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WE’VE HAD ENOUGH! Protest Columbia University’s lack of protection for students supporting Israel (SSI)

October 4, 2018 (4:30 – 6:30 pm ) NY-JDL joined protest against Columbia University’s lack of protection for Students Supporting Israel. (SSI) [click picture for Flickr slide show]

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“Students Supporting Israel (SSI) have been harassed and intimated time and again. Columbia has done nothing to protect the pro-Israel students, and has shown apathy and total disregard for their safety.

All Columbia University students deserve protection! Freedom of speech for all! Members from Students Supporting Israel, Columbia’s chapter of Alums for Campus Fairness, faculty, and the local community have had enough. We demand fair and equal treatment by the administration!

Last semester SSI filed a detailed, thorough, and evidence-based complaint documenting our members’ harassment by anti-Zionist groups and individuals on campus, and of their clearly numbered violations of the CU Rules of Conduct. And yet, Columbia University has taken no action, summarily dismissed the complaint, and left its students without any protection from harassment and bullying. Since then, SSI submitted three more complaints, and the Columbia administration has failed to appropriately address any of them.

SSI has spoken with university administrators on numerous occasions, but all of their requests have fallen on deaf ears. It is time to show the university that we will not stand by quietly while SSI and other pro-Israel students are harassed and systematically silenced on its own campus.”
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Unfortunately, they were ill-advised, practicing, rather than opposing, the type of censorship they had come out to protest.

They attempted to censor the NY-JDL. + I would suggest a new advisor+

A parent asked to speak to us re the reasons the students were protesting outside Columbia University’s gates, challenging the university’s  blatant anti-Semitism. I wonder, was she aware that the SSI students were guilty of censorship …  against the NY-JDL? Most unfortunate.

THEN, holding her supposedly BANNED children’s Book,” P is for Palestine“, was opportunist and HYPOCRITE: Golbarg Bashi.

Her book was banned? By whom? Where? When?

She was rude. Confrontational as she railed at the protestors in front of Columbia, particularly the NY-JDL.

Insisting the American people were afraid to know that Jesus Christ was born in PALESTINE, while hawking her P is for Palestine book to the passersby. BTW- Bashi “ is an atheist … an Iranian/Swede (born in Iran, raised in Sweden, and educated at the Universities of Manchester and Bristol and obtained her doctorate degree from Columbia University  and now a feminist professor of Iranian Studies at Rutgers University ) And definitely NOT pro-Israel.

[The Geller Report] A student group at Columbia University protested on Thursday against what it described as the administration’s tolerance of harassment directed at pro-Israel students […] This time I will no longer sit quietly and allow others to dehumanize my people and my community,”

“The administration is repeatedly failing to forcefully respond to antisemitism, and so it comes back worse and worse each time. A line needs to be drawn and it needs to be drawn now.” [The Geller Report]

[Pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall]

Barnard College hosts anti-Israel panel “BREAKING BARS: Fighting Incarceration from the U.S. to Palestine”

Thursday August 2, 2018 (7:00 PM – 9:00 PM) Barnard College, New York City, the latest bastion of higher-ed to become a shameful conduit for anti-Israel animus.

They offered an intimate discussion between two groups on the front-lines —  fighting incarceration and supporting prisoners — one in Palestine, the other in the U.S. — and how we can understand these shared systems of domination and resist them.” [Algemeiner]

Addameer (Arabic for conscience), is a Ramallah-based outfit accused of ties with the “Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

Barnard chose to “Stand with ADDAMEER”, a “Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association” working for “political prisoners” held in Israeli and Palestinian prisons. “Addameer vs Israel“.

How much more “effed up” can our centers of education become?

The New JDL- NY was there, outside Barnard, in protest and to Stand With Israel.

“…. after a “difficult past semester” — during which Barnard students voted to endorse a divestment campaign against Israel in a referendum — “it is dismaying to see the College further used to discomfort members of its community.” [Algemeiner]

Barnard College, shame on you.

Addameer has called attempts to link it to the PFLP part of a “smear” campaign. According to Jewish Virtual Library, the PFLP has been involved in various suicide bombings, airplane hijackings and an assassination.” [Jewish Journal]


For more of the New  JDL protest, see Flickr slide show

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Addameer, according to NGO Monitor, has several members who are either currently in Addameer, or were formerly in the organization, that have extensive ties with the PFLP.

For instance, Addameer’s chairperson, Abdul-latif Ghaith, is currently in the midst of an Israeli travel ban due to his PFLP membership. Addameer vice-chairperson Khalida Jarrar was convicted of belonging to the PFLP and calling for violence against Israeli soldiers, serving prison time as a result.

Yacoub Odeh,an Addameer board member, was sentenced to life in prison for his PFLP membership and was only released as part of a prisoner exchange.

Barnard College to Host Prisoners’ Group Accused of Ties With Palestinian Terrorists

The speakers this evening were:

  • Lana Ramadan, Addameer’s International Advocacy Officer, was born in Dheisheh refugee camp, near Bethlehem in the West Bank. She’s worked with Badil Refugee Resource Centre and been active in community activities, such as Dabke. She studied Human Rights and International Law in the joint Al Quds University and Bard College program and has a Master in Human Rights from London School of Economics.
  • David Joseph Deutch, or DJ, Addameer’s Advocacy Coordinator, is a native of Australia who has worked with indigenous Australian youth, asylum seeker children, Amnesty International Australia and the UN in New York and Palestine. He is now Addameer’s Advocacy Coordinator. He studied Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Sydney and has a Master in Public Administration at Columbia University in New York.
  • Laura Whitehorn served 14+ years(of a 20 year sentence) in US federal prison as an “anti-imperialist political prisoner“. She was convicted for the “Resistance Conspiracy” case, which involved attacks on US and Israeli military installations and companies. [FYI- she BOMBED the headquarters of the Israeli Aircraft Industry right here in NYC]  In 2016, she was part of a delegation with other former “political prisoners”, labor organizers, and academics to Palestine.

