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Celebrate Israel Parade – A Look at Both Sides (Pro & the BDS Con)

May 31, 2015. NYC. The Annual Israel Day Parade.

logo-67-usa222CELEBRATING Israel, That’s WHY we were there. To CELEBRATE!But, the BDS’ers (Boycott, Divest Sanction)  … the Neturei Karta …. the NIF (The New Israel Fund) …They came to RAIN on this parade not to praise it.The insanity of  the Prog – Commie – Leftist Jewish organizations (the NIF, Adalah , Breaking The Silence) offended the eye as they marched IN the parade (Thanks to the JCC

Other anti-Zionistas stood along the parade route with obnoxious signs and banners. Liars, proclaiming Israel to be an Apartheid State.

From Mark Langfan :

The Boycott-Divest-Sanction (BDS) movement against Israel…  everyone ignores the simple truth staring them in the face: The so-called “Two-State Solution” is the sole cause of the BDS movement.  Until the Israeli government exposes the “Two-State Solution” as a charade and a fraud, the Israeli government’s de jure endorsement of a “Two-State Solution” will continue to fuel the BDS movement. 

At 59th and 5th avenue, when it came to who was PRO-Israel … these two giving a thumbs-down to the BDS’rs … were like most in attendance: Proud and Clear!Mega-Dittos
Of course, the parade was a HUGE success (IN SPITE of the anti-Zionists.)

New York’s annual celebration of Israel was greeted by tens of thousands of spectators devoted to the Jewish state with about 30,000 participants”

As the Prog-Soc-Lefties marched in opposition to the State of Israel, some on their side found the JPAC to be an odd bunch-of-coconuts, even for them:

“Who the heck is the Jewish Political Action Committee?”

Said Gilli Getz , a photographer posting on the ‘progressive’ JewSchool blog:

From the photos it looks like the Westboro Baptist Church picked up some day laborers outside a Home Depot, gave them some offensive signs, taleisim and Na-Nach hats and paid them to stand at the parade.”

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The view from behind, was when I first took notice of the unusual participants holding signs for the  JPAC .Even the JPAC flyer criticized the BDS Movement….

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As for Getz and his defense of the BDS Movement, he complains about the attempts to block the anti-Israel ‘progressives’ from marching in the CELEBRATE Israel Parade. (posted on JewSchool)

He continues, “I was marching as I do every year at the Celebrate Israel parade with the Progressive cluster.

Despite a loud and nasty campaign to keep us out of the parade, we marched proudly under the banner of New Israel Fund, T’ruah, Partners for Progressive Israel and Americans for Peace Now.

Celebrating the inspiring Israeli human rights organizations and the fight in Israel for social and economic justice and the end of the occupation.” (TSM: They were NOT Celebrating Israel)

MORE PICTURES of the anti-Israel banners and signs (click picture below for slide show)


A short VIDEO
of the anti-Israel Neteuri Karta and the JPAC protestors being challenged by the JOYFUL kids as they marched up Fifth Ave.

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Anyone who cares about Israel stands against the New Israel Fund.

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From Stand With Us regarding the BDS Movement:.

“The last decade has seen a sharp uptick in the amount of traction gained by BDS and its associated partners.”

“Recently major supermarket chains like Tesco in the UK have begun labeling products made in Israel, while a major Norwegian state fund has divested from Israel companies, Danya Cebus and Africa Israel, for their involvement in building projects over the Green Line.”

Some of the PRO-Israel supporters
were at 63rd and Fifth. AFSI and JCC Watch. They had banners and signs to expose, chastise and protest the participation of these anti-Zionist groups.


Shamefully, these groups were sanctioned by Alisa Doctoroff and the Parade’s organizers at the JCC.

