“A large group of dedicated activists gathered together across from the Israeli consulate in midtown Manhattan to show solidarity with our Israeli brethren who were simultaneously staging their third vigil with 20 other organizations to halt the opening of the Agron Street mission in Jerusalem.”
THERE IS ONLY ONE JERUSALEM!
AFSI’S URGENT VIGIL IN NEW YORK CITY WAS HELD SIMULTANEOUSLY
WITH THE SOVEREIGNTY MOVEMENT
Establishing an American consulate for the “Palestinian Authority” in Jerusalem is the de facto partition of the city and its transformation into the capital of “Palestine”. (Yehudit Kastover and Nadia Matar)
“Israeli Society is a friend of the American people. This is not something that one does to friends. We call upon the American administration — if it is so urgent for you to open as special consulate for the “Palestinians” — open it in Ramallah, not in Jerusalem.”[Im Tirtzu CEO Matan Peleg]
Flickr slide show
US Turns Against Israel At UN
“Granting “Palestinian” “refugees” the right to return to Israel would be the end of Israel as a Jewish state. Furthermore, the issue of “Palestinian” “refugees” is a complete fallacy. A lie that has been perpetuated by the Palestinian Authority and the UN to destroy Israel.
The Biden Administration has been attacking Israel relentlessly as of late. However, it’s recent attacks against Israel is not surprising. Any honest person knew that the Biden Administration would be overtly hostile to the State of Israel. Just like the Obama Administration.” [The Geller Report]
Tell Biden and Company Jerusalem is the Eternal Capital of Israel. SUPPORT A UNITED JERUSALEM!
“Israel is the only country in the Middle East that assists other countries when in crisis. Whether it is the Israeli government, IsraAid or other Israeli organizations, Israel is there. Water, food, electricity, medical aid, assistance with repairing housing…Israel is there!
The media & other entities ignore this. Instead they continue to portray Israel as racist, murderers and aggressors.
Because of their constant mis-portrayal and indoctrination of the public, attacks against Jews continue to rise. NYC is ground zero for attacks against Jews.
The lies must stop! The public must see the truth. Silence is NOT an option.
Time to stop the promotion of Jew hatred!” #JewsFightBack
Flickr Slide show – Part 1 – Israel Pride says NO MORE LIES. Jews Fight Back.
August 29, 4:30 pm . Pro-palestine activists gathered at Grand Central Terminal to demand the Israeli “occupation” authorities return bodies of palestinian “martyrs” that they claim are withheld by the “occupation” authorities … in support of palestinian human rights …
Flickr Slide show Part 2- A protest promoting Intifada & anti-Semitic rhetoric, marked by their “National Day for the Recovery of ‘palestinian‘ and other Arab War ‘victims’ bodies” and the “Disclosure of the Fate of the Missing”. These anti-Israel lies must stop!
The pro-palestine activists organized the rally as palestinian families and human rights defenders marked the “National Day for the Recovery of palestinian and other Arab War Victims’ Bodies” and the “Disclosure of the Fate of the Missing” (on August 27, an annual observance).
Adalah claims, “No country in the world allows itself to hold and use bodies as a political bargaining chip, in violation of international humanitarian law (IHL), international human rights law, the UN Convention against Torture, which absolutely prohibits cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment,” [QuedsNen.co]
According to the organizers of the rally, their aim was to stand against the “ongoing genocide of the palestinian people, to honor the “martyrs” whose lives are taken on a daily basis.”
Israel Pride says NO MORE LIES. End Jew Hatred.
Time for this to stop being a one-way conversation!
[Where indicated, pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall-VSB]
WZO (World Zionist Organization) asked people to organize rallies across the world. Jerusalem will be holding a Global Rally Against Antisemitism.
On Sunday, March 10, 2019, with Anti-Semitism on the rise, we will be rallying all around the world . We are calling upon the Jewish Communities around the world to virtually join us and hold a rally in your city center ON THE SAME DATE. Here in New York, we will be rallying in TIMES SQUARE at NOON.
The rally, which had a turn out of roughly 50 New Yorkers, took place simultaneously with a similar event in Jerusalem under the initiative of the World Zionist.
[There was a brief WE HATE Trump moment from two male passersby, knee – jerking when they saw the Trump 2020 banner]
Video: Then all returned to Israel, anti-Semitism and #Hate Stops Here .
