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‘Jews Against Genocide’ hold memorials for killed Palestinian children in front of Israeli govt buildings around the world

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'Jews Against Genocide' protest outside the Knesset in Israel.

“Jews Against Genocide” protest outside the Knesset in Israel.

Jews Against Genocide (JAG) held a memorial service in front of the Knesset for Palestinian children killed by Israel in its current attack on Gaza. A pile of bloody dolls was placed at the Israeli Parliament and at other locations around the world. In addition to Jerusalem, memorials were held at the Israeli Ministry of Defense in Tel Aviv, in front of the Israeli Consulates and embassies in Madrid, San Francisco, Stockholm, and Copenhagen. Other memorials will be held in different locations around the world in the coming days. JAG set aflame to the pile of dolls covered in red paint at Yad Vashem, Israel’s holocaust memorial museum, on July 12th.

"Jews Against Genocide" protest in Copenhagen.

“Jews Against Genocide” protest in Copenhagen.

JAG spokesperson Miko Peled, an Israeli writer, human rights activist, and author of “The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine”:

“At least 39 children have been killed, and the number continues to rise. I call on people of conscience around the world to support the Palestinian struggle and unite to call for an end to the apartheid regime in Palestine”

JAG Member Ilan Pappe author of “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine,” Professor at the College of Social Sciences and International Studies in the United Kingdom, director of the university’s European Centre for Palestine Studies, and co-director of the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies;

“Cessation of the incremental genocide in Gaza and the restitution of the basic human and civil rights of Palestinians wherever they are, including the right of return, is the only way to open a new vista for a productive international intervention in the Middle East as a whole.”

"Jews Against Genocide" protest in Madrid.

“Jews Against Genocide” protest in Madrid.

JAG member, Nurit Peled-Elhanan, a professor at Hebrew University, the co-initiator of the Russel Tribunal on Palestine, and a Laureate of the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Human Rights :

“The international community has not done enough to stop the Israeli regime of occupation… As a result, Israel does not pay any price for seriously violating international law and human values… We, the citizens of Israel and the stateless people of Palestine, cannot bring about the end of the occupation or stop the bloodbath by ourselves… We need you to prosecute the Israeli government and army, we need you to boycott Israeli economy and culture, we need you to urge your government to stop profiting from the occupation…”

"Jews Against Genocide" protest in Madrid.

“Jews Against Genocide” protest in Madrid.

Protest in Stockholm.

Protest in Stockholm.

San Francisco

San Francisco

Miko Peled

Miko Peled is an Israeli writer and activist living in San Diego. His book “The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine” (Just World Books) was published in 2012.

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  1. Kay24 on July 18, 2014, 5:14 pm

    Great work JAG. This will bring world attention to the genocide going on right now, under the watchful but indifferent eyes of the world. With every passing hour, I get more and more disappointed with the attitude of my representatives and those we have elected. Children are being slaughtered, and yet from Obama to the lame congress, the keep insisting Israel has a right to defend itself. Who defends vulnerable and traumatized babies in Gaza?
    I am a big fan of Miko Peled and respect his knowledge, courage, and determination, to speak out against a very insidious nation, whose tentacles are suffocating our nation, and occupying our congress, white house, media, and every important office, vital to our independence from other alien nations. We are slowly turning into a zionist nation ourselves. Perhaps the 2nd state of Israel?

    • radkelt on July 18, 2014, 10:55 pm

      Kay24, ditto!
      Include his sister Nurit Peled-Elhannan in your accolades.

    • glitzandglam on July 19, 2014, 5:59 am

      Okay, I’m guessing you’re American. My job here is not to try and convince you, but just to show you the correct facts because it is killing me.
      Israel has been suffering for nine years of non-stop war. Only it wasn’t war, because for nine years only one side was hurting us. We have been patient while you don’t have any idea how many people were killed. Whether it was bombing of busses, terrorist attacks or these missiles. Every Israeli citizen is in danger everyday, some in greater danger than others. But the Israeli army has kept it’s mouth shut for so long, when only one side has started the firing. What made them speak up? 3 Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and killed- Gil-ad, Eyal and Naftali. Israel failed to protect those three teenagers but the Israeli citizens have a right to feel protected, this is real war! You can’t expect Israel to give up on all of her citizens. If someone threatened the US, wouldn’t you want to defend yourself against them? What if they had hit your home? Would you still think that you didn’t have a right to protect yourself?
      And on another note, Israeli soliders hand out flyers in Gaza and ask the people to move from places that they are going to hurt because they don’t want anyone to get hurt. They are doing everything they can to support the people of Gaza, but enough is enough. Israel has been struggling for no good reason for so long now. If the Palestinians did want to live in peace, they wouldn’t bomb us anymore. But they want the Israelis gone so they could take over their territory. So he’ll yeah, Israel has every right to protect itself from those who want it gone.