Laura Whitehorn is a proud anti-Zionist Jew.  She was charged with conspiracy to influence, change, and protest policies and practices of the United States government by violent and illegal means

In the 60s, Whitehorn was active in the “civil rights” movement, supported the Black Panther Party, the Black Liberation Movement, the New Afrikan Independence Movement and Puerto Rican IndependenceWhitehorn also lists fighting the KKK and organized white supremacy.

She advocates the creation of ANOTHER Islamic State – in the Middle East, those “BASTIONS of Equality!

The Adameer members at Barnard were joined by Release Aging People in Prison – RAPP ; Jewish Voice for Peace-New York City.

Release Aging People in Prison/RAPP works to end mass incarceration and promote racial justice by getting elderly and infirm people out of prison.

Links: Release Aging People in Prison – RAPP; Jewish Voice for Peace-New York City; Jewish Voice for Peace; Addameer Website; Face book; twitter

The Barnard fools and tools welcomed these terrorist organizations, presenting them as voices of reason and proclaiming “Incarceration to be a system of domination”.

The new Barnard school motto, perhaps: “Breaking Bars. RESIST! Resist! Resist!”

[Pictures property of Pamela Hall]

“Fight Together, Strike to Win” – Marx at 200, May Day 2018 NYC (pics & vids)

“Fight Together! Strike to Win! Migrants and Workers Run the World!, a May Day celebration of workers, migrants and all oppressed people in Union Square.


Noon, May 1, 2018. However, the usual location, Union Square South at 14th street, was oddly empty. Then I saw WHY. There were signs directing everyone to 17th street, to the North end of the square.

Once there, I  saw an isolated anti-Commie protestor at this new location; a union man from New Jersey. Solid. Proud as he worked his “pen” with a double-sided sign. Then, once inside the larger pen, I found the busy Commie-bees setting up their Socialism and Marxism tables. Capitalism reigned as they hawked their books, t-shirts and BUTTONS. Lots of books. Lots of buttons.
If Reason prevailed we would forget the books, t-shirts and buttons and declare this day, “International Victims of Communism Day 2018″

May Day is a fitting time to commemorate the tens of millions of victims of this murderous ideology: COMMUNISM. [Volokh Conspiracy]

May Day began as a holiday for socialists and labor union activists, not just communists. But over time, the date was taken over by the Soviet Union and other communist regimes and used as a propaganda tool to prop up their [authority]. I suggest that we instead use it as a day to commemorate those regimes’ millions of victims. The authoritative Black Book of Communism estimates the total at 80 to 100 million dead, greater than that caused by all other twentieth century tyrannies combined. We appropriately have a Holocaust Memorial Day. It is equally appropriate to commemorate the victims of the twentieth century’s other great totalitarian tyranny. And May Day is the most fitting day to do so….

But, the Commies avoid TRUTH with their revisionist history and false narratives: Capitalism Bad, Communism Good : Hypocrites All.So, with their $19 a day truck (banners attached), the stage was set for the communist shills to blast familiar agitprop to an oddly small May Day “crowd”. (video)

As usual, the speakers kept the “raptured commies” raging against the Capitalist Machine. Raging against Israel. Racism. “Islamophobia”Recruitment is de rigueur: hook the naive passersby, sucker them into hating-on America, the West and Capitalism and they are owned.
As Workers UNITE! Against the Capitalist Machinerang through the air, the “choir “obediently  raged on and on against Capitalism.

Another anomaly, even though this was a public park, the Reds created ‘guards’ – unchallenged- to intimidate the “unwashed’ from entering their “sacred” PUBLIC  space.



Flickr slide show:
  Since the Parks Department forced the Commies to gather at the North End of Union Square , they were NOT happy;  blaming the very small turnout on location. (small pleasures)

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Interesting moment, a kid who was NOT a communist and then a girl from the radical Left who told us to Shut Up.

Jovi Val spoke with this kid … who was NOT a communist. Smart kid. Audio not the best (I was using my cell) and amplification from stage was a bit loud but you can get the kid’s drift. And THEN this girl from the RED Brigade came over to tell us to SHUT UP!


We need to LEARN, said Commie babe, and LISTEN. Yeah, that’s the ticket SHUT UP!
After all, this is an important year, as they “celebrate” Marx 200.

Washington Post : Marx German Hometown- 200 years

is split over whether a democratic nation such as Germany — a nation divided for nearly a half-century due in no small part to its native son’s theories — should be erecting monuments that are paid for, designed and built by an authoritarian one such as China. Marx wrote the cookbook for communist dictatorships all over the world.

Not so long ago, Germany was tearing down statues of Marx. An icon of communist East Germany, his likeness scrubbed from many a town square after the country’s reunification under democracy and capitalism in 1990.

Whether Marx would have approved of how his theories have been applied is the subject of fierce debate. Many defenders insist he should not be held responsible for the way his ideas were distorted for murderous ends decades after his death. And love him or hate him, there’s no denying that the problems he identified — particularly the tendency of capitalism to create conflict between classes — remain relevant two centuries later.

