Far Left groups including Code Pink and Jewish Voice for Peace protested Israel in Washington DC today. The “peace” activists were were joined by the American-Arab Discrimination Committee.
Press TV reported:
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They converged by the hundreds just a few blocks from the White House.
This energized crowd was here to send the Obama administration a message for the beginning of his second term. Ibrahim Oweiss a former Georgetown University professor says enough is enough when it comes to US aid for Israel.
The protest was organized by Jewish Voice for Peace, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace. But other well-known groups such as Code Pink also attended.
They gathered in Farragut Square to bring attention to the billions of dollars the US gives Israel and continuing reports of civil rights abuses against Palestinians and other minority ethnic groups.
Conservative estimates from the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs put US’ aid to Israel at 123 Billion dollars since the late 19-40s. But the report says it’s difficult to determine the exact dollar amount because of indirect funding through various U.S. agencies.