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Anti-Israel Left Protests Batsheva Dance Company at NYC’s Joyce Theatre

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

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Part 2 – slide show

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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

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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]

The Many Faces of NYC Israel Day Parade 2018

June 3, 2018. NYC. The Annual Celebrate Israel Parade.
Hosted by  www.jcrcny.org

A Day of JOY!

 

 

 

 

Celebrating the past, present …. the future …


Most were there to celebrate Israel (see Parade slideshow)

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With elections coming up, many opportunistic politicians eager for photo-ops. Wonder how genuine is the support of some. (see slide show)

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Unfortunately, the parade has allowed many with questionable allegiances a spot in the parade (see slide show)

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As usual, the happy parade goers were yelled at by the offensive Neturei Karta. [the parade always DROWNS them OUT!]

The TRUTH was close-by: 58 Arab States vs ONE Jewish State.


The police moved this fellow and his sign a “safe” distance from the Neturei Karta: “GO HOME to Jordan”.

The Marching Groups list included “Progressive Cluster, LGBT Cluster”.


Patriots like the NEW JDL NY challenged these traitors (see slideshow pics)

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Standing Together is an Israeli movement of Jews and Arabs. Our core issues – Struggling for Peace and an End to the Occupation:

“Standing Together is an Israeli movement of Jews and Arabs, who, guided by the principles of peace, equality and social justice, aim to create social change in Israel.”

“We hold a holistic worldview and recognize the interconnections of the ongoing occupation of Palestinian territories, the growing social and economic disparities within Israeli society and the attacks by the government on democratic freedoms and on the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel.

ARZA- Progressive Jewish Voices, Association of Reform Zionists of America. Interesting PDF on their approach to a negotiated  two-State solution.

Zioness Movement – UNABASHEDLY PROGRESSIVE – believes in social justice for all people, yet provides a home and platform of support for Jews and Zionists in progressive circles. Also, found two Face Book links : Zioness in Charlottesville; Chloe Valdary and Zioness in the Parade.

Chloe is circled in the picture

Jewish Climate Action Network NYC joins SPNI, Canfei Nesharim, COEJL and other Jewish environmental groups to support the environment and Israel.They marched for the first time, in unison, with several other Jewish Environmental Organizations.


March with the Nature Israel Environmental Coalition, is a coalition of several activist groups listed below:

Canfei Nesharim: Connecting traditional Torah texts with contemporary scientific findings, Canfei Nesharim educates and empowers Jewish individuals, organizations and communities to take an active role in protecting the environment, in order to build a more sustainable world.

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) is Israel’s oldest and largest environmental non-profit organization. For over 60 years, SPNI has been dedicated to protecting and preserving Israel’s natural resources, environment, biodiversity and unique landscape. The work carried out by SPNI now will determine what the land of Israel will look like for generations to come.

The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) deepens and broadens the Jewish community’s commitment to stewardship and protection of the Earth through outreach, activism and Jewish learning[…] COEJL is mobilizing the Jewish community to conserve energy, increase sustainability […] while building core Jewish environmental knowledge and serving as a Jewish voice in the broader interfaith community.

The New Israel Fund (NIF) was supposed to march in the parade, as they have done before.

NIF (New Israel Fund) The New Israel Fund uses an innocent name like The New Israel Fund to woo financial support, but it is deadly for Israel. It seeds money to groups devoted to damaging Israel, both from within and from outside by supporting Breaking the Silence (Shovrim Shtikah), B’Tselem, Adalah, warfare projects against Israel, boycotting Israel, Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) as well as dozens of other groups that work in concert to harm Israel.

 The NIF marched to celebrate 70 years of  ISRAEL? Of course,not.  That’s why the New JDL-NY was ready for them. But, we never saw the NIF. Did the JCRC-NY pull their permit?

Some familiar celebrities included the beloved Dr. Ruth Westheimer (90 years young the next day)


Joel Grey – with National Yiddish Theatre Folksbeine(and Grey is 86!)


Mitzvah Clowns  …. always colorful ….

Curtis Sliwa, a crowd favorite, thanked the New JDL-NY  personally by climbing over the barricades to shake their hands.

John Voight & JDL- NY (they met in the park later)

Saw these enthusiastic Trump fans.

NEXT SECTION: The Politicians. Most controversial would be those on record supporting BDS, not Israel: BDS (Global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement)

Mayor di Blasio claims to be opposed to BDS but supports Linda Sarsour.Linda Sarsour is anti-Israel & a proponent of Sharia Law-These values’ don’t reflect the people of my NYC- @BilldeBlasio supports her!!”

Scott Stringer, NYC Comptroller. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo always keeps the Mayor far from his entourage. They are NOT BFF’s.

The Castro-loving Marxist NYC Council Member, Ydanis Rodriguez (far right in picture) was intensely glued to Gov. Cuomo’s photo-op.

Corey Johnson, the new City Council Speaker appeared briefly (picture from his face book page). Also,New York City Council Member (of the left persuasion), Margaret Chin (Margaret is to the left of Corey).

Speaker Corey Johnson and the NYC Council March in the 2018 Celebrate Israel Parade - John McCarten

Some background on Corey. Earlier this month, the Queens Pride parade and the Celebrate Israel parade fell on the same Sunday. What’s an ambitious New York politician — the first openly gay male, H.I.V.-positive City Council speaker — to do? “I alternate,” Corey Johnson said. “Last year I did Queens Pride and skipped Israel. This year I did Israel.”[NY Times]

Perhaps Corey was gone by the time they walked up to 71st st because he crammed both parades in one day.


As for the NY City Council
– Their position is that BDS movement leaders and supporters engage in “unacceptable anti-Semitic rhetoric

NYC Council: 2016those activists still have the right to be bigots, anti-Israel and anti-Semitic,” but that the Council would be “simply condemning anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activity.” [Observer]

Melinda Katz (D) currently Queens Borough President, former domestic partner of Curtis Sliwa.

David I. Weprin (on the right) New York State Assembly

Sen. Chuck Schumer, Senator from New York

Schumer didn’t seem to be  a favorite of the New JDL-NY.


