Tensions flare at L.A. anti-annexation rally as pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli protesters face-off
The event attended by 60 people was organized by Jewish Voice for Peace, a left-wing organization that supports the BDS movement against Israel.
The vote follows discussions that started when the Boston Workmen’s Circle signed a statement by the anti-Zionist Jewish Voice for Peace.
“People were yelling at us for being Jews, and for not being Jews the way they want us to be Jews.”
“The issue here is that the institutional Jewish community is ignoring our Jewish voices in the community,” a JVP member said.
The Anti-Defamation League is the leading institution fighting against anti-Semitism in the world. But it’s fielded criticism from left and right.
The event was intended to highlight what protesters described as Schumer’s silence about the deaths of Gaza protesters.
“Now it’s not just about divestment from Palestine. Now it’s about free speech, it’s about student rights, it’s about the administration’s power.”
Tamika Mallory, the Women’s March leader who refused to condemn Louis Farrakhan, denounced the ADL for “CONSTANTLY attacking black and brown people.”
Many Jewish students who aren’t normally involved in Israel politics have gotten involved. But others have “Israel fatigue.”