The traditional Jewish establishment is divided, with the Anti-Defamation League decrying Bannon, and the Z.O.A. embracing him.
Contradictions around this question were heightened by the U.N. Security Council’s approval last month of Resolution 2334, calling on Israel to cease settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem. The measure only passed because the U.S. abstained rather than using its veto — for the first time regarding a resolution against West Bank settlements since 1980.
On Thursday evening, July 24, several hundred people including many Jews gathered in Foley Square for an anti-Israeli rally. The names of over 100 children killed in Gaza were read aloud as several people stretched out a long tape bearing the names and ages of the dead.
New Yorkers, in the hundreds, held a late afternoon rally in Manhattan on Thursday to show solidarity with Palestinians, call a stop to the Israeli offensive in Gaza and an end to the seven year blockade.
It was one of many rallies for a national day of action to demand that local and national governments end their support of Israel's assault on Gaza. Families came joined by seniors, business people and students. The rally turned into a one-mile march, taking the group from Foley Square, down Broadway to City Hall.