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Jewish Voice for Peace protests at AIPAC HQ, demanding Gaza ceasefire

On Thurs., Feb. 22, more than 1,000 pro-Palestinian protesters led by Jewish Voice for Peace descended on the headquarters of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in East Midtown. Toting a banner reading “AIPAC Funds Genocide,” they called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

(Photo by Q. Sakamaki)
(Photo by Q. Sakamaki)

A group of pro-Israel Jewish counterprotesters also showed up.

Nearby, 18 protesters were arrested at the office of Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, decrying their recently authorizing military funding for Israel.

Earlier in the week at the United Nations, the Unites States, using its veto power, cast the lone vote against a Security Council ceasefire resolution.

(Photo by Q. Sakamaki)
(Photo by Q. Sakamaki)

AIPAC advocates pro-Israel policies to the U.S. government. The protesters, who included rabbis and descendants of Holocaust survivors, accuse the organization of influencing members of Congress to oppose a ceasefire in Gaza. Israel, meanwhile, is bent on both eradicating Hamas, which perpetrated the savage Oct. 7 terrorist attack, and safely bringing home all the hostages.

(Photo by Q. Sakamaki)
(Photo by Q. Sakamaki)

With the Islamic holy month of Ramadan starting March 10, an agreement for a pause in the conflict appears to be in the works. How many of the hostages Hamas would be willing to return is not clear: news reports say only 40 of the 134 who are still being held in the underground tunnels. In exchange, Hamas reportedly is demanding that up to 300 Israeli-held Palestinian prisoners be freed.


  1. G urglor G urglor February 27, 2024

    JVP are antisemitic, creepy, pretend Jews.

    • Carol Frances Yost Carol Frances Yost March 7, 2024

      Absolutely not. Where did you get your misinformation? Israel is on a genocidal derby.

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