Modern-day Trier, with a population just north of 100,000, reflects little evidence that Marx’s ideas had much impact locally. Icons of capitalism — McDonald’s hamburgers, luxury watches, designer clothing brands — are on sale in the grand central square. Marx’s boyhood home, meanwhile, has become a “euro store,” where everything from Chinese-made flip-flops to sunglasses can be purchased with loose change. The Marx statue itself stares out at a hair salon.”

From what was observed in Union Square NYC this day, the Revolution continues to march on to the discordant tunes of Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong – three major Communist mass-murderers, and the Fools and Tools are CELEBRATING.

[Pictures and Video Property of Pamela Hall]

National Day of Action Protest: End U.S. Wars at Home & Abroad – NYC

U.S. HANDS OFF SYRIA! Sunday, April 15, 2-4 pm – Herald Square, NYC [FaceBook]

This was an interesting adventure, glad we made a last minute decision to head down to Herald Square to catch the bait and switch escapades of the American Marxist tools.

The usual memes polluted the the air: “Out of the Middle East! End U.S. Aid to Israel! Solidarity with Gaza!End U.S. Wars @ Home & Abroad” [FaceBook]

​Speakers included Medea Benjamin of Code Pink, Ajamu Baraka of the Black Alliance for Peace, Chris Silvera, Secretary Treasurer of Teamsters Local 808 and many others …. We Are United! (8 short videos in the play list)

The Marxist palaver rang through the air from speaker after speaker (and was also passed out to the unknowing passersby.) See pdf of the Workers World:

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  • Oppose all U.S. wars, nuclear threats, sanctions, coups and bases
  • Fund Human Needs, Not Endless Wars


* Solidarity with oppressed peoples under attack at home and oppressed people all around the world [SpringAction2018.org]

The CPUSA (Communist Party USA) … and Friends …  ranted for two hours, supposedly about U.S. HANDS OFF SYRIA (Out of the Middle East).

But, it was more obviously an anti-U.S. meme, not just a plea to end all war.

The TRUTH squared: oppose all things Western, Capitalist, U.S based and of course, Israeli.

The Good News: American Patriots were there countering the Marxist lies. Patriot Jim McDonald was interviewed a couple of times, once by a Marxist passerby pretending to be reasonable.

Another interview with Jim McD was with Radio wNYC.

More from the Marxists and their anti, anti everything message: UNACpeace.org  called for:

  • End U.S. overt and covert wars, drone wars, sanction/embargo wars and death squad assassination wars.
  • Close all U.S. bases on foreign soil. Dismantle all nuclear weapons.
  • Bring all U.S. troops home now. Self-determination, not military intervention. U.S. hands off the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
  • End military aid to apartheid Israel. Self-determination for Palestine. The U.S. cannot be the cop of the world.
  • $Trillions for human needs … for jobs and social services, quality, debt-free education and single payer health care. No to anti-union legislation. For $15 and a union now.
  • Defend the environment against life-threatening, fossil-fuel-induced global warming. For a just transition to a 100 percent clean, sustainable energy system at union wages for all displaced workers.
  • No to white supremacy, police brutality/murder. End racist mass incarceration. Black Lives Matter.
  • No human being is illegal. No to mass deportations. Yes to DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program] and TPS [temporary protective status].
  • End all Wars at Home and Abroad! [unacpeace.org]

Scroll through a Flickr slide show of  the COMMUNIST RALLY/PROTEST, where NO American Patriots were welcomed.

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The signs and banners, a mind-numbing example of what our media and educational institutions swallow as fact from the agit-prop machine of anarchy.

Some personal observations. At 1:45, the Communist sympathizers quietly assembled in front of Macy’s at 34th and Broadway. Hip-hop type music was blasted as this happy group of anarchists greeted each other; smiling, laughing.

I was left unchallenged (in a public square) for easily 30 minutes or more. Usually Sara Flounders (of IAC)  assigns someone to chase me away (today this didn’t happen til about 3:15 pm) So, I wandered, taking pictures of the many signs.

The protest is supposed to be about SYRIA, but sign after sign regurgitates all the many familiar anti-U.S. and anti-Israel memes.


Anything they can hang on the American DEVIL they will put on a poster. This is a protest against America.  Against Israel.

Then I saw our eponymous patriot, Jim McD boldly going where many in Manhattan fear to go: offering support for President Trump AND for AMERICA. I watched Jim and the Commies for about 15 minutes and then … Patriots of many colors and ages began to join him!

Eventually, the anti-Capitalistas surrounded the Patriots with the agit-prop signs and Syrian 2-star flags (the Commies are not represented by the Syrian 3-star flag) while spirited exchanges – some actually civil- took place for about an hour. (No police seemed concerned by the swarming of the patriots.)

The swarming was finally addressed around 3:25 pm. The police began to build a ‘wall’ of barricades – separating both sides with a never ending stream of police barricades. (Seemed a bit late since the march to Trump Tower would begin in about 30 minutes) But the separation of the factions – the push-back was on ….


Observed high emotions from some; seemed the barricades made a few of the Commies more angry than the sight of the patriots, arguing AGAINST the police creating any kind of barrier. (How dare they)

Some final thoughts from the LEFT on why they gathered this day and their “ALL OUT AGAINST WAR! STOP U.S. Bombing of Syria” campaign.

