On May 2, 2017, after a four-year battle with CSIS, Canada’s national security agency, Ken Stone’s complaint was rejected by the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC).
Ken Stone is a Canadian writer, human rights activist and founding member of Independent Jewish Voices (Canada). In October 2011, Ken attended a conference in Iran dealing with Zionist entity’s oppression of native Palestinians.
On January 11, 2012, Ken Stone wrote an Op-Ed for The Hamilton Spectator, entitled, Harper is wrong in demonizing Iran in which he criticized former prime minister Stephen Harper’s government for demonizing Islamic Republic by labeling it a state that sponsors terrorism against Israel and Jews.
“Nothing Harper said about Iran is true. I visited Iran in October for an international conference on Palestine, as a guest of the Iranian government. Iran lives in peace with its neighbors and, unlike the US, hasn’t attacked any country in over 200 years. It is developing nuclear energy to produce electricity because its oil reserves will run out in 20 years. Iran has signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and is a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),” wrote Ken Stone.
In January of 2013, two men knocked on the door of Stone’s Hamilton Mountain home, identifying themselves as CSIS agents and said they were aware of an October 2011 trip he made to Iran to attend a conference on Palestinian human rights.
In June 2016, the Canadian B’nai B’rith hoodlums condemned Ken Stone for praising the leader of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeini, like they condemned American academic and UNHRC envoy for Palestine Richard Falk in 2014.
I must say, Ken Stone is lucky being Jewish to escape the fate of Canadian academic and the current UNHRC envoy for Palestine Stanley Michael Lynk.
Though the Independent Jewish Voices condemns some of Israeli Nazi tactics, it doesn’t campaign for wiping Israel of the map. The IJV like the Jewish Voice for Palestine believes that Israel has God-given rights to occupy the pre-1967 borders. It also believe that the only way the Palestinian would get their own state covering only 22% of the historic Palestine, is by waging a Gandhian-style non-violent struggle against the Zionist regime.