Commonwealth Policy Center

Pro-Palestinian protests have interrupted Christmas celebrations across America this year. They’ve happened at Chicago’s O’Hare airport, Fifth Avenue in New York City, and even the Kentucky State Capitol. They claim that Israel is engaging in genocide through its war of self-defense against Hamas terrorists. But many of the protesters have gone beyond that, adopting the Palestinian slogan, “From the river to the sea.” It’s a call for genocide against the people of Israel, driving them from their land. Even if some Palestinian supporters aren’t aware of the origins of that slogan, many doubtless are. A call for genocide to any people group is egregious and awful. While we enjoy the freedom to protest, calling for the an entire nation to be wiped out is simply unacceptable.