Slide show pictures of  AFSI & JCC Watch (click picture below for slide show)


Slide show pictures of the  POLITICIANS using the parade for self-promotion. (Click Picture below for slide show)

About 8 days after the CELEBRATE Israel Parade, Obama, our first ‘Jewish’ President (!) 2011-10-07-FirstJewishPresidentsucceeded in denying ISRAEL as country-of-birth.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a law that would let American citizens born in Jerusalem have Israel listed in passports as their country of birth, saying it encroached on the president’s exclusive power to recognize foreign governments. It can no longer be listed a Country of Birth on American passports (for anyone born in Jerusalem). ”

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Armenian Holocaust Remembrance Day – Never Forget- NYC (4-26-15)

We are at WAR.
In a world gone mad. Evil metastasizes. Destroying Cities. Countries. Generations.
A War between the
civilized man and the savage.
Whole cultures … like the Armenians …. denied their history, their future, by the genocidal followers of Mohammed.
Murdered by ISLAM. The Turkish massacre of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians was genocide. 
The Armenian Genocide began in 1914-15

(what a way to start the 20th century)

Genocide:a term coined by Polish writer and attorney, Raphael Lemkin, in 1941.

As defined by the UN in 1948, GENOCIDE means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, including:

Anti-BDS Protest @ UJA Headquarters &100+ Shofars (5-11-15) Vids /Pics

Anti-BDS Protest At UJA Headquarters – Oh, What A Night!

Richard Allen, founder and head of JCC Watch, was the MC.

The protest took place in the late afternoon/early evening of May 11, 2015 outside the UJA headquarters in Manhattan. Members of the pro-Israel community were out en force energetically protesting Lisa Doctoroff (President of the UJA), BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) and the NIF (New Israel Fund).

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Shame on the UJA for funding these groups that work to disenfranchise Jews from their homeland in Yehuda and Shomron, and indeed, throughout Israel!

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Shame on the UJA for funding the New Israel Fund, thereby enabling these BDS, anti-Israel groups to march in this year’s Israel parade. isriel 10x8 copy

The following is a synopsis  of the protest from AFSI: 

“An energized group of more than 100 people protested outside the UJA, blowing shofars (real and toy) to wake up the UJA leadership to the dangers they are perpetrating on the Jewish people.

Richard Allen explained that Alisa Doctoroff, President of UJA-Federation,uja1_hh is guilty of supporting the New Israel Fund (NIF) with millions of dollars which are then given to NGO’s that work to destroy Israel. Doctoroff-BDS-NIF-ad1

 

 

 
Incredibly, some of these groups are marching in the Celebrate Israel Parade when their purpose is NOT to celebrate Israel, but to denigrate it.

He then introduced Rabbi Allen Schwartz, Rabbi of Ohab Zedek on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, who spoke about all the remarkable contributions Israel makes to the world, but regardless, is still castigated and ostracized by much of the world.

And Lauri Regan spoke for EMET (Endowment for Middle East Truth), outlining the injustices of the BDS system and the great harm it does both inside and outside Israel.

Helen Freedman, Executive Director of AFSI spoke next.
She began by asking, “Does Israel have the right to exist?” The crowd roared back with a resounding YES. She then asked, “Do you want your tzedakah supporting those who de-legitimize Israel?” The crowd responded with a strong NO. She then stated, “Our purpose here today is to announce that we are closing our wallets to UJA – while it supports the demonizers of Israel.”

Helen mentioned how Europe is consumed with BDS, and how the Netherlands cut the pension of a 90 year old Holocaust survivor for the “crime” of moving to Israel and living over the green line.

Helen then listed some of the groups funded by the NIF, including Adalah, B’Tselem, Breaking the Silence, Machshom Watch, Mossawa, Partners for Progressive Israel and Physicians for Human Rights. She held up the photo of an IDF soldier cradling a Nepalese child.

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The caption read, “0.1% of the world is Israeli. 30% of the international medical team in Nepal is from Israel. Will the UN and BDS groups condemn Israel’s “disproportionate response.”?

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Helen continued, naming Alisa Doctoroff, Michael Miller, Eric Goldstein and Jerry Levin, all officers or former officers in UJA and JCRC, as being responsible for allowing the delegitimizers to have standing. The crowd booed their disapproval.

Helen concluded, “Rejecting Israel’s legitimacy by accusing Israel of war crimes, and violations of humanitarian law, which would justify international intervention, like the International Criminal Court, is criminal.

