Such a charming bunch.
Anti-Israel protesters donned Benjamin Netanyahu masks and smeared their hands with fake blood for a Sunday sit-in against the Israeli prime minister in Washington.
Activists led by the radical CODEPINK group demonstrated outside the the pro-Israel AIPAC lobby’s annual conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
In addition to the masks, many protesters wore black-and-white “keffiyeh” scarves to give themselves a distinctly Arab look.
The protesters were expected to return on Monday, when Netanyahu is scheduled to address the conference.
They also raised, get this, the Hezbollah flag.
The nasty weather didn’t stop a group of around 60 anti-Israel activists from storming the steps of the Washington Convention Center and blocking at least one entrance to the conference grounds. Code Pink and other anti-Israeli groups went into a frenzy against AIPAC, the “Israel lobby,” and what they believe is the “Apartheid” State of Israel.
I also saw harassment of men, women, and children who had done nothing to deserve it except make the mistake of revealing their conference badge before they reached the door. Those who were obviously religious Jews (based on their head coverings, clothing, and facial hair) got it worse. There were shouts of “Go Home” hurled at the attendees.
There was also the Hezbollah flag flying overhead, as this video shows. There were chants that “BDS is the best” (Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement), and “The State of Israel’s Got to Go.”
Charming. Here’s some video of Obama’s friends: