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IJAN Condemns Islamophobia and the Murder of three Muslim Students in Chapel Hill, NC

The International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN) expresses its profound sympathy and grief over the brutal murder of three Muslim American students at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill on February 10, 2015. We send our heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of the victims of this heinous crime. 19-year-old Razan Muhammed Abu-Salha, 21-year-old Yusor Muhammed Abu-Salha, and 23 year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat were all murdered in cold blood, “execution-style,” as the father of the two women said.

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IJAN Spain salutes and supports the initiative of the Platform Against Islamophobia (Spain)

IJAN is glad to present its solidarity with the Platform Against Islamophobia and its promotion of a Strategic Plan and Comprehensive Law against Hate Crimes, as well as its implementation at the national and state levels. We seek to add our network to your list of supporters.

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Honoring Hajo Meyer on Holocaust Remembrance Day

On the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, we honor Hajo Meyer’s life and his commitment to the liberation of all people suffering dehumanization.

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The Anti-Defamation League Sticks to What it Knows Best: Racism

In the wake of the decisions not to indict officers Darren Wilson or Daniel Pantaleo for murdering Michael Brown and Eric Garner, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) – a Jewish organization purportedly founded to fight racism and anti-Semitism – has revealed itself to be once again standing on the wrong side of history. Not only did the ADL urge “calm” of protestors in the face of righteous anger against the state murder of Black people across the United States, they also stood with the St Louis grand jury: “we respect the grand jury’s integrity and their commitment to meeting the heavy responsibility thrust upon them.” And, adding insult to injury, the ADL praised the NYPD despite the shameful and brutal murder of Eric Garner and the midst of their violent repression of protestors.

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Two Responses to Alvin Rosenfeld from Signatories to Survivors’ and Descendants’ Letter

Below are two editorials from signatories to the survivors’ and descendants’ letter submitted to The Jewish Daily Forward in response to Alvin Rosenfeld’s op-ed which was full of ad hominem attacks on the signers. Neither op-ed was published nor did either author receive a response from The Forward. First is an op-ed by signatory Jesse Strauss and second one from Bruce Ballin. Click here to view a press release about The Forward’s refusal to provide the signers an opportunity to defend themselves agains Rosenfeld’s attack.

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Projects & Campaigns

Enduring Roots: Over a Century of Resistance to the Jewish National Fund

Enduring Roots: Over a Century of Resistance to the Jewish National Fund

Enduring Roots: Over a Century of Resistance to the Jewish National Fund” is a 40-minute documentary chronicling stories of al-Nakba survivors, interviews with their descendants the Right of Return for Palestinian refugees, and the current and growing resistance to the ongoing colonization of Palestine facilitated in large part by the Jewish National Fund.

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Racism, Militarism, Poverty: From Ferguson to Palestine

Dozens of organizations signed on to this letter defending Angela Davis’ speech at UC Santa Cruz’s 2015 Martin Luther King Convocation against attack by the Amcha Initiative.

Excerpt: “We write specifically in support of the movements and individuals, like Angela Davis, who are exposing the role of the U.S. government and its partnership with Israeli state agencies and corporations to police. This partnership has expanded repressive policing, which criminalizes Black, Brown, immigrant, poor, queer and transgender communities.”

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Land Defense Delegation to Palestine

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The Stop the JNF Campaign is Organizing a Land Defense Delegation to Palestine in spring of 2015. View and download the flyer here.

Campaign and delegation goals: Build connections between the Stop the Jewish National Fund Campaign and diverse land based, indigenous sovereignty, and environmental justice struggles; Introduce organizers working on these struggles to their counterparts in Palestine for longer term joint struggle efforts, including the Stop the JNF campaign.

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Israel’s Worldwide Role in Repression – Pamphlet

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Researched, written, and edited by members of the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, this pamphlet focuses on the role of Israel’s government, its military, and related corporations and organizations in a global industry of violence and repression. The states most involved with this industry profit from perpetual war and occupation across the globe while maintaining vastly unequal societies of their own.

Available for download in: English, Spanish, French and Italian

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Workshops Offered by IJAN

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The following are workshops or presentations that IJAN offers on campuses, for movement organizations, and at other public forums. Each can be tailored for particular contexts. IJAN is also excited to train students to present and facilitate.

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