MONDOWEISS: “Zionists and anti-Zionists march together for two hours in New York”

Zionists and anti-Zionists march together for two hours in New York

Philip Weiss

8/14/16

“Last Thursday night, on the eve of the holiday commemorating the destruction of the Jewish temple, nearly 300 Jews marched in support of Black Lives Matter through the West Village in New York, winding up outside a police precinct house where (as Wilson Dizard reported) seven of the activists were arrested for sitting down in the street and blocking traffic.

The march was special for two reasons: 1, because it declared that there is a leftwing Jewish community in our country that supports the program of the Movement for Black Lives and that refuses to be divided over the Israel/Palestine conflict; and 2, because it was led by many Jews of color, who spoke up for a Jewish identity that includes victimization/discrimination by the police.”