“GOP leader accuses Dems of ‘enabling anti-Semitism’ by defending Ilhan Omar” [NY Post]
“A top GOP House leader accused Democrats of trying to “protect” Rep. Ilhan Omar and “enabling anti-Semitism” by failing to single out her anti-Israel comments on the House floor.
“I think it was really clearly an effort to actually protect Ilhan Omar,” Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. “To cover up her bigotry and anti-Semitism by refusing to name her. The Democrats have yet to take any action to remove her from her committee. And they’ve got a real problem.” [NY Post]
Anti-Semitic attacks have dramatically increased New York City. A synagogue’s window was shattered during Shabbat in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. Jews are being physically attacked all across Brooklyn. Swastikas defacing property have been found in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.
Across the the US, synagogues and Jewish community centers have seen their property defaced and/or received threats of violence.
In the Capitol of the United States of America, there are elected officials with strong ties to anti-Semitic groups. These same elected officials do not hide their support for the BDS movement.
The most horrific anti-Semitic attack to occur on United States soil was in October 2018 at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA. Eleven Jews were murdered and seven injured.
Across Europe Jews are being beaten and murdered; kosher stores are defaced and Jewish tombstones smashed.THIS MUST STOP!
October 4, 2018 (4:30 – 6:30 pm ) NY-JDL joined protest against Columbia University’s lack of protection for Students Supporting Israel. (SSI) [click picture for Flickr slide show]
“Students Supporting Israel (SSI) have been harassed and intimated time and again. Columbia has done nothing to protect the pro-Israel students, and has shown apathy and total disregard for their safety.
All Columbia University students deserve protection! Freedom of speech for all! Members from Students Supporting Israel, Columbia’s chapter of Alums for Campus Fairness, faculty, and the local community have had enough. We demand fair and equal treatment by the administration!
Last semester SSI filed a detailed, thorough, and evidence-based complaint documenting our members’ harassment by anti-Zionist groups and individuals on campus, and of their clearly numbered violations of the CU Rules of Conduct. And yet, Columbia University has taken no action, summarily dismissed the complaint, and left its students without any protection from harassment and bullying. Since then, SSI submitted three more complaints, and the Columbia administration has failed to appropriately address any of them.
SSI has spoken with university administrators on numerous occasions, but all of their requests have fallen on deaf ears. It is time to show the university that we will not stand by quietly while SSI and other pro-Israel students are harassed and systematically silenced on its own campus.” ++
Unfortunately, they were ill-advised, practicing, rather than opposing, the type of censorship they had come out to protest.
They attempted to censor the NY-JDL. + I would suggest a new advisor+
A parent asked to speak to us re the reasons the students were protesting outside Columbia University’s gates, challenging the university’s blatant anti-Semitism. I wonder, was she aware that the SSI students were guilty of censorship … against the NY-JDL? Most unfortunate.
THEN, holding her supposedly BANNED children’s Book,” P is for Palestine“, was opportunist and HYPOCRITE: Golbarg Bashi.
Her book was banned? By whom? Where? When?
She was rude. Confrontational as she railed at the protestors in front of Columbia, particularly the NY-JDL.
[The Geller Report] A student group at Columbia University protested on Thursday against what it described as the administration’s tolerance of harassment directed at pro-Israel students […] This time I will no longer sit quietly and allow others to dehumanize my people and my community,”
“The administration is repeatedly failing to forcefully respond to antisemitism, and so it comes back worse and worse each time. A line needs to be drawn and it needs to be drawn now.” [The Geller Report]
Thankfully the NEW JDL NYwas there : On With The Show!
The audience arrived as the anti-Semites chanted boycott, boycott; handed out brochures supporting BDS and proclaimed Israel to be the perpetrator of Muslim/Arab Apartheid.
Self-hating Jews, hard-core Lefties … their LIES assaulted those who merely came to attend a dance concert:
The LIES: Apartheid. Racism. Israel. The problem is JUSTICE denied to Muslims in the Holy Land … by ISRAEL.
So glad to see the New JDL-NY there to “Stand Up For Israel “.
From the New JDL- NY: “Once again, American jihadists promoted BDS outside of the Joyce Theater. The rabid anti-Semites will use the Brand Israel program to promote their anti-Israel vitriol and lies.”
