Palestinian Supporters Rally Against Israel-UAE-Bahrain Deal

Waging Peace

As Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al-Zayani signed a tri-lateral agreement establishing formal ties at the White House on Sept. 15, pro-Palestinian activists protested nearby in recently re-named Black Lives Matter Plaza.

Sporting Palestinian keffiyehs and waving Palestinian flags, the protesters denounced the agreement for appeasing Israel while selling out Palestinians. They noted that the agreement contains no provisions securing Palestinian rights or ending the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian land.

More than 50 human rights organizations co-sponsored the rally. Similar protests were held in cities across the U.S.

Elaine Pasquini

 

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1983, Lebanon, U.S. Embassy bombed, 63 killed. Months later, Marine Barracks bombed, 241 killed.

1987, Cassie accepts a job teaching Shakespeare at a private academy near Princeton, to forget memories of her late husband killed at the barracks.

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