Today will see two protest actions against Israel's counterattacks on the Hamas-led Palestinian territory in Gaza. At 3 p.m. Jews for Peace will assemble outside the Westwood Federal Building on 11000 Wilshire Blvd. Info: (562) 694-1637.

Right: Gaza City ruins
(NY Times photo:
Abid Katiib/Getty Images)

Later, Answer L.A., a group responsible for many Iraq anti-invasion and anti-war demonstrations locally, is sponsoring an “emergency protest” outside the Israeli Consulate at 6380 Wilshire Blvd., at 4:30 p.m. Info: (213) 251-1025.

The newest Middle East crisis began Saturday when Israeli Defense Forces responded to repeated rocket attacks from Gaza with shock and awe air strikes. IDF ground and naval forces are currently massed on Gaza's land and sea borders.

Left: Israeli funeral for rocket victim
(Photo: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

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