Thursday, July 20, 2017

al-Quds Day LIES Returned to Times Square 2017

al-Quds Day, June 23, 2017. The anti-Israel LIES and agitprop returned to Times Square. Again.



Every year. Same ol', Same ol'. (Rinse. Repeat)


Commies and their anti-Israel chums (Muslims and the Neturei Karta) gathered on Seventh avenue to proclaim - LOUDLY- that the Holy Land. Israel. Jerusalem (al-Quds). The Temple Mount (al Aqsa mosque). The City of David. ALL are the 'ancestral' property of those "Palestinain"  pretenders from Jordan ("victims' of the Jews).



The Big LIE, claiming to be "Palestinians". You name it. They  claim it. "From the River to the Sea".
In Arabic, Jerusalem is known as al-Quds :  "The Holy" or "The Holy Sanctuary".


 

"al-Quds Day (Jerusalem Day; Quds is Arabic for Jerusalem), an annual event held on the last Friday of Ramadan .... initiated by the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979 to express support for the Palestinians and oppose Zionism and Israel,[1] as well as Israel's "occupation" of Jerusalem and Jewish settlements in Israeli- occupied territories[2][3]. Nominally, it exists in opposition to the Jerusalem Day (Yom Yerushalayim) celebration instituted by Israel in May 1968." [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quds_Day]

The videos begin with al-Quds Day chants and pep-talk speeches (of course).


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 The usual anti-Israel, anti-Zionist LIES made by the delusional Neturei Karta were countered vociferously by the The New Jewish Defence League NYC.






The New JDL-NY counter-protest had legs, determined to confront the LIES, still ---  even the truth confused some and irritated others.



But, the JDL-NY  had a permit so their counter-protest was not buried blocks away. The Commies got Alinskied! (Right back 'atcha)





 The al-Quds Commies displayed outrage as they shouted (screamed) their Fakestinian agitprop across 42nd and 7th.





Lead by the usual culprits: Ramsey Clark's IAC (International Action Center Commies) and WWP
(Workers World Party
), Sara Flounders.



And also from IAC and WWP (Workers World Party),  Larry Holmes .


Veteran Communist organizers run the 'show' along with Cyrus McGoldrick (once head of NY-CAIR.



Many of the speakers SCREAMED their message of HATE in Times Square, except for Sara Flounders. She spewed just as much hatred for Israel and America, but in an oddly quiet tone. Either way, it's still HATE. But, TODAY, they did not "OWN the streets". They were not happy.





As the JDL- NY counter-protest continued, walking back and forth with the JDL and Israeli flag, sullen was added to the Communist demeanor.





The al-Quds protest leaders slipped profanity into their pro-forma anti-Zionist, anti-America diatribes. They were not happy.


Even the always confident Cyrus McGoldrick seemed to grow weary of the JDL-NY commotion.





The JDL-NY contingent, like gnats on a hot summer might, were annoying but it was legal.


.... just keep walking ...


So the Israeli, American, Trump in 2020 and JDL flags strolled back and forth.

Including an "al-Quds is HATE" sign.
 

The whistles. The rams horn. The acoustic megaphones. The jeering back at the speakers. It all worked. But next time, I'd recommend MORE WHISTLES (maybe more cowbell!)

The JDL-NY counter-protest hung in there. Unrelenting. Countering the LIES. A new day was dawning.

 The NK - holding HORRID Nazi signs - were confronted by passersby, the JDL and a guy in a truck. draped with Israeli flags. He stopped that truck right beside the Neturei Karta.

The truck-guy started shouting at them in Hebrew.

Then, he drove SLOWLY down 7th. Next to the protest pens.

Yelling at the protestors, they yelled back and threw signs as well as other small detritus at his truck. [caught this action in the video at about 1:38] All while NYC Students for Justice in Palestine organizer, Nerdeen Kiswani, was screaming from the stage.





 Soon after, very soon, the the police closed that traffic lane next to the barricades. No way could he, or anyone else, make a second pass.

  Seems the war of flags and banners led to an arrest on the Left.  No matter. Lefties LOOOVE anything that gets them more attention. Especially arrests.

