Liberal US groups back Israel protesters

August 2, 2011 15:13

At least three liberal US Jewish groups have expressed support for burgeoning social justice protests in Israel.

The New Israel Fund is helping to fund tent camp protests in major cities.

Ameinu, a progressive Zionist group, wrote an open letter to the various protest groups. "The nationwide protests in which you are engaging are an inspiration to those of us who strive for social justice and freedom of economic opportunity in the United States and around the world," the letter said.

In a front-page blog post on its website, Americans for Peace Now linked the housing protests to government subsidies for West Bank settlements.

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