May 31, 2019.Times Square.
International Day of Al-Quds.
Al-Quds (The Holy One)
The historically inaccurate Arabic name
For the City of Jerusalem.
Their press release: “People of conscience gathered this day to express solidarity with all the oppressed human beings of the world and particularly the innocent civilians of “Palestine” who are victimized by the oppressive and racist Zionist regime.” [Face Book]
“We invite all peace loving people to voice their opposition to the unjust and illegal occupation of the great “Al-Aqsa Mosque” and the usurpation of the Holy Land by the Zionist regime.”
Their lies continue: “We rally at Times Square where our speakers shed lights on the atrocities committed by the Zionist state on the oppressed people of “Palestine”. In addition, we will also protest the current Saudi aggression in Yemen.
“We, the citizens of the United States reserve the right to boycott any and all parties involved in practicing racist, discriminatory, and oppressive policies. Stand with us! Stand for your rights” [MuslimCongress.org]
“I think the ideological movement that is anti-Semitic is the right-wing movement, … he did not agree with a claim by a reporter that there is also rising anti-Semitism “on the left in the BDS movement and around the world.” The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement is a largely left-wing campaign to ban Israeli products.
I want to be very, very clear, the violent threat, the threat that is ideological is very much from the right,” de Blasio said, adding that the perpetrators trace their history back to Nazism and fascism.” [NY Post]
Flickr Slide Show
VIDEO ONE – The crowd on both sides.
Marxists joined with the anti-Israel protestors, as well as the embarrassing Neturei Karta, to deny – again- the right of Israel to exist; attempting to convince the passersby that by renaming Jerusalem “al-quds”, it would cease to be Jerusalem. Shameful, historical lies that were countered by a lively group of proud Americans who were very pro-Israel.
Rokeya Begum “Within our Lifetime” was the Chant Leader. Rokeya is heard screaming on videos through out the event.
Video TWO – Bill Doares spewed his hateful Workers World Party agitprop.
Video THREE – Joe Catron, Samidoun (“Palestinian” Prisoner Solidarity Network) preached the glories of Socialism:
Video FOUR – Neturei Karta prayed for an END to Israel.
“Al-Quds Day protest organizers claim to have no affiliation with any foreign entity. Funds for Al-Quds are generated by local community organizers who strongly believe in exercising their legal right to protest against oppression.”
– Jafria Association of North America
– The United National Antiwar Coalition(UNAC)
– International Action Center http://facebook.com/internationalactioncenter
– Workers World Party http://facebook.com/WorkersWorldParty/
– Muslims United for Justice (MUJ)
– International League of Peoples Struggle
– Struggle/La Lucha
– Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
– Within Our Lifetime (WOL)
– People’s Power Assembly
– Decolonize This Place
– Jews for Palestinian Right of Return
– Labor for Palestine
– Committee to Stop FBI Repression
– Al Awda NY Palestine Right to Return Coalition
– BAYAN USA Philippine Coalition
– Neturei Karta
– New Afrikan Black Panther Party
[Where indicated, Pictures and Videos property of Pamela Hall]