Congressman Jerrold Nadler, one of the most liberal members of the House, somehow went unnoticed marching up Fifth Ave. (walked by so fast – he’s not in focus)

U.N. Group supporting Israel .


And a delegation from the State of Israel

As for the parade: 11:30 am or so– I observed a CHEESE Head man.  Standing alone. Haven’t seen one of those since the Wisconsin protests. Just standing as the parade marched by. However, as I left the parade around 2:30, the back of Cheese Head man caught my eye – DANCING – as the parade  continued up Fifth avenue. Fun.

AND the peaceful green of Central Park. That gorgeous lake. Quite a  contrast to 58th street in Manhattan. Count us lucky to have such a respite from the madding crowd.

 

 

 

[Pictures and Videos Property of Pamela Hall]

David Hogg, Profiteer, #Never Again means Jews Will Fight Back!

Wednesday – 6/20/18- 6 PM. Barnes & Noble Book Store. Union Square. A book-signing event for the inappropriately named, #NeverAgain. A book that will put blood money in the pockets of David Hogg, Parkland Profiteer.

David Hogg, is the Stoneman Douglas High School student-survivor of the 2/14/18 Parkland, Florida shooting. Hogg has now become the bully-face of an anti-NRA movement . His goal: Gun control boycotts, legislative advocacy and, ultimately, disarming America .

While Hogg and his sister appeared inside the NYC Barnes & Noble, the  JDL-NY used this moment OUTSIDE to EDUCATE Hogg and his fans as to why #NEVERAGAIN = JEWS FIGHT BACK!

Outraged,  the JDL-NY protested Hogg’s misguided and
offensive acquisition of #Never Again as a title for his book.


Statement from New JDL-NY:David Hogg is one of the new mascots of the Left seeking to take away Second Amendment rights of Americans. One method he is using is his new book entitled, #NeverAgain .

Never Again started to be widely used after the WW2 Holocaust to mean never again six million murdered. So, any money Hogg makes from this book is blood money.”

“The late Rabbi Meir Kahane, who was assassinated, also used the slogan and wrote a book entitled, Never Again, meaning that Jews will Never Again stand still and be murdered, Jews will fight back.”

It is important to to acknowledge that Hogg has used the Never Again slogan as the title of his new book to further his agenda to disarm Americans. In support of tyranny. This is  reprehensible.The curtain drawn back, the real David Hogg revealed in this article from BluePillSheep.com

David Hogg, using the memories of those 17 innocent people who died inside the Parkland High School, without so much as a call to their loved ones is reprehensible.

Patrick Petty, 17, whose sister, Alaina, 14, was lost to us in that God awful tragedy. Patrick admonished his schoolmate David Hogg for not only his vile attacks upon others but more importantly to Patrick, for David Hogg not bothering to even reach out to him or his family.

Even if you have nothing to say, I am sure even a short condolence call would have been appreciated by these grieving families. Considering David Hogg is using their loved one’s memories for his own personal gain, it’s the least he could do.

The bottom line is David Hogg lost nothing except 6-minutes hiding in a closet. The Petty’s and 16 other families lost someone they loved. So David Hogg making a 5-minute call isn’t expecting too much, especially when you’re using those families loved ones.

Personally, David Hogg not reaching out to the families is detestable. He uses their memories but doesn’t even bother to call and say “I am so sorry for your loss. This tells me all I need to know who David Hogg is when the curtain is drawn back. David Hogg, these are the faces of those you are using. [BluePillSheep]

17 innocent people who died inside the Parkland High School[composite photo fox5sandiego.com]

David Hogg and the “March for Lifers”, backed by Nazi capo, George Soros, have betrayed those murdered with their blind arrogance.

In a Fox interview addressing why “The Other Half of America Needs to be Heard”, a Parkland survivor, Kyle Kashuv, challenged Hogg’s “gun control activism”,refusing to work with others: His Way or No Way.

From a Bill Maher interview, a brief snippet of Hogg on how he ended a call from the President  and proudly HUNG UP on him, President Trump, we don’t need to listen to President Trump. President Trump needs to listen to the screams of the children and the screams of this nation.”

When asked what he thought of Hogg’s actions, Kashuv responded, “I’m really trying to control my anger at what he said. Because, ya know, the President calls you and shows he wants to make a change and you … and you talk about bi-partisan change … and the one man who controls, who leads our nation (ya know) comes to you and says, “Look, let’s do something. Let’s make it happen.” And you hang up the phone on him? That’s so hypocritical. (ya know) David Hogg was like, “We have to make a change. Let’s make this happen.” And then the White House calls you and “Let’s do it. I totally agree, let’s make the change.” (ya know) And then you hang up on him and you brag about it on national television. It’s extremely counter-productive.”

Kashuv addressed Hogg’s gun-control demands,“We have to make sure we secure our schools first and make sure this never happens again and only then can we have the gun-control debate.

Instead of hanging-up on the President, David and his young associates should read more on why their solution is a dangerous march towards tyranny: “How the Second Amendment Prevents Tyranny”.

Citizens disarmed and isolated, like the Jews of Europe; trapped. Unable to defend themselves. Murdered. And the memory of those murdered – by tyranny, not the NRA – continues to rise from the ashes of history. Never Forget. NEVER . AGAIN.

Flickr Slideshow

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[Where indicated, pictures property of Pamela Hall]

OUTRAGE! Trump Travel Ban Upheld Fascist Left, Muslims Protest “Racist TRUMP”

Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Foley Square. NYC. 6 PM. A day of  OUTRAGE ! as the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold the Trump administration’s travel ban, which blocks immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

“The presidential order proclaiming the travel ban, which took effect in December after two broader iterations were blocked by lower courts, applies with varying degrees of severity to seven countries — five with Muslim majorities : Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria and Yemen — plus North Korea and Venezuela.”NY Times

The Soc/Commie/Prog/Lib/Facisti burst upon Foley Square. Muslims, the naive Left and Communist led unions fed the eager media with the usual agitprop that anything Republican and/or Trump is of the DEVIL.