All the condemnations are built on lies and fabrications. They must not be allowed to pass for truth. That is why we are here today and why we must continue to raise our voices against those whose greed and willful blindness lead Israel and America into a dangerous downward spiral. We won’t let it happen. ”

Other speakers followed, including Rabbi Algaze, Paul Brody, Mort Klein, Robin Ticker and Charlie Bernhaut.

VIDEO PLAYLIST of all the speakers.
They all emphasized the intolerable and dangerous de-legitimization and demonization of Israel spurred on by the BDS movement.

Final Thoughts: ”  We hope UJA heard us and will heed our messages BEFORE this years CELEBRATION of Israel Parade. ” (thank you to AFSI for this report)

  [ The final blasts on the 100 shofars  begins in video at 4:00]

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Slideshow of  a few pictures

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May Day Commies vs NY-ICE (Union Square) 2015

“The Union Square area is “Commie Central” in New York City. It is the home of Workers World Party. WWP organizes all of the big demonstrations there. WWP defended the Tienanmen Square massacre.

They supported Saddam Hussein, Kim Jung-Il and his father…. a hodgepodge of professional political grievance organizations like the SEIU, the Communist Party, art school students and people reminding us not to forget girls, women and trans-people…”


This is Commie Day 2015.A Day that should Live in Infamy.DSC_0284 copy
A day that seeks the recruitment of “tools and fools “A celebration of the most dangerous “isms” that threaten the free world: Socialism, Fascism, Communism and their fellow travelers and Islamism (which seemed less prevalent  this year).

Where they gather annually to celebrate the Tyranny of Despots. Perhaps we might be able to push back more effectively against their lies and agitprop… if we were not so dumbed-down as a country.
If ONLY the William Ayers, Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky and Saul Alinsky’s  hadn’t succeeded in taking over our schools, our text books and our media….
But, they have.One positive this year: their numbers were down (a lot)Another positive: Members of NYICE who came out to challenge those who support Illegal Trespassing.Every year NY-ICE confronts the lies and propaganda that the media and the public are force-fed by the soc/commie/progs regarding our Immigration Laws.
The COMMIES and their venomous responses rarely include any intelligent defense for ignoring and breaking our Immigration Laws. Joanna Marzullo, President of NY-ICE, talks about the dearth of intelligent discourse. The Soc/Commie/Progs chose instead to lob not only copious FU’s but globs of spittle as well.

Of course, across from NY-ICE, were banners that supported illegals.Banners that just HAD to be addressed.

Silence was NOT an option.
But, this year the other messages seemed to focus more on freedom for convicted murderers (rather than Workers Rights)IMG_3015 copyEncouraging violent incendiary racism.
Anti-Israel Kuffeyas promoted hatred as well (is this a typo “Scumer” ? or an inside slam that’s meant to spell SCUMMer)

Kuffeyas that were worn along side other lawless banners and signs. In this case it was an Illegals contingent (lead by the video spit-queen)
And way too much of the dangerously rabid police hatred.

NYPD Officer Brian Jones was murdered the next day..

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The dangers of de-policing our cities as Radical Movements Form to Disarm and Disband New York City Police” …  [claiming that the ] NYPD = KKK .

BTW- The start of Police Week is on May 10, 2015 and NYC Police Commissioner Bratton bluntly acknowledged that the country is in a time of crisis. (like we didn’t know!)

“Let’s face it, we’re in a crisis at this time, in this country, on issues of race, around effectiveness of policing, around police tactics, probably the most significant I’ve seen since I joined policing in 1970.”

The focus on trying to find racism in every word uttered is simply a smoke screen to divert from the real problem(s) facing our country. ” (another writer also said) “at 70, I have never seen this country so racially divided and it’s getting worse.”

A smattering of OWS anti-capitalism signs still made an appearance or two

Victims of Communism Day aka May Day should increase awareness of the dangers of far left forms of totalitarianism, and extreme government control of the economy and civil society. Our relative neglect (ignorance) of communist crimes carries a real cost.
Ultimately each message promotes the destruction of our towns and cities leading them towards the chaos of anarchy. Ignoring the Rule Of Law.
One sign. One banner. One text book. One video. One movie at a time. The fruits of their labors were on display in Union Square.

