The Israeli left, as tiny as it is, shouts against the state

Israeli peace group Ta’ayush, dedicated to resisting the occupation, attended a protest last week in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah against Jewish colonisation.

Blogger Joseph Dana, with whom I collaborated during my visit to Israel and the West Bank in July, has video from the event and writes the following:

A busy weekend in Israel for Ta’ayush and the Israeli direct action left. Below is clear video from last Friday’s Sheikh Jarrah protest. Quoted in the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot, Meretz Chairman Chaim Oron said “It’s unthinkable that every week left-wing protestors are prevented from expressing legitimate protest, while right-wing protestors, who violently and blatantly violate the government’s decisions, are being treated forgivingly.”