Front Page Mag addresses their partisan lies: “We are all immigrants’ is a half-truth at best, and a banal historical fact that doesn’t distinguish between legal and illegal immigration, a bipartisan bad habit meant to distract voters from the failures of our indiscriminate immigration laws and policies.

Correcting these dysfunctions caused by our porous border is a separate issue from how we decide whom we should allow in through a legal process.”

“Hundreds (of ignorati ) gathered in Foley Square, in New York City, to protest the decision [… ] SCOTUS voted to uphold President Trump’s third travel ban on predominantly Muslim countries, writing that the president has the right to “suspend entry of aliens into the United States.

OUTRAGE as the Workers Unite!

A few speakers acted surprised at how quickly this protest came together. Point of fact: this protest was On-Call, waiting for the Supreme court ruling.

Once the decision was in. The protest was ON.

Hundreds of the Hard Left gathered “in love, not hate”. The loving sign below translated, “Trump you are asshole”.

When it comes to the unions, they too opposed all things Trump.

“The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Trump’s racist Muslim Ban, so it is time to take to the streets.  Please join us in Foley Square at 6PM to say #NoMuslimBanEver. It’s crucial that we (the unions) have a visible, strong presence across the country of people who care about Muslim and refugee communities and oppose Trump’s White Nationalist agenda.

Flickr slide show of both sides:

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The First Lady, Melania Trump-meme was mocked by a couple of women.

A list of supporting and sponsoring groups:

Women’s March
MPower Change
Jews for Racial and Economic Justice [JFREJ]
International Refugee Assistance Project
Yemeni American Merchants Association -YAMA
MCN
CAIR-New York
Arab American Association of New York
The New York Immigration Coalition
New York Civil Liberties Union – NYCLU
Islamic Center at New York University

Saw ex- NYC Councilman, Robert Jackson, who at a previous NYC Muslim Day Parade, proclaimed Harlem to be the New Mecca. Jackson joined the crowd – unnoticed- except for his very BOLD t-shirt, “Many talk the talk, Robert Jackson walks, the walk.” Guess he’s still running for office.

 

 

 

 

 

Video: Linda Sarsour spoke, OF COURSE.

TEXT: Sarsour chants: “Whose Street. (crowd responds) Our Street.”

“Sisters and Brothers, I’m here today as a proud New Yorker and an unapologetic Muslim. (cheers) I don’t give a damn who’s sitting in the Supreme Court, I know that this country is open to ALL people and MUSLIMS were here before this country was called the United States of America. (cheers) I don’t give a damn what the Supreme Court says is legal, because they said slavery was legal; segregation was legal; the internment of Japanese-Americans was legal. Just because something is deemed legal does not make it moral or just. (huge cheers) This administration has made it a policy to separate black and brown families. Whether it be on our Southern border or through the illegal, unconstitutional Muslim-ban, they are breaking up the fabrics of our communities.

Just last night I was at La Guardia airport  and I recorded CHILDREN, kidnapped in the night from Texas (who were BORN here) to be put in shelters and to potentially the foster care and never reunited with their families. (crowd JEERS)  I don’t wanta know who you would have been at the time of Japanese internment, or at the time when we refused Jewish refugees, or at the time when we deported over two million Mexico (sic); when the border never crossed them. Right? The border never crossed them, we crossed their country.

Who would you have been at the time of the civil rights movement. I’m asking you, “Who are you right now?” (odd cheers) If it is not clear to you, it is VERY clear to me.

This administration has a White, Nationalist, Supremacist agenda and they are implementing point after point.

The Resistance has momentum. But the bottom line is that they are winning. And every day they keep their promises to their base, who oppose our values and principles and OUR intentions of democracy, and equality and diversity in these United States of America.[2:40]

So, I’m telling you today: Wake Up! WE ARE LIVING UNDER FASCISM. This is Fascism! (cheers)

I don’t believe that we will liberate our communities though the ballot-box. But, what I do believe is that we can stop the hemorrhaging 0n (sic) our communities. That we can stop the bleeding and create some checks and balances. So, I’m asking you to continue to show up and show public dissent, cause dissent is the HIGHEST form of patriotism. (huge cheers) Show up. Show up. Show up  cause we are NOT tired and we will NEVER be tired; and continue to fight for justice for our beloved communities.

I also want you to take yourselves to the polls. (cheers)  Sisters and Brothers, no more self-righteous (?  apologies)[3:42] There are communities that are suffering because  we can’t pass ONE BILL through this congress. Congress has an opportunity to act, and I’m telling you, there’s a lot of people on the roster.

Go to those polls. Put forth your principles and values and let’s show them what we’re made of. Because, it’s not that we need to win, we HAVE to win! We MUST win! People are counting on us every day. (cheers) [4:08]

You can always count. on. me. To stand with any community who demands justice. And I do not care about the consequences of what it means to stand up for justice, just like our  ancestors before us, they didn’t care. They went to jail. They were spied on by the U.S. government. They were vilified in the media. But, all of that doesn’t matter because OUR communities are worth it. Our children are worth it. Our families are worth it. (cheers)

Stay loud. Stay consistent. They are counting on you getting tired. They’re (?) [4:57] on you saying this is  how it is. We have no power.

Sisters and Brothers, we have power. They are afraid of our power and it’s time for you to SHOW that power. (cheers begin and carry on as she continues)Take yourself to the polls. Continue to build (faith?) [5:13] Support immigrant and black life organizations and let’s show this administration what we are made of. (HUGE cheers)” [5:20]

Anti-Violence Project (AVP) poster welcoming illegals.

Debbie Almontaser spoke. Debbie was the leader of what she claims was the largest Yemini -American bodega strike, and lest we forget, the infamous Intifada NYC T-Shirt made by the young women in a Yemini -Amer org)

As she spoke to the adoring crowd, Almontaser held her granddaughter Sophie, a second generation American.


