Kamal Nayfeh, 55, was an out-of-towner waiting to hug goodbye his daughter who lives in Washington DC, in the moments before he was beaten by members of the Jewish Defense League (JDL), outside of a policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Nayfeh and his daughter, who witnessed the attack, talk to Mondoweiss’s Allison Deger about the event and its aftermath. “I’ve been seeing a trend towards violence and all of those violent group are re-emerging. The country is so divided, and all of those groups that never had a voice are popping out and showing their hate,” Nayfeh says.
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Rightwingers attacked a demonstration against the assault on Gaza in Tel Aviv, and now Rome has also been scene to a number of deeply disturbing and violent incidents, with attacks on Palestinians and Palestine solidarity activists.
A violent incident that took place in Paris on Sunday is being widely described as an antisemitic attack but a firsthand report and amateur video indicate it was a street fight initiated by the Jewish Defense League against pro-Palestinian demonstrators.
UCLA professor Robin D.G. Kelley just returned from a delegation to Israel/Palestine with the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and speaks to Mondoweiss about Palestine, BDS, black Zionism and much more.