“Adalah-NY promotes a movement to de-legitimize Israel. We can not be silent where there is hate! We must be visible where there is hate!”
Afterwards, from New JDL-NY: “Thank-you to everyone who came out on this steamy night. One moment that stood out was a mother who came over to us with her three sons (under the age of 12). She is from Israel. She thanked the team in front of her kids. She was so thankful that people were standing up for Israel and that the anti-Israel group was being countered. We make a difference!”
“July 9 was the 13th anniversary of the Palestinian boycott call. The protesters support the growing international movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) to pressure Israel to end its human rights abuses. Fifty human rights advocates held a vibrant, musical protest on the sidewalk just outside New York’s Joyce Theater to oppose the opening night performance by the Batsheva Dance Company, a leader in helping the Israeli government to whitewash its violent repression of the Palestinian people.“
The dimwits at Bdwy World used SPLC , Southern Poverty Law Center, as a SOURCE to demean the New JDL-NY. “A small group of protesters from the anti-Arab hate group the Jewish Defense League (JDL) protested in support of Batsheva, the Joyce Theater and the Israeli government, holding signs saying “Thank God for Trump”, and “Punish Gaza.”
Shame. shame Broadway World, using the arts to promote Adalah’s hate machine meme-of-the-day: “The arts should be for liberation, not whitewashing colonization!”
Their screed follows: “As Palestinians mark 70 years of dispossession, Batsheva–The Young Ensemble and the Joyce Theater will be celebrating Israel’s 70th anniversary.”
“… we call on Batsheva and the Joyce to sever their ties with the Israeli government and refuse to participate in its Brand Israel initiative, which cynically uses the arts to distract from Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights.”
“…. we’ll let Batsheva and the Joyce Theatre know that the arts should be for liberation, not whitewashing colonization!”
More facts here: Congress Demands State Department Release Secret Report Busting Myth of “Palestinian Refugees”
All [that Palestinians] can agree on as a community is what they want to destroy, not what they want to build.” [New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman]
There is no age-old Palestinian people. Most so-called Palestinians are relative newcomers to the Land of Israel
Like a mantra, Arabs repeatedly claim that the Palestinians are a native people. The concept of a “Stateless Palestinian people” is not based on fact. It is a fabrication. [The Geller Report]
Part 1 slide show
Part 2 – slide show
Adalah. Boycott. BDS. “In response to a letter from Adalah-NY: Campaign for the Boycott of Israel criticizing the Joyce for hosting Batsheva and collaborating with the Israeli government, the Joyce’s Executive Director Linda Shelton wrote that the Joyce would “let the art speak for itself,” and asserted that artists’ work “has the potential to transcend violence and political conflict.” Ms. Shelton did not explain how dance sponsored by and in support of a government that is perpetrating systematic violence could transcend that same violence.”
Part 3 slide show
More info and links: “New York Times Chief Dance Critic Joins Jewish Boycott Anti-Semites Denouncing Israeli Performers”
“In his most recent review, he slammed the performance of Israel’s junior troupe, the Young Ensemble. And he did it in such a way as to make clear to readers that he regarded this group as a sort of example of Israel’s repression of “Palestinian” people.” [the Geller Report]
The New JDL NY says otherwise: DON’T LET AMERICA BECOME LIKE EUROPE; Hamas and its supporters are agents of RACISM, HATE and MURDER; THANK GOD FOR TRUMP!”
Patriots like the NEW JDL NY challenged these traitors (see slideshow pics)
Standing Together is an Israeli movement of Jews and Arabs. Our core issues – Struggling for Peace and an End to the Occupation:
“Standing Together is an Israeli movement of Jews and Arabs, who, guided by the principles of peace, equality and social justice, aim to create social change in Israel.”
“We hold a holistic worldview and recognize the interconnections of the ongoing occupation of Palestinian territories, the growing social and economic disparities within Israeli society and the attacks by the government on democratic freedoms and on the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel.
March with the Nature Israel Environmental Coalition, is a coalition of several activist groups listed below:
Canfei Nesharim: Connecting traditional Torah texts with contemporary scientific findings, Canfei Nesharim educates and empowers Jewish individuals, organizations and communities to take an active role in protecting the environment, in order to build a more sustainable world.