In the video, I caught the end of her speech as she mentions her grand-daughter’s sticker, “Nobody is Illegal“.  (21:26)

Almontaser TEXT: (she loves her sticker) “Even Sophie gets it. If the Supreme Court didn’t get it, Sophie got it and we all got it out here. We all got it out here. And so I thank you my sisters and brothers. Do not despair. Get ready. Get the pair of nicest comfortable shoes you have, because we are going to be out every day, every week, every month and every year until we get this administration out of office. (cheers) I am making one promise, and I know that the Yemini-American community will help in delivering this, we are going to register every Yemini-American member in the United States and in New York City to make sure that we get this President out. (big cheers) And so I wanta end with one special chant that my Yemini-American community loves. (to the crowd) Where are you Yemini-Americans, raise your voice. (cheers) Where are you? The one chant that they love most, and that is U.S.A. When I first heard it at the bodega strike, I was like,”What kind of chant is this?” And then, when they explained to me what it meant, they are RECLAIMING their land. Because they have worked, and they are part of the American fabric and each and every one of us is a part of the American fabric, and Trump will NOT dictate who this America is.  Cause WE are. (cheers)

Letitia “Tish” James (NYC Public Advocate) has shown repeated disrespect for our country – and our laws-  in speech after speech that I have witnessed and recorded.


Yet, she’s favored to be the next New York ATTORNEY GENERAL … with allegiances to her Working Families Party (aka Commies). Please. NO.

“Tish” tweeted later: [https://twitter.com/TishJames] “I need your help in the fight against Donald Trump and his attacks on the rights of all New Yorkers – will you join my historic campaign for Attorney General today and chip in with a small donation? Every $ counts bit.ly/2tvfUav”

Text Letitia’s speech: Say it loud, say it clear, immigrants are welcome here. (crowd repeats) This ban will not make us any safer. This ban will only hurt us. This ban, unfortunately, will impact our standing globally. And so this decision was nothing more than a racist decision. A decision that, unfortunately, is gonna continue to promulgate and promote discrimination in our nation. This is NOT who we are! (cheers, applause and “whoos”) And so we want to say to all of you, that it’s critically important that we all understand that this was a result of the fact that they STOLE the Supreme Court seat. (crowd uproar) An illegitimate President and an illegitimate member of the Supreme Court, PERIOD. (crowd applause) And so it’s important that all of us, all of us be involved in the electoral process and that we take back our government, our country for those who believe that there are those who, unfortunately, want to separate us. It’s really critically important that we rise and we stand together and that we use our voices and that ALL of us come together and recognize that this is not America. And that this decision is inconsistent with our values and our principles AND with our constitution. So we gotta stand tall today and let the country know, the world know, that WE believe in a country where our borders are open. And that we welcome all individuals … (cheers,applause) and diversity is our strength and  not a liability. (cheers, applause continues) And we wanta show the occupants, the residents at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue .… (crowd starts boos) BOO…. that Muslims aren’t the problem. What is the problem? HATE is the problem. And we want to send the message of love and compassion. And we want to send a message that this Do-Nothing Republican-led Congress, they need to get steel in their backs, they need to stand up and make sure we have an immigration policy in this country that welcomes all and that understands and appreciates our values. And so I say to you today, don’t give up, don’t be (sic) don’t get despair, don’t despair. We’ve gotta come together as we did today, as we stand together after this ban. [[and we’ve gotta show individuals that we will stand with Muslims, with immigrants, and we will stand with Americans to defend our values and our principles….. let’s continue to raise our voices. No Justice, No Peace (crowd repeats chant)

At the end of the Letitia clip, a Leftard Safety Patrol female attempted to control, aka censor, Univision 41 as they prepared to film the counter-protest.

She repeated (referring to the counter protestors) “ … they don’t represent us … we are asking that you focus over there.”

The Univision reporter stood his ground as he gestured to both groups and then … despite her “plea”  … proceeded to interview the counter-protestors.

As I left crowd behind, I passed a public trash can already sporting the tossed meme of the day (AND some predictable reading material illuminating their intentions). Patriotism was NOT their meme …. of the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FYI- once again- another VERY long list of sponsors and participants.

African Communities Together
African Services Committee
Arab American Association of New York
Asian American Federation
Atlas DIY
CAIR-NY
Chinese Planning Council NYC
Chinese Progressive Association
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation
DSI INTERNATIONAL INC
El Centro del Immigrante
Fast Food Justice
FPWA
GAPIMNY—Empowering Queer & Trans Asian Pacific Islanders
GetOrganizedBK
Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition
Immigrant Defense Project
Jewish Voice for Peace-NYC
Jews Against Anti-Muslim Racism (JAAMR)
Jews for Racial & Economic Justice
Make the Road NY
Masa
Middle Collegiate Church
Millennials For Revolution
MinKwon Center for Community Action
MPower Change
Muslim Community Network (MCN)
Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee
New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU)
New York Day of Remembrance Committee
New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)
Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights
NYC-DSA
NYS Interfaith Network for Immigration Reform
OCA-NY
People For Bernie
SEIU 32BJ
The Black Instititute
The Gathering for Justice
The Islamic Center at NYU
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
The Workmen’s Circle
United Neighborhood Houses
United We Dream
Veterans For Peace – NYC Chapter 034
Women’s March
Working Families Party
Yemeni American Merchants Association -YAMA

For your extra curricular perusal: a LIVE FEED of the protest is here: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1BdxYopoAoBGX

Next, on June 30, they gathered in Foley – again – for a National Day 0f Action. Too much. All the same. I pass. I chose some timely reading instead by re-reading Mark Levin’s “Men in Black.

Oh, yeah…

(Pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall)

 

NYC “Progressive” Jews For a Just and Humane Immigration Policy (pics & vids)

Thursday evening, June 21, 2018. 6 PM. New York City’s “Progressive” Jews For a Just and Humane Immigration Policy” gathered outside Federal Plaza- NYC to protest President Trump’s Travel Ban.

“The Jewish community stands united in opposition to the Trump Administration’s inhumane treatment of immigrants at the border.”

“This opposition continues despite President Trump’s executive order that would keep families together but hold them in detention facilities for an indefinite period of time.”

“We will be gathering outside the Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices at Federal Plaza to pray and act together for protection for immigrants.”

