July 10, 2018 – 6:30 pm. Joyce Theatre. Batsheva, The Young Ensemble (scheduled from July 10 to 22). A part of the Israeli government’s Dance Fest Israel 70, supported by the Consulate General of Israel in New York [video link]
So, of course, Adalah-NY protested with anti-Israel signs and obnoxious music from the Rude Mechanical Orchestra.
Thankfully the NEW JDL NY was there : On With The Show!
The audience arrived as the anti-Semites chanted boycott, boycott; handed out brochures supporting BDS and proclaimed Israel to be the perpetrator of Muslim/Arab Apartheid.
Self-hating Jews, hard-core Lefties … their LIES assaulted those who merely came to attend a dance concert:
The LIES: Apartheid. Racism. Israel. The problem is JUSTICE denied to Muslims in the Holy Land … by ISRAEL.
So glad to see the New JDL-NY there to “Stand Up For Israel “.
From the New JDL- NY: “Once again, American jihadists promoted BDS outside of the Joyce Theater. The rabid anti-Semites will use the Brand Israel program to promote their anti-Israel vitriol and lies.”
“Adalah-NY promotes a movement to de-legitimize Israel. We can not be silent where there is hate! We must be visible where there is hate!”
Afterwards, from New JDL-NY: “Thank-you to everyone who came out on this steamy night. One moment that stood out was a mother who came over to us with her three sons (under the age of 12). She is from Israel. She thanked the team in front of her kids. She was so thankful that people were standing up for Israel and that the anti-Israel group was being countered. We make a difference!”
Broadway World also posted this embarrassing article:
“July 9 was the 13th anniversary of the Palestinian boycott call. The protesters support the growing international movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) to pressure Israel to end its human rights abuses. Fifty human rights advocates held a vibrant, musical protest on the sidewalk just outside New York’s Joyce Theater to oppose the opening night performance by the Batsheva Dance Company, a leader in helping the Israeli government to whitewash its violent repression of the Palestinian people.“
The dimwits at Bdwy World used SPLC , Southern Poverty Law Center, as a SOURCE to demean the New JDL-NY. “A small group of protesters from the anti-Arab hate group the Jewish Defense League (JDL) protested in support of Batsheva, the Joyce Theater and the Israeli government, holding signs saying “Thank God for Trump”, and “Punish Gaza.”
The Southern Poverty Law Center calls the JDL a “radical organization that preaches a violent form of anti-Arab, Jewish nationalism.” [Bdwy World]
Shame. shame Broadway World, using the arts to promote Adalah’s hate machine meme-of-the-day: “The arts should be for liberation, not whitewashing colonization!”
Their screed follows: “As Palestinians mark 70 years of dispossession, Batsheva–The Young Ensemble and the Joyce Theater will be celebrating Israel’s 70th anniversary.”
“… we call on Batsheva and the Joyce to sever their ties with the Israeli government and refuse to participate in its Brand Israel initiative, which cynically uses the arts to distract from Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights.”
“…. we’ll let Batsheva and the Joyce Theatre know that the arts should be for liberation, not whitewashing colonization!”
Some history on the origins of Batsheva. It all started with Batsheva de Rothschild.
More facts here: Congress Demands State Department Release Secret Report Busting Myth of “Palestinian Refugees”
All [that Palestinians] can agree on as a community is what they want to destroy, not what they want to build.” [New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman]
There is no age-old Palestinian people. Most so-called Palestinians are relative newcomers to the Land of Israel
Like a mantra, Arabs repeatedly claim that the Palestinians are a native people. The concept of a “Stateless Palestinian people” is not based on fact. It is a fabrication. [The Geller Report]
Part 1 slide show
Part 2 – slide show
Adalah. Boycott. BDS. “In response to a letter from Adalah-NY: Campaign for the Boycott of Israel criticizing the Joyce for hosting Batsheva and collaborating with the Israeli government, the Joyce’s Executive Director Linda Shelton wrote that the Joyce would “let the art speak for itself,” and asserted that artists’ work “has the potential to transcend violence and political conflict.” Ms. Shelton did not explain how dance sponsored by and in support of a government that is perpetrating systematic violence could transcend that same violence.”
Part 3 slide show
More info and links: “New York Times Chief Dance Critic Joins Jewish Boycott Anti-Semites Denouncing Israeli Performers”
“In his most recent review, he slammed the performance of Israel’s junior troupe, the Young Ensemble. And he did it in such a way as to make clear to readers that he regarded this group as a sort of example of Israel’s repression of “Palestinian” people.” [the Geller Report]
The New JDL NY says otherwise: DON’T LET AMERICA BECOME LIKE EUROPE; Hamas and its supporters are agents of RACISM, HATE and MURDER; THANK GOD FOR TRUMP!”
APATHY should NEVER be an OPTION.
[Pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall]