Wednesday, November 11, 2015

“Occupation is Root Cause of Violence”: Jewish-Americans Protest at Israel’s Western Wall, Call for Boycott


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"Occupation is root cause of violence": Jewish-Americans protest at Israel's Western Wall, call for boycottEnlargeCODEPINK activists protest at Israel's Western Well on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 (Credit: CODEPINK)
Jewish-American activists with the peace organization CODEPINK protested at Israel’s Western Wall (also known as the Kotel or Wailing Wall) on Tuesday morning. They unfurled a banner that read “American Jews support BDS,” referring to Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions, a peaceful global human rights movement called for by Palestinian civil society that seeks to use nonviolent economic means to pressure the Israeli government to end its illegal occupation of the Palestinian territories, grant equal rights to Palestinian citizens, and allow Palestinians who were violently expelled from their ancestral lands to return — as is required by international law.
After five minutes, plain-clothed Israeli authorities confiscated their banner and told them to leave. The activists, Ariel Gold and Ariel Vegosen, were part of a week-long CODEPINK trip to Israel-Palestine, where they witnessed firsthand what life is like for Palestinians living under military occupation.
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