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Hundreds Rally Against Trump’s ‘Hate’ Speech At AIPAC Conference

Hundreds Rally Against Trump’s ‘Hate’ Speech At AIPAC Conference

Hundreds of people including rabbis and Jewish religious leaders, took to the streets of Washington on Sunday, DC to demonstrate against an upcoming speech by Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

Demonstrators were also protesting against America’s financial and military support for Israel, calling for an end to Israel’s aggression against the Palestinians.

Trump is due to address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference on Monday night.

A protest organised by two rabbis David Paskin and Jesse Olitzky,  dubbed “Come Together Against Hate”plan to boycott Donald Trump’s speech to AIPAC, accusing the Republican frontrunner of encouraging “bigotry.”

 

RT reports:

“We denounce in the strongest possible terms the bigotry, racism, xenophobia, and misogyny expressed by Mr. Trump, and violence promoted by him, at various points throughout his campaign. We refuse to stand idly by and let his hateful message become a part of the AIPAC Policy Conference,” the rabbis wrote in a press release posted on a specially created website.

The people marching along Washington’s streets carried banners with various slogans, calling to “Boycott Israel,”“Free Palestine,”“Stop Genocide of Palestine” and others.

Some other placards read “End AIPAC”, though the protest organizers have stressed that the action is not “about policies” or “about parties,” but is aimed at boycotting one person – Donald Trump.

“We are against the hatred, the incitement of hatred, the ugliness that has engulfed this political season,” the rabbis said.

There were also a number of other groups that spoke of boycotting Trump’s speech, however, their plans to protest were not officially confirmed.

AIPAC is a lobbying group encouraging Americans to strengthen US-Israel relations. The upcoming conference is the largest pro-Israel event of the year attended by many politicians.

A large number of Orthodox Jewish and pro-Palestinian activists staged a demonstration in front of the White House against the Israeli regime.

The protesters called for the return of the occupied territories to Palestinians.

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