May 18 and 19, 2018. Two Days of the “Nakba Day 2018” protests began in Times Square and ended next day in Grand Central Station. It began at 3 pm, in Times Square. [Face Book]
The New JDL NY was there, countering the LIES put out by the anti-Israel protestors:“Jihadists and their supporters will assemble on Times Square and call for Intifada. They will spread the lies of “Nakba” and promote the ethnic cleansing of Jews from Israel…”From the river to the sea….”
“Silence is dangerous. Silence will not end the lies. The lies will only grow stronger and so will the violence.” [the New JDL NY Face Book]
See Flickr Slide Show for more of the opposing sides:
The LIES from the Marxist Fascist Left : “ALL OUT IN COMMEMORATION OF THE NAKBA AND THE ONGOING STRUGGLE FOR LIBERATION AND RETURN”
“March 30th, Land Day, marked the first day of the Great March of Return, a 46 day struggle leading up to “Nakba Day “on May 15th. From now until then and beyond, we in New York and around the globe must support the ongoing struggle in Palestine.
As the struggle escalates throughout historic Palestine and the diaspora, join NY4Palestine as we reiterate our commitment to the liberation and the right of return of all of historic Palestine from the strangles of the settler colonial Zionist state of ‘israel.’ “
“It has been 70 years since nearly 1 million Palestinians were forcibly expelled from their homes by Zionist forces during the Al-Nakba (Arabic for the Catastrophe) To this day they and their descendants are still barred from returning. Israel has recently escalated its racist and genocidal policies, with the detention and killing of children increasing whilst Al-Quds, the capital of Palestine, is under threat.
“In reaction to the increase in these policies of ethnic cleansing the resilient Palestinian people, alongside their international allies, are organizing to let the world know that the land, from Haifa to Jerusalem to Gaza and all in between, will be liberated and that a sovereign, independent, free Palestine is inevitable as long as its people remain beacons of resistance.”
“While we mourn the “Nakba”, we celebrate the resistance and its steadfast sacrifices in ensuring that the question of Palestine gets an answer. The Zionists did not expect that 70 years later Palestinians would still be fighting for their freedom and dignity.
As the fight for liberation continues in the homeland, the fight for liberation continues from inside the belly of the beast. We will be rallying to demand the right of return for ALL Palestinians in the diaspora, to demand Israel keep its hands off al-Quds, to celebrate 70 years of resilience and resistance, and to denounce the settler colonial state of “israel.”
Video Part 2
The chants from the anti-Israel, “palestinian” demonstrators always focus on the annihilation and demonizing of Israel:
The “Nakba” did not end in 1948, nor did the resistance: There is only one solution! Intifada Revolution!We don’t want two states!We want 48!
NEXT, Day TWO: SATURDAY, May 19,2018 – Grand Central Station. [Face Book] The same tools gathered to commemorate the “Nakba” — with” grief, heartbreak, rage, and re commitment to action .”
Adalah-NY: The NY Campaign for the Boycott of Israel Palestine Solidarity Alliance of Hunter College NYU – Students for Justice in Palestine NYU – Jewish Voice for Peace Jewish Voice for Peace – NYC Jews Say No! NYC Queers Against Israeli Apartheid Apartheid Divest CUNY
“This past Tuesday, May 15 marked the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba. Nakba, Arabic for “catastrophe,” describes the mass expulsion of 750,000 – 1,000,000 “indigenous Palestinians” and the destruction of over 500 “Palestinian” villages that Zionist settlers carried out in 1947-1949 in order to establish a Jewish-majority state.”
Jewish Voice for Peace-New York City —Thank you to everyone who came out to Grand Central on Saturday for remind New York that Palestinians have the right to live in freedom. Palestinians have the right to return home. #Nakba70
Video Grand Central
The “Nakba” has continued ever since through different forms of political, legal and military violence, including the ongoing theft of “Palestinian” land to build Jewish-only settlements; the military detention of “Palestinian” men, women and children; and the 12-year siege of Gaza.
“The day prior, Monday, May 14, Israeli forces killed over 60 “Palestinians” in besieged Gaza and wounded thousands. This is the response to the near-culmination of the historic #GreatReturnMarch, where for seven weeks, tens of thousands of “Palestinians” — families, children, elders — have been gathering along the fence that keeps 2 million people penned in in an open-air prison. Remember, Resist, Return. Free Palestine.”
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!“.
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
Flickr slideshow – Pro Israel
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
“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
I am Muslim, too has returned, proclaiming across Times Square: We Stand With American Muslims!
An I Heart Muslims event organized by the Foundation For Ethnic Understanding — a coalition of religious groups led by record label founder Russell Simmons, Rabbi Marc Schneider (and others)
The crowd was jammed, of course, with all the UWS (upper west side) and Brooklyn Liberal Jews. Signs advertising their blind obedience with “I am a Jew. Today, I’m a Muslim too’ and Muslims, of course, filled out the crowd..
Otherwise- the claim by comic, Dean Obeidallah (the Muslim MC) that we were surrounded by a SEA of Brown faces [stretching to 57th st] was GREATLY exaggerated. [See more in Flickr slideshow]
But, how else would Dean be able to lead with his fake-news punch-line LIE, that Trump’s Florida audience had been a sea of angry white faces filled with HATE. (obviously he didn’t see the black trump supporters in Melbourne, Florida. Sitting proudly behind trump, with signs held prominently towards the cameras.
BTW- co hosting with Obeidallah was lesbian, Jewish comic, Judy Gold. Her level of ignorance re Islam and its deathly intolerance for homosexuals obviously runs DEEP. Nope. the truth is always inconvenient.
SO – onward and upward with I am a MUSLIM, Too – Part Two. Starting things out was the comic co-hosts who screamed us into auditory hell, followed by that that great humanitarian, Def jams’ own Russell Simmons.
Simmons gave a speech to be expected, ‘We are here, unified, because of Donald Trump, so we won’t speak too harshly of him tonight – today. We want to thank him for bringing us together. Middle America’ has been misled. The seeds of hate that were small, and maybe just ignorance, cannot be watered. That hate cannot grow’. Anti-Trump, Pro- Muslim. Yeah, that’s the ticket.
Susan Sarandon. The token STAR of the event, gave a DEEP-voiced speech (my god- what happened to her voice) Pro-forma leftist blather as she railed against Trump’s America destroying the constitution and ending with ‘We will fight hatred with love’ and OF COURSE, I am a MUSLIM, too.
Rabbis and pastors – imams, a Sikh, a Buddhist, Episcopal, Presbyterian, Mennonite, Seventh Day Adventist, Baptist and Hindu – all gave short speeches praising Islam.
As did Rabbi Marc Schneier (President Foundation For Ethnic Understanding) who twice in one short speech proclaimed, I am a Muslim, Too , followed by a sequence of Takbirs (Allah is Greater) … [1;13 in the video]
Ashamed of being Americans in what they claim to be an INTOLERANT America.
Local politicians and civil rights advocates, too. Parading their ignorance of Islam’s INTOLERANT history towards Judaism and Christianity, even NOW in the 21st century. No matter what the historically intolerant facts reveal about Islam, they shouted – each one of them – I AM A MUSLIM, TOO.
So, as the pathetic display of naive inclusiveness and good will continued for the cameras, we heard the required Muslim prayers; allahu akbars and takbirs from the stage . (even got the extra treat of some prayers at the side of the stage)
Linda Sarsour, Brooklyn-born Palestinian-American activist, “I am unapologetically Muslim, all day, every day,” she told the cheering crowd. “I am not afraid because fear is a choice; it is not a fact. So today I ask you, in the true grit and spirit of a New Yorker, that you choose courage in the face of fear.”
Sarsour was also touted as one of the proud organizers of the DC Women’s march .
Fist bumping and ONE finger umma pumping Sarsour. The symbolism did not go unnoticed.
Sarsour BTW resurfaced after seeming to be persona non grata at some recent Muslim pressers down town. But, here she was – front and center – along with intifada NYC’s Debbie Almontaser.
The media war for the hearts and minds of a naive America, whose desire to Love Muslims (Islam is off the table), this circus was the darling of the media for about 4 hours on Sunday, Feb 19.
A circus that will continue to play across the country, dominating the media. Enjoyed. Unchallenged.
As long as the Hate Trump machine rolls on, these LOVE fests will continue. Appearing soon at a school, college and artistic venue near you.
I begin this post two weeks after al Quds Day. July 14 – Bastille Day- 2016 . July has been a horrid month for the world-wide jihad. A terrorism that knows no end. These orthodox Muslims plot endlessly to kill the infidels, yet we never see it coming.
Photo – EricGaillard/Reuters
Domestic Terrorism. BLM. New Black Panthers. CAIR. Muslim Brotherhood, anything Fakestinian and all groups Socialist and Communist. Creating chaos whether HERE or in Europe, the Middle East….or…in Israel. Death to the Infidel. Revolution of the worst kind is their goal.
Whose side are you on?
Al Quds Day, 2016. Late afternoon, July 1. Times Square. The arrogant “al-Quds” protestors have returned. Mostly Muslim with the usual Communist facilitators amongst the crowd.
They demand the END of the State of Israel. Masquerading as peaceful Muslims while screaming “From the River to the Sea“. That is genocide, against the JEWS, and there is NOTHING peaceful about genocide.
Their LIES are many.
To begin with, there never was a Palestinian people. They have no history yet they claim the Holy Land belongs to Islam. Not just Jerusalem (al-quds), but also “the hill country of Samaria and Judea“. It is NOT the West Bank. But, facts are inconvenient as they accuse Israel (and the Jews) of murdering the hapless “Palestinian” Muslims.
And with the fraudulent “Nakba” meme
They nurture a powerful anti-Israel and anti-Jewish animus with this LIE.
They usurp the history of others. A violent fraud supported by the Leftists and their comrades in the media and academe. The TRUTH is an inconvenient impediment. Destroy the State of Israel by any means.
BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanction) , another of their LIES supports an Israeli economic boycott. They claim that Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East, is “greedy, cruel and violent”. Ignoring peaceful gestures , whether from a single Israeli citizen or the whole country. They are NOT interested in PEACE.
When I first arrived, everyone was setting up. The “Palis” and their Commie friends and the Pro-Israel supporters across avenue.
While taking pictures, I was approached by an older Muslim man. He asked my opinion on Jerusalem – aka al-Quds. He did NOT like my answer. Storming away angry telling me that “the JEWS have no claim. They came from Egypt.” [They CAME from Egypt?]
Then Cyrus Mc Goldrick, former head of CAIR-NY, approached me with a very friendly “hello”. (he likes to do that)
I returned the pleasantries, asking if he was still living in Florida. Nope. He’s now in TURKEY. Istanbul. “Really?”, said I, as he replied, “It’s not as bad as you might think. Its quite nice.” And he moved on.
As for this protest, it was not a large protest by the usual al-Quds standards. But, loud. Of, course. They are always LOUD.
The ubiquitous genocidal chants [From the River to the Sea] AND the usual Commie facilitators: Bill Doares (Workers World) and Sarah Flounders of IAC (International Action Center). All, when not chanting, making VERY loud speeches.
[Video] a view from the al-Quds side of the avenue
The Pro-Israel side was on the west side of Seventh Ave. Lead by the very vocal ADL.
And their co-host, Congressional Candidate, Dr. Phillip Rosenthal.
Video of the Pro Israel side of the avenue
After about an hour, it started to rain, so I packed up my gear. But, as I left, I heard Doares and Flounders speaking(finally). Over an hour in to the protest, NOW they start speaking….in the RAIN….. So, I used my smart phone voice-recorder. Not the best audio (due to rain and traffic) but enough that I was able to transcribe excerpts from their Communist RANTS. Angry, anti-U.S. and anti-Israel LIES. Agitprop they could spew in a coma. If you have never listened to them, Doares and Flounders, they are like a BAD movie, that needs to be heard.
We should never forget how hostile they are to everything that has made America and Israel great.
There was also a young Muslima poet and Cyrus McGoldrick, all the way from Turkey, just to M.C. al-Quds Day.
And the Neturei Karta who always confuse the passersby. That was it. Both sides shouting back and forth. And one fellow, from the Israeli side, Robert K., who spontaneously sprinted across the avenue to shake hands. To make a peaceful gesture. (apparently the officer said – NOT TODAY) as he was ushered back to the west side of 7th. (ah well…at least he tried) Israel. Jerusalem. The Middle East. The LIES: al-Quds (Jerusalem), al-Aqsa (aka the Temple Mount!), the Nakba (day of “catasrophe”) Innocents die at the hands of the Islamic Terrorists emboldened by media support. Commie support. And the “good-will of fools”. Will Truth ever prevail?
The audio transcripts – excerpted follow next.
(IAC) (Excerpted to the end)
“…. the State of Israel that exists because of the support and defense and military aide of U.S. Imperialism. Life without it, Israel could not exist a day, not a minute without U.S. Imperialism, Zionism would be a racist, rotten dream but not in fact, a …. State.
Every country that stands for independent force, they want to destroy. And yet, they are failing. They’re failing on a world scale. The Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement shows that people all over the world are finding a way to shut down Zionist quotas, Zionist economy and it has huge support that has grown so strong that now they want to pass laws against it in violation of the U.S. Constitution, by the way.
So Gov. Cuomo and Gov. Christie and all these Zionist supporters, they want to make it illegal to support the BDS Movement. I tell ya, it’s gonna make the BDS movement stronger politically.
And the terrorists across the street, the Jewish Defense League, this is a terrorist organization. They for decades in Brooklyn, and in the West Bank and Israel… they are the racist forces that come right out of Brooklyn. They made war on the Black Community and on the Palestinian Community. (cheers from crowd) They want to shut down this movement and they’re the ones that are being shut down all over the world by our unity, by our strength, by our determination.
And why? Because the Palestinian people have shown resistance, generation after generation, under the most damnable conditions. Under starvation. Under sanctions. They have resisted with every form of resistance, from the youngest to the oldest. So when we salute Palestine, we are giving a vote of confidence to the future. We are saluting resistance of all humanity. And together, together we will win. (cheers)”
Bill Doares -Workers World Party and IAC (amongst many other Commie linked organizations)
[He SHOUTS everything]
“(July 1- NYC) … those were the words of Muhammad Ali, who passed away a few weeks ago, because he, like Malcolm X and Nelson Mandela ( the U.N.) : Zionism is Racism. And that’s why it’s so good to see so many of these people, so many diverse communities of New York City, like around the world, coming out on a holiday week end … in the rain… to stand with the people of Palestine, because Palestine means diversity. Just like New York City means diversity.
… those Nazis across the street, they’re from a group called the Jewish Defense League that was originally formed to keep Black People out of Flatbush and these Black and Latino people out of the jury system and, to keep Black People from moving in to Forest Hills. They are Nazis. Today is a day of al- Quds Jerusalem. An International Day when people around the word stand with the people of Palestine. Stand against Terrorism and Racism and Bigotry.
The State of Israel will mean nothing without the end(less) of flow of tax dollars [?stolen] from our communities, our schools, our hospitals and transportation system to pay for it. It’s in the hands of the giant U.S. Military Industrial Complex and the bankers of Wall Street, Zionists mostly. It is no wonder they support Donald Trump .
None of the racists understand Israel … not just because racists love racists and bigots love bigots. Not just because anyone who’s already done all that Donald Trump is promising to do: building walls to keep people out and warning people. Because native people in the land of Palestine, their ethnicity, from a racial pure society, if there can ever be such a thing. That’s because of Israel, the racist State of Israel and the giant military plan.
Stand with the people of Palestine [Crowds CHEERS]”
Muslima Poet – this is an excerpt to the end (1:43) “…Take each others hands. Let’s be smarter than the divide and conquer. For humanity we stand together. We stand stronger. And from the threats … dividing our strength and unity. So, let’s raise our fists to the sky. Where there’s no more pain to see. Until the skies no longer bleed. In resistance we shall live, each of us stronger on our beliefs. And if in resistance we should die, our (souls) shall last for eternity. Our dreams be kept alive and the truth become plain for all to see.
One day our children will not die, and their blood will not spill upon the street. One day our mothers will not cry. When their sons and daughter will be free. One day the dream will be alive. One day we will march in victory.
