Gita Hashemi on Thu, 11 Apr 2002 05:19:01 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-bold] Protests in Israel

Title: Protests in Israel

Tel Aviv -- More than 20,000 Jews and Israeli Arabs marched together here
last night demanding that the government withdraw from the West Bank and
immediately resume peace talks with the Palestinians. "There is a black
flag waving over this war. We must get out of the territories and return
to the 1967 borders. (Prime Minister Ariel) Sharon wants to take us back
to the 1967 war," said Zahava Gal-On, a lawmaker from the leftist Meretz
party whose speech was greeted with wide applause and cheering. Hundreds
of Israeli Arabs came out in force for the first time in many months,
marching alongside Jewish Israelis and chanting, "Yalla, yalla, Sharon get
out of Ramallah." Yalla means "come" in both Hebrew and Arabic. "