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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]

Linda Sarsour (& others) Shed “Light on Darkness” – Hanukkah in Bklyn 2015

It was Chanukkah. Saturday, December 12, 2015. Brooklyn.
Residents protest anti-Muslim violence.
“Residents of all faiths united against the exclusion of Syrian refugees. ”  
Shed Light on Darkness this Hanukkah
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#WeAreBetterThanThis

“At the December 12, 2015 candle lighting ceremony at Brooklyn Borough Hall: Rabbi Ellen Lippmann, Cantor Lisa Segal, politicians, dozens of members of Kolot Chayeinu  and rabbis, pastors, imams from all over Brooklyn, standing together to Shine Light on the refugee crisis and rising ‘Islamophobia’.

Organizers say the goal was to send a message that America is a nation of refugees and that it must continue to keep its doors open.


Daniel Greenfield describes perfectly the nature and associations of the crowd gathered in Brooklyn. If you had no idea who they are – you will NOW.

Even though Jews are the most common victims of religious hate crimes, not Muslims, Susan Talve (of the anti-Israel group T’ruah)  added anti-Semitism only as an obligatory afterthought. Jewish lives don’t matter. Not to radical leftist clergy.

Because I was filming, I needed to find some pictures as well. So, Thank You TWITTER! (and Facebook).

tweetedBeautiful crowd outside @BPEricAdams office showing love to their Brooklyn Muslim neighbors during #Hanukkah.

 FYI –  (Channel 12) seemed to be the ONLY MEDIA that filmed the event as  “Residents protest anti-Muslim violence”

(12/13/15) BROOKLYN – Members of Brooklyn’s Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities came together on the steps of Borough Hall Saturday night to protest hatred they say is fueling anti-Muslim violence.

Residents of all faiths united against the exclusion of Syrian refugees.They say anti-Muslim violence is getting out of control.“I was allowed into this country,” said supporter Harry Rayman. “I feel it’s anti-American for us not accept a number of refugees here.”

[TSM – Rayman doesn’t clarify, when,where or why he was a “refugee” – a term used too loosely, of late]

My last two videos from this menorah event: Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer (Refugee Advocate & Educator)   [Jews For Racial and Economic Justice)]  and [HIAS] “my religious tradition teaches to place human dignity & respect above all else.” She leads with the Torah and how we are to treat the Stranger ….

 As I was leaving the menorah protest (in support of open borders) I had a brief look at the counter-protest that Rabbi Lippman referred to earlier:  No to Open Borders – We Can’t Vet them, Don’t Let Them In. Protect Americans FIRST.

AND THEN :  The Next Day : THERE WAS MORE! as Jewish Voices For Peace returned to Columbus Circle. Surely this was the “Cherry on the Chanukkah Cake


Jews Against “Islamophobia” and Racism – Rekindling our Commitment to “Justice”

           

 They ended with some folk-singing (of course).

BTW- “This Little Light of Mine” is a Christian Gospel song – not a secular soc/commie/prog song – (just sayin)

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 After attending FOUR consecutive events held by these PROG-insurgents, I felt numb from listening to days of their fast and loose mantras. Their message never strayed: Anti-Trump/Anti-America/Pro-Islam/ pro-Refugees aka Open Borders claiming their goal was to send a message of PEACE, “that America is a nation of refugees and that it must continue to keep its doors open.

Reality Check post haste! ” … this abuse of language sows the seeds of intolerance and tyranny….”

NIF, T’ruah, BDS. JVP- THEY ARE THE SICKNESS nurtured by these “PROGRESSIVE Thought-Blockers

“Encumbered with a fossilized illiberal ideology, progressives must rely on … empty words and phrases that comfort and rouse the party faithful and camouflage the lack of coherent argument, consistent principles, and empirical evidence.…these empty words and phrases that lie at the heart of progressivism are the tools for increasing the progressives’ political power and influence, at the expense of everybody else’s freedom.” [Bruce Thorton]

I close with quotes from a timely article by Daniel Greenfield (referring to the San Bernadino terrorists )

“The problem is obvious and we can’t make it go away with gun control and wishful thinking.”

“It’s not the internet that is a threat, it’s immigration.”

 “They aren’t radicals. They aren’t extremists. They’re the enemy.

The Terrorists are everywhere. Vetting is not possible. This a dangerous time to hold back. Now is the Time to NO LONGER REMAIN Polite and SILENT.

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