One day “Palestine will be Free” From the River to the sea ( crowd) Palestine will be free. “Palestine will be Free” From the River to the sea (crowd) Palestine will be free. “Palestine will be Free” From the River to the sea (crowd) Palestine will be free. (enter Cyrus) FREE FREE Palestine!”
2 slide shows Pro-Israel
July 7, from Friday July 1, to the next Thursday, all hell broke loose in Dallas,Texas. A domestic act of terrorism that preceded Bastille Day by a week.
The deadliest day for police since 9/11. I did not cover the massive street action (the Day of Rage protests) as I have in the past. I’m too familiar with the arrogant hostility unleashed towards whites, sometimes , physically . Something I’ve experienced first-hand (Muslim, Black and Commie hostilities) So, I decided to not add a white face to the planned chaos. (To be a target) The police will be busy enough.
Obama and Company has left us a racially divided country ready to explode. I fear we are too close to the fire.
Just last week I was assaulted by a 60 years old – healthy but small- black woman. She ran at me – like a foot ball player. Slammed her purse (it felt like sandpaper) across my face. accusing me of getting in her way on the sidewalk. OK. This is NY. The sidewalks are crowded. But, this was a QUIET avenue and I was no where close to causing this woman a problem. She was crazy perhaps but, getting a purse slammed across your face, that is assault. Nasty. She yelled at me. Accusing me of doing something BLOCKING HER on the sidewalk (that was a bizarre accusation) She remained very aggressive as she walked away, calmly eating her ice cream sunday. Her ice cream unsullied.
Thanks Obama. Race. Division. Hostilities. Your legacy grows worse every day. BLM. Terrorists-at-large. Unchecked. Abusive. Intimidating. LETHAL. Tearing this country apart. Just as they planned all along. MLK’s dream torn asunder.
Can’t we all get along is NOT in their lexicon.
++ LINKS – some extra reading- ++
“Minneapolis Muslims screaming rampage through neighborhood. tell woman we can kidnap you.” Pamela Geller
As we approach 2016, today I’m in a ‘Throw Back Thursday, State-of-Mind” with a look back at Pete Seeger, the Communist agenda and some pictures from the Times Square “Euro-Transformation” [taken in 2008,09,10, 13 and 14]
[Times Sq 2009]
Some love it …. [Times Sq 2009]
Many don’t (Like bus drivers and taxis) [Times Sq 2009]I figure those who use the new People-Friendly space for performances and agitprop are in the “Love it” category. Like this event I caught with Pete Seeger performing at EcoFest 2013.
What is Eco Fest, you might ask? (or not) ECOFEST is an annual NYC event promoting environmental awareness, healthy alternative lifestyles, recycling of reusable goods, renewable and planet friendly energy sources, cleaner energy vehicles, etc. Produced by the not-for-profit West Side Cultural Center. You can find out more about ECOFEST and the West Side Cultural Center by checking their websites.Pete Seeger was their “man-of-the-hour”. Worshiped by some (the Marxists) Beloved by others (the folk-song friendly general public) A personable sort-a guy. Singing melodic, family-friendly songs. I came across Seeger two and a half years ago, August 25, 2013, singing in Duffy Square. II was intrigued. S, I hung around. Watched the crowd. Took some pictures.The Honoree at EcoFest 2013 was Seeger’s wife, Toshi, a Red Diaper baby (revealing much about the Ecofest State-of-Mind.) Toshi, at 91, had passed on July 9, 2013 and 6 months later, at 94, Seeger was gone (Jan. 27, 2014).
EcoFest 2014 was then dedicated to Seeger.Many want to see him as a benign entity. A kindly old uncle. Singing pretty songs shaped (unfortunately) by Seeger’s “All-American Communism”.
In death as in life, Pete Seeger brought Americans together, then divided them into warring ideological camps … There are those, generally on the center-left, who praise Seeger heartily, accenting his stand against the House Un-American Activities Committee, while quietly—if at all—acknowledging his disturbingly durable devotion to Communism.There are those, mostly on the right, who praise Seeger’s less political songs while arguing that his politics sadly tainted the rest of his career.
The man I observed in Times Square that day was quite fit for a 93 years old man (turning 94 one month later). I could see why so many were drawn to him. BUT, he was also a man who believed Communism to be the answer to his ‘better’ version of America.
Typically – unlike the rural folk musicians he emulated, Seeger was no naif. His father was a Harvard-educated musicologist and his stepmother a composer, both early folk aficionados; he himself enrolled at Harvard.
As the audience sat near the many booths preaching Eco-climate dogma, Seeger sang and cajoled an eager gathering of adults and children, also entertaining tourists at the TKTS booth.
Did those watching understand the sub-text of these friendly sing-a longs. Do they care? (Mostly likely not)
EVERY BODY SING NOW! Found this Pete Seeger video from the 25th ECOFEST Anniversary
“Seeger was accompanied by David Amram, Spook Handy, The Rivertown Kids, Travis Jeffreys, Mary Poppins, and a spirited sing-along Times Square crowd.“
(Please place curser on picture to see Slide show)
Some CLOSING thoughts as I wrap up my latest installment on the NEW Times Square. Keeping with our ECOfest theme:
Chicken Littles, for whom The Climate Lunacy never ends, hanging in Times Sq (2009)
Stumbled upon something called the INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION in Times Square. They claim that on 24 October (2009) people in 181 countries came together for a day of environmental action … to call for “strong action” and “bold leadership” on the “climate crisis”… (rather amusing to watch and listen to these Chicken-Littles carry on in Times Square about cow farts, etc) And what’s with the number 350? ( http://350.org )
Seems these 21st Century alchemists actually think 350 is the number that some “scientists” say is the “safe” upper limit for carbon dioxide—measured in “Parts Per Million” in the atmosphere. They drank the kool-aid! They THINK…” 350 PPM—it’s the number humanity needs to get back to as soon as possible to avoid runaway climate change!” (insert LAUGH TRACK !) [Times Sq 2009]
Of course, the GLOBAL “Climate Change” aka WARMING Mania has continued with the UN Climate Change Conference. (they just can’t help themselves)
CLIMATE LOONS – Cow farts – whaat everrr…. ) BTW- Looking North
[Times Sq 2013] This is the jam-packed corner where the Times Square Bomber planted his Car Bomb in 2010. (Mayor Bloomberg,”What were you thinking?”)Back to … (ECOFest2013) … and I QUOTE!
