May 18 and 19, 2018. Two Days of the “Nakba Day 2018” protests began in Times Square and ended next day in Grand Central Station. It began at 3 pm, in Times Square. [Face Book]
The New JDL NY was there, countering the LIES put out by the anti-Israel protestors:“Jihadists and their supporters will assemble on Times Square and call for Intifada. They will spread the lies of “Nakba” and promote the ethnic cleansing of Jews from Israel…”From the river to the sea….”
“Silence is dangerous. Silence will not end the lies. The lies will only grow stronger and so will the violence.” [the New JDL NY Face Book]
See Flickr Slide Show for more of the opposing sides:
The LIES from the Marxist Fascist Left : “ALL OUT IN COMMEMORATION OF THE NAKBA AND THE ONGOING STRUGGLE FOR LIBERATION AND RETURN”
“March 30th, Land Day, marked the first day of the Great March of Return, a 46 day struggle leading up to “Nakba Day “on May 15th. From now until then and beyond, we in New York and around the globe must support the ongoing struggle in Palestine.
As the struggle escalates throughout historic Palestine and the diaspora, join NY4Palestine as we reiterate our commitment to the liberation and the right of return of all of historic Palestine from the strangles of the settler colonial Zionist state of ‘israel.’ “
Present for the Times Square “Nakba was Sara Flounders (of International Action Center), Bill Doares, Workers World Party, Raja Abdulhaq [Abulhaq is an active member of Al-Awda, a radical anti-Israel website that rallies for the “Right of Return,” otherwise known as the “One State Solution“], and always, the very racist Nerdeen-Mohsen Kiswani (who tried but could NOT persuade the NYPD to give her special on street parking privileges.
Video Part 1
“It has been 70 years since nearly 1 million Palestinians were forcibly expelled from their homes by Zionist forces during the Al-Nakba (Arabic for the Catastrophe) To this day they and their descendants are still barred from returning. Israel has recently escalated its racist and genocidal policies, with the detention and killing of children increasing whilst Al-Quds, the capital of Palestine, is under threat.
“In reaction to the increase in these policies of ethnic cleansing the resilient Palestinian people, alongside their international allies, are organizing to let the world know that the land, from Haifa to Jerusalem to Gaza and all in between, will be liberated and that a sovereign, independent, free Palestine is inevitable as long as its people remain beacons of resistance.”
“While we mourn the “Nakba”, we celebrate the resistance and its steadfast sacrifices in ensuring that the question of Palestine gets an answer. The Zionists did not expect that 70 years later Palestinians would still be fighting for their freedom and dignity.
As the fight for liberation continues in the homeland, the fight for liberation continues from inside the belly of the beast. We will be rallying to demand the right of return for ALL Palestinians in the diaspora, to demand Israel keep its hands off al-Quds, to celebrate 70 years of resilience and resistance, and to denounce the settler colonial state of “israel.”
Video Part 2
The chants from the anti-Israel, “palestinian” demonstrators always focus on the annihilation and demonizing of Israel:
The “Nakba” did not end in 1948, nor did the resistance: There is only one solution! Intifada Revolution!We don’t want two states!We want 48!
Link for more on Times Square Rally: MondoWeiss
NEXT, Day TWO: SATURDAY, May 19,2018 – Grand Central Station. [Face Book] The same tools gathered to commemorate the “Nakba” — with” grief, heartbreak, rage, and re commitment to action .”
Adalah-NY: The NY Campaign for the Boycott of Israel
Palestine Solidarity Alliance of Hunter College
NYU – Students for Justice in Palestine
NYU – Jewish Voice for Peace
Jewish Voice for Peace – NYC
Jews Say No!
NYC Queers Against Israeli Apartheid
Apartheid Divest CUNY
Flickr Slide Show
“This past Tuesday, May 15 marked the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba. Nakba, Arabic for “catastrophe,” describes the mass expulsion of 750,000 – 1,000,000 “indigenous Palestinians” and the destruction of over 500 “Palestinian” villages that Zionist settlers carried out in 1947-1949 in order to establish a Jewish-majority state.”
Jewish Voice for Peace-New York City —Thank you to everyone who came out to Grand Central on Saturday for remind New York that Palestinians have the right to live in freedom. Palestinians have the right to return home. #Nakba70
Video Grand Central
The “Nakba” has continued ever since through different forms of political, legal and military violence, including the ongoing theft of “Palestinian” land to build Jewish-only settlements; the military detention of “Palestinian” men, women and children; and the 12-year siege of Gaza.
“The day prior, Monday, May 14, Israeli forces killed over 60 “Palestinians” in besieged Gaza and wounded thousands. This is the response to the near-culmination of the historic #GreatReturnMarch, where for seven weeks, tens of thousands of “Palestinians” — families, children, elders — have been gathering along the fence that keeps 2 million people penned in in an open-air prison. Remember, Resist, Return. Free Palestine.”
Remember: Am Y’srael Chai!
[Pictures and Videos property of Pamela Hall]