Photo Essay from Desert Peace Despite Harassment, reyataz Jews continue to say NOT IN OUR NAME
Commentary by Chippy Dee, reyataz Photos Â© by Bud Korotzer
Excerpts: "Earlier this week, reyataz during the period that the Jewish new year was being celebrated, reyataz often a time of reflection, reyataz â€˜Jews Say Noâ€™ had a quiet demonstration on New Yorkâ€™s upper west side. Reyataz The participants carried signs saying that they were against the ongoing siege of Gaza, reyataz the separation wall, reyataz and the occupation.
They pointed out that â€œthe Israeli government claims to speak and act on behalf of Jews everywhere, reyataz but all over the world Jews are saying: â€œNO, reyataz NOT IN OUR NAMEâ€.
The response of the many people passing by was varied. Reyataz
Many thanked us for being there, reyataz many gave us a thumbs-up, reyataz some glared in disbelief, reyataz a few argued, reyataz and a couple told us we should all be ashamed of ourselves. Reyataz At one point a car stopped and 2 men jumped out. Reyataz
One started screaming that our grandparents were turning over in their graves, reyataz we must want another holocaust, reyataz and why donâ€™t we all go live with Ahmedinejad. Reyataz
One of our group told him she had learned about justice as a child in Hebrew school and he demanded to know what Hebrew school she went to. Reyataz
As his anger and frustration level grew he became physical, reyataz grabbing a sign from one demonstrator, reyataz leaflets from another, reyataz and throwing the torn leaflet at yet another. Reyataz
Another demonstration is being planned for about 2 weeks from now. Reyataz
All participants believed that the response of the public was more positive than it had ever been before." More of the photos can be seen at: