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(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]

Video and Photos: Jerusalem,Times Square,”Palestine” vs Patriots

Times Square – December 8, 2017 – 4:30 pm to 7 pm –  Seventh Avenue and 42nd st.

4:15 pm. The “Palestinians” were already gathering in their pen and YELLING. I soon saw why, the PRO Israel patriots, they TOO were already on-site. Not as many. But the flag of Israel was driving them to taunt their opposition with as much NOISE as they could muster.

 

 

 

 

 


For the next 90 minutes, I heard many vile chants. Like, “Khaybar Khaybar, ya yahud, Jaish Muhammad, sa yahud,” (“Jews, remember Khaybar, the army of Muhammad is returning”) a battle cry when attacking Jews or Israelis.

While a young hijabbed Muslima taunted the Israelis supporters with, “We’re still HERE!“.

“Al-Aqsa and the THIRD Intifada“….

And , ” ‘al-Quds” is ISLAMIC LAND, no one can change that reality

3 video PLAYLIST – Khaybar” chants and more  as “Palestinians” swarm Jews and ignore NYPD- Times Square

What is an intifada?  Most commonly, the Arabic word انتفاضة is associated with two long Palestinian uprisings against Israel. The first one occurred between 1987 and 1993, followed by a more violent second uprising in the early 2000s that lasted for about four years. The uprisings are known as the first intifada and the second intifada, and both proved destructive to the Palestinian economy.

The word itself carries a lot of other meanings, however. Apart from “uprising,” it can be translated as “shaking something off,” or “tremor.”  WaPo (Just like Debbie Almontaser’s Intifada NYC t-shirt)


On college campuses and in op-ed pages, the same crowd wraps itself snugly in the mantle of social justice, arguing that it wants nothing more than peace and equality for Palestine’s oppressed, but in the streets the picture’s sharper and more ghoulish: It’s all about violence against Jews.[Tablet Mag]

Boldly OUTRAGED against  the Jews, Israel AND Trump:  “Call it the Sarsourization of New York (and national Dem) politics. Under Giuliani there were clear red lines for rallies and protests. Calling for terror and death was a red line. But Bill de Blasio, New York’s current top dog, had crawled deep into bed with Linda Sarsour and Islamists. And that’s where you get this from. “[D. Greenfield]

Flickr slide show – Anti Israel

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Flickr slideshow – Pro Israel

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Part 1 video. After quite few years of diminished “Fakestinian” rallies, today was back to the old formula: BUS ’em in from Jersey. Pack the pens. And that is what happened.

Part 2 video. They kept coming. Families – young and old. hijabs and kufiyas.  A visual blight.

Part 3 video.  They made  A LOT of NOISE.

Part 4 video. At first the NYPD didn’t have many officers on site, but that soon changed. Once this crowd of Muslim “yoots” (and friends) made it clear they were NOT going to obey the rules of public assembly. Perhaps this is what we get from 24/7 media coverage of the BLM and Antifa anarchists.

Part 5 video. The NYPD was GREAT. Very impressive while dealing with a complicated bunch of Muslim “Palestinians”. OUR laws were not going to be obeyed. No way. No how.

Part 6 video.  As the “Palestinians” surrounded and harassed the pro- Israel contingent – on a public sidewalk. It was a very heated attempt at intimidation but, THEY did NOT succeed. We STAYED. Even when the police suggested we leave as the Fakestinians marched to the Israeli Consulate. We thanked them, but NO. We were fine. We stayed. Am Yisrael Chai!!

[Pictures and video property of Pamela Hall]

++ other links reporting on the competing protests++

Videos that shows our group from the other side of the police barricade: Yenisfak.com

Facebook/ido.simantov85

Jpost.com

And then, 3 days later, December 11, 2017.  A Muslim JIHADI strikes again, taunting Trump before he struck, “Trump you failed to protect your nation..” NYPost

We have been warned, and yet, the ignorance rolls on….

 … AOL … “make these folks feel comfortable”…

“Despite Ullah’s alleged words and Trump’s efforts to restrict immigration, statistics suggest that the threat posed by terrorism is exceedingly low.

For example, a person living in the US is about 123 times as likely to die in a gun assault than by a foreign-born terrorist, and more than 400 times as likely to die in a vehicle incident.

“We’re doing an awful lot of effort for a very low-risk threat,” Oxley said. “Maybe we need to work harder to make these folks feel comfortable and assimilate into our society … If we let these people in, maybe we should work harder to make them a part of our culture.” FOOLS

JDL- NY counters JVP Boycott of Israel Birthright Gala

December 3, 2017 – 33 E. 33rd St- NYC. 12:30 PM.  JDL – NY was there, countering the JVP Boycott of the Israel Birthright Gala. Even though the gala was postponed, the RETURN the Birthright protest was still on.

“Birthright was criticized by liberal Jewish groups last month after it announced that it would no longer bring groups to meet Arab-Israelis, a move the organization claimed was only temporary.

So, JVP has  pledged to refrain from the sponsored trips, saying more than 1,000 people have already signed.” [Forward]

 Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)want the Birth Right trip to include “palestine” and Gaza, so they can see the oppressed “palestinians”.

They allege the trip is racist. They allege the trip doesn’t show all sides of Israel. They allege that Birth-Right is Birth-WRONG.

