The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is holding its annual conference at the Washington Convention Center with a mission to “promote U.S. Israel relations.”
On Sunday, March 2, 2014, it was confronted by spirited activists protesting outside the convention hall. They were led by CODEPINK, a national women organization that stands for “Peace and Social Justice.”
A strong Palestinian-American contingent also was present at the demonstration.
CODEPINK is protesting for “Palestinian rights and no war with Iran.” (Check out: Human Rights Watch . Earlier this week, CODEPINK/and or one of its allies, released a video mocking AIPAC. It was posted on You Tube, but it was later “taken down.” Supposedly, it is up again. Click here.
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Speaking on camera on this video is Medea Benjamin-co founder of CODEPINK. She is leaving with a delegation of women to Gaza, via Egypt. I asked a number of the AIPAC delegates at the demonstration, if they wanted to speak on camera, but they all declined. One of them told me : “What’s the point? You see how small this protest is.”