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PROTEST HIRING CEO DAVID MYERS AT CENTER FOR JEWISH HISTORY

ACTION ALERT!PROTEST THE HIRING OF DAVID MYERS AT THE CENTER FOR JEWISH HISTORY – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017 [ 5-8 PM ]

Stand with Israel. Say No to BDS.

“Hey hey, ho ho. David Myers has got to go.”

David Myers called the founding of the State of Israel a NAKBA!

“On Wednesday evening, Oct. 18, outside the NYC Center for Jewish History (CJH) , Americans For a Safe Israel/AFSI and JCC Watch.org led a protest against David Myers, the new President and CEO of the CJH.

The protest demonstration at the Center for Jewish History called for the firing of CEO David Myers – a foe of Israel and Jewish history.”

“Over 200 people assembled in front of the stage set up on W. 16th Street to hear speeches from AFSI’s Co-Executive Directors, Helen Freedman and Judy Freedman Kadish, JCCWatch.org President Richard Allen, ZOA’s Liz Berney, AFSI’s Charlie Bernhaut, Concerned Citizen Stewart Cahn, Yom HaShoah Committee Chair Lynn Bursky-Tammam, along with rocking music by the trio of brothers, Pey Dalid.”

The overall message was the following:

“We, the people, the grassroots, are here to speak up for TRUTH. Enough of the lies and falsehoods. Enough of the revisionist history. The time is NOW, as we stand before the Center of Jewish History – the home of five esteemed institutions – that has allowed itself to be trapped in a quagmire. With David Myers as CEO and President of the Center, it becomes the Center of Revised Jewish History, with the Jewish story, the Jewish entitlement – biblical, historic, and legal, lost in the fictions and distortions that he brings with him.

Myers has preached the “inevitable demise of Israel”. How dare he deny our 4000-year-old history, and Hashem’s promise to us that we are his chosen people, to whom he gave the Torah and the Land of Israel? How dare Myers speak about removing Israel as central to Jewish identity?

There is no other people that has always made Jerusalem its central core. In the midst of the joy of the Jewish wedding, the glass is shattered, reminding us of our connection to Yerushalayim.”

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“Has David Myers been to the “settlements” in Judea and Samaria? Has he ever been on a trip such as an AFSI Chizuk mission, where we climb the hills of Itamar, Yitzhar, Kedumim, Elon Moreh, Shilo, Eli, and on and on? Has he met the people and seen their homes, schools, work places? If he has, then he knows there is no “occupation” and these are the biblical holy places, and NOT the West Bank. If not, then he must visit them before he condemns them.”

Joining the protest hosted by AFSI and JCC Watch was the peaceful support of the New JDL – NY.

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All were there to support the State of Israel and to peacefully protest the egregious hiring of David Myers as CEO for the CENTER FOR JEWISH HISTORY. It is an outrage.

“How dare David Myers excuse the evil terrorism of the Arabs which has been going on since the early 1900’s and continues on a daily basis today. He says that it is “frustration” driven. What drivel is that? What humanity is that? Do we excuse mass murderers because they are “frustrated?”

How dare David Myers rewrite Jewish history so that the Balfour Declaration of 1917 is questioned, the Israel victories of 1948 and 1967 are declared disasters, and a case of Israel “conquering” its own land, rather than re-claiming it?

We have to change the trajectory – anti-Israel propaganda against Israel cannot be tolerated – especially in an institution named THE CENTER FOR JEWISH HISTORY. The time is NOW!!

What history will David Meyers be teaching those who walk through those doors? What lies and defamations will he be promoting, disguised as historical facts? Will it be the propaganda of J Street, the New Israel Fund, BDS, If Not Now, Open Hillel  and the Academic Advisory Council of Scholars for Israel and Palestine? This is intolerable.

We denounce the evil of such teachings and plead with the Center of Jewish History to purge itself of this infection in its midst – FIRE MYERS – FIRE MYERS – FIRE MYERS!!”

What can YOU do? It is URGENT that all those concerned should CONTACT THE CENTER FOR JEWISH HISTORY PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS AND ASK,”WHY AREN’T THEY PROTESTING AGAINST DAVID MYERS?”

The five organizations comprising the Center of Jewish History have been silent about David Myers’ ascendancy to the leadership of CJH. We must ask them, WHY?

  • WHY are they silent when Myers believes Israel is an “occupier”?
  • WHY are they silent when Myers is a supporter of Israel’s enemies such as J Street, New Israel Fund and If Not Now?
  • WHY are they silent when Myers sees the Israeli victory of 1948 as the “wound of the Naqba” – Arab disaster?
  • WHY are they silent when Myers believes that “the root cause of BDS is the “occupation” and “West Bank settlements”?

DAVID MYERS MUST RESIGN FROM CJH AND THE ANTI-ISRAEL BIAS AMONG ITS LEADERSHIP MUST BE EXPOSED AND EXPUNGED.

WE MUST NOT ALLOW CJH TO BE TAKEN OVER BY THOSE OPPOSING ISRAEL AND TRYING TO REWRITE JEWISH HISTORY.