“The event also included a 10-foot snowman … “You can definitely see how global warming affected the snowman in Times Square in the middle of August,” a spokeswoman for the festival said.”
“…the cutouts represent “the social, political, cultural and personal barriers that keep us away from one another.” The artist “uses space and physical barriers to force visitors to focus on breaking through what is forbidden to achieve what they long for.” (… okay….)
Wondering- artistically – WHO is permitted (welcomed) to FILL this Times Sq People Space? From what I’ve observed over these recent years : Climate Loons, Prog/Soc/Commie propaganda – Easily Encouraged.
Think about this – the ‘artistic’ intent – “Capitalism “Works For Me’ -True (157) Or False (164) ”
[Times Sq 2013]
Leading the way – to a NEW America – Just like Pete Seeger (that day in 2013) the grand old lion of the Left” was re-cast in the role of the “wise old compassionate man.”
But, we must not forget the original Pete Seeger … the guy back in the 30s singing the praises of Stalin… literally singing the praises of a blood soaked mass murdering tyrant.
Pete never apologized for that. All his propaganda folk singing and pushing what ever line Moscow wanted was just fine with him even to his dying days. Look it up.
The man was not just a “leftist”, nor a mere Communist, he was an ardent defender of Stalin and the Terror of the 30s. “Wise old compassionate” Pete Seeger wanted to spread that sort of evil and hell throughout the world.
The whitewashing of history continues while Big Brother is watching YOU
[Times Sq 2010]
Barack Obama’s White House (in 2015) has set up a website in which citizens could report other citizens for daring to speak critically of Obamacare. Just last week, President Obama’s Organizing for Action group put up a website encouraging Americans to root out “climate deniers” and “call them out.”
If it seems like we are in a more violent age, we just might be. The violent rhetoric of America’s own president suggests it.
Do we really want our next POTUS to be Comrade Bernie Or Madame Rodham-Clinton? Presuming most of America wants to protect the American Dream from their Marxist Nightmare. Remember:
It takes courage to respectfully confront people with whom you disagree. [Picture Times Sq 2008]
Respect or … NOT… Now is the Time toNo Longer Remain SILENT.
As 2015 limps out and we stare into the lion’s maw of 2016, I decided it was time to clean up some old computer files. Always interesting to find old pictures; set aside and never posted. Which brings me to the subject of this post:
The Abu Dhabi Tourista “Hospitality” Tent and a look back at Times Square 2012.
“Inside, guests were shuttled through various stations, treated to platters of dates, tiny cups of strong coffee, henna tattoos, dabs of essential oils like frankincense and sandalwood, and photos of themselves (to be posted online) posing in traditional Arabic garb along with a rather timid-looking falcon.
“The seductive red glow seeping out of a massive white tent at Duffy Square in Times Square drew a steady stream of curious visitors —part of a free, four-day pop-up visitors center, A Taste of Abu Dhabi, set up by the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority….
… to raise awareness of this United Arab Emirates capital as a beautiful, cultured, cutting-edge travel destination. The Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority wants Times Square and the world to know you are welcome to visit to the Capital of the United Arab Emirates.” Taking over New York City’s Times Square to show just how friendly Abu Dhabi is and to celebrate the launch of its new US office in New York’s Trump Tower. ” (of all places!)
“The 18 x 12m pop-up tent featured five areas – taste, sound, sight, touch and scent. Offering dates, coffee, falcon’s, henna artists, and perfume mixologists.
She continues: “An amazing fact:Agarwood oil, also known as Oud oil, is an extremely rare and precious natural oil obtained from several species of Agarwood (Aquilaria sp.) trees. Agarwood trees must be infected by a fungi, prior to producing an oleoresin which saturates the wood. With prices of up to $13,000 per pound, this oil is more expensive than gold. Agarwood is so rare, and so highly valued in Japan and the Middle East (where most of it ends up), it is little known in the West.
At the pop up tent I had a chance to smell this precious commodity.”
“Etihad Airways, also present, welcomed guests with giveaways. Etihad Airlines (in 2012) operated daily from Abu Dhabi to New York and Chicago, with plans to launch a daily flight to Washington DC in March (of 2013). Abercrombie & Kent, Cox & Kings, Linara Travel, Ritz Tours and Goway Travel also introduced travel packages.
“After visiting the tent you had a feeling of warmth and friendship”
A final stop featured a promotional video about Abu Dhabi, chock full of images including architectural wonders, wide sandy deserts, beautiful beaches, the iconic YAS Hotel and the world’s largest theme park, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, with the world’s fastest roller coaster.”
