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WE’VE HAD ENOUGH! Protest Columbia University’s lack of protection for students supporting Israel (SSI)

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]

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“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.”
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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.

Insisting the American people were afraid to know that Jesus Christ was born in PALESTINE, while hawking her P is for Palestine book to the passersby. BTW- Bashi “ is an atheist … an Iranian/Swede (born in Iran, raised in Sweden, and educated at the Universities of Manchester and Bristol and obtained her doctorate degree from Columbia University  and now a feminist professor of Iranian Studies at Rutgers University ) And definitely NOT pro-Israel.

[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]

[Pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall]

Anti-Israel Left Protests Batsheva Dance Company at NYC’s Joyce Theatre

July 10, 2018 – 6:30 pm. Joyce Theatre. Batsheva, The Young Ensemble (scheduled from July 10 to 22). A part of the Israeli government’s Dance Fest Israel 70, supported by the Consulate General of Israel in New York [video link]

So, of course, Adalah-NY protested with anti-Israel signs and obnoxious music from the Rude Mechanical Orchestra.

Thankfully the NEW JDL NY was 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!”

Broadway World also posted this embarrassing article:

“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.

The Southern Poverty Law Center calls the JDL a “radical organization that preaches a violent form of anti-Arab, Jewish nationalism.” [Bdwy World]

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!”

Some history on the origins of Batsheva. It all started with Batsheva de Rothschild.

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

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Part 2 – slide show

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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

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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!”

APATHY should NEVER be an OPTION.

[Pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall]

The Many Faces of NYC Israel Day Parade 2018

June 3, 2018. NYC. The Annual Celebrate Israel Parade.
Hosted by  www.jcrcny.org

A Day of JOY!

 

 

 

 

Celebrating the past, present …. the future …


Most were there to celebrate Israel (see Parade slideshow)

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With elections coming up, many opportunistic politicians eager for photo-ops. Wonder how genuine is the support of some. (see slide show)

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Unfortunately, the parade has allowed many with questionable allegiances a spot in the parade (see slide show)

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As usual, the happy parade goers were yelled at by the offensive Neturei Karta. [the parade always DROWNS them OUT!]

The TRUTH was close-by: 58 Arab States vs ONE Jewish State.


The police moved this fellow and his sign a “safe” distance from the Neturei Karta: “GO HOME to Jordan”.

The Marching Groups list included “Progressive Cluster, LGBT Cluster”.


Patriots like the NEW JDL NY challenged these traitors (see slideshow pics)

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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.

ARZA- Progressive Jewish Voices, Association of Reform Zionists of America. Interesting PDF on their approach to a negotiated  two-State solution.

Zioness Movement – UNABASHEDLY PROGRESSIVE – believes in social justice for all people, yet provides a home and platform of support for Jews and Zionists in progressive circles. Also, found two Face Book links : Zioness in Charlottesville; Chloe Valdary and Zioness in the Parade.

Chloe is circled in the picture

Jewish Climate Action Network NYC joins SPNI, Canfei Nesharim, COEJL and other Jewish environmental groups to support the environment and Israel.They marched for the first time, in unison, with several other Jewish Environmental Organizations.


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.

NIF (New Israel Fund) The New Israel Fund uses an innocent name like The New Israel Fund to woo financial support, but it is deadly for Israel. It seeds money to groups devoted to damaging Israel, both from within and from outside by supporting Breaking the Silence (Shovrim Shtikah), B’Tselem, Adalah, warfare projects against Israel, boycotting Israel, Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) as well as dozens of other groups that work in concert to harm Israel.

 The NIF marched to celebrate 70 years of  ISRAEL? Of course,not.  That’s why the New JDL-NY was ready for them. But, we never saw the NIF. Did the JCRC-NY pull their permit?

Some familiar celebrities included the beloved Dr. Ruth Westheimer (90 years young the next day)


Joel Grey – with National Yiddish Theatre Folksbeine(and Grey is 86!)


Mitzvah Clowns  …. always colorful ….

Curtis Sliwa, a crowd favorite, thanked the New JDL-NY  personally by climbing over the barricades to shake their hands.

John Voight & JDL- NY (they met in the park later)

Saw these enthusiastic Trump fans.

NEXT SECTION: The Politicians. Most controversial would be those on record supporting BDS, not Israel: BDS (Global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement)

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!!”

Scott Stringer, NYC Comptroller. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo always keeps the Mayor far from his entourage. They are NOT BFF’s.

