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Israel Anti-War Protest In Pioneer Square (Short) 11.17.12

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Published on Nov 20, 2012

As part of the national outcry for Palestinian peace in the Gaza strip,
protesters in Portland Oregon held a large rally in Pioneer Square.
They along with people across the world were asking for boycotting
of Israeli products, divestment, and sanctions against Israel. This
they call this the "BDS" movement, and supporters are hoping that
ally's withdraw support and investments, and that the US stops
supporting the furthering war and tension by not supplying arms or
aid. Many muslim-americans attended this event and held signs in
support, and there was a surprise visit from a Palestinian-American
who read two powerfully emotional poems. After a large attention
grabbing rally, protesters took to the streets to march through
downtown Portland and bring awareness to this unrest that has
plagued this part of the middle east for over a half century. Though
the US has backed Israel from the beginnning, the actions taken by
the Israeli forces that were a precursor to this event have many
Americans thinking differently. With three previous assinations of
Hamas Palestinian leaders by Israel looming in the days and weeks
before the retaliation, it is easy to see how this war has resurfaced.

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