Israeli PM Netanyahu draws protest at While House visit
On May 20th, one day after President Obama called on Israel to recoginze their 1967 borders with Palestine, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu visited him at the White House, and according to some reports jerked him around. Meanwhile, protesters outside the White House were demanding an end to Netanyahu’s aggressive policy towards the Palestinians.
Code Pink put on a skit showing Netanyahu first arm in arm with Obama while picking Obama’s pockets, then being arrested and led off to jail, wrapped in yellow crime scene tape.
A large banner announced an upcoming US aid boat to Gaza, let’s hope the Israeli Navy thinks twice before shooting at the relief flotilla this time around.
This is the weekend of the AIPAC (American Israeli Political Action Committee) convention and the “Move over AIPAC” counterconvention, and AIPAC will be receiving protests while members of Congress are inside to arrange for more bribes.
There has been an ugly side development it this: Some asshole reposted the annoucements for Move Over AIPAC to Vanguard News Service or VNN, which is a neo-Nazi website. Therefore, people protesting AIPAC this weekend will have to be on guard for any sign of suit and tie Nazis (outright skinhead/Nazi uniform trash is unlikely though) that might try to glom onto the weekend’s events. If found they should be removed without mercy as a common threat to us all!