because of THIS we are anti-semitic?? Jewish voices beg to differ

source: The Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Antisemitism (CPCCA)and Canada’s Israel representatives are waging a propaganda and legal battle to silence the expanding number of people and organizations who support Palestinian rights or are critical of Israel for its illegal occupation, invasions and siege of Palestine.

The CPCCA is joining the Conservative government, the B’nai Brith, and the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC), in an ambitious plan to censor civil dialogue by deliberately confusing criticism of Israel and Zionism with anti-Semitism.

In rejection and response, The Independent Jewish Voices of Canada wrote this petition.

And I ask:

Because we recognize the Zionists brutally displaced Palestinians from their land and razed Palestinian villages in the process, and have never recognized Palestinian refugees right of return (although the UN has)…

Because we recognize Israel is brutally occupying the West Bank, East Jerusalem and militarily controlling Gaza…

Because we call for Palestinian prisoners to be released, that they not be tortured, that they are given a fair trial (not in a military court) and charged with something instead of held indefinitely in “administrative detention” , that children are not imprisoned…

Because we (like Goldstone [see his recent comments]) call for the investigation of Israel’s war crimes and breaches of international law…

Because we support the right to free speech, including that of Palestinian academics

Because Palestinians have the right to resist the occupation and siege, and when they do so non-violently they are brutally suppressed by the Israeli occupation forces, killed [Yousef Amira, Ahmed Mousa, Bassem Abu Rahmah, and many, many more) or are arrested without grounds, as with Mohammad Othman, Adeeb Abu Rahme

Because Palestinians can be mowed down, shot dead, beaten, and tortured by Israeli soldiers without any chance of the soldiers being prosecuted…

Because Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) are a real and valid form of fighting Israel’s occupation, oppression, racism and war-mongering…


Because of these martyrs and families of martyrs, lives ruined in Israel’s massacre of Gaza:









jabalya brain matter out

deeb teen face


*(AP Photo/Ashraf Amra)


*(AP Photo/Ashraf Amra)




Because we call for inspection of Israel’s nuclear capability [The latest estimates suggest that Israel has produced at least 118 warheads with weapons grade plutonium.The Jericho Two has a range of 1500 kilometres. It could just reach Iran – and is believed to be able to carry a one megaton nuclear bomb, which is 1,000 times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb.It is believed a Jericho Three missile is now being developed – that will be able to travel around 5,000 kilometres, bringing all of Iran and Europe into its range.] while Israel calls for inspection of everyone else…

And because Canada has already long slid down the slope of ignoring justice and favouring Zionism

Because of all this, we are anti-semitic?

No thanks.

Sign a petition to confront this fascism.

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