Video footage shows the lure of the art of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and Masdar City – the world’s first carbon-neutral, zero-emissions city.”(Oh My)
Vacationing in Abu Dhabi? Today, in 2015, Abu Dhabi might not be so easily promoted as a SAFE destination, especially for women. (see links to rape, murder & etcetera).
Better think twice “In 2014, Robert Alan Black, a 70-year-old American, was arrested in the UAE for taking a photograph of a venue that authorities had declared off-limits for photos. In 2013, an American man, Shezanne Cassim, was imprisoned for making a 19-minute video that made fun of teens from Dubai.”
But, there it was. In 2012.
A Taste of Abu Dhabi’s “Hospitality”Tent and … since it was there …. Curiosity got the better of me: I got on line.
I had to see what they were “selling” (as far as tourism goes) in the ‘Taste of Abu Dhabi” Tent ….
It was a bit of a wait. But, once inside, I went through pretty quickly.
However, if you were into the perfumes and henna, I guess you stayed longer.
Slick. Smooth. (Romantic.)
The Desert. The Tent. The Naive Traveler embraced by Perfumes, Oils and Henna-Art.
PRETTY. Oh. So. Pretty ….
Transparency: Not an option. Sharia Law: Never mentioned. The GLOBAL Islamic War: Unmentioned. (Ignored by some. Unnamed by others)
But – the coup de gras? This embarrassing picture – ME! With an Arab, the Desert and a Hawk. What was I thinking!
I leave you with my slideshow – taken with my circa 2012 cellphone (that was dying) – A last look at the Abu Dhabi TOURISTA Tent and these Tips for a Traveller:
Pro-Israel Rally (Stop The Terror) VS NYC Students for Justice in “Palestine” (Terror is their game).
STOP THE TERROR : “Zero Tolerance 4 Terrorism”
As usual, media coverage of the pro-Israel rally vs the “Pali-Commie” protest was NIL. But, the cost to the city- the public purse- just so our rights to peacefully assemble are not infringed upon, must be a dear expense.
A ‘ton’ of police came out for these two events (mostly attending to the Lefties, of course) The police were everywhere, including the plain-clothes cops that you could easily spot. The motor cops, too.
With their LOUDDDD sound system in place, on time at 4 pm and supposedly for ONLY an hour (say I with a wink-wink) the Commie/Pali contingent was set-to-go. They claim to have organized their counter-protest in 2 or 3 days ((I have some swamp land for sale if you believe them)
Typical. On the street you could hear – chants chants chants- over and over and over- even the speeches are just decorated CHANTS. Mind-numbing repetition. No one need think. Just rinse and repeat. CHANT CHANT CHANTING away…
That was Part 1 of the counter protest. Next, Part 2:
Once they knew the Pro-Israel rally was starting – it started an hour late, around 6 pm,different groups from the pali-left hit-the-street.
Plan A – the JEWS against Israel lined the block in front of the pro-Israel barricades- un-bothered by the police. Holding up signs – in a line- and handing out flyers.At some point they had a policeman shepherding them (to nowhere) He just followed them back and forth in the one block space.
Street decorum requires that they always pretend to be confused. (from their “How to Protest 101” instruction) Constantly changing direction – so, at best, they keep the cops confused.
All done like they were simpletons. (NOT)
Plan B- the younger contingent starts walking AROUND the Pro Pally barricades. SHOUTING SHOUTING SHOUTTTING their chants. (Mostly “free free “palistine” mixed with “Occupation no More” and “Israel is a Racist State”) Once Plan B caused enough commotion, the police FINALLY closed off the sidewalks. Leaving Troop B to SCREAM at the stage from the cross walk at 47th street (and IN 47th street-blocking the cross town traffic.) They managed to pull that off for awhile, as well. And the police basically, WATCHED.
VIDEOS – Part 1 Jews say no anti-zionists
Part 2 “palis” and Jews say no continue
And now, Part 3 – the coup de grace – the SLOW CRAWL aka MARCH – They pulled this off in a 5 blk square, ending back at their pen on 7th avenue, after ‘walking’ VERRRY slowly.
Blocking south-bound traffic on 7th avenue by bunching up at Broadway (a short block away and going no where ‘fast’, so that the scrunched-up 20-somethings in front of the the pro-Israel rally could SCRREEEAM for 10-15 minutes.
The YOUNGER participants at the PRO Israel/Stop The Terror rally crammed themselves against their barricades facing north – in front of the ANTI- Israel crowd (facing south) and the shouting matches were ON.
I stood a few feet from – Caleb Maupin – who now reports for Iran’s Press TV. He was beaming with PRIDE. After all, chaos, is a requirement of any planned Commie insurgency. Meanwhile Raja Abdulhaq– working so pleasantly WITH the police – was wrangling any stray ‘palis’, nudging them nicely back to their side-of-the-street.
Videos of the “Pali” Commie Crawl- Part 1 the Crawl begins
Part 2 -Dueling sides
Eventually, the slow-crawl picked up speed – so easily- once the screaming was exhausted- and marched (no need to crawl now) to 8th Ave, then 50th, and back to 7th Ave.
Even though a large block away on 50th that huge “Pali” flag and chants were quite visible and audible.
Once back to 7th Ave, the”Palis” STAYED on. Beaming- Chanting- Jumping around. Basically acting like the LUNATICS they are while insanely screaming their success. A protest that was supposed to last ONLY an hour, ending at 5 pm, went way past 7 pm.