The arrestee was activist Nick Maniace of Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. The Maniace arrest in picture below includes two of his co-horts, the woman in the  green hajab and Sara Flounders of International Action Center

Nick’s arrest took place midway through Joe Catron’s speech for the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network.  A small team of demonstrators engaged in jail support arrived with Nick to the al-Quds Day Iftar organized by NYC Students for Justice in Palestine after the demonstration, meeting with cheers and strong solidarity and support.


Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network denounces the unjust and illegitimate arrest by the NYPD of Nick Maniace. 

 
Such attacks are in no way surprising from a police department engaged in daily terror against Black people and other oppressed communities. This incident reflects ongoing NYPD support for Zionism and racism and the framework of repression and surveillance targeting the Palestine movement and Arab and Muslim organizing and community existence.


We urge full support for Nick Maniace at his scheduled court date on 28 August and, most importantly, continued and intensified organizing, protest and action against racism, Zionism, imperialism and colonialism, from NYPD repression on the streets of New York to Zionist settler colonialism in occupied Palestine.

In my own words, as I watched Sara Flounders argue against the arrest and the JDL-NY's permit.



JDL-NY  had a PERMIT, not a sound permit,  but an NYPD permit that allowed them to protest across from the al-Quds protest, challenging the al-Quds lies, relentlessly. This annoyed dedicated Ramsey Clarke Commie, Sara Flounders.


I over heard Sara arguing with a police Capt. "Why was the JDL allowed to be so close to their protest?" (the shouting - WHISTLING)
 

She waved her permit form. The NYPD Captain said the JDL-NY had a permit, too. Sara shocked, "THEY have a permit?" (Capt) YES! ( Sara) flustered annoyed. Jammed her cell phone to her ear - making a call - to someone. (they do this a lot when manipulating the police) BUT- heh- nothing worked!

The Captain waved her away. Crossed back to the al-Quds pen, on the east side of Seventh Ave, telling the officer to get her out of the street. She was blocking traffic. (sweet)


As for  that ARREST, don't let their whining fool you. The Commies LOVE to be arrested : victimology 101.


More on the arrest in a comment from the "belly-ache" of the beast:

BTW - while we're on "Fact or Fiction" reportage- found an odd reference while  searching Google for "Israel".  WHAT pray tell is THIS?  Google- protesting history?


"DEPRECATION ANNOUNCED" from Google? 
Definition: of Deprecated a recommendation against using it "to express disapproval"


Please note - the sponsors dedicated to spewing these FREE al -Quds LIES, maybe some also work for GOOGLE. (friends in 'high' places?)


The list of  sponsors for al Quds


Names and organizations: Students for Justice in Palestine organizer Nerdeen Kiswani. Speakers included Kiswani of NYC SJP, Joe Catron of Samidoun, Sara Flounders of the International Action Center, Bernadette Ellorin and Mike Legaspi of BAYAN USA, longtime activist Esperanza Martel, Richard Kossally of Peoples’ Power Assembly, Mike Bento of NYC Shut it Down, Syed Istafa Naqvi of the Islamic Association of North America, Shahid Comrade of the Pakistan USA Freedom Forum, Larry Holmes of the Workers World Party and Lawrence Hamm of the Peoples Organization for Progress, reflecting an alliance of social justice movements.

They do not relent. Neither should we. The TRUTH must be heard.  No matter what the Commies and Muslim "fakestinians' claim, these inconvenient (and IGNORED) FACTS remain what they are : FACT- NOT LIES!

"... there are no records to support the Palestinian narrative. In history, art and literature there is no trace at all of any Muslim people referred to by anybody as “Palestinians.”

Records show that it was 19th and 20th century Jewish settlement and the resulting employment opportunities that drew successive waves of Arab immigrants to Palestine. “The Arab population shows a remarkable increase ….. partly due to the import of Jewish capital into Palestine and other factors associated with the growth of the [Jewish] National Home..” (The Peel Commission Report - 1937)




“..in the Jewish settlement Rishon l’Tsion founded in 1882, by the year 1889, the forty Jewish families settled there, had attracted more than four hundred Arab families.... Many other Arab villages had sprouted in the same fashion.” (Joan Peters - From Time Immemorial p. 252 - referenced further as: FTI)

 
British PM Winston Churchill said in 1939: “.. far from being persecuted, the Arabs have crowded into the country [Palestine]..”

