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(photo credit: Reuters)
A small crowd of around two dozen gathered outside the Defense Ministry in Tel
Aviv on Thursday evening to voice their protest of an Israeli military strike on
Iran’s nuclear program.
Organizers of the protest, which was held under
the banner “No to military attacks, yes to talks,” included members of
Combatants for Peace and the Israeli Disarmament Movements.
held signs with slogans such as “No to an attack on Iran,” and two demonstrators
held red paper hearts on the end of sticks.
In a statement released ahead
of the protest, Israeli Disarmament Movement director Sharon Dolev said, “When
the heads of Israel’s defense establishment are convinced that it is not
possible to eliminate the Iranian nuclear program through military means, the
only way is through dialogue.”
She also called for the two countries to
hold talks to establish a weapons-of-mass-destruction- free zone in the Middle
One demonstrator, Haggai Ram, a professor of Middle East studies at
Ben-Gurion University, said he was there as “a concerned citizen” and that he
had become more concerned after seeing the very small crowd of
Worrying that “the rhetoric [against Iran] will turn into
action,” he said he believed such an attack “would have consequences that
Israeli leaders cannot foresee.”
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