Israelis remind US of its land-grabbing past

Thursday, August 20, 2009 |  Israel Today Staff

A group of Israelis on Wednesday protested US President Barack Obama's demand for a Jewish settlement freeze by dressing up as Native Americans outside the US Embassy in Tel Aviv.

The protestors noted that not so long ago, the US seized land it has no prior connection to in order to expand its borders, while Obama is denying Jews the right to live on lands that form the very cradle of their civilization and faith.

To demonstrate the absurdity of Obama's position, the protestors carried signs insisting that the US surrender lands it stole from the Native Americans. They read:

"Three countries for three races"
"America, we understand you – understand us, too"
"Freeze building west of the Atlantic Ocean. Red-skinned American within 1492 border"

Organizers told Ynet they were unable to obtain a permit to hold a larger demonstration, but that many tourists and passersby saw what they were doing and joined in the protest.

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