The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) is Israel’s oldest and largest environmental non-profit organization. For over 60 years, SPNI has been dedicated to protecting and preserving Israel’s natural resources, environment, biodiversity and unique landscape. The work carried out by SPNI now will determine what the land of Israel will look like for generations to come.
The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) deepens and broadens the Jewish community’s commitment to stewardship and protection of the Earth through outreach, activism and Jewish learning[…] COEJL is mobilizing the Jewish community to conserve energy, increase sustainability […] while building core Jewish environmental knowledge and serving as a Jewish voice in the broader interfaith community.
The New Israel Fund (NIF) was supposed to march in the parade, as they have done before.
Mayor di Blasio claims to be opposed to BDS but supports Linda Sarsour. “Linda Sarsour is anti-Israel & a proponent of Sharia Law-These values’ don’t reflect the people of my NYC- @BilldeBlasio supports her!!”
Public Advocate Letitia James: “Tish” James was not at her usual anti-Israel, pro illegal immigration, BLM rallies. But, since she’s RUNNING to be the next NY State Attorney General, all parades become necessary.
Quotes below reveal the real Tish.
“…. we’ve gotta stand up to the Federal Government. We’ve gotta stand up to bullies. We’ve gotta stand up to an administration that is “too male, too pale and too stale”.
June 29, 2017- “DEFEAT Islamophobia and all those who HATE people who are different. Diversity is our strength. We gotta celebrate that. Thank you for recognizing that ALL of us are Americans.”
“I’m a Muslim tonight. I’m Gay tonight. I’m Latino tonight. I’m Black tonight. We are all one. No distinction. We are all one.
Some background on Corey. Earlier this month, the Queens Pride parade and the Celebrate Israel parade fell on the same Sunday. What’s an ambitious New York politician — the first openly gay male, H.I.V.-positive City Council speaker — to do? “I alternate,” Corey Johnson said. “Last year I did Queens Pride and skipped Israel. This year I did Israel.”[NY Times]
Perhaps Corey was gone by the time they walked up to 71st st because he crammed both parades in one day.
As for the NY City Council – Their position is that BDS movement leaders and supporters engage in “unacceptable anti-Semitic rhetoric”
NYC Council: 2016 “those activists still have the right to be bigots, anti-Israel and anti-Semitic,” but that the Council would be “simply condemning anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activity.” [Observer]
Schumer didn’t seem to be a favorite of the New JDL-NY.
Congressman Jerrold Nadler, one of the most liberal members of the House, somehow went unnoticed marching up Fifth Ave. (walked by so fast – he’s not in focus)
U.N. Group supporting Israel .
And a delegation from the State of Israel
As for the parade: 11:30 am or so– I observed a CHEESE Head man. Standing alone. Haven’t seen one of those since the Wisconsin protests. Just standing as the parade marched by. However, as I left the parade around 2:30, the back of Cheese Head man caught my eye – DANCING – as the parade continued up Fifth avenue. Fun.
AND the peaceful green of Central Park. That gorgeous lake. Quite a contrast to 58th street in Manhattan. Count us lucky to have such a respite from the madding crowd.
Friday, June 8th, 2018 . 4 pm. As usual, “The International Day of al-Quds” demonstrators gathered in Times Square to rally against Israel; supported, nurtured and incited by the Marxist insurgents who led the way.”
Later, showing solidarity with the “Palestinians” “Great March of Return” in the Gaza Strip, mock coffins were carried by the “Palis”, Muslims, Neturei Karta —- capos—and Marxist leaders as they marched to the consulate general of Israel. (the JDL reported that, in NYC, it was a LAME march)
The NYC protest was just a lot of noise against the Great Satan (U.S.)and, of course, the Little Satan (Israel), met fortuitously by an equally noisy counter- protest hosted by the New JDL-NY
Whistles. LOTS of Whistles filled the air while the over-amplified al-Quds Day protest attempted to keep the focus on their LIES.
Though smaller in numbers, the New JDL counter-protest in support of Israel successfully mocked, derided and obscured the lies and hate spewed by the Marxists dominating the microphone.
The New JDL troops challenged the LIES and hate!
