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NYC Middle East Peace Rally Recap

As you can tell from the photos, yesterday’s rally was a modest success by general protest standards, and yet it was a great success for something whipped together in 3 days without any institutional support. All in all about 40 … Read More

By / January 12, 2009

As you can tell from the photos, yesterday’s rally was a modest success by general protest standards, and yet it was a great success for something whipped together in 3 days without any institutional support.

All in all about 40 people turned out to brave the cold and an onslaught of fiery invective from some pro-Israel demonstrators who couldn’t quite grasp how we could be against the killing on both sides. It was a hard day but spirits stayed high and we outlasted our detractors, overpowering their angry epithets with Hebrew and Arabic songs of peace, and opening up a few of them to possibilities beyond continuing violence.

We also got a fair amount of attention from local, national, and Jewish community press and we’re hoping to see our voice enter the debate on this issue in print and on television over the next few days. Please keep an eye out for articles mentioning our event and share them with us. If you have any photos or videos to share, we encourage you to do so as well.

Thank you so much to everyone who attended and also to those who helped get the word out! We’ll let you know about any future demonstrations which, b’ezrat hashem/inshallah/God willing won’t be necessary should a ceasefire come soon.

More photos:

(Credit: Eli Valley)

(Credit: Daniel Sieradski)

(Credit: Daniel Sieradski)

Cross-posted at Orthodox Anarchist.

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