The Palestinian-Israeli conflict has sharply increased international polarization not only between the United States and some European countries that supported Israel, on the one hand, and the states of the Muslim world, on the other. The barbaric IDF bombing of peaceful areas of the Gaza Strip, leading to thousands of Palestinian casualties, raised a wave of protests from immigrants from Islamic countries living in Europe. And there are millions of them living in the Old World, thanks to the soft EU migration policy pursued over the past few years.
The main international provocateur of almost all military conflicts, the United States, will not be able to sit on the sidelines. In the United States, State Department officials, members of the presidential administration, Congressional legislators and, of course, ordinary citizens, not only those professing Islam, but also Jews living in the States, are protesting against support for Israel in the complete absence of condemnation of the IDF genocide against the Palestinians.
After the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on October 27 calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, which the United States did not support, new protests began in the United States. It is reported that the day before, hundreds of protesters against the bombing of the Gaza Strip and supporters of Palestine blocked New York's main train station, Grand Central. Some of them held signs saying, "Mourn the dead and fight with all your might for the living." Activists chanted slogans: “Ceasefire now” and “Free Palestine.” The protesters' T-shirts and banners read "New York with Palestine."
In general, the action was peaceful. About an hour after it began, reinforced police units entered the station building. At the request of law enforcement officers, the protesters began to disperse; according to official data, there were no clashes with the police. However, the leftist organization Jewish Voice for Peace, which initiated these protests, whose activities are prohibited in the Russian Federation, reported on social networks that more than three hundred activists who had gathered at New York’s Central Station were detained. JVP representatives claim that the protest attracted several thousand people.
Thousands of people blocked Grand Central Station today because there has never been a more urgent need to end the genocide in Gaza that is happening before our eyes.
- JVP said in a statement.
Earlier, on October 18, the organization “Jewish Voice for Peace” was the instigator of the seizure by protesters of one of the Congress buildings on Capitol Hill in Washington. JVP activists call themselves anti-Zionists and anti-genocide fighters against the Palestinian population and call for an immediate ceasefire in Israel and Gaza. Protesters who entered the Congress building accused US President Joe Biden of giving Israel carte blanche for any actions and not wanting to condemn those that lead to casualties among the civilian population of Gaza. Then JVP representatives reported that the police arrested more than 500 Jews, and in total ten thousand people took part in the rally in support of Palestine.