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NY Rally Protests Prisoner Release, Demands to be Heard

Demonstration in front of Israeli consulate in New York demands attention of world leaders.
By Eliran Aharon, New York
First Publish: 7/31/2013, 4:44 PM

A group of American activists held a demonstration in New York against US pressure on Israel to make concessions to the Palestinian Authority, and opposing the release of convicted terrorists from Israeli jails.

I am “very, very disturbed at the news that Binyamin Netanyahu and the Israeli government voted to release more than 100 Arab terrorists—murderers with blood on their hands,” one of the protesters at a rally outside the Israeli consulate in New York told Arutz Sheva.

Addressing Prime Minister Netanyahu he said that while the protesters understand that they are not in a position of leadership to make such decisions, it is outrageous to consider such a deal.

Addressing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the demonstrator asked: “What is the capital of Israel?” He demanded that before the state of Israel gets a clear and definitive answer to this question, there should be no negotiations.

He further noted the blatant double standards of the situation, recalling the words of Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas who recently said, following a meeting with interim Egyptian President Adly Mansour in Cairo that “In a final resolution, we would not see the presence of a single Israeli — civilian or soldier — on our lands.”

In other developments, Deputy Minister of Religions, Rabbi Eliyahu Ben Dahan (Bayit Yehudi), warned Sunday that the Bayit Yehudi will leave the government if it goes too far in concessions toward the Palestinian Authority (PA).

On a visit to Sa-Nur, in Samaria, he said that the decision to release terrorist prisoners is “a bad step, with no morality and no justice in it.”



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