Jews Stage Massive Anti-War Protests In Tel Aviv, New York and Elsewhere

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    A huge anti-war protest is being held tonight by Jews in Tel Aviv:

    (Jews and Palestinians have been holding anti-war protests throughout Israel, but the mainstream media has refused to cover them.)

    Jews also protested the Gaza war in New York City yesterday:

    Anti-war protests have also been held in other cities throughout the world.

    Indeed, many Jews oppose Israeli treatment of the Palestinians:

    Read More At: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/07/jews-stage-massive-anti-war-protests-tel-aviv-new-york-elsewhere.html

    How dare they?
     
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    “I’m here because of the massacre that has recently happened, but also because of the ongoing occupation,” said Anna Jacobs, who was pushing her toddler in a stroller.

    Standing nearby, Jews Say No! activist Dorothy Zellner lamented that outsiders assume the Jewish community uniformly supports Israel. “This is heartbreaking. Everyone thinks Israel represents us and speaks for us,” she said.

    “I think there’s a myth that the Jewish community supports the Israeli attack on Gaza,” she added, and asserted that there are “hundreds of thousands” of Jews in the U.S. that oppose the Israeli occupation.

    Most of the Jewish protesters interviewed opposed Israeli policies long before the current campaign. But they view the current hostilities as deplorable, or even criminal.

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    Protest organizers specifically called for an end to U.S. support for Israel’s military operation and its occupation more generally.

    “It’s a shame that our Congress, our media, and — as a Jew — our U.S. Jewish institutions are largely silent, if not supportive [of the operation],” said Brandon Davis, a 23-year-old volunteer with Jewish Voices for Peace. “We’re hoping to change the political discourse that is shamefully and uniformly pro-Israel.”


    Read More At: http://forward.com/articles/202796/jews-march-in-new-york-rally-against-israel-war-in/?
     
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