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With so many Jewish and Arab residents, greater Los Angeles is deeply connected to events in the Middle East. Yesterday afternoon, parts of Wilshire Boulevard were shut down while 1000 people marched from the federal building to the Israeli consulate, protesting the deaths of innocent Palestinians. Just hours later, hundreds gathered in West Hills to mourn the death of native citizen Max Steinberg, one of 25 Israeli soldiers killed so far in the invasion. We’ll hear local voices on both sides. Is the so-called Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement an effective tool of justice for Palestinians or a one-sided attack on Israel?

Banner Image: Angelenos protest against Israel's attack on Gaza on Sunday, July 20, 2014; Credit: Elissar

Producers:
Benjamin Gottlieb
Sonya Geis

Israeli Invasion of Gaza Hits Home 5 MIN

Los Angeles is home to Israelis and Palestinians alike, and the war in Gaza is hitting home. Max Steinberg was a 24-year old native of Woodland Hills, a graduate of El Camino High School and student at Pierce College. He became a soldier in the Israel Defense Force and yesterday, he was a passenger in a personnel carrier apparently hit by a roadside bomb. Just hours before mourners gathered to remember Max Steinberg, the Israeli soldier from Woodland Hills, about 1,000 protestors marched from the Federal Building in West LA to the Israeli Consulate’s office.

Guests:
Hani Jamah, dentist
Rob Eshman, Jewish Journal (@Foodaism)
Rana Sharif, Palestinian American Women's Association
Khashayar Nikazmrad, Students for Justice in Palestine, UC Berkeley
Roz Rothstein, Stand With Us (@StandWithUs)

More:
Hundreds Gather for Vigil Honoring LA Native Killed in Gaza Strip
Hundreds protest Gaza incursion at Los Angeles Israeli consulate
A fallen soldier, Max Steinberg found his purpose in Israel
Introducing the BDS Movement

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