The Castro-loving Marxist NYC Council Member, Ydanis Rodriguez (far right in picture) was intensely glued to Gov. Cuomo’s photo-op.

Corey Johnson, the new City Council Speaker appeared briefly (picture from his face book page). Also,New York City Council Member (of the left persuasion), Margaret Chin (Margaret is to the left of Corey).

Speaker Corey Johnson and the NYC Council March in the 2018 Celebrate Israel Parade - John McCarten

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: 2016those 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]

Melinda Katz (D) currently Queens Borough President, former domestic partner of Curtis Sliwa.

David I. Weprin (on the right) New York State Assembly

Sen. Chuck Schumer, Senator from New York

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.

 

 

 

[Pictures and Videos Property of Pamela Hall]

International Day of “al-Quds” NYC 2018 (pics & vids)

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

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Slide show of more anti-Israel protest pictures

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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.

[source for video at @divnews1 : Face Book]

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 onThe 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.

[Pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall]

 

NYC Flag Ceremony Bowling Green/Wall S,70th Anniv. Israel Statehood

On this day, May 14, 2018 at 5 pm Wall Street/Bowling Green, the raising of two flags, the original American 13 star flag and the Israel flag, was done to commemorate 70 years of Statehood.

The Flag Ceremony was hosted by Bnai Zion Foundation and sponsors:New York Board of Rabbis, World Zionist Organization, America-Israel Friendship League, American Zionist Movement, Israel in New York.)

Speakers included, Ibrahim Kurtuluş, a Turkish-American community activist, Arthur Piccolo of the Bowling Green Association and Rabbi Joseph Potasnik of the New York Board of Rabbis.

Herbert Block of the American Zionist Movement, Dr. Esther Serok of the World Zionist Organization, and Ibrahim Kurtulus helped to raise the Israeli flag.

The New JDL – NY was there, too.

And families (amongst the crowd)

Flickr slide show

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Bowling Green Square sign post in the background commemorates “Evacuation Day (1783), November 25,1783, when the last British troops left New York


Evacuation Day
on November 25 marks the day in 1783 when British troops departed from New York City on Manhattan Island, after the end of the American Revolutionary War. After this British Army evacuation, General George Washington triumphantly led the Continental Army from his former headquarters, north of the city, across the Harlem River south down Manhattan through the town to The Battery at the foot of Broadway.[1]

( The fence is the ORIGINAL 1700’s fence.)

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.[2]

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.[5] 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;[7] one in the Museum of the City of New York as well as one in Connecticut [8] (estimated total of 260/270 pounds);[9] “[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.

What a shame.

[Pictures and videos property of pamela Hall]

 

New JDL NY says: Temple Emanu-El “NO NIF, NO BDS.No Israel Hate In Our Shuls!”

On Thursday, May 10th,2018, Composing For Peace: A Concert For Social Change” was held at the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center – NYC.

“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.” []


The Composing For Peace” concert celebrated Seeds of Peace 25th anniversary with  David Broza , Mira Awad and Noa (Achinoam Nini)

“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 the New Israel Fund … and one of it’s enablers … Temple Emanu-El. 

FACT: The New Israel Fund (NIF) supports BDS  (Boycott, Divestment, Sanction) and BDS is Antisemitism.


What was Temple Emanu-El thinking!? 

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

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[Pictures and Video property of Pamela Hall]
Posters from New JDL NY

(Pics & Videos) Commie/Fascisti “Palestinians” vs the NY-JDL Patriots – Union Sq

Great March of Return in the Gaza Strip.

What follows is their agitprop announcing an “All out for Gaza Action” in NYC’s Union Square.

“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

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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.

All the while Nerdeen Kiswani from NYC- SJP (Students For Justice in Palestine) SCREAMED!! hatred into her megaphone.

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.

Nancy Mansour aka : Harrabic Tubman. Crusader for a ONE State Solution.

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.)

And that’s the rest of the story…..

[Pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall)

An addendum of relevant info:  See Mark Langfan (AFSI) maps of Judea, Samaria [West Bank-Gaza Strip)

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.

UNREAL: Palestinians Who Burned Tires – So Israel Could Not See Terrorist Infiltrators – Demand Israel Give Them More Tires!!

But, the protestors really didn’t think this through….


Poster Courtesy of Honest Reporting

FACT: They burned no where near 10, 000 tires, a few hundred tires were burned, even so there is now a SHORTAGE of TIRES!!! and they blame ISRAEL (of course)

…. a spokesman for the Palestinian Transport Ministry complained of the ensuing shortage of tires, demanding that Israel supply more.

