Israelis protest settlements


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Thousands of Israelis protested in Jerusalem against West Bank settlers.

Carrying placards reading "Zionists are not settlers," the demonstrators gathered near Zion Square on Saturday night for the rally, organized by the National Left movement, Peace Now and Ofek – Meretz at Hebrew University.

Police put the number of demonstrators at 2,000; organizers put the total at 5,000, according to the Jerusalem Post.

"Zionism cannot be subordination and land theft," said Tzvia Greenfield, a haredi lawmaker from the Meretz Party. "Zionism cannot be control over the weak. Judaism is not theft and conquering the weak. That is not Zionism. That is not Jewish." 

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