Jewish groups, particularly the Independent Jewish Voices of Canada (IJVC) have played a major role in organizing rallies against a war with Iran.
IJVC, founded in 2008, describes itself as representing the Jewish people in Canada who have in common a strong commitment to social justice and universal human rights. The organization was as a result of the national Independent Jewish Canadian Conference.
“There is no evidence that Iran has developed nuclear weapons, and it’s ironic that Israel has a very large nuclear stockpile and also has the backing of the US which has the largest nuclear stockpile,” IJVC activist, Diana Ralph said in Ottawa.
Activists say that the media campaign against Iran has also helped Israel mask its treatment of the Palestinian people.
The United States, the Israeli regime, and some of their allies have repeatedly accused Iran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear program without offering any evidence verifying such allegations. Washington and Tel Aviv have threatened Tehran with the "option" of a military strike against its civilian nuclear facilities.
Iran argues that as a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it has every right to develop and acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
The IAEA has conducted numerous inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities but has never found any evidence indicating that Tehran's civilian nuclear program has been diverted towards nuclear weapons production.