Thursday, August 6, 2009

Six Months Later: Revisiting the Anti-Semitic Response to Gaza Conflict

In December 2008 and January 2009, anti-Israel groups in the United States organized more than 200 demonstrations, rallies and other events in response to Israel's military action in Gaza to staunch the barrage of Hamas rockets hurled at Israeli towns and cities.

A coalition of groups that often unite in protest against Israel touted the protests as a response to Israel's “massacre of Palestinians.” Demonstrators used these rallies to express extreme anti-Israel and anti-Zionist messages, to engage in anti-Semitic rhetoric and offensive Holocaust imagery likening Jews and Israelis to Nazis, as well as to express support for terror.

For more information, see: Israel's Action in Gaza Spurs Anti-Israel Rallies

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