Glenn Beck remarked on May 2, 2015 about these like-minded cop-hating/Commie-loving anarchists: 

The democratic socialists that have run [our] cit[ies] for decades are…at fault in a big way… listen to those radicals who led occupy Wall Street, read what Isis is currently tweeting, look at what Iran is saying or Russia, listen to Francis Fox Piven, Al Sharpton, the Black Panthers, the Nation of Islam or any of the Leftists who have been planting these seeds for a very long time. We must be as wise serpents and gentle as doves. The times call for us to be better than we ever thought we could be. If the police force is this bad and racist, who didn’t do their job to clean it up a long time ago?

Lots more pictures in slide shows.

Slideshow Part 1 (Commies)

Slide show Part 2 (NY Ice Patriots)

Last thoughts: A statement made by the actress, Martha Raye.

“I am a Republican  because I believe in the constitution, strength in national defense, limited government, individual freedom, and personal responsibility as the concrete foundation for American government. They reinforce the resolve that the United States is the greatest country in the world and we can all be eternally grateful to our founding fathers for the beautiful legacy they left us today.”

Shouldn’t this be the desire and goals of all Americans (Republican or Democrat)?

The May Day Anarchy continues to promote the deconstruction of our laws (our constitution) at the cost of our our safety and our freedoms. God Save us ALL if they should finally succeed. The Future is in their hands (if we let it)

Do YOU know what your children were TAUGHT today?

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Pamela Geller – Free Speech Champion vs Sharia Law – Brooklyn College (4-22-15) vids & pics

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The topic of the evening: “The First Amendment and Social Criticism”.

The First Amendment. Free Speech. Listening to what you might find offensive, but respecting the free speech rights of others to offend. However, Free Speech was trampled by the Brooklyn College Zoo, while Brooklyn College Security and Faculty stood by – on the sidelines. Immobile. Frozen. Neutered.
This is what Sharia Law Looks Like.

To begin. April 22. 2015. Brooklyn College. When I arrived, around 6 PM, there was a fairly large crowd standing outside in a light rain. It seemed to be students mostly. I figured they would start entering within about a half hour so I was escorted upstairs by the faculty sponsor,Professor Seidemann, to the “penthouse”, where I could set up my camera gear before the students took their seats. What I saw, as I entered, was a bare room (hardly a “penthouse”) with approx 200 (room capacity) folding chairs at-the-ready for the audience. But, for now, only Security and a few faculty-types were standing around; waiting.
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Contrary to a snarky crack made by a young woman, that can be heard in the Q and A video,  regarding preferential seating (39:37 – 40:03) The only privileged early-seating that was witnessed by myself and the faculty sponsor, was a First Wave of early seating by quite a few Muslim students (male and female). The next wave of seating was about 10-15 minutes later and was also, mostly, Muslim students …. ALL of whom headed to the front of the room, filling the seats front to back. “Yes, Virginia” the treatment of some as being better than others (the Muslim students getting early seating) did NOT go unnoticed, despite your faux complaint.

While the waves of Muslim Students got settled, this fellow in the white shirt below, walked row by row, clearly giving the male students in particular instructions of some sort.
It became apparent as soon as Ms. Geller mentioned hijabs (buzz-words?) that the male Muslim students were to get up and walk out at appointed times. (“potty-breaks?”)
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Since the “instructor” sat down front with his ear piece and ALL of the cell phones were being held close to their chests throughout her speech, it was clear how easily he was instructing and co-ordinating the intended visual chaos.

Different groups of males through out her speech walked out and then back in, back and forth, attempting to disrupt her speech. It did NOT work.

Continuing with the intros that preceded Ms. Geller’s Speech.

At about 7:20, once late-comers were accommodated, the intros began with  Brooklyn College V.P., Joseph Giovannelli, who gave a very specific breakdown of how the students (and guests)  were expected to behave and what behaviors would be grounds for removal from the event.