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,” !!

LINKS to reports Jerusalem Post; Front Page Mag; Middle East Monitor

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If Not Now Dayenu LIES (and Kaddish) countered by NY-JDL Facts

April 4, 2018 – 4 pm to 7 pm- Both sides met up at Third Avenue and 40th street for this “Dayenu, Gaza and STOP the LIES” protest-kaddish for terrorists, the pro-Israel NY-JDL and the IF NOT NOW Leftist Jews.

The anti Israel “If Not Now” Jews then did a VERY short march to 633 Third avenue (outside the Union for Reform Judaism.)

Outside 633 they attempted to give more speeches as they read the names of the 17 dead terrorists (Kaddish) while the NY-JDL patriots chanted LOUDLY back at them.

The contrast between these two opposing groups, feeling sad and worried about the future as we listened to and watched these American Jewish youths rally outside the Union for Reform Judaism (and say Kaddish for the dead Hamas terrorists.)

So misguided.

But also encouraged by the determination of the patriots to fight BACK against the LIES of the LEFT. The TRUTH shall make you FREE.

Flickr side show.

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Part 1 video it begins as both sides meet

Part 2 the (very short)  march to 633 Third Ave.

Part 3- “Kaddish” for the Muslim terrorists, as they mourned their deaths …. which enraged the patriots … which is when  I heard cries of “GOOD” and “17 More” coming from the patriots!

Links to reports on the march protest: Jewish Press; JPost.

“17 dead, over a thousand injured after Palestinians clash with IDF on Gaza border.”

“PA leader Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday that Israel is responsible for the deaths of Gazan protesters who participated in the Friday riots near the border fence.

”The marches today prove that the Palestinian people will not aid any plan that wishes to close the lid on the Palestinian issue”, he said.

”Jerusalem will remain Arab,” said Abbas.

The US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital angered many in the Arab and Muslim world, leading some Palestinians to argue that the US may no longer be a suitable peace negotiator between Israelis and Palestinians.”

JERUSALEM WILL NEVER BE ARAB.


JEW-rusalem. ‘Nuf said!

[Pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall]

AFSI Protest Mahmoud Abbas’ Address to U.N. Security Council

Feb. 19, 2018. Noon  The Isaiah Wall in Ralph Bunche Park, across from the U.N. where AFSI (Americans For a Safe Israel) protested “Palestinian President” Mahmoud Abbas’ Address to U.N. Security Council.


AFSI (Americans For a Safe Israel) organized the rally,  joined by the New JDL-NY and opposed by members of the obscene Neturei Karta.


“On First A
venue, across from the United Nations in New York City, sits a small park, less than a quarter of an acre, named for Ralph Bunche, the first African-American recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize […] also home to the famous “Isaiah Wall” … which many people naturally associate with the United Nations and its peacekeeping.”
( it’s not)

Carved into granite, is the old prophesy of an obscure Hebrew itinerant, predicting a day that seems as far away now as it did then in ancient Mesopotamia– a day when “nation shall not lift up sword against nation, and neither shall we learn war any longer.”

Abbas and the lies of Yasser Arafat continue to thrive in the halls of the U.N. while thousands of years of Jewish history are IGNORED. DENIED.

[WaPo] “During a rare address to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, February 20th, “Palestinian” President Mahmoud Abbas called for an international Middle East peace conference to be convened by the middle of this year and slammed the Trump administration for its recognition last December of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Ambassador Haley addressed  the absent Abbas  (he left as soon as he had spoken) — Trump’s declaration in December that the United States considers Jerusalem to be Israel’s capital — ( she) told Abbas he can do nothing to reverse the U.S. position. Abbas should channel his anger into action toward a settlement and a better life for his people, Haley said.” [WaPo]

“Now in the 14th year of a four-year term, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been something of a riddle. His modest, gentlemanly demeanor was a welcome contrast to that of his thuggish predecessor, Yasser Arafat […] Underneath it all, Abbas is a two-faced, feckless leader who harbors a classic, anti-Semitic view of Jews and world history.” Abbas proves to be nothing more than a two-faced anti-Semite [Michael Goodwin: NY Post]

[JPost] “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summed it up nicely: Abbashas torn off the mask and shown to the public the simple truth: . . . The root of the conflict between us and the “Palestinians” is their steadfast refusal to recognize the Jewish state in any borders whatsoever.”