“On June 8th, Islamists will march from Times Square to the Israeli Consulate, calling for intifada. They will carry coffins calling terrorists victims of murder by the hands of the IDF. Pure lies and anti-Semitism.
We can not let anti-Semitism, in any form, go unanswered. Am Yisrael Chai!”
Slide show of more JDL pictures
Slide show of more anti-Israel protest pictures
Later I found more info on the Gazan terrorists who sent helium balloons with burning charcoal over the border of Israel. MURDER is what the “Palis’ seem to do best.
A call to action from the NEW JDL-NY to stand up for Israel, to stand against anti-Semitism, suggested they bring Israeli flags, signs supporting the IDF, signs condemning the daily terrorist attacks against Israel and WHISTLES to drown out the anti-Zionist lies.
Yep, whistles. Loads of whistles. The JDL made a powerful impression on the “Palis” and Marxists. Causing the female “Pali” trying to lead some chants- against the whistles to scream , ” I can’t hear you.” [small pleasures) As the JDL taunted them with “Traitors ,Traitors”
“We partied on Sunday (at the annual Israel Day Parade) now it’s time to defend. Am Y’israel Chai!“
VIDEO of Marxist, anti-Zionist SPEAKERS on “The International Day of al-Quds” when Muslim demonstrators rallied against Israel; supported, nurtured and incited by the usual Marxist insurgents.
Bill Doares,Workers World Party.“Built on lies, blood and hate, Israel is a racist State”. We are here…because once again, “Palestinians: are being shot down in cold blood, shot down down for trying to exercise the most basic human rights in the world: the RIGHT to Go Home, the right to return to their own land; shot down by the hate-filled white supremacist soldiers in Israel. These hate-filled murderers are paid by OUR tax dollars.(1:26 …) the endless flow of arms , from M-16 rifles to F-16 Jag jet-fighters (…) which are being supplied-for free-to the racist murderous enemy called Israel. (2:14) so the struggle of the “Palestinian” people to return home is part of the struggle of the oppressed people around the world for justice. Israel is an apartheid State. It is part of global system of apartheid that keeps the world divided with the rich and poor (…) and the struggle of the people of “Palestine” is the heart of the struggle for freedom and justice around the world, which is why anybody, oppressed people and working class people every where need to stand with “Palestine”. Because, an end to Israel means an END to the U.S. military industrial complex and the Warfare State that lives off our backs and steals from our communities. “Palestine” will be free; They can kill, they can lie, “Palestine” will never die. (3:12 the New JDL responds with LIARS, Liars, Liars.) Israel will soon go the way of the Third Reich and the Confederate States of America and Rhodesia and all the other racist enemies thrown in the dust-bin of history. Long Live ‘Palestine’ .”
From Samidoun.net: “On International Day of Quds, people of conscience gather to express solidarity with all the oppressed human beings of the world and particularly the innocent civilians of Palestine who are victimized by the oppressive and racist Zionist regime.”
Black speaker: “…black people know coffins. We know Emmet Till, we know Tamira Rice, we know Eric Garner, we know Nat Turner, we know Martin Luther King, we know Malcolm X. So, we’re very familiar with coffins ’cause coffins are part of our existence in… the Western Hemisphere.(…) that’s why it is important that the black people passing by know that we support the struggle of ‘Palestine”, because the struggle of “Palestine” is a struggle against institutional racism … every blow against institutional racism is a blow for our freedom HERE as well. Free Free “Palestine”. (00:59 a short moment with the New JDL) – he continues- “... so bear in mind, when people talk about the right to vote, and gutting the Voting Rights Act, and all those Civil Rights Laws that came out of our struggle to be free AND are being TAKEN BACK, think upon that when you think about U.S. citizenship. “Palestine” MUST be FREE.” [1:55]
Algerian female speaker (thick accent) 2:11 “Tell me now, are we terrorists? [crowd NO] Are we gonna stop marchin’? Are we gonna stop protestin’? (…) we say that U.S. imperialists are the number 1 terrorists. … we will continue to fighting against political oppression, whether (by) NYPD, la Migra, ICE,which separates children from their families, FBI (or DHS). We won’t stop protesting and we call on you to join us. (She ends with a popular Algerian chant)
Samidoun continues: “We invite all peace loving people to voice their opposition to the unjust and illegal occupation of the great Al-Aqsa Mosque and the usurpation of the Holy Land by the Zionist regime. In addition, we will also protest the current Saudi aggression in Yemen.”