ALL of these pointless instructions were IGNORED by the Muslim students, as well as the Security Officers, once Ms. Geller began to speak.The bedlam during the Q and A grew to a deafening DIN where NO one could be heard and was tolerated (ignored?)  by Mr. Giovannelli AND the BC Security.

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Both just stared back at the raging crowd,  incapable of putting any rules of decorum into action while these Muslim students screamed and yelled at the Armenian woman who had survived a genocide was TRYING to ask a question.

THIS is what SHARIA LAW Looks Like.

Disrupting the event was pre-planned. Nothing spontaneous. The Muslim Students were in charge.

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From a student, Lisa Gagliardo, on instagram

Brooklyn College SJP, ISO, & supporters filled the room for a talk by Pamela Geller. We made it known that her hate, bigotry, and flat out bullshit is not welcome here. This video was taken at the end of her lecture. Most of the crowd was chanting “Free Palestine” and “End the occupation now”.You can see the woman in the green shirt shouting at students to “go home”.This is the idiocy sanctioned by Pamela Geller. Your faith or ethnicity does not dictate home.”

(The same woman in green responds in my Q and A video to all their obnoxious screaming with, “You don’t act like American citizens.”

The COMMENTS that followed the Instagram video:

carmeister You guys seriously shouting down an old woman? Here I thought Islam was better than that. Judea was renamed Palestine by Rome by the way.

lisa.gagliardo Someone who says “go back home” deserves to be shut down and so does Pamela with her hate filled speech. Palestine has been occupied for 67 years and Israel is a war criminal by the way. @carmeister
carmeister @lisa.gagliardo so no respect for old women. Gotcha. I just heard Ms. Geller’s talk on YouTube and didn’t hear hate speech coming from her. She did however point out many horrible thing done by Muslims. Like a father killing his daughter for not wearing a hijab etc. is that the true face of Islam? I think you are mistaken about Palestine.
lisa.gagliardo You must not be familiar with the adds that she runs. She puts things like “Jew hatred is in the Quran” and “Defeat the savage, support Israel”. That’s hate speech. Obviously that’s not any face Islam has. A verse in the Quran says “killing one innocent person is as if you have killed all humanity”. No, I’m not mistaken. @carmeister
lisa.gagliardo Prophet Muhammad said “The best among you is one who is best to his family”. Does it sound like killing family members is the true face of Islam to you?
carmeister *Surahs
lisa.gagliardo @carmeister I hope your perspective changes. As a non-Muslim I’m thankful I had family members who said no religion is hateful, violent, or destructive at a young age or else the media would have me thinking like you.

ladamidesignsTerrible on so many levels. Pamela Geller needs to go home…

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Video Part 1- Intros : First, Joseph Giovannelli , Brooklyn College VP of Administration & Finance followed by Dr. Susan Aranoff a professor of economics at Kingsborough Community College

Video Part 2Pamela Geller speech and Q and A

The Muslim Students were itching for a fight. Manipulating the crowd vociferously. It is a credit to the non-Muslims in the audience that confrontations were avoided.

The hoots, yells, screams roared forth from the Muslim students with every derisive crack that posed as a question. One example in the Q and A video  at 39:01 to 39:34, is when the hippy, finger-clicking chick claimed  to be a Roman Catholic and derided Geller for speaking in favor of Free Speech. LOTS of noise followed.
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The Muslim Students jeered at Geller for supporting Free Speech. They support shutting down Free Speech. Controlling our media. Our schools. Our police.

THIS is what Sharia Law Looks Like.

The Muslim Students think they have “won” the “intellectual” war. Taking selfies and screaming: ” Don’t Come Back”, “Free Free Palestine”, “End the Occupation Now” “Free, Free Gaza” and the ever pithy, “The People United Will Never Be Defeated”.