“The bombing of Damascus is underway.  With no legal authority and in clear violation of international law, the Trump Administration has started its criminal attack on the people of Syria with the largest U.S. Navy task force, including U.S. nuclear aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines, since the attack on Iraq in 2003. Trump and the Pentagon’s criminal attack on Syria endangers us all.

It is time for all of us to express our strong opposition to the U.S. bombing of Syria and the endless U.S. wars.The time is now to return to the street to make our voices heard … to challenge the war makers and defend humanity. The future is in our hands. Not Another War!”

LINKS: Spring Action 2018; No Foreign Bases; UNAC Peace; IACenter; CPUSA.

[Pictures and Videos Property of Pamela Hall]

Next up will be May 1 – May Day – aka COMMIE Day… USA (see Workers World)

 

Anti Israel Rally To Free Terrorist Ahed Tamimi and End IDF “Child Detention”

Dec 22, 2017 – NYC – 4:30 pm: The NY4″Palestine” Coalition  in Union Sq.

Joined by their Communist handlers in a typical anti-Israel (anti-America) protest to “Free Ahed Tamimi “and to end (what they claim) is IDF Child Detention.

The protest was led by many groups , including NYC Students for Justice in Palestine, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, Al-Awda NY, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, American Muslims for Palestine, the International Action Center, the Palestinian Youth Movement, US Palestinian Community Network, the ANSWER Coalition, Labor for Palestine, Jews for Palestinian Right of Return, BAYAN USA, Stony Brook Students for Justice in Palestine, Workers World Party, Decolonize This Place, Adalah NY and Jewish Voice for Peace.


Participants included members of the Tamimi family living in New York.

Part 1 Flickr slide show, the “Free Ahed” protestors MC’d by Nerdeen Kiswani of NYC SJP (Students for Justice in Palestine)

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Every year (they claim) nearly 700 Palestinian “kids”- like 18 years old Ahed –  are brought before Israeli military courts.  In the past several years (they claim) dozens of these “kids”  are jailed, under administrative detention order, without charge or trial.”

Video 1 – Union Square

[Speakers included: JVP (Jewish Voice For Peace) Maureen Silverman; Sara Flounders, IAC (International Action center) ; Joe Catron, Samidoun (Palestinian Solidarity Network); WW Party (Workers World Party) Karen? Sharon?]

The New JDL – NY was there to counter the LIES :”Shirley Temper” is in jail. She’s 18 + should be tried as an adult. (watch the REAL Ahed in action)

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What a vile human being. One can only imagine how reprehensible her parents must be to have raised such a disgusting, hateful brat. [more reportage on the protest from Samidoun]

And this from the vile Marxist,  Charlotte Kates December 24

Part 2 Flickr slide show  – the New JDL NY counter protest

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The counter protest by the New JDL – NY was small, but their mere presence irritated the IAC (International Action Center) Commies and their “Pali” chums – a LOT!  (small pleasures)

FACTS:

Video 2 – Union Square

From U.N.Ambassador Nikki Haley, the truth; always inconvenient for the Marxist cabal. These insurgents have to be fools to support the Hamas Marxist Islamic terrorists or just plain scum. Either way, rolling over is NO Longer an Option.

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[Guy Bens0n, Town Hall– Nikki Haley’s Finest Hour]

BTW- familiar insurgents appear protest to protest. This obnoxious woman, in August 2017, was out for DACA. But, on the evening of Dec 22, she transferred  a very familiar tirade from DACA to the “Palis”.

Who is she? …. Still no name ….

[Pictures and videos (where indicated) property of Pamela Hall]

Anti-Zionists Protest Israel Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall – again

October 25th, 2017, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) gave a concert & gala at Carnegie Hall.  This was fantastic, yes?

Nope. These anti-Israel / anti-Zionist groups did not agree.


They organized ANOTHER anti-Israel protest outside Carnegie Hall aimed at de-legitimizing the State of Israel. AGAIN.

Each year, anti-Zionists return to protest the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra [IPO]. (For previous IPO Carnegie Hall protests, follow links to 2011 and 2012.)

Fortunately, their lies and hateful anti-Semitism did NOT go unchallenged.

The Jewish Defence League and other Zionists were there to “Stand Up For Israel”, to “Stop the lies” and “Stop the hate!”


AM YISRAEL CHAI!

Flickr slide show of both sides

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Some anti-Israel protest chants compliments of Adalah NY and the other anti-Zionists.

Protest musical accompaniment- OUTSIDE Carnegie – was provided by the eponymous, Rude Mechanical Orchestra. Facebook.

Adalah, however, remains OFFENDED the IPO representing the State of Israel across the world. “Let the IPO know that apartheid is out of tune.”


“It (the IPO)”, says Adalah, “serves as a cultural ambassador for the State of Israel, playing a public role in the official Israeli propaganda campaign. Brand Israel uses art and music to distract attention from Israel’s human rights ‘abuses’ and ‘ethnic cleansing’ of the ‘Palestinian’ people.”

Adalah claims that, “the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra is not an apolitical cultural institution.”

“We (Adalah and other anti-Zionists) are responding to the call from ‘Palestinian’ civil society to boycott cultural institutions that are complicit in Israel’s ‘systematic repression’ of the Palestinian people living under Israeli ‘military occupation’ in the West Bank and Gaza Strip as unequal citizens in Israel or as refugees denied their right of return to their homeland.”

BTW- Adalah (the protest host for the evening) was connected in 2007 to the infamous Intifada NYC T-shirt .


Former Brooklyn Principal, Debbie Almontaser, defended the t-shirts, telling the NY Post that “intifada” meant “shaking off”, that the shirts represented women “shaking off” oppression. …. Peace be upon you ….

