“Netanyahu, you can’t hide. We charge you with genocide!”: A Round-Up of Anti-Israel Protests in the U.S. on November 20 » ADL Blogs
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Netanyahu, you can’t hide. We charge you with genocide!”: A Round-Up of Anti-Israel Protests in the U.S. on November 20

At least ten ral­lies were held on Tues­day to protest Israel’s oper­a­tions in Gaza to thwart rocket attacks that tar­get Israeli civil­ians. Below is a sam­pling of yesterday’s anti-Israel protests:

Atlanta, GA

A rally was orga­nized by a group called “In Sol­i­dar­ity With Gaza” that drew approx­i­mately 150 peo­ple. Demon­stra­tors chanted “From the river to the sea, Pales­tine will be free,”  “Free, Free Pales­tine. Long live Pales­tine!” and “From the beach to the water, Israel is respon­si­ble for slaughter!”

A num­ber of pro­test­ers held signs that used inflam­ma­tory rhetoric, includ­ing “Israel, the new Nazis,” “Stop the geno­cide in Gaza!” “Stop the geno­cide. Save the chil­dren!” and a sign that had a Star of David with a swastika drawn in the cen­ter of it. Some of the pro­test­ers also used chalk to write mes­sages on the side­walk near the demon­stra­tion, includ­ing “Fuck Zion­ism,” “Arab Holo­caust” and “No To Genocide.”

Birm­ing­ham, AL

Approx­i­mately 30 stu­dents on cam­pus got together for an “emer­gency rally” for Gaza, accord­ing to the Uni­ver­sity of Alabama, Birmingham’s cam­pus news­pa­per. Stu­dents chanted “Gaza, Gaza, don’t you cry, Pales­tine will never die,” “Netanyahu, you can’t hide. We charge you with geno­cide!” and “From the river to the sea, Pales­tine will be free!”

The stu­dent news­pa­per also showed pho­tographs of stu­dents hold­ing signs that read, “Gaza, declared by UN, as world’s largest open-air prison” and “U.S. Tax $$ funds eth­nic cleans­ing, APARTHEID, and human rights violations.”

Boston, MA

Approx­i­mately 1,000 peo­ple ral­lied in Cop­ley Square at a demon­stra­tion orga­nized by the North­east­ern Uni­ver­sity chap­ter of Stu­dents for Jus­tice in Pales­tine. The demon­stra­tors held signs that said “65+ years of Israeli col­o­niza­tion and eth­nic cleans­ing,” “End Israeli apartheid,” We say NO to Israel’s war crimes,” “US: Stop sup­port for mur­der­ous, apartheid Israel. Save the peo­ple of Gaza!” and “The mas­sacre goes on! Gaza needs your voice NOW.”

For infor­ma­tion about other anti-Israel protests that have taken place since the start of Oper­a­tion Pil­lar of Defense, please see these pre­vi­ous posts:

“End the Nazi Occu­pa­tion in Gaza”: A Round-Up of U.S. Anti-Israel Protests on Novem­ber 19

“Israel should be Ended Once and For All,” “Cru­cify Him, Cru­cify Them…Israel’s Pol­icy:” A Round-Up of Anti-Israel Protests in the U.S., Novem­ber 17–18

Demon­stra­tors at Anti-Israel Ral­lies: “Gaza is the Real Holo­caust,” “Long live the Intifada!”

  • Renee

    The Israelis should have reacted to the Quas­sam mis­siles months ago in lieu of tol­er­at­ing them falling on Israeli ter­ri­tory and its cit­i­zens for almost two years now. Wait­ing for the Pales­tin­ian Arab rejec­tion­ists to bor­row thou­sands of the much more effec­tive Iran­ian Fajr-5 SAMS to accom­plish extreme dam­age on the Jew­ish peo­ple is out­ra­geous and intol­er­a­ble and only aids the ene­mies of the Jew­ish peo­ple. If Israel had reacted con­sis­tently with each bar­rage of mis­siles, no mat­ter how beneign the dam­age, every­one with­out excep­tion would have been able to make the link. By wait­ing until the sit­u­a­tion became intol­er­a­ble for the Israeli peo­ple, both Arabs and Jews, only fur­ther fuels the rejec­tion­ists and Arab polit­i­cal Islamists and their sup­port­ers. Back in the 1970s, one would see the Mogan David sign = the Swatz­sticker sign at the uni­ver­si­ties in Paris, France. In fact, the Arab stu­dents at the French uni­ver­si­ties would cover entire walls in build­ings at the French uni­ver­si­ties, over­whelm­ing the uni­ver­sity offi­cials’ abil­ity to clean the walls and/or repaint the walls in a timely fash­ion. The French uni­ver­sity offi­cials warned the Amer­i­can Jew­ish stu­dents to be extremely care­ful, because there were con­tin­u­ous stab­bings and rapes of the Jew­ish stu­dents by the Arabs. What is hap­pen­ing now in the United States is a direct result of the influx of Arab Mus­lims immi­grants from the Mid­dle East­ern region. As these immi­grants are fur­ther assi­m­il­i­ated, things will quiet down. It just means wad­ing it out for another fif­teen to twenty years or so. As the U.S. mil­i­tary fur­ther engages in the region just like the Euro­peans did, there will be more and more Arab immi­grants to the U.S. Hey, if you can’t stom­ach the Arab anti-Semitism, you should not have voted the Repub­li­cans (GOP), start­ing with Rea­gan and end­ing with the junior Bush. The Jew­ish Democ­rats warned you what would hap­pen, but you didn’t lis­ten, because you are so stingy toward your fel­low Amer­i­cans (yelling “social­ism” each time you are expected to rec­i­p­ro­cate by pay­ing your fair share of taxes). 9/11 would never have hap­pened, if you lis­tened to us. You were warned over and over and over again. Now, you must deal with it just like your Jew­ish broth­ers and sis­ters have repeat­edly dealt with it in places like France. I would sug­gest con­fer­ring with your broth­ers and sis­ters in France, because most Amer­i­can Jews are just begin­ners, when it comes to Arab anti-Semitism. I would sug­gest mak­ing appoint­ments to speak with your French Jew­ish coun­ter­parts in lieu of just cry­ing about the Arab anti-Semitism in Amer­i­can streets.