The NEW JDL was there, countering these  VERY “Progressive” Jews.

They were so “progressive” that their “green hated” security attempted to infringe upon the New JDL’s right to also protest ….. in a public forum.

Twice they attempted to inform the JDL that they could NOT speak to anyone passing by – on a  public street.

Even the regular NYPD patrol officers knew this was ridiculous. They informed the PROGS that muzzling the JDL was NOT allowed.

The New JDL held their position, never intending to give in to the Prog harassment

They were not silent.

As for the actual protest of Progs, a Rabbi opened with  The Travelers Prayer

May it be Your will, G‑d, our G‑d and the G‑d of our fathers, that You should lead us in peace and direct our steps in peace, and guide us in peace, and support us in peace, and cause us to reach our destination in life, joy, and peace (If one intends to return immediately, one adds: and return us in peace). Save us from every enemy and ambush, from robbers and wild beasts on the trip, and from all kinds of punishments that rage and come to the world. May You confer blessing upon the work of our hands and grant me grace, kindness, and mercy in Your eyes and in the eyes of all who see us, and bestow upon us abundant kindness and hearken to the voice of our prayer, for You hear the prayers of all. Blessed are You G‑d, who hearkens to prayer.

There were a few speakers, like NY City Councilman Brad Lander (and close friend of Linda Sarsour).

a short Video

The very “Progressive” face book page explained why they were there “For a Just and Humane Immigration Policy”:

“The Jewish community stands united in opposition to the Trump Administration’s inhumane treatment of immigrants at the border. This opposition continues despite President Trump’s executive order that would keep families together but hold them in detention facilities for an indefinite period of time.”

We will be gathering outside the Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices at Federal Plaza to pray and act together for protection for immigrants.

Slide show of the Progs and the New JDL.

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The protest closed with the Priestly Blessings:

[May] Adonai bless you, and guard you –
[May] Adonai make His face shine unto you, and be gracious to you –
[May] Adonai lift up His face unto you, and give to you peace –

Lastly, the  very LONG list of “progressive” Jews (co-sponsors) who gathered outside Federal Plaza

Ameinu
Ansche Chesed
Avodah
Base Hillel
Beloved
Bend the Arc Jewish Action
Congregation B’nai Jeshurun
Congregation Beit Simchat Torah
Congregation Habonim
Congregation Kolot Chayeinu
Congregation Rodeph Sholom
Darkhei Noam
Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition
Habonim Dror
The Hadar Institute
HIAS
Hitoreri
If Not Now NYC
Immerse NYC
Jewish Theological Seminary
Jewish Voice for Peace NYC
Jews for Racial & Economic Justice
Jews Say No
JStreet NYC
Lab/Shul
Manhattan Jewish Experience
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee
Romemu
Shaaray Tefila
Shaare Zedek
Society for the Advancement of Judaism
Torah Trumps Hate
Town & Village Synagogue
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
Workman’s Circle

The NEW JDL NY wondered, do these Progressives really understand what Never Again means?

(Pictures and Videos property of Pamela Hall)

Muslim Ban NYC Presser: Yemini-Americans & Almontaser (Foley Square) vids & pics

NYC Presser: Impact of the Muslim Ban on Yemeni-American families.

June 21, 2018  11 AM. Foley Sq. The presser was streamed live and counter-protested by the New JDL-NY . I doubt they were included in the feed (sarc intended).


Hosted and endorsed by MPower Change,  Arab American Association of New York, Center for Constitutional Rights, Yemeni American Merchants Association -YAMA, Yemeni American Association (YAA), CUNY CLEAR and Arab American Association of New York (AAANY).

“Yemeni-Americans shared their experiences trying to reunite with their loved ones stranded abroad and facing immigration hurdles caused by the ban and a war at home. CCR highlighted the key findings of the new report, including how mass denials of waivers to Yemenis in Djibouti demonstrate that the waiver process is merely window-dressing on a racist and discriminatory policy that targets and separates families and must be struck down entirely.”

The speakers included, Ibraham Qatabi, Center for Constitutional Rights (video)

Radad Alborati, impacted by the Muslim Ban


Shahab Hamoud Mothena, impacted by the Muslim Ban


Diala Shamas, Center for Constitutional Rights (video)

Kavita Pariah-Sanchez, Assis. Comm, Mayor’s Off. Immigrant Affairs (included briefly in the video above)


Dr. Debbie Almontaser, Yemeni American Merchants Association. FYI- High Noon. Sun was hot and intense. Caused cell screen to go black – so I couldn’t see subject I was filming – video not framed well – apologies.

At approx 00:44 Debbie decide to air her grievance with me – for daring to  film her presser. ” Like to point out someone very special …. Pamela Hall …. since 2006, follows me around, records all my speeches, then spins it with HATE. (then as she finished a rather long speech) “Sorry I spoke a bit long, but I had a lot to say. Right, Pamela?” Guess she’s never gotten over the fact I exposed her Intifada NYC t-shirt in 2007.

Mentions World Refugee Day. Three more years of Trump. Maybe less if he gets impeached and repeats the usual misinformation regarding “native ” Americans, “No one has a claim to this land except the ‘native’ Americans (and mentions what we did to them).

“Yemeni-American community members, along with local community and human rights organizations, launched a new report,Window Dressing the Muslim Ban: Reports of waivers & mass denials from Yemeni-American families stuck in limbo, authored by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the Rule of Law Clinic at Yale Law School. (to access PDF file GO HERE)

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About :  THE CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a nonprofit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.

and  THE RULE OF LAW CLINIC, YALE LAW SCHOOL

The Yale Law School Rule of Law Clinic was launched in 2017 and focuses on maintaining U.S. rule of law and human rights commitments in four broad areas: national security, anti-discrimination, climate change, and democracy promotion. Projects include litigation, policy advocacy, and strategic planning matter.

They concluded the presser reminding everyone that on this day and next week as well, “Whether or not we receive a Supreme Court decision on the Muslim Ban, join us in standing together with the Yemeni-American community to say #NoMuslimBanEver.