And now, the REAL STORY behind the Israel Philharmonic and its ORIGINS:

“Since its inception in 1936, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra has been dedicated to presenting exceptional music to audiences in Israel and throughout the world. From its inaugural concert, conducted by Arturo Toscanini, world-renowned soloists and conductors have performed with the IPO.

On December 26, 1936, the Palestine Symphony played its first concert in Tel Aviv under the baton of Arturo Toscanini. A staunch anti-Fascist, the legendary conductor enthusiastically accepted Huberman’s request to join the Symphony as a demonstration against Nazism, declaring, “I am doing this for humanity.”

“The public reception to this inaugural performance was overwhelming, with crowds standing outside near the windows and even climbing on rooftops in an attempt to hear the Symphony. The ovation at the end of the night lasted over 30 minutes.”

 “The IPO is Israel’s foremost cultural ambassador and travels throughout the world, particularly to countries where there is little or no Israeli representation. In some cases, performances of the IPO are the only example of Israel’s existence.”

“The goodwill created by these tours, which included historic visits to Japan, Argentina, Poland, Hungary, Russia, China and India, is of enormous value to the State of Israel.”

Unfortunately, the anti-Israel protests never stop; good-will be damned.

NEXT WEEK, on Thursday, November 2,  I found two more anti-Israel events. FYI: November 2nd, 2017 marks the 100 year anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.

“At 5:30 pm, outside Israeli Embassy at 42nd St and 2nd Ave, a rally to “protest 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, to protest 100 years of colonization”, hosted by NYC Students for Justice in Palestine . The SJP claims that the Balfour Declaration was the first step toward the objective of political Zionism. [Face Book]

They will gather to protest the continued occupation of “Palestine” by Israeli Zionist forces.”

NYC Students for Justice in Palestine
Committee to Stop FBI Repression NYC
American Muslims for Palestine – NJ Chapter
Religious Center · Nonprofit Organization
Jews for Palestinian Right of Return
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
NY4Palestine
Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
Labor for Palestine

Also, at the United Nations, on November 2, 2017, from 3 PM4:30 PM, “100 yrs of the Balfour Declaration and impact on Palestinians” · Hosted by United Nations Division for Palestinian Rights.

The LIES Never Stop.

“The United Nations Palestinian Rights Committee cordially invites you to a lecture on the Balfour Declaration and the impact it has had on the Palestinian people. The lecture will be delivered by Professor Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University and director of the Middle East Institute of Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs in the ECOSOC Chamber of the United Nations Secretariat in New York. It will bring together a broad range of participants, including members of the diplomatic community in New York, UN staff members, representatives of civil society organizations and the general public.”[Face Book]

Stand Up For Israel!

[Pictures and Video property of Pamela Hall]

New JDL – NY says “Honor the Victims not the Killer, Rasmea Odeh

At 4:30 pm, Monday, August 14th. The anti-Israel Left held a rally to CELEBRATE murderess Rasmea Odeh (an ICON of Resistance) in Union Square Park.

“We urge all to join us on 14 August in NYC to show our love and support for Rasmea Odeh before her sentencing in federal court three days later in Detroit. This will be her last court appearance and Rasmea is planning to make a statement.

Rally to support Rasmea Odeh Hosted by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

The plea agreement that has already been reached states that Rasmea will not get additional jail time – but she will have to leave the U.S. This rally will express our support for a legendary former political prisoner and beloved community leader.

This rally will express our support for a legendary former political prisoner and beloved community leader. This rally will express our support for a legendary former political prisoner and beloved community leader. Gather on the steps in the southern plaza.” [Face Book]  

They were endorsed by an obscenely LONG list of puppet and ghost organizations:

1916 Societies
Anakbayan New Jersey
Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
American Muslims for Palestine – NJ Chapter
Black4Palestine
Brooklyn For Peace
Brooklyn Revolutionary Collective
Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine
Committee to Stop FBI Repression
Freedom Socialist Party – U.S.
International Action Center
International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal
International League of Peoples’ Struggle – ILPS US
Jews for Palestinian Right of Return
Labor for Palestine
Majlis Ashura -Islamic Leadership Council- of New York
Northeast Political Prisoner Coalition
NY4Palestine
NYC Jericho Movement
NYC Students for Justice in Palestine
NYC Shut It Down: The Grand Central Crew #blacklivesmatter
New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP)
Pakistan USA Freedom Forum
Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM)- حركة الشباب الفلسطيني
Party for Socialism and Liberation – PSL
Peoples Power Assemblies
Radical Women – U.S.
Release Aging People in Prison – RAPP
Saoirse Palestine
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
Students for Justice in Palestine at Hunter College
United National Antiwar Coalition
Workers World Party

BUT, the New-JDL had a counter-demonstration to “Honor the Victims NOT the Killer, Rasmea Odeh”.

They were there to counter the Samidoun LIES with FACTS: Rasmea Odeh is a terrorist convicted of the murder of two young Jews, Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner on Feb. 21st, 1969.

They were killed in an explosion in an Israeli market. Odeh murdered them, yet she was being honored  at a rally in Union Square Park.

“The public must be made aware that she is a convicted murderer and not a victim. The public must be made aware that Edward and Leon are the victims. Please join us and help fight the lies of radical Islamics and their supporters.” [Face Book]

The JDL gathered “at the steps in the southern plaza” before the Samidoun arrived, creating a dilemma of sorts for the anti-Zionists. Now they couldn’t display their signs on the steps as planned.

