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Protesters in Tel Aviv,Jerusalem: We want education and welfare, not war with Iran

Two weeks after the first demonstration against an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities was held outside Defense Minister Ehud Barak's home, the protest appears to be spreading. Dozens of people rallied near the Defense Ministry compound in Tel Aviv Thursday evening.

One of the protesters said, "There is a silent majority that fears Netanyahu and Barak's maneuver."

The protesters, mainly left-wing activists, chanted 'No to war' and waved signs reading 'No to an attack on Iran," "Social justice demands peace," "Strip Middle East of weapons of mass destruction," "Dialogue, not bombs" and "Ehud Barak is leading us to ruin."

Some of the protesters wrapped themselves in shrouds and lay on the ground as though they were dead.

"We are protesting against Barak and (Prime Minister Benjamin)Netanyahu's apparent plan to launch a war that would endanger the entire region," said Niv Michael, 25, a member of the Hadash party.

"They are trying to divert attention from the budget cuts and the high unemployment rate," he said.


Meanwhile, dozens protested outside Barak's home in Tel Aviv, as they have every day in the past two weeks. "We are determined and sense that we are having an effect. The resistance movement will carry on until an attack on Iran is no longer an option," one demonstrator said.


Another protester, who lived in Iran before moving to Israel, said "I believe the Iranian people do not want a war either. The problem is that when you cry 'wolf,' you don't know what it will lead to. The calls for war are irrational."

Also on Thursday, about 40 people demonstrated outside the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem and chanted, "We want education and welfare – not missiles and war."




http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4272416,00.html



The photos are from yesterday, The video is from another anti-war protest held down below DM Barak residential tower in Tel Aviv about 10 days ago-

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Added: Aug-24-2012 Occurred On: Aug-24-2012
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  • Idiots have no idea the danger they're going to be in once Iran is Nuked up.

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    • @MrShueArie
      And if Israel allows Iran to get nukes? A country that has threatened to wipe out ISrael?

      Leftist/Liberal ideology of appeasing the enemies is suicidal!

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    • Yep, anyone with a half a brain cell would know you can never trust an Islamic state like Iran. Hopefully something will be done by Oct because from what I've been reading, they're going to have their first bomb by then.

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    • @Freejay Where is hard evidence of Iran developing nuclear weapons? I saw none last time I looked, only outdated claims based on nothing more than rumor and fear mongering.

      If there is hard evidence that proves Iran is developing nuclear warheads I would be very open to reviewing it.

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    • @MrShueArie What are you reading? I want to read it. October is very specific and imminent....please provide your source.

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    • @Jgizzy
      One of many...

      http://murraymsilveresq.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/iran-nuke-by-10112/

      http://mideast.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/07/13/british_intelligence_warns_iran_will_have_nuclear_weapons_by_2014_as_us_tightens_sa

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  • Embarrassing....40 delusional leftists trying to tell the other 8 million Israelis what to do.....typical extreme leftists trying to drum up attention.

    Tell me Aydeo......you dont want Israel to use intervention(destroying their nuke sites) to stop Iran from getting nukes, then whats your solution?
    Just to sit back and wit till Tel Aviv gets nuked???

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    • @Freejay

      Israel should do what ever it takes ONLY with the aproval and cooperation of America.

      This should be clear to any reasnoble person.

      If Israel will strike with out an American green light, not only we will find ourselfs in one of the most devestating wars Israel ever had, it will be with out the American support.

      People like you have zero understanding in diplomacy and Global affairs.

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    • @aydeo
      And if no approval from America?
      Just sit back and get nuked?

      Your logic is flawed.

      Better have small amount of death now, then a massive death toll if nukes are used by Iran on Israel later.

      People like you wait till they get nuked before they realize they were wrong.
      WOnt matter then!

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  • The seagulls are demanding to be fed by the government. Socialist/Communists are scum, whether they are Jewish, Polish, Chinese or American.

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  • "We want free condoms and free abortions. We are the scum of the earth"

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  • "We want education and welfare, not war with Iran"

    Too bad, because the US does, so you have no choice

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  • Most israelis are like freejay.

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