On March 9, 2010, the usual anti-Israel protestors were at the Waldorf -Astoria (again) to protest the IDF (again). But, this year there was a very strong showing of support FOR Israel and the IDF OUTSIDE the Waldorf...not just inside at the dinner. A great rally to STOP THE ANTI-ISRAEL LIES.
This year, there was an even larger rally in support of Israel and the IDF.
Slide show of the Pro- Israel Rally is next:
Next slide show is of the anti-Israel 'solemn procession' :
Round and Round the Waldorf these hateful protestors went, while the annual IDF Dinner took place inside. Always interesting to see the police permitting them to 'make their mischief'. Rather than just be penned in with the 'palis' on Park Ave, this 'bunch', since they couldn't get near the entrance to the Waldorf, made sure they were a steady-stream at the underground entrance for the cars going to the dinner. (There was no shortage of verbal responses from the cars when they saw these idiotic signs)
Final slide-show is the attack of the crazed "british pali" ( also a few of the pro-Israel supporters as they were still walking the streets with their signs)
But...now, back to the crazed "Brit"...
(interesting pictures...while being harassed... 'artsy'?
fake fake fakestinians .... in more ways than one. Seemed she was 'british". Maybe that explains why she was ignorant of our 1st amendments rights. (Guess I had no rights on a public street at a public rally...according to this crazed individual ) and the green-hatted legal beagles... they're only to 'protect and serve' the vile hateful 'palis'
In the video. Part 1 of 3 : We had great fun listening to a Pro-Israel supporter take on a pretentiously 'solemn' walk-by of the hate-Israel crowd. He hit them with with FACTS. Lots and LOTS of Facts!
Part 2 of 3: In 2009, Israeli Col. Ben-Tzion Gruber refuted the infamous UN report . Kenneth Timmerman said in Newsmax, "The United Nations and much of the world media have blasted Israel for alleged war crimes during its incursion into the Gaza Strip in January, but one Israeli tank commander is mounting a spirited defense, using declassified video footage from Israel Defense Force drones and commercial media."
Lori Lowenthal-Marcus ( WWW.ZSTREET.ORG ) brought copies of the leaflets/phone messages that were distributed by the IDF (which blew their element of surprise).
The first document below provided detailed information about the times and methods used by the IDF to ensure civilians were warned in sufficient time to escape harm.
To make sure these warnings reach the residents, the IDF used different measures: dropping leaflets, making phone calls, and commandeering local radio and TV stations.
The main messages include:Calls to evacuate buildings where weapons are stored and/or where tunnels have been dug (since December 27)Instructions to move to the center of towns (as of January 3) Instructions to residents to listen to IDF advisories and avoid interaction with terrorist elements
These messages were conveyed by several means:
1. Dropping leaflets:
On December 28, 300,000 leaflets were dropped throughout the entire Gaza Strip
On December 29, 80,000 leaflets were dropped in Rafah
On January 3, 300,000 leaflets were dropped in the entire Gaza Strip, especially in the northern and eastern parts
On January 5, 300,000 leaflets were dropped in Gaza City, Khan Yunis and Rafah.Leaflet (December 28, 2008) (see above)
2. Phone calls
On December 27, around 20,000 phone calls were made throuthout the entire Gaza Strip
On December 29, around 10,000 phone calls were made to the residents of Rafah
Phone Message (December 27, 2008) . The IDF will hit and destroy any site or building containing ammunition or weapons. As of the publication of this announcement, the life of anyone in whose home ammunition and weapons are to be found is in danger, and he must leave the place for the sake of his own safety and that of his family. IDF Command
3. Breaking into local radio transmissions
(Radio Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Radio and Radio PFLP)
a. Specific local announcements. Radio Announcement (December 29, 2008)
To the residents of Rafah:
A military announcement -
The IDF will act against any organizations and elements carrying out terrorist activities against the residents of the State of Israel.
The IDF will hit and destroy any building or site containing ammunition, weapons or tunnels.
As of the issuing of this announcement, anyone having ammunition and/or weapons or a tunnel in his home is risking his life and must leave the place for his own safety and that of his family.
You have been warned.
IDF Command Radio Announcement (January 3, 2009)
To all residents of the area
: For your own safety, you are required to leave your homes immediately and move to the city centers.
b. Daily news bulletins (since December 27) News Bulletin - Breaking into regular radio transmissions (January 3, 2009)
To the residents of the Gaza Strip: The IDF will act against any movements and elements conducting terrorist activities against the residents of the State of Israel. The IDF will hit and destroy any building or site containing ammunition and weapons. As of the publication of this announcement, anyone having ammunition and/or weapons in his home is risking his life and must leave the place for the safety of his own life and that of his family. You have been warned.
Col. Gruber met with the pro-Israel Rally outside the Waldorf where he was interviewed by Lori Lowenthal-Marcus of Z Street and Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs.
Part 3, anti-Israel protestors meet up with pro -Israel Supporters (video may still be processing at youtube)
Read more at Atlas Shrugs
More video from trdd here...
Phyllis Chesler's report here