Before the Six Day War in 1967, when Jordan controlled the West Bank and Egypt ruled in Gaza, there was never any suggestion on the part of the "Palestinians" that they wanted independence in their ancestral homeland. The reason was that the "Palestinian" nation hadn't been invented yet.
In fact, before the State of Israel was born, the term "Palestinians" was used by the Jews to refer to themselves and their organizations. “The Palestine Post”, the Palestine Foundation Fund, Palestine Airways, and the Palestine Symphony Orchestra were all purely Jewish enterprises.

We first hear of Arabs referred to as "Palestinians" when Egypt’s President Nasser, with help from the Russian KGB, established the "Palestine Liberation Organization" in 1964. It was only during the 1970s that the newly minted “Palestinians” began to promote their narrative through murder and assassination. The Arabs have justified their attacks as acts of the indigenous people struggling for national liberation.[snip]


The claim that “Palestinians” are the indigenous people of Israel and that most of the present Palestinian Arabs have lived in these lands since time immemorial is a total fraud. "

[Pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall]

Follow links to  Part 1 flickr slide show
June, 23, 2017 - Lies Lies and more LIES.






                                          Part 2 Flickr slide show

 



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Friday, July 14, 2017

#NoMuslimBanEver Union Sq - speakers' agitprop, Part 3

June 29, 2017, Union Square - Part 3 continues with the rest of the "speakers-of-agitprop". [Follow links for Part One ; Part Two]

All came prepared to " mobilize against the partial Trump Travel Ban."

"... horrified by the president us (ing) the argument that this is a victory for the national security [
...]the fact that the Supreme Court is even considering taking the case is “incredibly disappointing” [...] the confusion surrounding what a “bona fide relationship is” [ ...]  nobody knows exactly what that means.”  The Observer



This final post is excerpted speeches and, later, a look at the "wild side" when they got to 18th street -  32BJ SEIU HQ - and met up with #BacktheBan protestors.



To begin, Murad Awawdeh , NYIC's Director of Political Engagement, led the crowd in practice chants "We Exist, We RESIST",  finishing with a pep talk, "YOU are important. As soon as info comes out use  Social media . Text!"



First speaker was Afaf Nasher, Exec. Dir. of CAIR - NY. "Our values are loud and clear to the four corners of the globe. We are here to reaffirm what America really stands for. To reaffirm what America really LOOKS like. To really affirm the United States of America."



Three speakers followed:
Rev. Chloe Breyer, Exec Dir Interfaith Center: "... representing so many Faith TRADITIONS that make this city great. It is our DIVERSITY that is our strength." ; a Yemini American Muslima, "(has family living in Yemin).  "A country representing Yemin, facing one of the worst humanitarian crises of our times."and Y. Mendez, an organizer from Make The Road NY. "Here to make sure the current administration knows, to remind the United States is a country of immigrants, we are here to stay regardless of how the administration wants to affect us."




The final speakers
: a staff attorney from CUNY Clear . "We don't know how this is going to play out. We need to be organizing. Thank you for being here." And Rama Issa, Exec Dir of the Arab. Amer. Assoc. NY. "Family is family. We are very community oriented. Keep us in yur prayers. Hoping Supreme Court will see eye to eye with us in October."




Once at  32BJ SEIU HQ, the #NoMuslimBanEver protestors passionately lobbed chants and rants at the "offending" #BACKTHEBAN protestors. One  smarmy fellow danced to, "New York is an immigrant Town. What's Up. Get Down."




Wrapping up the protest was one very loud and long-winded "NoBanEver heckler., "Unity. Syrians are Human Beings. They're FULL human beings. Immigrants are FULL humnanbeings. MUSLIMS are FULL Human Beings." followed by lots of "Keep them out." "Back the Ban." and "Shame on you."




After the Town Hall Meeting - Training session, they headed for JFK where they fought back against the Travel Ban by offering, at the Mayor's behest, FREE legal aide.

 

MAYOR de Blasio - working AGAINST  American Security


Bitta Mostofi, assistant commissioner for the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs [...] her agency has held more than 300 Know Your Rights forums to inform those lacking proper paperwork of their legal protections. It also coordinates with other members of Cities for Action, a coalition of nearly 100 mayors and municipalities that favor a liberalized immigration policy and oppose deportation.

