Stop Israeli settlements

From the March-April 2015 issue of News & Letters

Los Angeles—On Feb. 5, I joined six CODE Pink members and supporters at the Wilshire Blvd. RE/ MAX Mega Group to protest the illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank of Palestine, and to speak to the owner of the franchise.

RE/MAX is an international real estate corporation that sells land and property in the occupied West Bank settlements to Jewish people only. CODE Pink’s flyer stated, “These settlements have displaced thousands of Palestinian families…and are in direct violation of international law.”

We entered their office lobby after 4:30 PM with signs such as “Every settlement is an obstruction to peace.” This caused their secretary to disappear from the reception desk. We decided to wait there until the office closed and confront the owner and staff as they left. But after 40 minutes, the secretary reappeared and listened to our group’s issues, after which she accepted several petitions and documents which explained the reason for our protest.

–Participant

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