Flyer advertising anti-Israel rally in Toronto on May 18
May 21, 2019
TORONTO – A representative of the “Independent Jewish Voices” (IJV) fringe group admitted Saturday that the organization takes its direction from Palestinians and not members of Canada’s grassroots Jewish community.Read more
On Sunday, Canadian and world Jewry will observe the fast of Tisha B’Av, which commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem.Read more
Former Green Party president Paul Estrin
By Reut Cohen
B'nai Brith Canada
Paul Estrin, the former president of the Green Party of Canada, expressed severe concerns over the party’s endorsement of the boycott movement against Israel at its convention this past weekend.Read more
During its weekend convention in Ottawa, the Green Party of Canada added support for the anti-Israel boycott movement (BDS) to its official roster of policies.Read more
On June 22, 2016, B'nai Brith Canada issued a statement informing Canadians about two anti-Israel motions being proposed at the Green Party's convention in August, one of which is co-sponsored by a representative from Independent Jewish Voices (IJV), while the other was submitted by an IJV member.Read more
Following the revelation of the Green Party's heavy reliance on the discredited Independent Jewish Voices organization this week, B'nai Brith Canada has received a large number of responses and reactions from the Jewish community, praising the work of our advocacy and communications teams.Read more
As you may have heard, the Green Party of Canada will be holding a national convention in Ottawa this August to formulate its new foreign policy. Of the two foreign policy resolutions to be debated, both deal solely with the Jewish State — one to endorse the antisemitic boycott against Israel, and the other to revoke the charitable status of the Jewish National Fund (JNF).Read more
The Green Party of Canada is relying heavily on the discredited “Independent Jewish Voices” organization to formulate its new foreign policy, which reveals the party’s shocking lack of rational thought, B’nai Brith says.
Only two foreign policy resolutions are to be debated at its annual convention in Ottawa in August, and both single out Israel. Both resolutions draw on the support of IJV, the fringe group exposed by previous B’nai Brith investigations for promoting Holocaust denial,endorsing 9/11 conspiracy theorists and supporting the antisemitic Iranian regime.
“The Green Party’s entire foreign policy platform has been dictated by an organization that promotes Holocaust denial and Khomeinist rhetoric,” said Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B’nai Brith Canada. “Of the two resolutions to be debated at the party’s upcoming convention in Ottawa, one endorses the antisemitic boycott of Israel and the other calls for revoking the charitable status of a Canadian-Israeli environmental organization (Jewish National Fund).
“It is both unfathomable and appalling that (leader) Elizabeth May and her Green Party pay any attention whatsoever to Independent Jewish Voices. The fact that this party actually is influenced by these imposters, who pretend to speak on behalf of Jewish Canadians, is absolutely ridiculous.“For a party that wants to lead this country, this shows an astounding lack of judgement. Why is the boycott movement against Israel even under discussion for Elizabeth May? It already has been condemned by her colleagues in the House of Commons as antisemitic. In addition, why is Elizabeth May attacking an environmental organization such as JNF when she herself leads a party that was founded on environmentalist ideals? This is hypocritical and an attack against the Jewish people.”
The Green Party of Canada is relying heavily on the discredited “Independent Jewish Voices” organization to formulate its new foreign policy, which reveals the party’s shocking lack of rational thought, B’nai Brith says.Read more
|IJV founding member Ken Stone praises late Iranian dictator Ayatollah Khomeini at a Toronto event in May 2016 (YouTube screenshot)|
By Aidan Fishman
Campus Advocacy Coordinator
B’nai Brith Canada
Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) has a long history of headlining the annual anti-Israel al-Quds Day hate rally at Queen’s Park, a B’nai Brith Canada investigation has uncovered. IJV’s links to Holocaust denial and white supremacists were previously exposed by B’nai Brith.Read more