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But, did they have a Plan B? Perhaps not, as the Samidoun stood around laughing, smirking and pointing at the JDL while they pondered what to do next.

A decision was finally made to walk in a circle (they love going round and round) and that they did while chanting “Racists go Home”.

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Eventually, some of the younger terrorist-lovers did the predictable, standing in front of the JDL signs.Then some of the younger JDL’s became more vocal as they two sides edged closer and closer  finally coming nose to nose just as the NYPD arrived.

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 The JDL counter-protest was VERY successful proving it does NOT take an army to weaken the resolve of these radicals – even though that may be brief – it was FUN to watch their confusion. They obviously expected only SUPPORT for their murderous darling, Rasmea Odeh.


Interestingly, the NYPD officers seemed almost bemused as they placed barricade after barricade between the two groups, building a Wall to keep the PEACE.

Maybe there’s something to be said for walls, PEACE and safety from the violent animus of WAR-mongers like Samidoun and Hamas.

Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hamas share certain goals and values. To each, it is not a question of whether a peaceful settlement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is possible. It never will be acceptable. What is acceptable is violence against civilians. [investigative project]

 SO, Goodbye and Good Riddance to Rasmieh Odeh

The creation of a state of terror, instability and panic in the souls of the Zionists” is a goal spelled out in the Islamic Jihad’s internal bylaws […] Hamas unveiled an updated charter this year […] it remains committed to never recognizing Israel’s right to exist and demands “the full and complete liberation of Palestine : “from the river to the sea”. 

In other words, no peace while Israel exists.

Rasmieh Odeh bombed that grocery store before either group was created [Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad] so America has lost a pioneer in Palestinian terrorism. Take note of who grieves for that loss more than the loss of life she caused. [investigative project]

Flickr Slide Show of both sides

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FAKE NEWS UPDATE:  Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network can’t handle the TRUTH:  the JDL hung in there and RAINED on the Samidoun Parade. NOBODY LEFT!

David Jamesnovitch August 14 · “Racist scum from JDL just showed up to the anti Trump event waving a “blue lives matter” and were shouted down by the crowd and left abruptly”

We Say: Goodbye and Good Riddance to RASMEA ODEH!

[Where indicated pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall]

 == UPDATE on Reparations PAYBACK 2017==

Norway Demands Palestinians Repay Funds and U.S. Congress Cheers. No moneys can be  used to HONOR KILLERS like Terrorist and Murderess, Dalal Mughrabi

A total of 38 Israelis, including 13 children, were killed and 72 were wounded by Dalal Mughrabi [eight other militants died as well as Mughrabi]

Leaked photos of Dalal Mughrabi’s remains in a Palestinan propaganda leaflet which purports to show former PM Ehud Barak taking a suicide belt off of Mughrabi.

Members of the US Congress are hailing Norway’s recent actions and calling for Washington to take similar steps.

Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) recently introduced an amendment to an appropriations bill that would have prohibited US funds from being used by the PA to publicly honor terrorists. The amendment was disqualified by the House Rules Committee on a technicality, but Sarah Stern — the president of the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) — said that she and her colleagues will be working with members of Congress to reintroduce a similar amendment “at the earliest opportunity.” [Pamela Geller, Jewish Breaking News]

NEXT: THE LIES CONTINUE on SEPT 19 from 6 PM – 8 PM at Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza – outside the U.N. “From the U.S. to Palestine” (#BuildMovementsNotWalls). Hosted by American Muslims for Palestine – NJ Chapter and Jewish Voice for Peace-New York City.

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Tell Roger Waters “No BDS Here!” at the Belasco Theatre

“Music is intended to transcend political barriers and promote cultural exchange, pluralism, and diversity. Instead, Roger Waters is promoting hate. The Jewish Defense League will continue to take actions against Roger Waters until he renounces antisemitism in all of its forms, including the unjust boycott of the Jewish state.” [Face Book]

 Video below of Waters arriving to a chorus of “Shame on you” at the  Sept 10th protest :

The Belasco Theatre, where the equally despicable, Michael Moore is appearing in  his failed Broadway show, “THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER“.

Roger Waters has been a vocal advocate for BDS and anti-Israel rhetoric making it imperative that organizations like the JDL and AFSI hit the streets in opposition to his anti-Israel, anti Jewish animus.

Still, many of the passersby outside the Belasco had never heard about the anti- Jewish, anti-Israel agit-prop supported by Waters (and Moore).

Many, like this woman, were sorry they had tickets for the Barclay Center.

Roger Waters may be a giant to some, but this is one despicable human being coming to Brooklyn’s Barclay Center on September 11th and 12th.

Advocates FOR Israel will be outside the Center NOT welcoming him:  “WE DON’T NEED NO ROGER WATERS!”

They will carry signs like, “BDS NOT WELCOME HERE!”,  “HELL NO! ROGER MUST GO!” and “Say NO to Roger Waters” and ENOUGH!

Silence equals complicity.

Silence permits anti-Semitism to grow.

We must be SILENT NO MORE!

[See Flickr Slideshow for more of the protest]

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al-Quds Day LIES Returned to Times Square 2017

al-Quds Day, June 23, 2017. The anti-Israel LIES and agitprop returned to Times Square. Again.

Every year. Same ol’, Same ol’. (Rinse. Repeat)

Commies and their anti-Israel chums (Muslims and the Neturei Karta) gathered on Seventh avenue to proclaim – LOUDLY- that the Holy Land. Israel. Jerusalem (al-Quds). The Temple Mount (al Aqsa mosque). The City of David. ALL are the ‘ancestral’ property of those “Palestinain”  pretenders from Jordan (“victims’ of the Jews).

