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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Video from last night's march in Tel Aviv

Zoe at Aliyah and Away has terrific video forwarded from @Elizrael. A group of demonstrations played off the chant, "The people demand social justice," turning it into the "The people demand a cease fire." I echo Zoe's expression of pride at seeing this. Though not everyone there was thrilled, one man in particular. What amazes me about Israeli society is that regardless of how "in your face" someone gets, very rarely does it come to blows. Imagine a confrontation like the one in the video happening in Chicago or New York. Fists would be flying in the first minute. Anyway, that's besides the point. The important thing for me is seeing the connection being made by at least some of the demonstrators between social justice and peace, with the recognition that Gazans enjoy the same rights.

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