Protesters disrupt conference of Israeli lobby group in Washington DC
The annual meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, held this weekend in Washington DC, was attended by US President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, who both pledged unwavering support for the state of Israel. But the conference also faced a large group of protesters who gathered both outside and inside the conference itself to challenge US aid to Israel.
On Sunday, a 22-year old Jewish student activist with the youth wing of Jewish Voice for Peace disrupted a session called “The Struggle to Secure Israel on Campus” and unfurled a banner on stage reading, , “Settlements Betray Jewish Values” and a Hebrew text from Deuteronomy meaning “Justice, Justice, You Shall Pursue.”
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