Joe Catron (activist/reporter):”… 1918, at the time, Great Britain and the world’s other (?) imperialist powers, in collusion with the Zionist movement, were already determined to plant their own colonial outpost in the ancient Land of Palestine. Over the ensuing decades it became clear that nothing less than wiping Palestine off the map (…) Through the strength of its people and the ferocity of its struggle, Palestine survived. In the face of imperialism and occupation, followed by (?) colonialism, ethnic cleansing and fragmentation, their popular mobilizations, strikes, guerilla warfares, bombings, hijackings shattered the hopes of the imperialist Zionists ….. expulsions of the “Palestinian National movement”…. the unbelievable fact that it’s still here – fighting- despite the ferocity of its enemies and the betrayal of its allies. (…) despite oppression, exclusion, marginalization and siege the masses of our people continue to fight for the return to their land …to their homes … from which they were forcibly expelled. (… referring to the deal of the century at Camp David… ) The Great March of Return is the “Palestinians” unmistakable response. The children of the revolutionary classes, workers and farmers, have made perfectly clear that they will never allow their holy sites, their land, their prisoners, their right of return to be bargained or sold.”
Endorsing anti-Zionist Organizations
– International Action Center – Workers World Party – Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network – Neturei Karta – Jafria Association of North America – Muslims United for Justice
Larry Holmes, International Action Center.“Comrades. Don’t pay too much attention to those silly whistles (referring to New JDL) People all over the world, of different races, different religions and different nationalities … support the struggle of the “Palestinian” people. The people who want to support them (refers again to New JDL) are racists and Zionists. They’re colonialists. They’re occupiers and imperialists. And the way the world is going, they’re days. are. numbered! (cheers) We must do more, Comrades. Especially here in what we used to call the Belly of the Beast. Israel could not exist, very long, without U.S. economic and military support. Everybody knows that. Everybody knows that the hundreds of billions of dollars in economic and military aide that the Zionists get all the time…. But, let’s make it more personal. That Israeli sniper that is shooting the borders … it is 99% that he shot … with an M16. That is an assault rifle made for the United States Army, right here. And it is the most common weapon carried by the Israeli(s)… Those helicopters. Those gun-ship helicopters that destroy people, kill children, tear homes and hospitals apart : Made in the U.S.A. (most of them, anyway). So, I just wanta make a suggestion, before I leave. (Holmes now mentions the North Korea meeting, that hadn’t happened yet)
“You know our Comrade, Kim Jong-un the head of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea … sometimes referred to as North Korea. You all know who I’m talkin’ about, right? He’s got a meeting with Donald Trump, in a couple of days. And it was a struggle of the Korean people that forced that meeting. Don’t be fooled. And we know that Comrade Kim Jong-un, he has a lot of business, along with defending his people at that meeting. But if he can, just for a minute … if it’s possible…divert from the agenda and say,”Trump. President Trump. (whatever) Racist Trump. I have a message from the “Palestinian” people, and the people of the world: Stop Giving Israel weapons to murder our people.” (cheers) Free Free ‘Palestine’ “
While the Marxists and the Muslims continue to march hand in hand against Israel and Jews, and AMERICA, the media accepts, in lock-step, their outrageous lies as FACT. What a sad world we live in.
The last shot of the war was reportedly fired on this day, as a British gunner fired a cannon at jeering crowds gathered on the shore of Staten Island, as his ship passed through the Narrows at the mouth of New York Harbor. The shot fell well short of the shore.
Bowling Green Park is where Gen. George Washington and his troops waved off the departing British Troops AND dismantled the statue of King George III.
“On July 9, 1776, after the Declaration of Independence was read to Washington‘s troops at the current site of City Hall, local Sons of Liberty rushed down Broadway to Bowling Green, where they ordered their African slaves to topple the statue of King George III. The fence post finials of cast-iron crowns on the protective fence were sawn off, with the saw marks still visible today. The event is one of the most enduring images in the city’s history. According to folklore, the statue was chopped up and shipped to a Connecticut foundry under the direction of Oliver Wolcott to be made into 42,088 patriot bullets at 20 bullets per pound (2,104.4 pounds). The statue’s head was to have been paraded about town on pike-staffs, but was recovered by Loyalists and sent to England. Eight pieces of the lead statue are preserved in the New-York Historical Society; one in the Museum of the City of New York as well as one in Connecticut  (estimated total of 260/270 pounds); “[wiki]
An historical day in Manhattan but not too sure the tourists saw anything to write home about – except- the modern day statues of the Bull and the Fearless little girl.