This is preposterous and anti-Semitic. JVP does NOT speak for U.S. Jews!

Time to get LOUD! Time to STAND WITH ISRAEL!” The New Jewish Defence League NY

Part 1 video

Part 2 video (found her speech interesting)

Flickr slide show

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Wilful ignorance: arrogant AND obscene.
G-d help us all.

[JVP Facebook live video of entire protest- 1 hr 24 min]

[Pictures and videos, where indicated, property of Pamela Hall]

Anti-Zionists Protest Israel Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall – again

October 25th, 2017, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) gave a concert & gala at Carnegie Hall.  This was fantastic, yes?

Nope. These anti-Israel / anti-Zionist groups did not agree.


They organized ANOTHER anti-Israel protest outside Carnegie Hall aimed at de-legitimizing the State of Israel. AGAIN.

Each year, anti-Zionists return to protest the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra [IPO]. (For previous IPO Carnegie Hall protests, follow links to 2011 and 2012.)

Fortunately, their lies and hateful anti-Semitism did NOT go unchallenged.

The Jewish Defence League and other Zionists were there to “Stand Up For Israel”, to “Stop the lies” and “Stop the hate!”


AM YISRAEL CHAI!

Flickr slide show of both sides

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Some anti-Israel protest chants compliments of Adalah NY and the other anti-Zionists.

Protest musical accompaniment- OUTSIDE Carnegie – was provided by the eponymous, Rude Mechanical Orchestra. Facebook.

Adalah, however, remains OFFENDED the IPO representing the State of Israel across the world. “Let the IPO know that apartheid is out of tune.”


“It (the IPO)”, says Adalah, “serves as a cultural ambassador for the State of Israel, playing a public role in the official Israeli propaganda campaign. Brand Israel uses art and music to distract attention from Israel’s human rights ‘abuses’ and ‘ethnic cleansing’ of the ‘Palestinian’ people.”

Adalah claims that, “the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra is not an apolitical cultural institution.”

“We (Adalah and other anti-Zionists) are responding to the call from ‘Palestinian’ civil society to boycott cultural institutions that are complicit in Israel’s ‘systematic repression’ of the Palestinian people living under Israeli ‘military occupation’ in the West Bank and Gaza Strip as unequal citizens in Israel or as refugees denied their right of return to their homeland.”

BTW- Adalah (the protest host for the evening) was connected in 2007 to the infamous Intifada NYC T-shirt .


Former Brooklyn Principal, Debbie Almontaser, defended the t-shirts, telling the NY Post that “intifada” meant “shaking off”, that the shirts represented women “shaking off” oppression. …. Peace be upon you ….

And now, the REAL STORY behind the Israel Philharmonic and its ORIGINS:

“Since its inception in 1936, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra has been dedicated to presenting exceptional music to audiences in Israel and throughout the world. From its inaugural concert, conducted by Arturo Toscanini, world-renowned soloists and conductors have performed with the IPO.

On December 26, 1936, the Palestine Symphony played its first concert in Tel Aviv under the baton of Arturo Toscanini. A staunch anti-Fascist, the legendary conductor enthusiastically accepted Huberman’s request to join the Symphony as a demonstration against Nazism, declaring, “I am doing this for humanity.”

“The public reception to this inaugural performance was overwhelming, with crowds standing outside near the windows and even climbing on rooftops in an attempt to hear the Symphony. The ovation at the end of the night lasted over 30 minutes.”

 “The IPO is Israel’s foremost cultural ambassador and travels throughout the world, particularly to countries where there is little or no Israeli representation. In some cases, performances of the IPO are the only example of Israel’s existence.”

“The goodwill created by these tours, which included historic visits to Japan, Argentina, Poland, Hungary, Russia, China and India, is of enormous value to the State of Israel.”

Unfortunately, the anti-Israel protests never stop; good-will be damned.

NEXT WEEK, on Thursday, November 2,  I found two more anti-Israel events. FYI: November 2nd, 2017 marks the 100 year anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.

“At 5:30 pm, outside Israeli Embassy at 42nd St and 2nd Ave, a rally to “protest 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, to protest 100 years of colonization”, hosted by NYC Students for Justice in Palestine . The SJP claims that the Balfour Declaration was the first step toward the objective of political Zionism. [Face Book]

They will gather to protest the continued occupation of “Palestine” by Israeli Zionist forces.”

NYC Students for Justice in Palestine
Committee to Stop FBI Repression NYC
American Muslims for Palestine – NJ Chapter
Religious Center · Nonprofit Organization
Jews for Palestinian Right of Return
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
NY4Palestine
Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
Labor for Palestine

Also, at the United Nations, on November 2, 2017, from 3 PM4:30 PM, “100 yrs of the Balfour Declaration and impact on Palestinians” · Hosted by United Nations Division for Palestinian Rights.

The LIES Never Stop.

“The United Nations Palestinian Rights Committee cordially invites you to a lecture on the Balfour Declaration and the impact it has had on the Palestinian people. The lecture will be delivered by Professor Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University and director of the Middle East Institute of Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs in the ECOSOC Chamber of the United Nations Secretariat in New York. It will bring together a broad range of participants, including members of the diplomatic community in New York, UN staff members, representatives of civil society organizations and the general public.”[Face Book]

Stand Up For Israel!

[Pictures and Video property of Pamela Hall]