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Just Released - JVP Stands Up to Canary Mission With Powerful Video

Because if you’re a liar and a cyber-troll, the world should know

WASHINGTON - ewish Voice for Peace released a scathing new video today fighting back against the shadowy website Canary Mission. 

"We've gotten one too many calls from distraught students who worry about their future internet footprints. Canary Mission is clearly backed by money and people with technology we can't fight on their level. But we can fight a moral battle. And the morality behind stalking and trolling students and calling them racist and antisemitic because they support Palestinian rights is unconscionable" - Rebecca Vilkomerson, Executive Director

The Canary Mission website, which maintains a blacklist of people who defend Palestinian human rights, has bullied and slandered thousands of students and professors, making egregious claims based on very little fact. Canary Mission has threatened the careers and reputations of those listed, and tries to intimidate and dissuade people from speaking out for Palestinian rights.

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 Canary Mission particularly targets Arab and Muslim students, pulling on anti-Arab and anti-Muslim tropes. For Palestinian students, inclusion on the blacklist can prevent them from visiting their families. Indeed, it was recently confirmed that the State of Israel is using this slanderous and unverified blacklist as a tool in determining who can enter Israel, and that the FBI was using Canary Mission as a basis for questioning students of color in the U.S.

Some of the blacklist's funders and supporters – including members of the pro-Israel lobby in the U.S. – were recently revealed by Al Jazeera's censored documentary The Lobby.

Watch Jewish Voice for Peace's new video here: https://youtu.be/NK3e2zJzGno

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