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4 Aug, 2014

Independent Jewish Voices Canada: Israel actions fomenting anti-Semitism

Independent Jewish Voices – Canada (IJV) deplores credible reports of anti-Semitism, such as Jewish-owned shops in Sarcelles, France that were recently ransacked. IJV condemns in the strongest of terms, all racially-motivated violence related to the Israeli attack on Gaza.

It is important to understand that Israel’s violent crimes against an occupied, captive Arab Palestinian population, are committed in the name of all Jews. This is a catalyst for the revival of anti-Semitic attitudes.

When organized Jewish communities refuse to condemn — or worse, support – Israel’s occupation, colonization and massacres in Palestine, while attempting to marginalize Jews like us who oppose the occupation, it creates the false impression that all Jews are complicit in Israel’s war crimes.

Read the rest: IJV Statement on Anti-Semitism | Independent Jewish Voices Canada.