A group of pro-Israel demonstrators were attacked and verbally and physically assaulted by anti-Israel extremists outside the Israeli consulate in Boston on Friday.
Anti-Israel groups, led by the radical Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), organized a demonstration outside the consulate against Operation Protective Edge - Israel's military operation to stamp out rocket fire from Gaza. In 2013 the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) anti-hate watchdog listed JVP as one of the top ten most active and influential anti-Israel groups in the US.
Upon hearing about the demo, a small group of about a dozen pro-Israel activists quickly mobilized for a counter-demonstration. But upon being spotted by the anti-Israel group things soon turned ugly.