Thousands Protest Israeli Annexation in Tel Aviv; Bernie Sanders Calls to 'Stand Up to Authoritarian Leaders'
A joint Jewish-Arab rally against Israeli plans to annex West Bank settlements took place Saturday in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square with thousands of participants.
The protest was originally forbidden by the police due to fears over the coronavirus, but police relented and issued a permit on Friday night. Organizers appointed some 50 supervisors to ensure that coronavirus regulations are maintained.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders addressed the rally via video conference, expressing his support for the protesters and condemnation of Israel’s annexation plans. The senator said that he was “heartened” to see Arabs and Jews demonstrating together.
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