FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2016
IJV is appalled by Trump naming Stephen Bannon his Chief Strategist
OTTAWA—Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) is deeply disturbed by yesterday’s announcement that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has named noted right-wing anti-semite, Islamophobe, misogynist and white supremacist Stephen Bannon as his Chief Strategist and Senior Counsellor.
“Bigotry at such high levels of power must never be normalized and accepted,” stated IJV spokesperson Tyler Levitan. “We pledge our solidarity with social justice organizations both in the United States and around the globe that intend to resist the Trump administration’s assault on human rights. We remind everyone that not only does Trump not speak for most Americans—coming in second place in the popular vote—he also doesn’t speak for most Jews. Despite the silence from Jewish establishment organizations, most Canadian and American Jews vehemently oppose Trump’s and Bannon’s scapegoating and bigotry.”
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Tyler Levitan, Campaigns Coordinator, Independent Jewish Voices Canada
Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) is a national human rights organization whose mandate is to promote a just resolution to the conflict in Israel and Palestine through the application of international law and respect for the human rights of all parties. There are currently ten chapters of IJV in cities across the country, in addition to a growing number of student chapters on major university campuses. IJV supports the right of Canadians to criticize and challenge the current laws and policies of the State of Israel, including through the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.