May 23, 2021. NYC Lower Manhattan – WTC 7. “Stand with Israel. Unite Against Terror“. (apologies for late post)
”IAC officials plan to lay blue and white flowers – showing Israel’s national colors – at the World Trade Center memorial, and to march from the site to the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in nearby Battery Park afterward, creating a powerful symbol linking the destruction of European Jewry to contemporary efforts to target Jews and other innocent victims.”
There was much joy amongst those who gathered in support of Israel. Families with children were able to stay this time (no fear of marauding ‘palis’- see LINK)
You could tell even the NYPD was relaxed – as long as the ‘fakestinians’ stayed away (which they did)
The only opposition a very small group of Neturei Karta (NKUSA.org)
Flickr slide show
Unfortunately, music was blasted at such a HIGH decibel it was impossible to join the crowd. Noticed others hung back as well, especially those with children.
Only able to to watch from a distance, no where near the stage, was disappointing; not able cover the rally speakers.
Jews FIGHT Back.
Saw Yad Yamin NY [https://www.facebook.com/JewsFightBack1/]
And Curtis Sliwa, always there for Israel.
Later I noticed I had captured the obnoxious “Crack Head Barney” standing in the crowd (left of center- in pink dress/ blond curly wig) See [Crackhead Barney at @CHBAF]
“Barney” loves confrontations so the police removed her immediately.
And of course, she complained.
She did not want to be ‘penned’ with the Neturei Karta protestors (she works ALONE)
.Apparently, ‘Barney” headed uptown, perhaps hoping to hook up with another scheduled Support Israel gathering. Elad Eliahu found “Barney” making a nuisance of herself -as usual- to anyone she could hassle. (see his video below)
.But, once I arrived at Duffy, saw only 3 or 4 people hanging around.
The police asked the Jewish support groups to stay home. (The “palestinians” were quite violent at the most recent rally in Duffy (see LINK)
Guess it worked. Both sides were hardly visible.
WTC 7 to Duffy/Times Square. The message: ISRAEL has a RIGHT to DEFEND.
Am Yisrael Chai!
[Where indicated pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall-VSB]
addendum: Aug 29, 2021. The propaganda assaults on Israel’s Right to Exist never end. More reports to follow.