Occupy Boston Occupies Israeli Consulate

Posted on November 6, 2011 by


It appears that the Occupy Movement has made yet another addition to its extensive list of grievances. This one addresses the ongoing conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians. Although such sentiments have been expressed earlier in the Occupy demonstrations, this occurrence demonstrates the formal organization of these opinions into an actual occupation of the Israeli consulate in Boston.

As I watch these events unfold, I wonder whether the Israeli-Palestinian issue has anything to do with the original economic foundations of this social movement. Then again, maybe the movement’s goals have been unclear all along?

Is this a deviation from the original goal of the Occupy movement, with opportunistic political activists capitalizing on a momentum not their own?

Or was the momentum of this undefined and relatively disorganized movement always up for grabs?

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