CONTACT THE LEADERSHIP OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS AND ASK THEM, WHY?. After all, what’s more important than saving the Jewish Future and protecting Jewish History?

American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS)
Home page: http://www.ajhs.org/
Contact info: http://www.ajhs.org/contact

American Sephardi Federation (ASF)
Home page: http://sephardi.house/
Contact: info@americansephardi.org

Leo Baeck Institute (LBI)
Home page: https://www.lbi.org/
Contact info: https://www.lbi.org/about/contact-lbi/

Yeshiva University Museum (YU Museum)
Home page: http://www.yumuseum.org/
Contact info: http://www.yumuseum.org/about/contact

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (YIVO)
Home Page: https://www.yivo.org/
Contact Info: https://www.yivo.org/Contact-Us

[Where indicated, pictures and video property of Pamela Hall]

BDS Leftists enraged by Cuomo’s anti-BDS support for Israel (6-09-16)

Ramadan 2016 : ISRAEL.(June 8) Murder by Jihad; Orlando (June 10), Mass Murder by Jihad; France (June 14) Murder by JIHAD.

Ramadan-the Month of Jihad” when Jihadi’s Kill the Infidel”.

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Yet, the Jihadis remain a mystery to those who control the message. The media (the President) BLAME anyone or anything BUT NOT Islam. Islam, is the Religion of “Peace”.

And then came RAMADAN 2016 (June 5th to July 5) On Wednesday, June 8, 2016 (the day before the “Shame on Cuomo” protest) Jihadis MURDERED innocent people sitting in a restaurant in Tel Aviv.  In celebration, Muslims shared candies, laughing, smiling, cheering for this ‘successful’ act of terrorism.

  • Hamas has praised the attack …  Fireworks were set off in Gaza and Hebron in celebration of the attack.[48]
  • Some Palestinian citizens in East Jerusalem and Tulkarm started to celebrate the event by handing out candies …  Jpost reported that Salma al-Jamal, a Palestinian news anchor working at Al-Jazeera TV, wrote on Twitter: “The Ramadan operation is the best answer to stories about ‘peace process’ that some people are trying in vain to revive.”

On Thursday, June 9, 2016. The Shame on Governor Cuomo protest gathered outside the NY Governor’s Manhattan office building. Soc/Commie/Progs, many anti-Israel Jews, were angry.
Very angry that the Governor had signed an executive order against the BDS movement.

Jewish Voice for Peace, a social justice group that co-organized the protest, blasted Cuomo’s executive order as an unconstitutional “attempt to repress the growing movement for Palestinian rights.”

Boycott for Justice Flyer0001Gov. Cuomo proclaimed, “If you boycott Israel, New York will boycott you.

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“I am signing an Executive Order that says very clearly we are against the BDS movement,” Cuomo tweeted on Sunday.

About the BDS bill: “Gov. Cuomo’s executive order – the first of its kind signed by a governor – demands that a list of businesses supporting BDS directly or indirectly be drawn up over the next six months.”

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In New York, we lead by example. We are also a place of action. We want to take immediate action because we want Israel to know that we are on their side,” the governor said

[…] A wave of anti-BDS legislation has been introduced, and in some cases passed, in Congress and in state legislatures across the country, including South Carolina, Illinois, Florida, Pennsylvania, California, Indiana, and Virginia.”

“This order sends the message that this state will do everything in its power to end this hateful, intolerant campaign. New York and Israel share an unbreakable bond and I pray that the Israeli and Palestinian people will find a way to live side by side and find peace, prosperity, and security,” he said.

Next, videos and slideshows.  A look at the “Shame On Cuomo” protestors and the stalwart opposition.
A confident pro-Israel counter-protest,comprised of AFSI (Americans For A Safe Israel) and JCC Watch members, were a very vivid presence.

[scroll through a 4 page PDF handout from anti-BDS counter-protest,” How Progressive are We When we are Supporting Or Promoting Hatred of Jews?“]

The “Thank You Gov Cuomo” counter-protest infiltrated the sidewalk maize of Lefties, their THANK YOU Governor signs held high over the crowd. 
They walked within the gridlocked Commie-circle of bodies that was thickest at the entrance to the office building (of course).
The Commies pretended to co-operate with the police who worked valiantly to keep them moving. 
But, the well-rehearsed sidewalk blockage (“somehow”) did not get loosened …. while the drum, drum, drummer kept on drumming along.

VIDEO PLAYLIST

Two Flickr Slideshows : The anti-Israel/PRO-BDS protestors

The counter-protest in support of Cuomo’s anti-BDS executive order.

RAMADAN 2016 [June 5-July 5] there have (already) … been Jihad murders… There will be many more …. as many Muslims [observing Ramadan] worldwide read the entire Qur’an … [it is a FACT that]

Jihad groups routinely and unanimously couch their appeals and justifications in Qur’anic terms.

(proclaiming it to be) “a month of calamity everywhere for nonbelievers”?

Brace yourself: there are (still) 16 days to go.

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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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