Anti-War Demonstrators Protest in Tel Aviv

Several thousand Israelis from left-wing parties and activist groups rallied in Tel Aviv on Saturday evening (August 16) in support of peace with the Palestinians. Israel's military offensive in Gaza has had broad public support within Israel. However, the prospect of a long-term truce that improves Hamas' economic or diplomatic standing has drawn misgivings among Israelis and within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rightist government.

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