From London to Cairo to Barcelona, Gaza assault sparks protests

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  Edinbugh protestors march on Scottish Parliament in protest against Israeli war crimes

Demonstrations sprung up worldwide over the last few days as supporters of Palestinian freedom in cities, towns and villages all across the world protested against Israel’s war on the tiny besieged Gaza Strip. This is a small sampling of photos from the global movement.

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Thousands march to US embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia 18 November 2012
Credit: EPA/ADI WEDA

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New York City

Berlin in front of the American Embassy:

East Jerusalem:

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Protesters marching inside Muslim Quarter in the Old City, East Jerusalem (photo: Allison Deger)
 

Albuquerque, New Mexico:

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Albuquerque protest (contact: Danya Mustafa)

Cairo:

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Thousands protested in Cairo Nov. 14, 2012 (Photo: Bernat Armangue /AP)

West London, thousands gathered outside the  Israeli embassy in west London Novermber 17, 2012

Some voices from London:

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I’m here first because there’s a massacre y’know. There’s a complete injustice and the way the media reportin’ ’bout it lose the fact that Palestinian life is precious and valuable and it makes it into this thing that it’s a conflict. It’s not a conflict, it’s an oppressor and the oppressed.

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We are here because enough is enough. As a human being we can no longer can tolerate this sort of abuse of innocent people children men women we cannot really accept that every time Israli government goes thru election what they have to do what they have to show, they have to show which one has more blood on their hand the one that has more blood on their hand the one more willing to killing more people innocent people then it becomes more eligible, more eligible to become elected. This actually say a really horrible message of not just about the politicians in occupied Palestine but it actually says a really horrible message of what the population of Israelis actually are motivated, they’re motivated by seeing who kills more …..
 

Barcelona

Metz, France:

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  Gathering on sidewalk in Metz, France show solidarity with Gaza (photographer unknown)

Boston

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  Boston Gaza protest

Istanbul, Turkey

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Warsaw, Poland:

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On November 17th Polish Solidarity Campaign with Palestine (Kampania Palestyna)

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  1. subconscious
    November 19, 2012, 2:49 pm

    For those organizing counter-protests, an Israeli flag waving demonstration is scheduled for tomorrow Tu 11/20 in Manhattan in front of the Israeli consulate on 2nd Ave b/w 42nd & 43rd @ 12:30p:
    link to ih.constantcontact.com

  2. amigo
    November 19, 2012, 4:23 pm

    Supporting Israel,s war crimes.

    Morally corrupt people.

  3. German Lefty
    November 19, 2012, 4:37 pm

    Don’t know if someone else mentioned this before, but there’s a poll on the “Hardball” blog.
    link to tv.msnbc.com
    Question: Is Israel’s aerial assault on Gaza justified?
    Yes. -> 42.86% (18 votes)
    No. -> 50% (21 votes)
    I don’t know. -> 7.14% (3 votes)

    • Annie Robbins
      November 19, 2012, 6:24 pm

      it’s gone up

      Yes. 41.15% (244 votes)

      No. 51.77% (307 votes)

      I don’t know. 7.08% (42 votes)

      Total Votes: 593

      • thankgodimatheist
        November 20, 2012, 4:19 am

        A different story now. Must be the megaphone already working it:
        Yes. 51.49% (569 votes)

        No. 43.53% (481 votes)

        I don’t know. 5% (55 votes)

        Total Votes: 1,105

  4. German Lefty
    November 19, 2012, 5:58 pm

    A further poll:
    link to globalpost.com
    Is Israel justified in attacking Gaza?
    No. -> 534 votes
    Yes. -> 461 votes
    Not sure. -> 114 votes
    Different opinion. -> 25 votes

  5. Stone
    November 19, 2012, 6:33 pm

    That’s interesting considering Chris is very much on the pro-Israel side. That segment on the end of his show tonight was disgraceful but not surprising.

  6. mondonut
    November 19, 2012, 7:27 pm

    Do you think that anyone will protest the Gaza leadership who is goading the Israelis to attack, who chooses to go toe to toe with superior firepower and who deliberately chooses to extend this battle by insisting the Israelis ceasefire first?

    How are the innocent served by this pointless chest thumping?

    GAZA CITY — The top leader of Hamas dared Israel on Monday to launch a ground invasion of Gaza and dismissed diplomatic efforts to broker a cease-fire in the six-day-old conflict, as the Israeli military conducted a new wave of deadly airstrikes on the besieged Palestinian enclave, including a second hit on a 15-story building that houses media outlets. A volley of rockets fired from Gaza into southern Israel included one that hit a vacant school.

    • Shlomo
      November 20, 2012, 3:25 am

      Why didn’t all Jews in Warsaw meekly board trains like they were told, too?

      What point was there in resisting…right?

      On the other hand, most people (including judges at Nuremberg) think it matters who starts fights… especially if the initiating country has superior force. Most Israelis seem to think might-is-right, emulating the Reich. They won’t stop on their own.

      Could it be that if Jews had shown more WWII sumud fewer would have died? Is THAT what drives Israel nuts: that no matter how hard it hits Palestinians the latter don’t turn into kapos and sonderkommandos?

