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.

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‘Cancel Culture’ and the Israel Lobby

by Larry Haiven - Mondoweiss, July 13, 2020
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Independent Jewish Voices Toronto Statement on the Foodbenders Controversy

July 14, 2020 In early July, the Jewish Defense League (JDL), a group identified as a “proscribed  terrorist group” by the FBI, unleashed a campaign of intimidation against Foodbenders, a Toronto restaurant. The owner, Kimberly Hawkins, had earlier painted on her front window “I [Heart] Gaza” in response to Israel’s blockade...
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Open Letter – IJV York Denounces Smear Campaign Against Faisal Bhabha

The following is an open letter sent to York University President Rhonda Lenton on June 25th, 2020, from IJV's York chapter. Dear Rhonda Lenton, It has come to our attention that Faisal Bhabha, full-time professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, is under attack by the right-wing Israel advocacy organization B'nai...
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As July 1st draws closer, the Canadian government has been mostly quiet about Israel’s potential annexation of large parts of the West Bank. This despite the fact that a recent EKOS poll co-sponsored by IJV found that 74% of Canadians oppose this horrible plan, and 42% support imposing sanctions if Israel goes...
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Anti-fascist Klezmer From the Shtetl to the Streets

Click here to register! Join us for an evening of online musical performances and discussion on Thursday, August 13 at 5pm PT // 8pm ET! In these times of growing white supremacy, police brutality, and neo-fascism, we need music that rises to the occasion. This summer in particular, we have...
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Open Letter to York University – Don’t Adopt the IHRA Definition of Antisemitism!

On November 20, 2019, Palestinian students and their allies at York University in Toronto held a rally to oppose the presence of Israeli soldiers at an event on campus. A tense situation ensued when members of the Jewish Defense League (JDL), an FBI-labelled terrorist group, showed up to instigate fights...
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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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4 more signatories of our MP Pledge to oppose and act against Israeli annexation!MORE MPs OPPOSE ANNEXATION! 4 more Canadian Members of Parliament, Ken Hardie (Liberal), Salma Zahid (Liberal), Taylor Bachrach (NDP), and Jenica Atwin (Green), have signed the pledge to oppose Israel’s annexation plans. Has your MP signed? Send them an email pushing them to do so now!

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