Jewish Americans Resist Israeli Occupation Outside AIPAC Conference

The event was organized to protest against the expansion of Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank

More than 1,000 protesters braved the chilly streets of Washington, D.C., to demonstrate for hours outside the Washington Convention Center, site of the 2017 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual conference.

The event was organized to protest the atrocities committed by the Israeli government against Palestinians and to denounce the illegal settlements of Israel.

AIPAC considers itself a bipartisan organization, yet it blames the Palestinian people for the absence of peace talks, does not condemn Israeli illegal settlements and does not criticize the government’s discriminatory policies against Palestinians.

Protesters bearing banners and placards imprinted with the words “Resist AIPAC. Resist Occupation” chanted for hours outside the building and clashed with pro-Israeli groups.

Click the video above to watch the protest and what AIPAC means for the world.

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