      Sooner or later Arabs will get weapons to neutralize Israel. What will the parasitic punk nation do then?

      It’s angering to see IDF fat cats toying with trapped mice in Gaza. It’s frustrating to see unchallenged Israeli jets bomb defenseless people with impunity. I’m tired of Jewish State bombs killing while feckless Arab rockets land in fields. I suspect Israel will keep running amok until gutters in Haifa, Tel Aviv, etc. fill with blood.

      • mondonut
        November 20, 2012, 10:25 am

        Shlomo says: Why didn’t all Jews in Warsaw meekly board trains like they were told, too?
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        Apparently you and Hamas are like minded, in that the pointless war crimes of their rocketry is somehow advancing the Palestinian cause. And to hell with the citizenry that suffers from the choice.

      • Cliff
        November 29, 2012, 3:57 pm

        How does that address anything Shlomo said, you troll?

        Far more Palestinians are murdered by indiscriminate Israeli artillery and airstrikes.

        I don’t see you complaining about ‘suffering citizenry’.

        You’re a partisan Zionist hack and do not regard Arabs as human beings (except in other Arab conflicts, so as to divert attention from apartheid Israeli’s colonialism).

        There is no parity between the Palestinians and the Israelis. The Israelis are colonizing Palestine and inflicting far more pain and suffering.

        Keep your hypocrisy and delusion to the hate blogs like Atlas Shrugged, you pretender.

  7. American
    November 19, 2012, 8:22 pm

    Unless the Gaza protesters are protesting in front of the US Senate and Congress they are in the wrong protesting places.
    It is the US politicians and political parties you need to attack on Israel.
    Without their support Israel would not do what it keeps doing time after time after time.

    Legislative Detail: US Senate Resolution 599 – 112th Congress
    US Congress SR599

    US Legislature Page for SR599 – PermaLink
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    Summary
    Sponsors
    Texts
    Votes
    Research
    Priori
    Comments (0)
    Status
    View latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]
    Completed Legislative Action
    November 15 2012 – Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6872-6873; text as passed Senate: CR S6872; text of measure as introduced: CR S6859)

    Summary
    A resolution expressing vigorous support and unwavering commitment to the welfare, security, and survival of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders, and recognizing and strongly supporting its right to act in self-defense to protect its citizens against acts of terrorism.

    Title
    A resolution expressing vigorous support and unwavering commitment to the welfare, security, and survival of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders, and recognizing and strongly supporting its right to act in self-defense to protect its citizens against acts of terrorism.

    Sponsors
    Sen Begich, Mark Sen Brown, Sherrod Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. Sen Durbin, Richard
    Sen Klobuchar, Amy Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. Sen Levin, Carl Sen Lieberman, Joseph I.
    Sen Menendez, Robert Sen Schumer, Charles E. Sen Stabenow, Debbie Sen Mikulski, Barbara A.
    Sen Wyden, Ron Sen Shaheen, Jeanne Sen Feinstein, Dianne Sen Cantwell, Maria
    Sen Corker, Bob Sen Murray, Patty Sen Nelson, Bill Sen Kohl, Herb
    Sen Baucus, Max Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon
    Sen Cornyn, John Sen Crapo, Mike Sen Hutchison, Kay Bailey Sen Kyl, Jon
    Sen Isakson, Johnny Sen Vitter, David Sen Collins, Susan M. Sen Reed, Jack
    Sen Landrieu, Mary L. Sen Bennet, Michael F. Sen Udall, Mark Sen Hagan, Kay
    Sen Johnson, Tim Sen Pryor, Mark L. Sen Tester, Jon Sen Udall, Tom
    Sen Warner, Mark R. Sen Franken, Al Sen Johanns, Mike Sen Roberts, Pat
    Sen Barrasso, John Sen Grassley, Chuck Sen Burr, Richard Sen Cochran, Thad
    Sen Graham, Lindsey Sen Murkowski, Lisa Sen Thune, John Sen Wicker, Roger F.
    Sen Risch, James E. Sen Coons, Christopher A. Sen Manchin, Joe, III Sen Blumenthal, Richard
    Sen Toomey, Pat Sen Blunt, Roy Sen Kirk, Mark Steven Sen Rubio, Marco
    Sen Boozman, John Sen Portman, Rob Sen Coats, Daniel Sen Moran, Jerry
    Sen Hoeven, John Sen Heller, Dean

    History
    2012-11-15 – Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6872-6873; text as passed Senate: CR S6872; text of measure as introduced: CR S6859)

  8. crypticvalentin
    November 20, 2012, 1:14 am

    NYC for Gaza
    link to vimeo.com

  9. Shlomo
    November 20, 2012, 3:33 am

    Summary of the US Position in the Mideast

    “A resolution expressing neither support nor commitment to the welfare, security, and survival of Palestinians. America deems Arabs unworthy of democracy and therefore a state. Arabs are lesser beings, undeserving of secure borders or self-defense since they are all terrorists.”

    • Inanna
      November 20, 2012, 6:07 am

      It’s the Israel-Hizbullah war all over again. I seem to remember John Bolton making similar sorts of statements about the relative worth of Israelis and Arabs in that war.

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