      • Bumblebye on July 19, 2014, 1:00 pm

        Your comment and your handle tell us all we need to know!
        You’re a complete narcissist who has only the ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ side of the story – complete mythology.
        IE “for nine years only one side was hurting us” is total rubbish. For nine years and many more, your side has been hurting the ‘other’ as often and as viciously as it can! If you can get out of your ‘poor little me, I’m such a victim’ mindset you can very easily discover that it is your ‘side’ that provokes fireworks from Gaza and then smashes it with massive bombs – how else are they going to maintain both the $billions from the US and the sales of their ‘battlefield’ proven weaponry?

  2. seafoid on July 18, 2014, 5:22 pm

    We need a group called Jews against Jewish money. Adelson buys Congress.That’s the political cover for the atrocities. Palestinians are killed because there is nobody in DC with the guts to stand up to the money. In the old days in old poland the rabbi would ask “is this good for the Jews”. Because he is nominally jewish and very rich nobody asks “is adelson’s money good for the jews” .

    And a small boy saw Christie fellating Adelson and said it reminded him of the Protocols.

    • Mooser on July 18, 2014, 6:30 pm

      “Because he is nominally jewish”

      “Nominally Jewish?” Excuse me, but Sheldon Aderlson is a very religious Jew! I would guess (and it’s just a guess) he’s Conservative. Why, do you have any information to the contrary?
      From what I hear he’s all the time dahvaning and brocha‘ing all over the place.

  3. concernedhuman on July 18, 2014, 5:35 pm

    US Jews furious over ‘Washington Post’ cartoon showing Netanyahu punching Palestinian infant

    Funny nutinyahoo staring at hamas and punching a baby

    • glitzandglam on July 19, 2014, 6:05 am

      You think this is funny?! This is incredibly wrong and offensive. You have none of your facts right. I hope you someday learn the meaning of the word struggle.

  4. seafoid on July 18, 2014, 5:43 pm

    It’s pure thuggery. The EU, Israel, US and Egypt are pressurising hamas to agree to a ceasefire. They won’t do anything to lift the siege, or release the prisoners. Gaza has suffered enough already.

  5. mijj on July 18, 2014, 5:48 pm

    the degree of anger an Israeli expresses towards Palestinians (or anyone towards their victims) is in proportion to the amount of shame s/he is suppressing.

    • Citizen on July 18, 2014, 7:00 pm

      Would you say the same about German anger back in the day?

  6. JWalters on July 18, 2014, 5:50 pm

    It’s not enough that the world see the barbarity of Israel today. The world must understand that this barbarity is a central element in Zionism’s DNA, and will always be a central element in Israel’s behavior. The facts are plain.

  7. michelle on July 18, 2014, 6:26 pm

    born and murdered in this locked basement Gaza
    unfinished forms ripped apart by indifference and hate
    G-d Bless

  8. rensanceman on July 18, 2014, 8:58 pm

    This was a powerful show of compassion by JAG which also symbolically distances Jews as a people from the Zionists murderers. Judaism as a faith has and is being soiled by the evil inherent in Zionism. This can lead only to more anti-semitism and a enlarging bulls-eye being painted on the land of Israel when ultimately the accumulated evil that has been committed by Israel will destroy it.

  9. Qualtrough on July 18, 2014, 10:09 pm

    The images of the bloody dolls is disturbing, but probably more than one hundred times less disturbing than the real thing.

  10. anthonybellchambers on July 19, 2014, 3:04 am

    The apparent acceptance of Israel’s deliberate killing of women, children, the disabled and the sick has signalled a paradigm shift in the conduct of war and armed conflict.

    The Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols of 1949-2005 are at the core of international humanitarian law, the body of international law that regulates the conduct of armed conflict and seeks to limit its effects. They specifically protect people who are not taking part in the hostilities (civilians, health workers and aid workers) and those who are no longer participating in the hostilities, such as wounded, sick and shipwrecked soldiers and prisoners of war.

    It is clear that no longer are civilians in any country now protected by the international body of humanitarian law that has been agreed and adhered to by the vast majority of democratic nation states for over half a century.

    Now the state of Israel has established the frightening precedent that allows the killing of civilian non-combatants whether man, woman or child. That change has taken the civilised world back to the middle of the last century and has removed the essential protection of civilians from torture, imprisonment and death.

    For this dramatic reversal of human rights we have to thank the Israeli government that uses its influence in European and world capitals. This last week has been the worst for human rights abuse in the lifetime of most of us. A terrible regression to former times of civilian slaughter.

  11. pedro on July 19, 2014, 11:31 am

    As long as right wing AIPAC continue to silence everyone in Congress, and indeed, the president of The United States, Israel will continue with its reign of terror in Gaza.

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