Monday, November 8, 2010

Protests Disrupt New Orleans Conference Featuring Israeli Leaders

Some fierce and courageous Jewish allies with Jewish Voices for Peace and a NOLAPS member disrupted PM Netanyahu's speech at the Jewish General Assembly in New Orleans today, Monday November 8th, 2010.

They have also created a young Jewish Declaration that you can read at:

Local News Coverage:

youtube video interviews with participants:

Coverage on Israeli and Jewish media sites on the event:

"On Sunday, more than fifty protesters marched down Canal Street to the Sheraton and Marriott hotels, which hosted the conference. Organized and endorsed by several local groups, the coalition was brought together by New Orleans Palestine Solidarity, and the University of New Orleans and Delgado chapters of the General Union of Palestinian Students. The protest carried the message that "War Criminals Are Not Welcome in New Orleans," and several speakers gave moving speeches, including one Palestinian student who spoke of harassment at Israeli military checkpoints that caused a ten minute trip to school to take several hours."
by Jordan Flaherty, Louisiana Justice Institute

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Israeli leaders Tzipi Livni, and Ehud Barak have massacred thousands of Palestinians, kept Gaza under siege, and continue to expand settlements in the West Bank.

This weekend they're in New Orleans, promoting Israeli war crimes and apartheid at the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America. Prime Minister Netanyahu will also be meeting with Vice President Biden on Sunday.

New Orleans says NOT in OUR NAME!!

photos by Abdul Aziz.