The Big LIE, claiming to be “Palestinians”. You name it. They  claim it. “From the River to the Sea”.

In Arabic, Jerusalem is known as al-Quds :  “The Holy” or “The Holy Sanctuary”.


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Quds Day (Jerusalem Day; Quds is Arabic for Jerusalem), an annual event held on the last Friday of Ramadan …. initiated by the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979 to express support for the Palestinians and oppose Zionism and Israel,[1] as well as Israel’s “occupation” of Jerusalem and Jewish settlements in Israeli- occupied territories[2][3]. Nominally, it exists in opposition to the Jerusalem Day (Yom Yerushalayim) celebration instituted by Israel in May 1968.” [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quds_Day]

The videos begin with al-Quds Day chants and pep-talk speeches (of course).

 The usual anti-Israel, anti-Zionist LIES made by the delusional Neturei Karta were countered vociferously by the The New Jewish Defence League NYC.

The New JDL-NY counter-protest had legs, determined to confront the LIES, still — even the truth confused some and irritated others.

But, the JDL-NY  had a permit so their counter-protest was not buried blocks away. The Commies got Alinskied! (Right back ‘atcha)

 The al-Quds Commies displayed “outrage” as they shouted (screamed) their Fakestinian agitprop across 42nd and 7th.

Lead by the usual culprits: Ramsey Clark’s IAC (International Action Center Commies) and WWP ( Workers World Party), Sara Flounders .

Also from IAC and WWP (Workers World Party),  Larry Holmes .

Veteran Communist organizers ran the ‘show’ along with Cyrus McGoldrick (once head of NY-CAIR) ….

Most of the speakers SCREAMED their message of HATE , except for Sara Flounders. She spewed just as much hatred for Israel and America, but in an oddly quiet-tone. Either way, it’s still HATE. “It is Right To Rebel- Israel Go To Hell” (at approx 1:35) But, TODAY, they did not “OWN the streets”, just their hatred.

As the JDL- NY counter-protest continued, walking back and forth, with the JDL and Israeli flags, sullen was added to the Communist demeanor.

Now the al-Quds protest-leaders slipped profanity into their pro-forma, anti-Zionist, anti America diatribes. They were not happy.

Even the always confident Cyrus McGoldrick seemed to grow weary of the JDL-NY commotion.

The JDL-NY contingent, like gnats on a hot summer-night, were annoying but legal.

…. just keep walking …

So the Israeli, American, Trump in 2020 and JDL flags strolled back and forth.
Including an “al-Quds is HATE” sign.
 
The whistles. The rams horn. The acoustic megaphones. The jeering back at the speakers. It all worked. But, next time, I’d recommend MORE WHISTLES (maybe more cowbell!)

The JDL-NY counter-protest was unrelenting. Countering the LIES. A new day was dawning.

 The NK – holding HORRID Nazi signs – were confronted by passersby, the JDL and a guy in a truck draped with Israeli flags.

He stopped his truck right beside the Neturei Karta, shouting at them in Hebrew.

Then, he drove SLOWLY down 7th. Next to the protest pens.

Yelling at the protestors, they yelled back and threw signs, as well as other small detritus at his truck. [caught this action in the video at about 1:38] All while NYC Students for Justice in Palestine organizer, Nerdeen Kiswani,was screaming hatred from the stage.

Soon after, very soon, the the police closed that traffic lane next to the barricades. No way would he, or anyone else, make a second pass.


  Seems the war-of-flags and banners led to an arrest on the Left.  No matter. Lefties LOOOVE anything that gets them more attention. Especially arrests.

The arrestee was activist Nick Maniace of Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. The Maniace arrest in picture below includes two of his co-horts, the woman in the  green hajab and Sara Flounders of International Action Center

Arrest Report from Samidoun : NYPD illegally arrests Samidoun organizer at al-Quds Day rally in Times Square


Nick’s arrest took place midway through Joe Catron’s speech for the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network.  A small team of demonstrators engaged in jail support arrived with Nick to the al-Quds Day Iftar organized by NYC Students for Justice in Palestine after the demonstration, meeting with cheers and strong solidarity and support.

photo: Joe Catron of Samidoun and NYC Free Al-Quds


Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
denounces the unjust and illegitimate arrest by the NYPD of Nick Maniace.


Such attacks are in no way surprising from a police department engaged in daily terror against Black people and other oppressed communities. This incident reflects ongoing NYPD support for Zionism and racism and the framework of repression and surveillance targeting the Palestine movement and Arab and Muslim organizing and community existence.

We urge full support for Nick Maniace at his scheduled court date on 28 August and, most importantly, continued and intensified organizing, protest and action against racism, Zionism, imperialism and colonialism, from NYPD repression on the streets of New York to Zionist settler colonialism in occupied Palestine.

In my own words, as I watched Sara Flounders argue against the arrest and JDL-NY’s permit.

JDL-NY  had a PERMIT, not a sound permit, but an NYPD permit allowing them to protest across from the al-Quds protest; challenging the al-Quds lies, relentlessly. This annoyed dedicated Ramsey Clarke Commie, Sara Flounders. So she confronted an NYPD captain.