“A Concert / fundraiser for New Israel Fund Esp important now that Netanyahu has targeted it again for supporting Israeli organizations working for democracy, pluralism, equality for Palestinians and African migrants.” […]
“In times of turbulence and uncertainty, music has the potential to capture the zeitgeist of a society, while inspiring human solidarity and renewed hope for the future. In this spirit, we have invited three renowned musicians—David Broza, Noa (Achinoam Nini) and Mira Awad —to perform and share stories about the unique role that music and the arts play in social change and in Israel today.
While the concert – co-organized by NIF – was held INSIDE Temple Emanu-El, OUTSIDE the New Jewish Defense League NY stood up against theNew Israel Fund … and one of it’s enablers … Temple Emanu-El.
“Our rabbis should be leading the fight to end BDS. Our shuls should be places that we are learning Torah, to love Israel and be a place to proud of who we are. They should never be a place that supports anti-Antisemitism!” [New JDL NY]
The New Jewish Defense League-NY rallied outside the concert to condemn BDS, voicing their outrage at Temple Emanu-El who denies that the New Israel Fund (NIF) assists in financing anti-Israel groups.
Silence is not an option! So the New JDL NY , “… did something about it.”
“Proof that what we (the JDL) did had an effect, we heard from a friend inside that the concert started late because they addressed the protest outside (claiming) ‘NIF does not support BDS’.” [New JDL NY]
Temple Emanu-El, shame on you!
Flickr slide show
[Pictures and Video property of Pamela Hall]
Posters from New JDL NY
“On Friday, March 30 an estimated 30,000 Palestinians in Gaza took part in the “Great March of Return” along the electric fence that has kept more than 2 million people ‘imprisoned’ for more than a decade.
The march, organized by a cross section of civil society, grassroots activists and political factions in the occupied enclave, called for an end of the Gaza’s brutal siege and the right of return for ‘Palestinian’ refugees. Conditions in Gaza are currently ‘unlivable,’ as described by the UN, with severe electricity shortages and water contamination, on top of periodic military assaults by Israeli forces.
(They claim that) ‘Israel reacted to families walking and chanting with a brutal show of force. Israeli snipers opened fire with live ammunition against the protestors and deployed tear gas against them by drones, killing at least 20 ‘Palestinians’ and injuring more than 1,500, half of which were shot with live ammunition.
And yet, tens of thousands of ‘Palestinians’ remain steadfast. They aim to stay 45 days until May 15, the 70th anniversary of the ‘Nakba,’ Arabic for ‘catastrophe,’ when 750,000 Palestinians were forcibly expelled from their homes for the creation of the state of Israel.
We condemn these killings. We mourn the 20 ‘Palestinians’ killed. (And even more outrageous) the protestors claim that, ‘New York City stands with the tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza in this historic new wave of organizing and their quest to return home.’
Join us to show solidarity with the tens of thousands of ‘Palestinians’ in the besieged Gaza Strip carrying out the historic #GreatReturnMarch and to mourn the 20 ‘Palestinians’ shot and killed by Israeli forces along the border.”
Hosted by: Jewish Voice for Peace – NYC Adalah-NY Apartheid Divest CUNY Palestine Solidarity Alliance of Hunter College Tarab NYC NYC Queers Against Israeli Apartheid Jews say No! Women in Black Union Square
NYC-DSA Anti-War Working Group
I saw the usual Soc/Commie/Fascisti “Palestinians” at this “Hate on Israel” protest.
And also, the patriots from NY-JDL who managed a successful counter-protest, marching round and round — and round — these militant anti-Semites; all the while holding the Israeli flag VERY HIGH above the crowd.
Slide show at Union Square
A few of the anti-Israel Fascisti were assigned to the JDL marchers, sticking like glue and attempting to block their march, hoping that ultimately the NYPD would remove the patriots from this public square.
