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Celebrate Israel Parade – A Look at Both Sides (Pro & the BDS Con)

May 31, 2015. NYC. The Annual Israel Day Parade.

logo-67-usa222CELEBRATING Israel, That’s WHY we were there. To CELEBRATE!But, the BDS’ers (Boycott, Divest Sanction)  … the Neturei Karta …. the NIF (The New Israel Fund) …They came to RAIN on this parade not to praise it.The insanity of  the Prog – Commie – Leftist Jewish organizations (the NIF, Adalah , Breaking The Silence) offended the eye as they marched IN the parade (Thanks to the JCC

Other anti-Zionistas stood along the parade route with obnoxious signs and banners. Liars, proclaiming Israel to be an Apartheid State.

From Mark Langfan :

The Boycott-Divest-Sanction (BDS) movement against Israel…  everyone ignores the simple truth staring them in the face: The so-called “Two-State Solution” is the sole cause of the BDS movement.  Until the Israeli government exposes the “Two-State Solution” as a charade and a fraud, the Israeli government’s de jure endorsement of a “Two-State Solution” will continue to fuel the BDS movement. 

At 59th and 5th avenue, when it came to who was PRO-Israel … these two giving a thumbs-down to the BDS’rs … were like most in attendance: Proud and Clear!Mega-Dittos
Of course, the parade was a HUGE success (IN SPITE of the anti-Zionists.)

New York’s annual celebration of Israel was greeted by tens of thousands of spectators devoted to the Jewish state with about 30,000 participants”

As the Prog-Soc-Lefties marched in opposition to the State of Israel, some on their side found the JPAC to be an odd bunch-of-coconuts, even for them:

“Who the heck is the Jewish Political Action Committee?”

Said Gilli Getz , a photographer posting on the ‘progressive’ JewSchool blog:

From the photos it looks like the Westboro Baptist Church picked up some day laborers outside a Home Depot, gave them some offensive signs, taleisim and Na-Nach hats and paid them to stand at the parade.”

(look closely at who is holding the JPAC signs) >
The view from behind, was when I first took notice of the unusual participants holding signs for the  JPAC .Even the JPAC flyer criticized the BDS Movement….

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As for Getz and his defense of the BDS Movement, he complains about the attempts to block the anti-Israel ‘progressives’ from marching in the CELEBRATE Israel Parade. (posted on JewSchool)

He continues, “I was marching as I do every year at the Celebrate Israel parade with the Progressive cluster.

Despite a loud and nasty campaign to keep us out of the parade, we marched proudly under the banner of New Israel Fund, T’ruah, Partners for Progressive Israel and Americans for Peace Now.

Celebrating the inspiring Israeli human rights organizations and the fight in Israel for social and economic justice and the end of the occupation.” (TSM: They were NOT Celebrating Israel)

MORE PICTURES of the anti-Israel banners and signs (click picture below for slide show)


A short VIDEO
of the anti-Israel Neteuri Karta and the JPAC protestors being challenged by the JOYFUL kids as they marched up Fifth Ave.

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Anyone who cares about Israel stands against the New Israel Fund.

מצעד-בניו-יורק
From Stand With Us regarding the BDS Movement:.

“The last decade has seen a sharp uptick in the amount of traction gained by BDS and its associated partners.”

“Recently major supermarket chains like Tesco in the UK have begun labeling products made in Israel, while a major Norwegian state fund has divested from Israel companies, Danya Cebus and Africa Israel, for their involvement in building projects over the Green Line.”

Some of the PRO-Israel supporters
were at 63rd and Fifth. AFSI and JCC Watch. They had banners and signs to expose, chastise and protest the participation of these anti-Zionist groups.


Shamefully, these groups were sanctioned by Alisa Doctoroff and the Parade’s organizers at the JCC.

Slide show pictures of  AFSI & JCC Watch (click picture below for slide show)


Slide show pictures of the  POLITICIANS using the parade for self-promotion. (Click Picture below for slide show)

About 8 days after the CELEBRATE Israel Parade, Obama, our first ‘Jewish’ President (!) 2011-10-07-FirstJewishPresidentsucceeded in denying ISRAEL as country-of-birth.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a law that would let American citizens born in Jerusalem have Israel listed in passports as their country of birth, saying it encroached on the president’s exclusive power to recognize foreign governments. It can no longer be listed a Country of Birth on American passports (for anyone born in Jerusalem). ”

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Anti-BDS Protest @ UJA Headquarters &100+ Shofars (5-11-15) Vids /Pics

Anti-BDS Protest At UJA Headquarters – Oh, What A Night!

