Monthly Archives: August 2014

Israeli-Hamas Conflict Spills Over Into Boston – Part 3

This is the third and final (for now) blog post in a series. You can read the previous parts, here

After a slew of protests, rallies, and demonstrations took place in the Boston area in a short period of time, they began to slow down, with a few less taking place each week. As of now, my coverage of these events has begun to slow down, even as the escalations in the Middle-East have not yet stopped.

To cap off the coverage, I covered a pro-Palestinian protest and “die-in” with a small pro-Israel counter protest that took place by Park Street Station in Downtown Boston:

A pro-Palestinian protest is held outside of Park Street Station on July 19, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch/The Times of Israel)

A pro-Palestinian protest is held outside of Park Street Station on July 19, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch/The Times of Israel)

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The protest was followed a couple of weeks later with a pro-Israel rally that drew in thousands of people. Held in front of Boston’s City Hall, the rally featured speakers such as the Consul General of Israel to New England Yehuda Yaakov, Consul General Patrick Binns of Canada, and a few others. In addition, a letter from Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick was read to the crowd:

Rally in Solidarity with Israel at City Hall Plaza on August 7, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Rally in Solidarity with Israel at City Hall Plaza on August 7, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

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The crowd got distracted for a moment when a double rainbow appeared over The New England Holocaust Memorial, just a few hundred yards from the rally:
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This is the third and final (for now) blog post in a series. You can read the previous parts, here