Over the past few weeks, protests organized by Jewish Voice for Peace have poignantly made the case against the slaughter of civilians in Gaza with slogans such as "Never again for anyone" and "My grief is not your weapon." A rabbinical student wrote a heartfelt essay for 972Mag about her reasons for participating in a sit-in on Capitol Hill alongside other rabbinical students and rabbis. Yet those who speak out against collective punishment for Hamas's brutal attacks are routinely demonized as antisemitic. By and large, it isn't protesters who are extremists; that label belongs to those who dehumanize whole civilian populations.
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