Jews Blockade LA’s Israeli Consulate

I wonder where these guys were when Hamas was sending rockets into Israel?

I suspect they only care when Jews fight back to defend themselves.

This is Israel’s first invasion that has nearly unanimous Israeli support.

The LA Times reports:

Demanding an end to military action in Gaza, eight to 10 Jewish activists chained themselves this morning to the Israeli Consulate building on Wilshire Boulevard.

Other activists who were not chained to the building walked in a circle outside the consulate, chanting: "Let Gaza live! End the siege now." One of the signs they carried read: "The Israeli consulate has been closed for war crimes."

Hannah Howard, a spokeswoman for the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, which is conducting the protest, said demonstrators chained themselves to the front steps of the building at 8:30 a.m. and that two others blocked the walkway. Several more stood in front of the driveway on Wilshire Boulevard to prevent cars from entering and exiting. About 50 protesters participated in the demonstration, she said.

“Jews will not allow the violence that is being done in our name to continue," Howard said. "Not all Jews are united in support of Israel. We [also] recognized the humanitarian crisis in Palestine.”

The consulate is on the 17th floor of the building at 6380 Wilshire Boulevard, and many other businesses have offices inside.


StandWithUs President Roz Rothstein also quickly came to the scene, called there by Consulate officials. StandWithUs has staged multiple pro-Israel rallies across the region since the conflict began, including one drawing between 2,000 and 3,000 supporter last Sunday at the Federal Building.
“I think we’ve got to make sure that everybody understands this is one-sided propaganda given without context, with exaggerated use of terminology especially, when they invoke terms like ‘apartheid,’” Rothstein said.

“They neglect to recognize Hamas’ double war crimes—launching rockets from civilian populations into civilian populations. All the people standing here today? It’s not even in their vocabulary.”

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