August 8, 2022 . NYC, 6 pm, across from Grand Central in front of “Friends of IDF “(Israel Defense Forces) headquarters. It was VERY hot. in the high 90s, but heat index much higher.
The SOCIALIST Revolution signs were leading the way as they assembled on the sidewalk outside 60 East 42nd st.
Flickr part 1-signs . lots of signs
Flickr Part 2- they begin with the anti Israel hate filled chants, that are repeated over and over, until their leader, Nerdeen Kiswani arrives.
Flickr Part 3- the crowd spilled in to the street and the police – as usual- simple adds barricades to protect the ‘palis’ and friends from passing cars. Cause these protestors are going to go wherever THEY want to go.
Video – Part 1 – a look at the crowd as they dutifully CHANT
Video Part 2- Nerdeen Kiswani takes over the chants. (a young protestor faints from the heat) BUT Nerdeen continues (after all-they have a trained MEDIC) They must keep going!
Video part 3 – Nerdeen Kiswani. The crowd loves here hate filled rhetoric. Always the start speaker. BUT, the very loud amps and her propensity to GROWL makes it difficult to record her every word clearly.
Thee were also a few pro-Israel/pro-IDF supporters across 42ndt. st.
But even those few were an annoyance to the ‘palis’ . SO, they sent a ‘fakestinian’ flag to stand beside them.
Am Y’israel Chai
[Where indicated pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall-VSB]
On Wednesday, March 30th, 2022, Yad Yamin-NY, and other supporters of Israel, met across from the headquarters of Friends of IDF Headquarters (at 60 East 42nd Street) to show SOLIDARITY with Israel.
Video Part 1- begins across from the Friends of the IDF Headquarters.
At the same time,“inciting violence against Jews, here and in Israel”, “Zionaphobics” demonstrated in front of the NY Friends of IDF headquarters.
The anti Zionists declared this to be “Land Day (an annual commemoration of the killings of six Palestinians by Israeli forces during a general strike against land expropriation in 1976.)
Inciting violence against Jews. THIS is anti-Zionism. And Anti-Zionism is one form of anti-Semitism.
Even though anti-Semitic crimes are up FOUR HUNDRED PERCENT in NYC, these anti-Zionists continue to call for Intifada, a pogrom targeting Jews in Israel.
Video Part 2 as anti Israel protestors assemble
.Calling for Death to Israel (and the U.S.) Calling for the murder of Jews right after a week of terror in Israel. The anti-Zionist -“Zionaphobics” demanded the closure of the Friends of the IDF.
This must not go unanswered. This is not the time to be silent.
Flickr slideshow, Part 1. Yad Yamin-NY and Friends of Israel showed SOLIDARITY with Israel.
Re “LAND DAY” 2022, a statement from an anti-Zionist sponsor explaining their protest:
“We mark the 46th Palestinian Land Day on 30 March 2022. This day is an occasion to celebrate, intensify and uphold Palestinian resistance to Zionism, colonialism, apartheid and occupation, recalling those whose lives have been stolen in defense of the land and people of Palestine and to organize and struggle for return and liberation: from the river to the sea. As the Palestinian people continue to rise up and take action in resistance to defend their people and liberate their land, the Day of the Land is not only an anniversary but a day of living struggle to uproot colonialism from Palestine.” (samidoun)
Video Part 3 – NYPD was very present for these two groups. No incidents. Just lots of anti-Israel chants.
..They challenged settler-funding Zionist organizations that fund Israel: Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the Central Fund of Israel and the American Friends of Ateret Cohanim.
#DefundRacism and #DefendPalestine.
Resist “settler colonialism”. Defend “palestine”.
Show solidarity with the “palestinian” people.
End Israel’s “settler colonialism”.
One-way narratives are dangerous.
Flickr slide show Part 2 – the anti- Zionist,”Zionaphobics” outside the Friends of the IDF headquarters.
..Outside the headquarters, Nerdeen Kiswani was filmed by Russian state-owned news, RUPTLY TV. Nerdeen is alLaw student, community activist & “palestine” legal client: Nerdeen Kiswani, She claims she has faced a barrage of attacks for her campus and local organizing for “palestinian” freedom, alongside@CUNYLawSJP and@cunyjlsa .