On February 28th 2012, Independent Jewish Voices Canada announced its endorsement of the Global March on Jerusalem and the sending of a representative to take part in the project.
“IJV Canada will be represented at the Global March by Vancouver Chapter member Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta, author of Refusing to be Enemies: Palestinian and Israeli Nonviolent Resistance to the Israeli Occupation. Maxine will travel to Jerusalem to join the event in person.”
Clearly reflecting the Islamist rhetoric and incitement used by some of the march’s organisers and supporters – as well as their rejection of a negotiated two-state solution – IJV Canada states in its press release:
“This year, Palestine Land Day is being marked by a Global March to Jerusalem, an International non-violent event to demonstrate solidarity with Palestinians and to protect Jerusalem against the Netanyahu government’s efforts to “Judaize” it.”
“Participants will demand freedom for Jerusalem and an end to Israel’s apartheid policies, regional ethnic cleansing, and attempts to Judaize the city by driving out Palestinian inhabitants.”
“It is hoped that the event will be a turning point in the ongoing crisis by forcing the government of Israel to face the marchers’ demand of freedom for Palestine and its capital Jerusalem.”