Abbas will deliver his statement in New York only weeks after US Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, delivered a scathing rebuke of the Fatah (formerly the PLO) chairman’s “lack of leadership.”[JPost]

 AFSI spoke in front of  “Peace Form One, a stainless-steel obelisk 50 feet (15 m) high, erected in 1980. The sculptor, Daniel LaRue Johnson

… as those peace loving Neturei Karta taunted them from above with “Down, down with Israel” and “Is-ra-el go to hell” .

Part 1 video, opening remarks from Helen Freedman, Co-Executive Director of AFSI.

Part 2 video, Irwin ….  was introduced by Helen Freedman. He then spoke eloquently for ISRAEL.

Part 3 video – As Helen Freedman spoke the Neteuri Karta met the opposition!

Flickr Slide show –

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[NY Times 2-26-18] “Jerusalem. the American Embassy set to open in Jerusalem in three months … Trump administration’s decision to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem … formally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capitalopen a temporary embassy in Jerusalem in time for the 70th anniversary of the creation of the state of Israel, on May 14 …”

“This is a great moment for the citizens of Israel, and this is an historic moment for the state of Israel,” Mr. Netanyahu said. (American officials also said on Friday that Sheldon G. Adelson, an American known for his hawkish support of Israel, had offered to help pay for the new embassy building.)”

“… the “Palestinians” .... for them, May 14 is the 70th anniversary of the “Nakba”, or “catastrophe,” when hundreds of thousands of “Palestinians” were expelled or fled their homes amid the hostilities surrounding Israel’s establishment ... this year’s anniversary could also fall on the eve of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting … Days later, “Palestinians” are likely to flock for Friday Prayer to the “Al Aqsa Mosque”  [aka THE TEMPLE MOUNT], which has often been a flash point in the conflict between Israelis and “Palestinians”...” [NY Times]

FACT: “Why the Temple Mount Belongs to Jews and Israel [FrontPageMag]


“Rarely has there been such clarity that Israel has no partner for peace. As such, the possibility of more terrorist violence cannot be minimized. Just yesterday, Israeli authorities removed a cellphone bomb from Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus in the West Bank. It was detonated by security forces not long before 1,000 Jewish worshippers were scheduled to come to the spot considered to be the burial site of the biblical patriarch.” [Michael Goodwin: NY Post]

[Pictures and Videos property of Pamela Hall]

Israel Day of Action (JDL-NY) vs anti-Israel Global Day of Action

Feb. 19, 2018 . Outside the NYC Israeli Consulate. (3:30 – 5 pm)


The usual anti-Israel protestors (the Soc/ Commie Left)  gathered along with the traitorous Neturei Karta

As part of the Free the Tamimis Global Day of Action, demonstrators gathered outside the Israeli consulate to demand freedom for Ahed Tamimi and all “Palestinian” political prisoners.

Flickr slide show

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The New JDL-NY  PRO-Israel counter-protest came out loud and proud against the familiar anti-Israel protestors.  (who were also quite LOUD)

The piercing voice of Socialist Michela Martinazzi, chant leader for the LEFTists representing the”Committee to Stop FBI Repression-NY“. (Who knew one person could be so irritatingly LOUD.)

Even so, the JDL-NY did NOT back down. The anti-Israel LIES exposed as they vociferously projected their message too, “ENOUGH means ENOUGH“!

The Facebook event page from the “Free the Tamimis” Leftists included their GLOBAL mission statement for the day.

Found an obscenely detailed report on Ahed’s “innocence” from Middle East Eye  which requires only one response: FREEDOM? NO WAY! for  “TERRORIST” Ahed Tammi!


The JDL – NY demands Justice: PRISON for TERRORIST Tamimi!

But, it was not all about Ahed Tammimi. The Soc/Commie Brigades have big plans to indoctrinate, indoctrinate, indoctrinate.

A statement from the screeching chant leader,  Michela Martinazzi and one of her Socialist cohorts ,confidently revealing their plans:  “While they are in school, students and youth must become anti-imperialists, and take up the struggles of the multinational working class and oppressed nationalities and put those demands in the forefront, working to advance the interests of the people and land blows against the ruling class and their cronies.” said Ian Gallagher of FRSO, highlighting the importance of organizing in the student movement.[3]”

Besides the International Action Center (Commies) and Socialist Front at the Stop the FBI Event page, the protest was called for by the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network .

Also attended by NY4Palestine coalition and NYC Students for Justice in Palestine.

Welcomed by our  schools and media , this anti-Israel propaganda grows unabated, with no end in sight. But, only if we remain silent.


SILENCE is No Longer an Option: Am Yisrael CHAI!!

[Pictures and video property of Pamela Hall]