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Jewish Voice for Peace member arrested for participating in a sit-in at the Los Angeles office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) for supporting military sales to Israel. Aug. 18, 2014

Nearly a dozen anti-Israel protesters were arrested after having been removed from the Los Angeles, California office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Monday afternoon, Aug. 18, according to a report in a far left website.

The group included members of Jewish Voice for Peace and American Muslims for Palestine, as well as some clergy members. The protesters staged a sat-in Feinstein’s office and refused to move until their demand was met. They demanded a meeting with Feinstein.

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It took more than four hours during which the protesters stayed in the senator’s office before police were called in to remove them. During that time two different Feinstein staffers spoke with the group, but the protesters insisted they would only leave if the senator came to listen to them.

The group was demanding a meeting with the senators because they want to prohibit any further U.S. military aid to Israel, and the senators had both recently supported such a measure, Senate Resolution 498.

That resolution, passed on July 17, 2014, was co-sponsored by two-thirds of the senate including Feinstein, but also thirty eight other Democrats,  such as Al Franken (MN), Mary Landrieu (LA), Ed Markey (MA) and Mark Udall (CO).

The Resolution is short and clear. It:

Reaffirms the support of the Senate for Israel’s right to defend its citizens and ensure Israel’s survival.

Condemns the unprovoked rocket fire at Israel and calls on Hamas to cease all rocket and other attacks against Israel.

Calls on Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas to dissolve the unity governing arrangement with Hamas and condemn the attacks on Israel.

Another group staged a sit-in against support for the measure at the senate office of another progressive California senator, Barbara Boxer, but that group was dispersed after a shorter period of time.

A member of the Feinstein sit-in is the national campus coordinator for AMP and is a member of the infamous Irvine 11 – the university students who were arrested and convicted for disrupting Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S., Michael Oren, in 2010.

Taher Herzallah, national campus coordinator with American Muslims for Palestine, and a member of the Irvine 11 — a group of university students who were prosecuted and convicted after they disrupted a speech given by an Israeli official in 2010 — is part of the team of activists and clergy who sat in at Feinstein’s office.

Herzallah is also a community organizer with the California branch of the American Civil Liberties Union and was an intern with the California office of the Committee on American Islamic Relations. In addition, Herzallah was the president of the west coast branch of the Muslim Student Association.

Another member of the “DiFi sit-in” was Shakeel Syed. According to his Twitter feed identification, Syed is the executive director of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California. He is also the vice president of the American Civil Liberties Union, Southern California board, and a board member of American Muslims for Palestine.

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50 COMMENTS

  1. Ok.
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    Diane Feinstein,
    Barbara Boxer,
    Barack Obama,
    Bill and Hillary Clinton,
    Harry Reid,
    John Kerry,
    Al Gore,
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    have been silent on supporting Israel,
    stopping ISIS in Iraq,
    stopping Boko Haram in Africa.

    The liberal Democrats even tried blocking the USA’s continuing support for Israel’s Iron Dome missile programme when they inserted the funding into a larger piece of legislation trying to force Republicans to pass funding for illegal aliens.

    But the USA is flooded with millions of illegal foreigners and citizens are tired of these corrupt Democrats.

  2. Ok.
    You really got to love this story.

    The USA liberal Democrats like
    Diane Feinstein,
    Barbara Boxer,
    Barack Obama,
    Bill and Hillary Clinton,
    Harry Reid,
    John Kerry,
    Al Gore,
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    have been silent on supporting Israel,
    stopping ISIS in Iraq,
    stopping Boko Haram in Africa.

    The liberal Democrats even tried blocking the USA’s continuing support for Israel’s Iron Dome missile programme when they inserted the funding into a larger piece of legislation trying to force Republicans to pass funding for illegal aliens.

    But the USA is flooded with millions of illegal foreigners and citizens are tired of these corrupt Democrats.

  3. I am a “liberal Democrat” and so is Hillary Clinton. She has spoken out on behalf of Israel and against Hamas. You are shooting your mouth off because you hate ANY idea of compassion. There are plenty of liberal democrats who are BETTER informed about Israel, Hamas and other terrorists groups and support Israel 100%. You are just a conservative jackass fascist.

  4. Yeah she needs to go where the rockets rain down and she can stay outside of the bomb shelter them see if she sings a differemt tune and when she does send her to iraq to isis re she be gang raped and then sold into slavary. Stupid bitch

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