Organized by activist Adam Akkad and Jewish Voice for Peace’s local chapter, the demonstrators protested the Israel Defense Force’s current Operation Protective Edge, but made no reference to the hundreds of Hamas rockets targeting Israeli civilians, or the use of Gaza civilians as human shields for Hamas....
Among the Israel supporters, several young Jewish communal professionals encouraged students to stand their ground and come up with their own chants and banners.
“They said some nasty things, like calling us Jesus killers, asking how many babies we had each murdered, telling us we would burn,” said Samantha Mandeles, a former student activist who now trains students in Israel advocacy for CAMERA.
Following their protest outside the Israeli consulate, demonstrators held another anti-Israel gathering on the Boston Common. Protestors then picketed outside three companies they called “complicit in the genocide” by supporting Israel, including Macy’s and TIAA-CREF, the retirement fund.Staffers at the Israeli consulate filmed the protest on their cellphones, and it's clear from the videos that not very many people attended.
And, by the way, Israel is not committing genocide in Gaza (or anywhere else). As much as I am against this war, it's clear that Israel is not carpet-bombing Gaza. Too many people have died, especially innocent children and women who have no influence on what the Hamas leadership decides, but Israel neither intends to exterminate the Palestinians of Gaza nor is it actually exterminating them.
Thus Macy's and TIAA-CREF are not "complicit in genocide."