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Opinion: This is America not the Middle East

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Pro-Palestinian protests in the United States calling for an Israel-Hamas ceasefire have turned increasingly volatile.

Demonstrators have vandalized property, and assaults on Jewish Americans have dramatically increased according to the Anti-Defamation League.

Over Veterans Day weekend 2023, thousands of pro- Palestine protesters marched in the streets of New York protesting Israel's ongoing military campaign in Gaza, and, the United States support for Israel.

A widely shared video on social media depicts protesters kicking doors at Grand Central Station.

Another video shows the American flag being taken down and replaced with the flag of Palestine. The video shows a protester climbing up a street post and tearing down several flags, including the American flag and the United Nations flag. The crowd cheers as the protester tears down the flags.


Opinion: These instances over the weekend have sparked outrage among some Americans who view these acts as disrespectful to the United States.


Pro-Palestine protestors also rallied at President Joe Biden’s Delaware home on Saturday. Biden initially voiced full support for an Israel counter-offensive, but in recent weeks also expressed need for a pause.

Israel has agreed to daily four-hour pauses of military operations in Gaza to allow humanitarian aid and to let civilians flee. Netanyahu has said there will be no cease-fire until all hostages being held by Hamas are released.

This is America not the Middle East. Activists and immigrants have a right to protest the war in Israel and express their solidarity with either side. However this should be done within full bounds of the law and with respect for this country.


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Black Political Opinion reports on political topics and news from the perspective of a Black female, conservative leaning Independent. Lashaun Turner is a Journalist and former NBC/CNBC Affiliate KCAA Broadcaster for "Cali's BEST" Radio Show airing on 102.3FM & 106.5FM from 2016-2020. Before journalism, Lashaun was in the Media & P.R field for over 13 years and interviewed an estimated 20k Celebrities and Entrepreneurs. Lashaun also produced & hosted Blaze Indie L.A TV show on LA's Channel 36 from 2014-2016"

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