Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 , 5:30 pm – NY’s Plaza Hotel A protest organized by Jewish Voice For Peace, co-sponsored by Code Pinkos and Adalah NY and joined by World Can’t Wait. The protestors ranted and chanted:
Irate that Netanyahu was receiving an award from the “right-wing” Hudson Institute, they marched in front of the hotel with their versions of Netanyahu’s awards.
“The 10-year, $38 billion military aid package signed between the two countries earlier the month and opposition to efforts to boycott Israel. ”
(Facebook photo by Neha Sood)
Three short videos:
The protestors carried smarmy signs like, “Natural Born Killers” (click on picture below to flip through slide show)
And banners that declared Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to be a WAR Criminal.
From the protest announcement:
“Come show the world that we do no see these individuals as heroes–but rather as criminals. Come show these war criminals that New Yorkers of conscience will not stand by while they prance around our city and pat each other on the back for their misdeeds. We will present “Bibi” with our OWN awards–ones that expose his crimes and vile behavior”
Join us as we raise our voices against Netanyahu’s regime of human rights abuses. Come show the world that New Yorkers of conscience do not welcome Netanyahu. We will present him with our own award, one that sheds light on the rights violations of the Israeli government.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was booed and met with cries of ‘Free Palestine’ after going to watch the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton”.
Melanie Colton tweeted: ‘At Hamilton… two women entered the Richard Rodgers Theater screaming, ‘Free Palestine!’ They were “escorted” out of the theatre after trying to shove their way through Netanyahu’s heavy security.
People of Conscience were Urged to Join a PROTEST on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013, 12:30 to 2pm, across from the Israeli Consulate in NYC.
A DEMONSTRATION and PRESS CONFERENCE to PROTEST AGAINST THE PLANNED RELEASE BY THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT of 104 ARAB MURDERERS WITH THE BLOOD OF INNOCENT CIVILIANS ON THEIR HANDS.
Some of the organizations who supported this Press Conference included the Los Angeles-based Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, B’nai Brith of Toronto, Rachel’s Children Reclamation Center, the International Committee for the Land of Israel and a Victims of Terror group.
Demonstration and Protest Press Release:
On Sunday, July 28, 2013, Israeli Cabinet Members Gideon Saar, Moshe Yaalon, Yitzchak Aharonovich, Yuval Steinitz, Sofa Landver, Yair Lapid, Shai Piron, Yael German, Yaakov Perry, Meir Cohen, Tzipi Livni, and Amir Peretz voted with PM Netanyahu to release 104 Arab murderers of Jewish men, women, and children in another one of its “goodwill” gestures intended to coax the so-called Palestinian Authority back to the table for “peace talks”.
The release of unrepentant murderers, who will be greeted as returning heroes by their fellow terrorists, is a repugnant action that endangers the lives of every Jewish citizen who lives in Israel. Every land for peace deal that Israeli and Jewish leaders have agreed to has brought war, terrorism, devastating property damage and loss, and left traumatized vast numbers of our precious Jewish citizenry.
Not only is the release of these terrorists a violation of the judicial process with all its moral and ethical values, but the entire pursuit of the elusive “peace” is an exercise in futility. The PA has NEVER changed its Charter calling for the extermination of Israel, so there is no point in pretending that “peace” talks can get anywhere. Their goal is the extermination of Israel
We call on PM Netanyahu to immediately retract his offer to release 104 Arab terrorists. We call on all Knesset Members with a Jewish conscience to urge the PM to withdraw the offer and to end the charade of “peace” talks. Israel should ONLY come to the table when the PA Charter is revised.
As Americans, we strongly object to the arm twisting being exercised by President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry. It is up to Israel, and an Arab entity that will recognize Israel’s right to exist, to determine the “peace” that they can construct. America, the EU, the UN, and all others who think they can bully Israel should bow out.
VIDEO Part 1: Tamar Adelstein of Crown Heights Women for the Safety & Integrity of Israel
VIDEO Part 2 –Helen Freedman, executive director of New York-based Americans for a Safe Israel (AFSI)
VIDEO Part 3-Zaki Tamir, Chair of Crown Heights Jewish Community Council (CHJCC)
VIDEO Part 4– Glenn Richter (excerpt) reading names of some of the most grisly Arab murderers to be released by Israel.
“In an email to The Jewish Press on Tuesday evening, (Buddy) Macy- NJ Israel activist) explained that he had sent a copy of his speech to every member of the Israeli government, and concluded it with a plea for true American Jewish leadership regarding Israel:
We, in America, are also desperately seeking true leadership from one of our own who sits in a position of esteemed leadership. I am positive that at least one of you agrees with me that the release of 104 Arab “Palestinian” convicted murderers is an obscenity that reduces the worth of every Jew in the world. I am also certain that at least one of you thinks that the idea of a two-state ‘solution’ – at least at this time – is pure fantasy. Please, I beg of you, speak out publicly before all of Israel’s sovereignty has disappeared, and before all of us have been placed in grave danger.
Knesset member Nachman Shai (Labor) is the only Israeli who answered Macy’s emails. Shai wrote: “Do not send more emails.”
With just a day’s notice, activists from across NYC gathered in front of the Israeli Consulate on Second Avenue & 42nd Street at 12:30 P.M. on Tuesday, July 30, to denounce the “self-castrating” decision by Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and a majority of the Israeli Cabinet to release 104 Arab terrorists with blood on their hands.
Grass roots organizers were led by Tamar Adelstein, Robin Ticker, Dr. Paul Brody, Buddy Macy, and Helen Freedman of AFSI. Speakers included all of the above and Glenn Richter, Rabbi David Algaze, Bob Unger speaking on behalf of MK Deputy Speaker of the Knesset Moshe Feiglin, Michoel Friend, Raanan Isseroff, and Jonathan Grauman. The many supporters who joined us are too numerous to mention, but thanks go to all of them for being with us.
Thanks to Arutz Sheva correspondent Eliran Aharon, who videotaped the entire protest. Arutz Sheva carried the story…(snip)
Gary Bauer, in his July 30 report, tells us that President Obama, “citing the national security interests of the U.S.” issued an executive order releasing approximately $150 million to the PA. Bauer speculates that this was bribe money to get the PA to the point where they would talk about having talks. He insists that “taxpayer money should stay here…rather than being used to prop up the corrupt PA regime, which continues to honor Jihadist homicide bombers.” The fact that Mahmoud Abbas has declared all PA territory JUDENREIN, hasn’t evoked any response from Obama or his cohorts.
TAKE ACTION: Contact your Congressman: 202-224-3121 and the White House: 202-456-1111
Tell them to stop pressuring Israel to make unconscionable “goodwill gestures” and that you do not want your American tax dollars going to support a terrorist entity that is openly racist.