Richard Allen, founder and head of JCC Watch, was the MC.

The protest took place in the late afternoon/early evening of May 11, 2015 outside the UJA headquarters in Manhattan. Members of the pro-Israel community were out en force energetically protesting Lisa Doctoroff (President of the UJA), BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) and the NIF (New Israel Fund).

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Shame on the UJA for funding these groups that work to disenfranchise Jews from their homeland in Yehuda and Shomron, and indeed, throughout Israel!

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Shame on the UJA for funding the New Israel Fund, thereby enabling these BDS, anti-Israel groups to march in this year’s Israel parade. isriel 10x8 copy

The following is a synopsis  of the protest from AFSI: 

“An energized group of more than 100 people protested outside the UJA, blowing shofars (real and toy) to wake up the UJA leadership to the dangers they are perpetrating on the Jewish people.

Richard Allen explained that Alisa Doctoroff, President of UJA-Federation,uja1_hh is guilty of supporting the New Israel Fund (NIF) with millions of dollars which are then given to NGO’s that work to destroy Israel. Doctoroff-BDS-NIF-ad1

 

 

 
Incredibly, some of these groups are marching in the Celebrate Israel Parade when their purpose is NOT to celebrate Israel, but to denigrate it.

He then introduced Rabbi Allen Schwartz, Rabbi of Ohab Zedek on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, who spoke about all the remarkable contributions Israel makes to the world, but regardless, is still castigated and ostracized by much of the world.

And Lauri Regan spoke for EMET (Endowment for Middle East Truth), outlining the injustices of the BDS system and the great harm it does both inside and outside Israel.

Helen Freedman, Executive Director of AFSI spoke next.
She began by asking, “Does Israel have the right to exist?” The crowd roared back with a resounding YES. She then asked, “Do you want your tzedakah supporting those who de-legitimize Israel?” The crowd responded with a strong NO. She then stated, “Our purpose here today is to announce that we are closing our wallets to UJA – while it supports the demonizers of Israel.”

Helen mentioned how Europe is consumed with BDS, and how the Netherlands cut the pension of a 90 year old Holocaust survivor for the “crime” of moving to Israel and living over the green line.

Helen then listed some of the groups funded by the NIF, including Adalah, B’Tselem, Breaking the Silence, Machshom Watch, Mossawa, Partners for Progressive Israel and Physicians for Human Rights. She held up the photo of an IDF soldier cradling a Nepalese child.

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The caption read, “0.1% of the world is Israeli. 30% of the international medical team in Nepal is from Israel. Will the UN and BDS groups condemn Israel’s “disproportionate response.”?

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Helen continued, naming Alisa Doctoroff, Michael Miller, Eric Goldstein and Jerry Levin, all officers or former officers in UJA and JCRC, as being responsible for allowing the delegitimizers to have standing. The crowd booed their disapproval.

Helen concluded, “Rejecting Israel’s legitimacy by accusing Israel of war crimes, and violations of humanitarian law, which would justify international intervention, like the International Criminal Court, is criminal.

All the condemnations are built on lies and fabrications. They must not be allowed to pass for truth. That is why we are here today and why we must continue to raise our voices against those whose greed and willful blindness lead Israel and America into a dangerous downward spiral. We won’t let it happen. ”

Other speakers followed, including Rabbi Algaze, Paul Brody, Mort Klein, Robin Ticker and Charlie Bernhaut.

VIDEO PLAYLIST of all the speakers.
They all emphasized the intolerable and dangerous de-legitimization and demonization of Israel spurred on by the BDS movement.

Final Thoughts: ”  We hope UJA heard us and will heed our messages BEFORE this years CELEBRATION of Israel Parade. ” (thank you to AFSI for this report)

  [ The final blasts on the 100 shofars  begins in video at 4:00]

++ Plan on Celebrating Israel on May 31, 2015++

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Slideshow of  a few pictures

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