On this same day, President Trump tweeted what NEEDS to be said:

Democrats want open Borders, where anyone can come into our country, and stay. This is Nancy Pelosi’s dream. It won’t happen!

What is the purpose of the House doing good immigration bills when you need 9 votes by Democrats in the Senate, and the Dems are only looking to Obstruct (which they feel is good for them in the Mid-Terms). Republicans must get rid of the stupid Filibuster Rule-it is killing you!

The border has been a big mess and problem for many years. At some point Schumer and Pelosi, who are weak on Crime and Border security, will be forced to do a real deal, so easy, that solves this long time problem. Schumer used to want border security – now he’ll take crime!

We shouldn’t be hiring judges by the thousands, as our ridiculous immigration laws demand, we should be changing our laws, building the Wall, hire Border Agents and Ice and not let people come into our country based on the legal phrase they are told to say as their password.”

The TRUTH, it’s a terrible thing to waste.

[Pictures and Videos property of Pamela Hall]

 

 

International Day of “al-Quds” NYC 2018 (pics & vids)

Friday, June 8th, 2018 . 4 pm. As usual, “The International Day of al-Quds” demonstrators gathered in Times Square to rally against Israel;  supported, nurtured and incited by the Marxist insurgents who led the way.”

 Later, showing solidarity with the  “Palestinians” “Great March of Return” in the Gaza Strip, mock coffins were carried by the “Palis”, Muslims, Neturei Karta —- capos—and Marxist leaders as they marched to the consulate general of Israel. (the JDL reported that, in NYC,  it was a LAME march)

The NYC protest was just a lot of noise against the Great Satan (U.S.)and,  of course, the Little Satan (Israel), met fortuitously by an equally noisy counter- protest hosted by the New JDL-NY

Whistles. LOTS of Whistles filled the air while the over-amplified al-Quds Day protest attempted to keep the focus on their LIES.

Though smaller in numbers, the New JDL counter-protest in support of Israel successfully mocked, derided and obscured the lies and hate spewed by the Marxists dominating the microphone.

The New JDL troops challenged the LIES and hate!

“On June 8th, Islamists will march from Times Square to the Israeli Consulate, calling for intifada. They will carry coffins calling terrorists victims of murder by the hands of the IDF. Pure lies and anti-Semitism.

We can not let anti-Semitism, in any form, go unanswered. Am Yisrael Chai!”

Slide show of more JDL pictures

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Slide show of more anti-Israel protest pictures

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Later I found more info on the Gazan terrorists who sent helium balloons with burning charcoal over the border of Israel. MURDER is what the “Palis’ seem to do best.

[source for video at @divnews1 : Face Book]

A call to action from the NEW JDL-NY to stand up for Israel, to stand against anti-Semitism, suggested they bring Israeli flags, signs supporting the IDF, signs condemning the daily terrorist attacks against Israel and WHISTLES to drown out the anti-Zionist lies.

Yep, whistles. Loads of whistles. The JDL made a powerful impression on the “Palis” and Marxists. Causing the female “Pali” trying to lead some chants- against the whistles to scream , ” I can’t hear you.” [small pleasures) As the JDL taunted them with “Traitors ,Traitors”

We partied on Sunday (at the annual Israel Day Parade) now it’s time to defend. Am Y’israel Chai!

VIDEO of Marxist, anti-Zionist SPEAKERS onThe International Day of al-Quds” when Muslim demonstrators rallied against Israel; supported, nurtured and incited by the usual Marxist insurgents.

Bill Doares,Workers World Party.“Built on lies, blood and hate, Israel is a racist State”. We are here…because once again, “Palestinians: are being shot down in cold blood, shot down down for trying to exercise the most basic human rights in the world: the RIGHT to Go Home, the right to return to their own land; shot down by the hate-filled white supremacist soldiers in Israel. These hate-filled murderers are paid by OUR tax dollars.(1:26 …) the endless flow of arms , from M-16 rifles to F-16 Jag jet-fighters (…) which are being supplied-for free-to the racist murderous enemy called Israel. (2:14) so the struggle of the “Palestinian” people to return home is part of the struggle of the oppressed people around the world for justice. Israel is an apartheid State. It is part of global system of apartheid that keeps the world divided with the rich and poor (…) and the struggle of the people of “Palestine” is the heart of the struggle for freedom and justice around the world, which is why anybody, oppressed people and working class people every where need to stand with “Palestine”. Because, an end to Israel means an END to the U.S. military industrial complex and the Warfare State that lives off our backs and steals from our communities. “Palestine” will be free; They can kill, they can lie, “Palestine” will never die. (3:12 the New JDL responds with LIARS, Liars, Liars.) Israel will soon go the way of the Third Reich and the Confederate States of America and Rhodesia and all the other racist enemies thrown in the dust-bin of history. Long Live ‘Palestine’ .”

From Samidoun.net: “On International Day of Quds, people of conscience gather 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.”

Black speaker:…black people know coffins. We know Emmet Till, we know Tamira Rice, we know Eric Garner, we know Nat Turner, we know Martin Luther King, we know Malcolm X. So, we’re very familiar with coffins ’cause coffins are part of our existence in… the Western Hemisphere.(…) that’s why it is important that the black people passing by know that we support the struggle of ‘Palestine”, because the struggle of “Palestine” is a struggle against institutional racism … every blow against institutional racism is a blow for our freedom HERE as well. Free Free “Palestine”. (00:59 a short moment with the New JDL) – he continues- “... so bear in mind, when people talk about the right to vote, and gutting the Voting Rights Act, and all those Civil Rights Laws that came out of our struggle to be free AND are being TAKEN BACK, think upon that when you think about U.S. citizenship. “Palestine” MUST be FREE.” [1:55]

Algerian female speaker (thick accent) 2:11 “Tell me now, are we terrorists? [crowd NO] Are we gonna stop marchin’? Are we gonna stop protestin’? (…) we say that U.S. imperialists are the number 1 terrorists. … we will continue to fighting against political oppression, whether (by) NYPD, la Migra, ICE,which separates children from their families, FBI (or DHS). We won’t stop protesting and we call on you to join us. (She ends with a popular Algerian chant)

Samidoun continues: “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. In addition, we will also protest the current Saudi aggression in Yemen.”

