Here is a video of yesterday’s action in Burlington, VT, my home state. The second speaker is Yonatan Shapiro, a former IDF pilot who was in the same squadron that conducted the atrocious raid on the Mavi Mamara.
The activists took their message beyond the streets. They walked into a department store and the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream store. I’m sure you’re all familiar with Ben & Jerry’s. Given Ben & Jerry’s economic and social justice activism, I’m hoping this will wake them (and all Vermonters) up to the realities of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Another rally will take place tomorrow. I’ll update this post when I get new information.
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I’m happy to see that the state in which I live contains these committed people. I regret that my son and I were not there. I have written to Sen. Leahy in the past and will do so again now, but one thing I can say with certainty–if he does not change substantially his position on continuing military aid to Israel, I will not vote for him in the next election. I know of at least one other candidate running against him, though I need to find out his position on Palestine.