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American Jews Stand Against the US Embassy Move and Israel’s Mass Killing of Protesters in Gaza

makeAhistory.comWASHINGTON – As the ceremony to open the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem is taking place, Israeli military forces are killing Palestinian protesters in Gaza. In moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, U.S. President Trump is cementing the U.S. – Israeli partnership to annex Jerusalem and further repress Palestinian rights.

“This is the ongoing Nakba,” said Rebecca Vilkomerson, Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace. “The celebration of annexation, even as Palestinians – the vast majority of whom are refugees – are being gunned down simply for protesting for their basic rights to live in dignity and freedom, could not illustrate more clearly the continuing catastrophe that Israel is imposing on Palestinians. Still worse, it’s doing so with the full collusion of the U.S.”

The scenes of celebration at the new embassy, even as Israeli military forces use deadly violence against protesting Palestinians in Gaza, are appalling. At least 43 demonstrators have already been killed today and 1,700 wounded, as of 11.30am.

The blessing by Pastor Robert Jeffress at the opening of the U.S. Embassy exemplifies the disgraceful approach of the Trump administration to Israel/Palestine.  Pastor Jeffries is a Christian Zionist who is outspoken in his proclamations that

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