More than a thousand Israeli demonstrators gathered outside of the Prime Minister’s house tonight to protest. I asked five why they were there:
“I am here because I am against racism.”
“I am here in solidarity with Arabs and Jews.”
“This state is becoming more and more racist, and we need to fight back.”
“I believe in the power of nonviolence.”
Why are you at this demonstration?
“I feel like soon, I won’t have a place here.”
In what way?
“That I won’t be able to tolerate the violence, the racism. Really, I am worried, for myself and for my children. This week was the first time in my life -and I’m not young at all- that I’ve felt that maybe I don’t want to live the rest of my life here… Give me a second before you take my picture? So I’m not crying in the photograph.”
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