(place cursor on images below to click through the slide shows)
Part 1 (slideshow) the anti- Israel aggressors – nasty bunch
Part 2 (slideshow) Israel Stop The Terror -vs the Jews say no anti- Zionists
EXTRA VIDEO from “The Watcher” “Got a real gem of the Paleostinians chanting the Racist “The Jews Are Our Dogs” chant in plain view. Further Arabic Translations Welcome. This group of Palestinians chant (at 1:27) the Racist “Al Yahud Kelabna” (The Jews Are Our Dogs) chant in plain view.”
“Notice the brave girl waving the Israeli flag across the street from the anti-Israel protest. The cops tried briefly to get her to leave. No matter, Nancy Mansour thug-in charge, and her fellow thugs from Resistance is Existence – CHASED her from 7th Avenue.”
And Tom D made them observation I had, while watching the Provocateurs in action: “Please NOTE – these Agent Provocateurs had an unfettered use of the area around the Pro-Israel site. Police simply followed them around.”
Closing Thoughts: In this PR battle for the TRUTH, are minds changed? Can the tide be turned? Is confusion the winner? (The soc.commie.anarchist.’muslim/”pali” chums thrive on confusion) Cocky. Preening. (nauseating) While the good kids on the pro-Israel side.(G-d Bless them) Hang in there. With HOPE.
Thankful to see them. Proud. Positive. Honest. Confident. They need our support and encouragement for them to succeed. (Nuff said)
For more than a year, there’s been sustained debate about whether the ongoing tensions and fits of violence in Israel, the West Bank, and in particular, Jerusalem, would fully culminate in a third Palestinian uprising.
Show your support for Israel! At this time of great danger to Israel and her citizens we must take to the streets to show our support and show the world that we will not remain silent.
We cannot ignore the terror. TERROR WILL NOT DISAPPEAR IF WE TURN AWAY FROM IT. WE MUST CONFRONT IT. Here, in relative safety where the battlefield is public opinion, that means exposing and opposing it.
NUMBERS COUNT. WE CANNOT LEAVE THE STREETS TO OUR ENEMIES:
American Muslims for Palestine – NY American Muslims for Palestine (NJ Chapter) Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network International Action Center Existence Is Resistance Labor for Palestine NYC Solidarity with Palestine Muslim American Society – MAS NY Jews for Palestinian Right of Return Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee International Socialist Organization CUNY Students without borders Palestinian youth movement – New York
Jewish Blood Is NOT CHEAP.
The truth must be seen as well as heard. With more and more rallies supporting Israel on-the-streets, perhaps the truth will manage to be seen AND heard by those willing to listen.
Putting an END to the Third Intifada is our goal.
WE CAN NOT REMAIN SILENT.
1. An end to the farce being perpetrated against the American people with a pending deal which will endanger America and our allies.
2. A restoration of the ORIGINAL demands – NO nuclear military capability, NO centrifuges and authority for any and all unannounced inspections of all known and any future facilities discovered.
3. Providing an understanding that a failure to STOP IRAN NOW will necessitate a military response later.
“Our mission is to educate our countrymen on the dangerous accord being negotiated in Geneva that will soon be put up for a vote in Congress.”
“…as we consider Obama’s Iran deal. The Constitution makes treason a ground for impeachment, but it seems to have been outside Madison’s contemplation that a president would actually be so insidious as to use his foreign-affairs power to give aid and comfort to an enemy of the United States. On that score, note that as soon as Obama’s deal was announced, not only was Iran’s foreign minister vowing to continue funding jihadist terror; the regime’s “supreme leader,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was also extolling the continued Iranian call for “Death to America.”
Some observations from July 22, 2015. The day of “The Rally For Peace Through Strength” includes pictures and two short videos with excerpts from Times Square- NYC.
Around 5 pm, I arrived at the S/E corner of 42nd St and 7th Ave. I made a decision to carry one camera and no tripod; I could to be more mobile that way in the press ‘box”. But, crammed between 3 cameramen, taller than myself, added to the challenge. (I was missing my ladder and tripod)
Still, I was able to take pictures of the jam-packed crowd that surrounded us.
Across the street. On the sidewalks. Everywhere I could see, there was a crowd of people pressing to get close to the speakers stage.
Part 1 slide show:
This was no local lightly-attended rally. America took this protest very seriously In NY and other cities across the country, protests have been held in Fort Lauderdale, Phoenix, Winnipeg, Los Angeles and San Diego. Will Senator Schumer “Kill The Deal”? Can the POTUS Treachery be stopped?
America has spoken, ” … the deal with Iran is a danger to the US, to Israel, and to the entire world, and the Obama administration is engaged in an act of desperation bordering on treachery.” (AFSI)
The Rally had many fine speakers lined up but, looking at the list, there was no way this was coming in at two hours and, since it was live-streamed, I focused on pictures and … listening…
VIDEO Part 1 – is mostly the host, Jeffrey Wiesenfeld and Mort Zuckerman (with crowd shots and pleas from the stage to the massive crowd to “keep moving south on 7th Ave”. Everyone was jamming up near the stage.
VIDEO – Part 2- Excerpts include Former NY Governor George Pataki and Alan Dershowitz. as the crowd shouts “Kill This Deal!”
I had to leave at 7:30,hoping Allen West would speak before then. Didn’t happen. But, perhaps they were saving the best for last. No way of knowing. I had to leave. I was going to miss the one speaker I came to hear, former Congressman, Lt. Col (ret) Allen B. West.
It was 7:30 as I headed down 7th avenue to take a look at the 6 blocks of “Stop Iran Now Rally” attendees (10-12,000 according to the police).
There were crowds of people on the side streets as well.