.... resistance, in the city’s view, could be everything from defending someone who is being “talked down to or discriminated against” in the subway or protesting at John F. Kennedy Airport after the first Muslim travel ban was initiated ....

“.... what the mayor has declared from the onset with this onslaught of threats and fear towards our community is that we would resist and continue to resist and stand side by side with all New Yorkers,”



In the Hearts and Minds of all determined Progs, AND Mayor de Blasio, NY remains a SANCTUARY CITY - welcoming ALL Muslims. INTERFAITH-Bridges, that's the ticket-to-peace.


Speaking in the outdoor area of the airport’s Blue Lot — where they held a Jummah prayer and interfaith action in the wake of the ban — Murad Awawdeh, the New York Immigration Coalition’s director of political engagement, said that the “bona fide relationship” designation has only served to create more “uncertainty” for people “who are the most vulnerable across the world.”

The New York Immigration Coalition and Make the Road New York hosted the "Support all things Islam" presser at JFK. In sync with the Mayors office, at all times.




Also, thanks to Mayor"Red Bill's" heavy-handed Muslim outreach,  Summer in the City now includes IFTAR-s (PLURAL) Rama Issa (-Ibrahim)


The “Iftar in the City” dinner—breaking the fast Muslims observe during the daytime through the holy month—took place in Columbus Park near Brooklyn Borough Hall. The New York City Commission on Human Rights, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit and Mayor’s Center for Faith and Community Partnership host the event.

.... its second annual outdoor interfaith Ramadan celebration on Friday night, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration vowed to shield Muslim New Yorkers from Islamophobic abuse and President Donald Trump’s aggressive immigration enforcement agenda—and stressed their commitment to uniting people of all faiths in opposition to discrimination.

This year’s theme was “resistance,” according to Rama Ibrahim Issa, executive director of the Arab American Association of New York, who emceed the event.

“We’re here to resist—to resist negativity and come together in unity and love, to break bread together in this amazing tradition that is iftar,” Issa said, to roaring applause from the hundreds-strong crowd.

At this rate, New Yorkers might need to practice that warm Muslim greeting,  As-salam Alaykum. Will we have a choice?




This fellow happened to roll by to the litany of,
"Shame on you. Shame on you. Shame on you."

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

"We Will Not Be Banned: The Broken Promise of Equal Justice" Hosted by CAIR-New York

July 4, 2017 - NOON- Fifth Floor Atrium-  #TakeTrumpTower


"We Will Not Be Banned: The broken promise of equal justice" Hosted by CAIR-New York


"CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding."

Speakers and partners included NY Day of Remembrance Committee, Jewish social justice contingent (Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, Jews Say No!, Jewish Voice for Peace) NY Civil Liberties Union, LatinoJustice, and T’ruah.

On July 4th, 2017 (Noon)  CAIR-NY sponsored a presser; a Muslim-led teach-in and rally in the Fifth Floor Atrium- a public space - in what they described as the "hideous" Trump Tower. (though later they chanted "Whose tower, OUR Tower")


They claim, the purpose of the presser was to highlight how the United States has repeatedly broken her founding promises and (they claim) targeted groups on the basis of race, religion, or ideology.


The speakers insisted their communities have historically been targeted - from the U.S.’s internment of Americans of Japanese descent, to U.S.’s treatment of Puerto Rico, to President Trump’s Muslim Ban. So, CAIR-NY and their (social justice) partners used this day to reaffirm their commitment to that most "basic American tenet, "ALL are created equal".


America's 241st Independence Day, was marred by these protestors who claimed that President Trump stands in a long line of American leaders who sought political power by marginalizing and demonizing minority groups.



AS NOON approached, I arrived - looking for protestors.


11:55 I see barricades but no protestors; just empty pens. Odd. Then I saw ONE - no two - women in front of the doors to the tower.


That, too, was odd; verboten, actually, since a previous Trump Tower protest (on Aug 31, 2016) that BLOCKED entry to the Tower created more crowd control at the entrance.


Guess things have relaxed with time. And THEN I remembered, there is a Fifth Floor Public Space in the Tower.


" ... part of an agreement Trump made in the 1970s [...] an agreement in which a developer receives special permissions from the city in exchange for the inclusion ... of spaces open to the general public."


