Here’s a piece in the LA Weekly about a mural on the side of a liberal Zionist organization’s building being defaced, first with the graffiti, Free Palestine, later with the graffiti, Fuck Palestine. This is a good lead, by Dennis Romero:
The Israeli – Palestinian conflict has largely remained a distant battle removed from our everyday lives.
But the seemingly intractable strife this week came to Los Angeles’ Westside in a small but declarative way.
I like this sentence in particular:
Workmen’s Circle [the Jewish organization] has supported a so-called two-state solution that would give Palestine statehood alongside Israel, a stance that’s held by the Obama administration and even Israel itself (insincerely so, according to some critics).
And if you read the article, an official of the Workmen’s Circle is defensive about the group’s support for that so-called two-state solution, but how Free Palestine means an end to Israel.
The LA Jewish Journal says the original mural “includes a menorah, Israelites wandering in the desert, a young girl waving Israeli and American flags, and more.” And the LA Weekly says it contains the Hebrew biblical quote, “Justice justice shalt thou pursue.” The building is the Workmen’s Circle, originally a socialist organization in Jewish life.
Thanks to Max Blumenthal, author of Goliath.