Videos, Part 1-Nerdeen Kiswani from NY-Students For Justice in ‘Palestine’ lead this action – SCREAMING into her megaphone – while patriots from NY-JDL (Jewish Defense League)marched while holding an Israeli flag high, VERY HIGH, above these militants.
Part 2 – Actress Kathleen Chalfant marched with the anti-Israel contingent…
…. seen at approx. 3:45 in the video.
Part 3 – There was much pushing and blocking – attempting to force the JDL out of the public square – it did NOT work. No laws were broken (by the JDL) They just keep walking, exercising their freedom speech and assembly.
Part 4- Eventually debates were taking place, some very contentious, like this exchange – instigated by a man (at 1:13) claiming he is a REAL Hebrew based on the color of his skin. His obnoxious ‘facts’ was challenged by a young Israeli.
And then, I spotted a familiar face, Nancy Mansour, smiling, laughing as she waved her ‘fakestinian’ flag.
Nancy’s method of protest is usually very aggressive. She would relentlessly block any opposition and usually get the NYPD involved, on her side. But, today, Mansour has a new tact: smiles and dialogue.
Her questions were intended to twist my every word under the polite guise of dialogue. (she has a very proper British accent) She was so reasonable. (I was so ill-informed, uniformed, MISinformed) I had nothing right.
Questions came rapidly from Mansour : How can I support the Israeli (IDF) murders. The OCCUPATION. (She is a fast talker so responding was a challenge)
She stops me each time: I don’t know the truth about the Koran. Islam. Palestine. Israel. The EUROPEAN Jews should go back to Europe. And of course, there is no two State solution. Bottom line: I am guilty of gross generalizations that have dehumanized the ‘Palestinians’.
New info, Nancy is a Palestinian Christian. She says members of her family had been murdered by the Israelis, for decades. The Israelis are the enemy, not the “Palestinians”. (and she finds my air quotes and “fakestinians” to be demeaning)
Nancy’s father had her read the Quran, the Bible, the Torah and she ascribes to the “they worship the same G-d meme.” (How can she allow herself to be so wrong)
I attempted briefly to open a discussion on Islam: We must “speak truthfully about God, and the only way we can do that is to use the names God gave Himself. The God of the Bible is not Allah, and Allah is not the God of the Bible.” That went no where.
Mansour was unwilling to answer the few questions I asked of her regarding the murder of Jewish families sleeping in their homes. The bombing of busses and cafes. MURDERING Israeli citizens. She actually said, these murders are lies, Didn’t happen.
Her position unswerving: No peace until the OCCUPATION is over and the IDF murders end.
I know we ( Existence Is Resistance ) have participated in the past in events like the Gaza 5K run but in all honesty, we are done supporting this temporary, enabling bullshit ‘power’ called the United Nation
Palestinians do not need fucking food stamps, Palestinians need Justice and Freedom.
Shitty schools, shittier healthcare and sardines provided by the UN are basically helping continue the occupation and the UN os basically taking our money and footing the bill to continue Israels Occupation.
The United Nations should take all the money and actually hold Israel accountable for its atrocious war crimes against the Palestinian people and the 60 plus International laws it has violated.
Interesting, her attack on the U.N., but even so, we reached an impasse: there will be No Peace as long as anti-Israel activists like Nancy Mansour refuse to consider THEY might be wrong. (They REALLY might be WRONG.)
The Judea and Samaria Area covers a portion of the territory designated by the ancient names Judea and Samaria. Samaria corresponds to part of the ancient Kingdom of Israel, also known as the Northern Kingdom. Judea corresponds to part of the ancient Kingdom of Judah, also known as the Southern Kingdom.
The RT video of the action at the Gaza border reveals that the April 6th ‘Tire Protest’ was at best a pollution success.
Ofir Gendelman, an Israeli diplomat and current spokesperson to the Arab media in the Prime Minister’s Office…Gendelman pointed out the the burning tires would create massive amounts of pollution and destroy nearby agriculture, adding to the suffering of the Palestinians. “But Hamas doesn’t care,” … meanwhile… Israel has halted all imports of tires into the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian Authority official said on Sunday.“We have been informed by the Israeli side that imports of tires have been halted until further notice,” !!