The Lefties have protested there previously, testing the "public space right-to-assemble."  SO, once I actually READ the sign the women were holding,   DIRECTIONS to the Fifth Floor Presser, I headed inside.
 

Went through security, bags, camera screened. Rode the elevator to the Fifth Floor with the Fox5 cameraman AND the very friendly, Albert Fox Cahn, CAIR–NY's Legal Director! Then,  VOILA - the atrium ...


The protestors have gathered here for CAIR's Independence Day Presser.


Familiar faces, too, like Donna Nevel (Jewish Voice For Peace).


Labor Union Rabbi Michael Feinberg (Interfaith Worker Justice)
.

Soon, Nevel and Feinberg put out warnings on ME to CAIR's Mr. Albert Cahn, who seemed to regret his cheery greeting in the elevator. NERVOUS I guess, cause I -  the ENEMY- was in his - CAIR's - very sacred - PUBLIC - space.


Now, he asked me who was I with. What media. And another person wanted to know if I was a volunteer. Really? Come on, guys, first thing I signed-in as media. ALL are WELCOME here, right?


All proceeded normally, so it seemed, with cameras in place; waiting for the speakers. (2 pictures David Moriya )



Video: Then the MC made his welcoming speech. All was calm.





However, as soon as the first refugee speaker (Poor William) began (all would be refugee/emigres sharing their stories) the JDL counter-protest began, too.


Turning ALL of their Alinsky-tactics back at them, the JDL caused palpitations amongst the Lefties who "discreetly" scrambled with their signs and banners to cover up the very mobile  JDL flag and a Blue Line Flag.


The first actual speaker was "Poor William from Iran". He spoke calmly and succinctly about why he fled Iran (he's Jewish) and his uncertain status in the U.S.  While  in the back ground, the JDL flag was very busy.
 
VIDEO - William from Iran





The Blue Line Flag stayed put in one corner, not easy to see, but that did not deter the Lefties. They seemed MORE upset by this flag. (So much for grateful patriotism.) Of of course - President TRUMP.


I stayed. Covered all the speakers. And SO DID THE JDL. They stayed,too. Heard later that the CAIR hosts asked the police to remove the "INTERLOPERS". But, this was met with a  firm, NO. Public Space. (Right Back atcha, CAIR!) Which then accounts for the nice little speech the MC made mid-presser.


"Let's keep our eyes up here- at the podium. Ignore the  protestors. They have a right to be here. This is America. but, let's focus on why we are here."

MORE SPEAKERS  in VIDEO Playlist:





Slide show of signs and banners:







Leaving the atrium, I was surprised to see educator, Debbie Almontaser.


Almontaser - of the infamous Khalil Gibran Public School Madrassa and Intifada NYC T-shirt, that I personally exposed in 2007, makes me a bit unpopular with Ms. Almontasser (Picture/link 2007)



Currently, Dr. Almontaser sits on Public Advocate Tish JamesJewish, Muslim, and Sikh Task Force to Combat Hate. Almontaser’s first step when leading a session she creates a community agreement about how to interact during the session. For example:


Approach others with respect
Withhold judgment
Don’t make identity-based assumptions
“Listen to learn”; use “generous listening”
Accept differences
Be aware of privilege and intersectionality
Assume good intentions
Don’t take it personally if someone says you’ve said something offensive


Debbie (Almontaser) was having fun sharing some very animated selfies.




The Green Hat fake legal team - standing at the door - looking lost  next to real police


And Patriots who had been on the side and in the back were now at the exit, continuing to speak their minds in SUPPORT of Pres. Trump.


As the CAIR Lefties tried to leave - smug with success - they had to walk through the WE WON, YOU LOST Patriots! Again (fun.)


These malcontents who masquerade as patriots, these traitors, who have snookered people like Poor William from Iran, conning them into working with organizations like CAIR - organizations that are committed to deconstructing our government,  America - They do not intend to fade away.


WE have met their challenge.


We will not be Silent. We TOO have NOT forgotten. WE WON. YOU LOST.


 As I walked to the subway, about two dozen protesters marched passed me to to Tower's entrance on Fifth Avenue, yelling anti-fascist chants.


Perhaps now,  THIS was :


.... til NEXT TIME....

[Where indicated, Pictures and Videos Property of Pamela Hall]