I over heard Sara arguing with the Capt. “Why was the JDL allowed to be so close to their protest?” (shouting – WHISTLING)

She waved her permit form. The Captain responded, “They (JDL-NY) have a permit, too.”  Sara (shocked) “THEY have a permit?” (Capt) YES! ( Sara) flustered. annoyed. Jammed her cell phone to her ear – making a call (to someone) They do this a lot when manipulating the police. BUT- heh- nothing worked!

The Captain waved her away. Crossed back to the al-Quds pen, on the east side of Seventh Ave, telling an officer to get her out of the street. She was blocking traffic. (sweet)

As for that ARREST, remember: Commies LOVE to be arrested : victimology 101.

More on the arrest in a comment from the “belly-ache” of the beast:

While we’re on “Fact or Fiction” reportage- found an odd reference while  searching Google for “Israel”.  WHAT pray tell is THIS?  Google- protesting history?

“DEPRECATION ANNOUNCED” from Google?

Definition: of Deprecated- a recommendation against using it “to express disapproval”


Perhaps the sponsors dedicated to spewing these FREE al -Quds LIES, might also work for GOOGLE. (friends in ‘high’ places?)

The list of  sponsors for al Quds

Names and organizations: Students for Justice in Palestine organizer Nerdeen Kiswani. Speakers included Kiswani of NYC SJP, Joe Catron of Samidoun, Sara Flounders of the International Action Center, Bernadette Ellorin and Mike Legaspi of BAYAN USA, longtime activist Esperanza Martel, Richard Kossally of Peoples’ Power Assembly, Mike Bento of NYC Shut it Down, Syed Istafa Naqvi of the Islamic Association of North America, Shahid Comrade of the Pakistan USA Freedom Forum, Larry Holmes of the Workers World Party and Lawrence Hamm of the Peoples Organization for Progress, reflecting an alliance of social justice movements.
They do not relent. Neither should we. The TRUTH must be heard.  No matter what the Commies and Muslim “fakestinians’ claim, these inconvenient (and IGNORED) FACTS remain what they are : FACT- NOT LIES!

“… there are no records to support the Palestinian narrative. In history, art and literature there is no trace at all of any Muslim people referred to by anybody as “Palestinians.”

Records show that it was 19th and 20th century Jewish settlement and the resulting employment opportunities that drew successive waves of Arab immigrants to Palestine. “The Arab population shows a remarkable increase ….. partly due to the import of Jewish capital into Palestine and other factors associated with the growth of the [Jewish] National Home..” (The Peel Commission Report – 1937)

“..in the Jewish settlement Rishon l’Tsion founded in 1882, by the year 1889, the forty Jewish families settled there, had attracted more than four hundred Arab families…. Many other Arab villages had sprouted in the same fashion.” (Joan Peters – From Time Immemorial p. 252 – referenced further as: FTI)

British PM Winston Churchill said in 1939: “.. far from being persecuted, the Arabs have crowded into the country [Palestine]..”

Before the Six Day War in 1967, when Jordan controlled the West Bank and Egypt ruled in Gaza, there was never any suggestion on the part of the “Palestinians” that they wanted independence in their ancestral homeland. The reason was that the “Palestinian” nation hadn’t been invented yet.

In fact, before the State of Israel was born, the term “Palestinians” was used by the Jews to refer to themselves and their organizations. “The Palestine Post”, the Palestine Foundation Fund, Palestine Airways, and the Palestine Symphony Orchestra were all purely Jewish enterprises.

We first hear of Arabs referred to as “Palestinians” when Egypt’s President Nasser, with help from the Russian KGB, established the “Palestine Liberation Organization” in 1964. It was only during the 1970s that the newly minted “Palestinians” began to promote their narrative through murder and assassination. The Arabs have justified their attacks as acts of the indigenous people struggling for national liberation.[snip]

The claim that “Palestinians” are the indigenous people of Israel and that most of the present Palestinian Arabs have lived in these lands since time immemorial is a total fraud. “

[Pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall]

Follow links to  Part 1 flickr slide show

June, 23, 2017 – Lies Lies and more LIES.

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                                          Part 2 Flickr slide show.

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Israeli Apartheid Week 2017 – Columbia University

This year the 13th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week took place all around the world between March – April 2017. Israeli Apartheid Week is organized by an international network of grassroots solidarity groups, unions and activists.

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March 1st, 2017 – RAIN- and Apartheid Week 2017 at Columbia University and its vile Apartheid WALL was getting rained-out. (little pleasures) March 3 was the last day of this annual week of hate and lies and with no rain predicted the next day, I headed for Columbia.

But, now it was WIND. (What’s next frogs and locusts?) Whatever, once I arrived, I rather enjoyed the low-impact caused by this inclement weather. The Wall  of Hate  had to lay flat on the ground. The visual impact was down to zero.

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Oddly, after about 20 minutes, I was quizzed by a Columbia Media Relations Rep. Where was my press permit (really?) He begrudgingly let me stay an extra 15 minutes since I explained I was “hanging, hoping the wind would abate and the wall placed upright – for a better picture. I waited 15 minutes. 1 pm arrived; gusty winds still blowing so: No “Wall”.

Really there was nothing new to see. Never is. I’ve been following the NYC Apartheid Week since 2007. Been to one Apartheid Week offensive you’ve been to them all: the anti-U.S., anti-Israel, anti-Jewish message is deeply embedded and never grows dim. The annual event has grown from 2005 to 2017. Ever stronger, they hold court, spew their litany of lies eagerly accepted as FACT. NO opposition allowed.

If ONLY we could get equal time to counter their outrageous lies. If only our truth could be heard …. by open minds.  If Only.

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