Israeli opposition, pro-democracy protesters press unity in face of attacks from Hamas


October 20, 2023

(JTA) — Hours after Saturday’s deadly surprise attack on Israel by Hamas, the Israeli protest group Achim le’Neshek (Brothers and Sisters in Arms) was helping arrange transportation for army reservists being called to the front. 

“Brothers and Sisters in Arms call on everyone who is required to stand up for the defense of Israel without hesitation and immediately,” the group tweeted early Saturday. “Right now the most important thing is the safety of the country’s citizens.”

It was an abrupt turnabout by a group of military veterans and reservists who previously threatened...

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