URGENT ACTION: Tell Vancouver city council "NO IHRA definition of antisemitism!"
Fill out the form below to send an email to all Vancouver city councilors and mayor asking them to vote against the IHRA. The motion was rejected in 2019, and is now in front of the city council on November 15th.
Independent Jewish Voices, the Palestinian Youth Movement, Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, the Canadian Arab Institute, BC Civil Liberties Association, Canadian Association of University Teachers, and several other organizations oppose the IHRA re-definition of antisemitism because it intentionally conflates antisemitism with criticism of Israel and Zionism, and support for Palestinian rights. The adoption of the IHRA definition poses a threat to academic freedom, freedom of expression and the right to protest Israel’s violations of international law.
If you are Palestinian, Jewish and/or a resident of Vancouver, we encourage you to mention that in your letter.
We also encourage you to customize the subject heading and text of the letter.
If you live in the Vancouver area you can sign up to speak about the motion by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org You can choose to speak via telephone instead of appearing in person if that is easier.