Joe Catron (activist/reporter):”… 1918, at the time, Great Britain and the world’s other (?) imperialist powers, in collusion with the Zionist movement, were already determined to plant their own colonial outpost in the ancient Land of Palestine. Over the ensuing decades it became clear that nothing less than wiping Palestine off the map (…) Through the strength of its people and the ferocity of its struggle, Palestine survived. In the face of imperialism and occupation, followed by (?) colonialism, ethnic cleansing and fragmentation, their popular mobilizations, strikes, guerilla warfares, bombings, hijackings shattered the hopes of the imperialist Zionists ….. expulsions of the “Palestinian National movement”…. the unbelievable fact that it’s still here – fighting- despite the ferocity of its enemies and the betrayal of its allies. (…) despite oppression, exclusion, marginalization and siege the masses of our people continue to fight for the return to their land …to their homes … from which they were forcibly expelled. (… referring to the deal of the century at Camp David… ) The Great March of Return is the “Palestinians” unmistakable response. The children of the revolutionary classes, workers and farmers, have made perfectly clear that they will never allow their holy sites, their land, their prisoners, their right of return to be bargained or sold.”

Endorsing anti-Zionist Organizations
International Action Center
– Workers World Party
– Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
– Neturei Karta
– Jafria Association of North America
– Muslims United for Justice

Larry Holmes, International Action Center. “Comrades. Don’t pay too much attention to those silly whistles (referring to New JDL) People all over the world, of different races, different religions and different nationalities … support the struggle of the “Palestinian” people. The people who want to support them (refers again to New JDL) are racists and Zionists. They’re colonialists. They’re occupiers and imperialists. And the way the world is going, they’re days. are. numbered! (cheers) We must do more, Comrades. Especially here in what we used to call the Belly of the Beast. Israel could not exist, very long, without U.S. economic and military support. Everybody knows that. Everybody knows that the hundreds of billions of dollars in economic and military aide that the Zionists get all the time…. But, let’s make it more personal. That Israeli sniper that is shooting the borders … it is 99% that he shot … with an M16. That is an assault rifle made for the United States Army, right here. And it is the most common weapon carried by the Israeli(s)… Those helicopters. Those gun-ship helicopters that destroy people, kill children, tear homes and hospitals apart : Made in the U.S.A. (most of them, anyway). So, I just wanta make a suggestion, before I leave. (Holmes now mentions the North Korea meeting, that hadn’t happened yet)

“You know our Comrade, Kim Jong-un the head of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea … sometimes referred to as North Korea. You all know who I’m talkin’ about, right? He’s got a meeting with Donald Trump, in a couple of days. And it was a struggle of the Korean people that forced that meeting. Don’t be fooled. And we know that Comrade Kim Jong-un, he has a lot of business, along with defending his people at that meeting. But if he can, just for a minute … if it’s possible…divert from the agenda and say,”Trump. President Trump. (whatever) Racist Trump. I have a message from the “Palestinian” people, and the people of the world: Stop Giving Israel weapons to murder our people.” (cheers) Free Free ‘Palestine’

While the Marxists and the Muslims continue to march hand in hand against Israel and Jews, and AMERICA, the media accepts, in lock-step, their outrageous lies as FACT. What a sad world we live in.

[Pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall]

 

IFTAR in the Streets, Linda Sarsour & NYPD to New JDL-NY: “You make a sound, you will be removed”

“You make a sound and we will remove you from the park”, NYPD Community Affairs liaison to New JDL-NY. ** scroll down for more on that outrageous muzzling**

IFTAR 2018 in-the-Streets.  6:30 pm Foley Square.

We’re standing in solidarity with communities across the country hosting #iftarinthestreets! Muslims and allies will gather and break fast in support for immigrant communities who are under attack … outside ICE headquarters, at Foley Square …  #iftarinthestreets for Immigrant Justice!” [Face Book]

Ramadan, when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset to please Allah, is considered their holiest month. Many non-Muslims are often invited to fast and even pray with their Muslim friends and also to share the IFTAR dinner.

Ramadan. Iftar. A dawah opportunity on the Road to One World Under Islam, the Umma.

Non-Muslims, like the Leftist Jews from JFREJ (Jews For Racial and Economic Justice) and JVP (Jewish Voice For Peace) were “free to participate in Ramadan” and that’s just what they were doing in Foley Square. Proudly.

This representative from JFREJ, decided to ask questions of the New JDL-NY.

… looking for “Common Ground” …

The New JDL-NY listened politely, but gave no quarter to the ignorance of these misguided leftist Jews, to the JFREJ and JVP who were dedicated to showing the world how to live in peace with their Muslim Sisters and Brothers.

These do-gooder non-Muslims encourage others “…. to be polite to someone who is fasting for Ramadan … greet them with Ramadan Mubarak or Ramadan Kareem, which means ‘Have a Blessed or Generous Ramadan’.” [Huff Po]

BUT, is this special time of year really genuinely welcoming the kafir?

Geller Report and Jihad Watch:

“Ramadan is quintessentially the month of jihad …. a month of holy war and death for Allah, a month for fighting the enemies of Allah and God’s messenger, the Jews and their American facilitators.

In contrast, President Trump issued (sadly) a statement claiming that “Ramadan reminds us of the richness Muslims add to the religious tapestry of American life.”

So which is it? Does Ramadan remind us of  “the richness Muslims add to the religious tapestry of American life,” or is Ramadan “a month of calamity everywhere for nonbelievers”?

Saw 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“].  City Councilman Brad Lander and Linda Sarsour, darling of CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood, and MpowerChange. Peaceful?

… it would be dangerous, suicidal folly for Infidels to pretend that Ramadan is not the month of jihad …. as our Ramadan willful blindness continues, more Infidels will die. (LINK BELGIUM]

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** The NYPD Community Affairs officer was apparently in the pocket of the IFTAR organizers. In the name of “peace”, and at the behest of the IFTAR event, he denied Freedom of Speech to the JDL protestors.


