCLA, author of Tolerance is a Wasteland:  Palestine and the Culture of...
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A campaign to educate Canadians on the reality of Israeli apartheid, and to empower people to take action to stop it.

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The IHRA definition of antisemitism is designed to silence criticism of Israel and of Zionism by equating this criticism with antisemitism.

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