But, due to the original stop time for the rally, the crowds were thinning as I got closer to 38th St. (this is looking towards 39th)
Part 2- Slide show
38th St. was the location for those who came out to support a nuclear Iran. An officer told me the opposition started out at 40th street but with the swelling of the Rally they were forced to stand at 38th street. By 7:45 there was just the Neturei Karta. I have seen no reports on these protestors, so maybe this is all there was.
The six smallish sound speakers on the stage (pictured below) projected the sound to the 12,000 easily. It was amazing!
As I left the Neturei Karta, I realized at about 7:50 – I was hearing very clearly- at 38th st – with no distortion – Allen West’s fabulous speech!
(VIDEO from Jew Tube)
Wish they’d had a video screen for those so far away. (I’ve seen screens used at this location.) But, on a the good side, anyone who had to stand that far from the stage heard all the speeches. Loud and clear.
This was a powerful protest. Kudos to those who put it together. Having organized such events myself, I know it takes a lot of patience and a lot of hours. So my last observation is really a suggestion for the speakers.
The remaining speakers (15) in the last hour after I left (including Allen West, ) : Genevieve Wood, Senior Fellow in Communications and Senior Contributor, “The Daily Signal,” from The Brookings Institute; General Paul Vallely, Former US Army Major General and Chairman of Stand Up America;Richard Kemp, Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan;Tony LoBianco, “The French Connection” Actor and Activist;Herbert I. London, President London Center for Policy Research, President Emeritus of Hudson Institute and former Dean of New York University; Kasim Hafeez, Founder of “The Israel Campaign” and Christians United for Israel’s Outreach Coordinator;Pete Hoekstra, Former U.S. Congressman and Chair of the House Intelligence Committee;Clare M. Lopez, Former CIA officer, Terrorism and Iran Expert at Center for Security Policy;U.S. Navy Admiral James A. “Ace” Lyons , Former Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and Senior U.S. Military Representative to the United Nations; James Woolsey, Former Director of the CIA and Chairman of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies;Steven Emerson, Founder of The Investigative Project on Terrorism;Frank Gaffney, Founder of the Center for Security Policy;Anne Bayefsky,Professor and Director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust and President of Human Rights Voices;David Brog, Executive Director, Christians United for Israel.
KILL THIS DEAL!!
In closing: Ambassador Bolton’s 6 things to know about this VERY ROTTEN Deal with Iran.
Verified images of children being suffocated by Sarin Gas and slowly dying while their mothers were watching went viral. This is the largest number of casualties during one day and clear evidence of chemical weapons use against civilians.
Even though the majority of the chemical stockpiles in Syria have been destroyed, activists have confirmed approximately 27 separate cases of chemical gas usage since the UN Security Council passed UNSCR 2118, calling for the destruction of all chemical weapons and weapons facilities in Syria.
The following statements were released in April 2014
Western officials believe Syria’s Bashar al-Assad continues to launch chemical attacks […]
Activists said the gas was used during fierce fighting when regime troops appeared to be losing control of the strategic town of Khan Sheikhoun […]
In response to the rebel accusations, Damascus has blamed the al-Qaeda linked Jabhat al-Nusra, claiming it in fact used the gas […]
...reports claim a helicopter dropped the bomb, it seems highly unlikely Jabhat al-Nusra would have been operating a helicopter […]
People died. Children. Muslims. Gassed by Assad.
But, and this is a Big ‘But’, the protestors are ‘propped up’ by the usual Commie contingent. Fomenting turmoil. Confusion. Conflicting messages.
But, what is ‘the real message’. What truths lie buried. Commie Organizers mean “what you see is NOT what you get”.
It was a small protest. I took my pictures. Read the signs (a few, on August 22, of the only murdered/beheaded journo-James Foley. (Sept 14-there are now three journo/aid workers beheaded)
Engage the passersby with timely pics of a murdered American. Blame Assad for everything. Support the Muslim ‘rebels’.
Hands off ? Which group? The rebels who murdered the American journo?
BUT, this murdered American-journo SUPPORTED the terrorists in Syria. Foley was anti-Assad AND they murdered him anyway
“Obama wants to send the Free Syrian Army into combat, with US arms, against the Islamic State. The problem with this is that it has been abundantly documented that the Free Syrian Army is collaborating with the Islamic State. They also have the same goal: a Sunni Sharia state in Syria. So Obama’s policy is futile and incoherent. [snip]
He ( Obama) helped create the Islamic State by withdrawing precipitously from Iraq. Then he gave the “moderates” in Syria weapons, BUT they weren’t moderates and turned over their weapons to the Islamic State […] so the Islamic State has won some of its victories with help from American weaponry.”
The ‘Tools’ in Times Square (safe in America) bear no consequences. They support Terrorists. Savages. NOT ‘moderate” Muslims. At the behest of their Marxist/Commie handlers….
Putin must be very proud : Confusion creates a void he is ready to fill.
Slide show of pictures
On this day, the only people talking about the gassing of civilians in Syria are those aligned with Leftists, Commies and the Muslim Brotherhood progeny like CAIR/ISNA/Hamas. Help them fight Assad.
United in the Big Fight to destroy Israel (A REAL Democracy where people, even Muslims, are Free and Safe.)
They unite to prop-up Muslim Rebels, forgetting, you should be careful what you wish for : Egypt, Iraq, Syria…..
I left on August 22 still looking for the elusive Moderate Muslim.
BUT, today, September 14, perhaps I will find the Elusive Moderate hiding in the proverbial haystack-on-Madison Ave & 38th street.