His reasoning? The “Iftarists” had the sound permit [which only means the opposition – JDL- cannot be amplified, NOT that they can not be heard.]

But, today he created a new rule. Just for the JDL. The Community Affairs Officer warned the New JDL protestors not to make a sound while Sarsour was speaking (on mic) OR they would be removed from this public park.

See video of Sarsour, a supposed champion of women’s rights, as she inspired those present with her fiery Ramadan thoughts. (Ramadan is her FAVORITE time of year- Jihad anyone?)

Sarsour quotes: “This is the Blessed month of Ramadan, some of our friends have fasted in solidarity with us,  a lot of our Christian and Jewish friends …. we got allies and friends and solidarity…. times we’ve shared in the movement.  I wanta give a shout out to our friends at FRJEJ. Before it was COOL to stand with the Muslims, these Jewish groups were standing with the Muslims .We are so great ful for you … and we will show up for you any time that you need us. We are all in this together. We are going to FIGHT this together. Because the opposition doesn’t like any of you here. They don’t like women, they don’t like Muslims, they don’t like Jews, they don’t like immigrants, they don’t like refugees, they don’t like black people, they don’t like LGBTQ people. We’re all in the same boat  together. If our opposition is treating us like we’re part of one movement … we gotta start acting like ONE movement. We thank you for your continued solidarity on the issues … impacting Muslims and ALL marginalized communities in these United States of America.”(cheers/applause)

As for the muzzling of the NEW JDL-NY, such actions are never imposed on the Muslim/Leftist protestors.

See more in video and follow link to the Pamela Geller CUNY protest opposing Sarsour as the Key Note Speaker for CUNY’s 2017 grads on May 25, 2017:

Something was very rotten in the City of New York that day (and every day really). Respectful silence was not on the agenda. The NOISE makers persisted, unabated, overwhelming the amplified sound. The NYPD just watched allowing the Leftards to create a hell of a NOISE.

… there’s no free speech to the right. Only the left. The only controversial speech the left believes in protecting is its own speech. [DGreenfield]

Sadly, the Tommy Robinson arrest in the UK  is a far more ominous example of free speech rights lost but this day in Foley Sq. was not a sign of progress. Anything but. We have been warned.

Video JDL and chants and responses in Foley Square BEFORE they were muzzled.

Found a couple of twitter posts from the IFTAR-ists mocking the JDL counter protest:

As people gather for the community building protestors with signs reading “Keep Sharia Out” and “Thank you ICE” and “Back The Ban” have show up to instigate those here. [twitter]

Some not-so-friendly folks arrived at our but we’re going to continue to celebrate with love and solidarity in [twitter]

The New JDL NY responded to complaints from the anti-Zionists, “.. guess, holding an American flag, thanking law enforcement and wanting to keep Sharia out is unfriendly.

 The end of Ramadan 2018 (on June 14) is called Eid ul-Fitr (Festival of the Breaking of the Fast), a 3 day festival. Three Days! Wow. So much to look forward to.

                            [Pictures and videos Property of Pamela Hall]

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“Nakba” Day 2018 NYC – New JDL counters anti-Israel LIES

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:

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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 .”

Co-hosted by:

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

And the New JDL NY was there, as always!

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“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]

NYC Flag Ceremony Bowling Green/Wall S,70th Anniv. Israel Statehood

On this day, May 14, 2018 at 5 pm Wall Street/Bowling Green, the raising of two flags, the original American 13 star flag and the Israel flag, was done to commemorate 70 years of Statehood.

The Flag Ceremony was hosted by Bnai Zion Foundation and sponsors:New York Board of Rabbis, World Zionist Organization, America-Israel Friendship League, American Zionist Movement, Israel in New York.)

Speakers included, Ibrahim Kurtuluş, a Turkish-American community activist, Arthur Piccolo of the Bowling Green Association and Rabbi Joseph Potasnik of the New York Board of Rabbis.

Herbert Block of the American Zionist Movement, Dr. Esther Serok of the World Zionist Organization, and Ibrahim Kurtulus helped to raise the Israeli flag.

The New JDL – NY was there, too.

And families (amongst the crowd)

Flickr slide show

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Bowling Green Square sign post in the background commemorates “Evacuation Day (1783), November 25,1783, when the last British troops left New York


Evacuation Day
on November 25 marks the day in 1783 when British troops departed from New York City on Manhattan Island, after the end of the American Revolutionary War. After this British Army evacuation, General George Washington triumphantly led the Continental Army from his former headquarters, north of the city, across the Harlem River south down Manhattan through the town to The Battery at the foot of Broadway.[1]

( The fence is the ORIGINAL 1700’s fence.)

The last shot of the war was reportedly fired on this day, as a British gunner fired a cannon at jeering crowds gathered on the shore of Staten Island, as his ship passed through the Narrows at the mouth of New York Harbor. The shot fell well short of the shore.[2]

Bowling Green Park is where Gen. George Washington and his troops waved off the departing British Troops AND dismantled the statue of  King George III.

“On July 9, 1776, after the Declaration of Independence was read to Washington‘s troops at the current site of City Hall, local Sons of Liberty rushed down Broadway to Bowling Green, where they ordered their African slaves to topple the statue of King George III. The fence post finials of cast-iron crowns on the protective fence were sawn off, with the saw marks still visible today.[5] The event is one of the most enduring images in the city’s history. According to folklore, the statue was chopped up and shipped to a Connecticut foundry under the direction of Oliver Wolcott to be made into 42,088 patriot bullets at 20 bullets per pound (2,104.4 pounds). The statue’s head was to have been paraded about town on pike-staffs, but was recovered by Loyalists and sent to England. Eight pieces of the lead statue are preserved in the New-York Historical Society;[7] one in the Museum of the City of New York as well as one in Connecticut [8] (estimated total of 260/270 pounds);[9] “[wiki]

An historical day in Manhattan but not too sure the tourists saw anything to write home about – except- the modern day statues of the Bull and the Fearless little girl.

What a shame.

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