They have won NOTHING (they just don’t know it yet)

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Get the full story here: http://pamelageller.com/category/brooklyn-college/

http://pamelageller.com/2015/04/pamela-geller-wnd-isis-at-brooklyn-college.html/

And from David Wood, these links:

http://www.answeringmuslims.com/2015/04/muslim-students-shout-dont-come-back.html

http://www.answeringmuslims.com/2015/04/brooklyn-college-muslim-student-thanks.html

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Slide Show of pictures:

Pro-Israel/Pro-Idan Raichel COUNTERS Adalah-BDS Anti-Israel Tools (4-12-15)

Pro-Israel -Pro-Idan Raichel Rally was held outside the Beacon Theatre in NYC, April 12, 2015.Ironically, Adalah-NY was protesting against the appearance of the Israeli mega-sensation, Idan Raichel who was performing at the Beacon later that night. Ironic, because Raichel collaborates with and has created Israeli fusion music with Ethiopian Jews, Yemenite Jews, and Jews from other diverse traditions, as well as global fusion music with musicians from a large variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds from around the world.

Raichel is a unique Israeli cultural ambassador, whose music is a bridge to mutual understanding.”

There was a solid counter-protest, between 125-200, who supported Israel as well as Idan Raichel; challenging the predictable lies and agitprop sung and chanted  by the anti-Israel – BDS protestors.

 

 

 


A Pinocchio balloon loomed large over the pro-Israel/Pro-Idan supporters, aimed straight at the anti-Israel BDS crowd.

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Pinocchio mocked  perfectly the stream of lies that came from the Adalah’s as they maligned  Idan Raichel and Israel.
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Those who came out to counter the Adalah/BDS’rs, sang happily and carried Israeli flags, as well as the American flag.
 “Our side out-numbered theirs by much more than 10:1 and exhibited tremendous energy and Ahavat Yisrael (Love of Israel).”

 Op-Ed from Phyllis Chesler: Left Protests at Idan Raichel’s NY Performance – I Kid You Not

“On the evening of April 12th, on Manhattan’s upper West Side, the usual anti-Zionist and pro-Palestinian groups such as Adalah-NY, the BDS National Committee, and the Palestinian  Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel protested the performance of an Israeli musician.

Probably the most insane leftist protest ever. Idan Raichel and apartheid? If it weren’t so sad, most Israelis would burst out laughing.

 

 

They had a sound system which blared anti-Israel, angry “black”-style rap hate music. Most were white leftists; two were visibly Arab-looking.”

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(Chesler) asked for a brochure.

“It read: “What kind of musician is an ambassador for apartheid? Serenades soldiers who destroy homes, lives, and land? Feels happy with a state characterized by racism, violence, and land theft?”

 

 

 

 

” My friends– Welcome to Upside-Down Land.”

(Continuing with Chesler) She engaged with one of the white pro-“Palestine” women (Sherry Wolfe) who told Chesler that “the people you are covering for endorse genocidal hatred and violence.”

The response, straight out of the Ivory Tower of multi-cultural relativism was this:

“We have our narratives and you have your narrative”

“At the moment in history when Syrians are massacring Palestinians in the Yarmouk camp, about which neither President Obama nor the PLO seem to be doing anything—
This is how anti-Zionist  pro-Palestinians chose to spend their time.”

 SHORT VIDEO

More pictures can be found at these two Flickr links

Pro-Israel
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pamelahall/sets/72157651961581691/

Easter NYC – 2015 – Fifth Avenue – Pictures

I almost skipped the Easter “Parade” this year. FYI- It’s really a jam-packed promenade from 49 st. and St. Paddy’s Cathedral to about 54th-55th st.
But, the sun was out……Pulling me toward Fifth Avenue… Pulling me toward all the pretty hats.(It’s ALL about The Hats)
And Happy People
Happy Children Happy Families (of all ages)Happy Friends Lots of friends (Old and New-Found friends) 
On the Avenue… Fifth Avenue… NYC Easter 2015
In the midst of a world weary from terrorism, I am so very glad I hung-out for a couple of hours with so many Happy People.
Of course, all was not flowers and hats. This is NYC, after all. There was this one unfortunate fellow (with a sartorial ‘egg’ from Manhattan College)
He was sitting close by the marionette show.
And, thankfully, some OWS protestors who stood out side St. Patrick’s were gone after about 30 minutes. It just wasn’t the time or place for such a display.
This was much more fun. Their smiles, their joy, was perfect.
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