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Protest at the Israeli Embassy 5/31/2010 the Video

Along with the photos and article from yesterday’s protest the collective also has a video from the event.

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Protests Against Israeli Piracy in DC

Protest at the Israeli Embassy May 31, 2010, Washington DC

As a part of the massive international outcry over the assault and seizure of the humanitarian aid convoy to Gaza in international waters,

International ANSWER Brian Becker Speaking Our Against Israeli Piracy at Protest at Israeli Embassy

International ANSWER organized a demonstration and rally in front of the Israeli embassy in Washington, DC today. Joining similar protests in Sweden, Turkey, Jordan, Canada and other countries, the turnout in DC was modest in number, but no less spirited.

Protesters Gather at Embassy with Chants and Protest Supporting the Palestinian People and Against Israeli Aggression

Protesters chanting pro-Palestinian slogans and clad in Palestinian flags lined the sidewalks around the Israeli Embassy in Northeast DC, eliciting honks of support from passing motorists, while Brian Becker of ANSWER DC implored that those who died yesterday not be forgotten and not have died in vain.

Protesters promise another rally tomorrow at noon, in front of the White House.

The protest will ask the Obama Administration and the United States Congress to:
-Publicly condemn the attack on civilian ships in international waters
-Release the names of all those killed, injured, and being detained; and
-Recall the United States ambassador from Israel
The Israeli government has subjected Gaza to a complete blockade for the past 3 years, leaving 1.5 million people to rely on aid for survival. In March 2009, The Lancet, the foremost medical journal, dedicated a full series of articles about health in the Occupied Palestinian Territories that shows the extent of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza that the Israeli government denies even exists. UNDP just released a report documenting the scale of this crisis.

The Gaza flotilla has attempted to deliver desperately needed aid to the Palestinians in Gaza and has been met with violence and death for the activists. International outcry, protests, and diplomatic rows have ensued.

The Washington DC community is also mobilizing to show not only solidarity with the Palestinians, but also to present specific asks. Washington DC, more than any city in the world, represents the power that keeps peace in the Middle East and justice for the Palestinians a remote prospect.

The asks for the Obama Administration and the United States Congress:

-Publicly condemn the attack on civilian ships in international waters
-Release the names of all those killed, injured, and being detained
-Recall the United States ambassador from Israel

WHEN: Tuesday, June 1st 2010
TIME: Noon
WHERE: in front of the White House, Lafayette Park

The protest is organized by a coalition of organizations: MAS, CAIR, Code Pink, ANSWER, CJA, the Vineeta Foundation, Jewish Voice for Peace, WIAMEP, Muslimah Writers Alliance

More photos from Wespennest and Isis


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Blockade Netanyahu From Our White House

We know Netanyahu has canceled his Washington visit, but we’ll make it look like we blockaded him.
Many organizations are collaborating to get thousands to rally tomorrow. It will generate huge press.
Please send this announcement to EVERYONE you know.
The activists on the Gaza flotilla cannot have died in vain. We need something out of this tragedy.
In solidarity,
Radia Daoussi, MA, MPH
Bill & Melinda Gates/Fulbright Scholar

Blockade Netanyahu From Our White House
Stop Killing Innocents
12 noon in front of the White House
Tuesday June 1st 2010


Monday, May 31, 3:00pm
Israeli Embassy
3514 International Dr. NW
near Van Ness and Reno Rd., 1 block from Connecticut Ave.
Metro to UDC-Van Ness (red line)

More info HERE


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Noam Chomsky Denied Entry into Israel

Brilliant MIT Professor and Outspoken Critic of Fascism: Noam Chompsky

This is a most baffling situation. Noam Chomsky is an ethnic Jew, and in accordance to Israeli law all Jews are granted entrance into Israel.

But, as of today when Chomsky attempted to enter Israel for a speaking engagement at an Israeli university his passport was stamped “Denied Entry”.
Speculations point to reasons being how much Chomsky has been a critic of the fascist Zionist government policies against the Palestinian peoples.
The interesting twist is when those who argue in favor of the Zionist regime they claim how “democratic” it is.

Well this proves them wrong….

A while back we posted about how Jews who oppose Zionism are treated and regarded by Jews who have bought hook line and sinker into the Fascist based nationalism that Zionism is about

Chomsky is now an even more public victim of the Zionist Fascism.

From Harretz

Left-wing linguist, who was scheduled to speak at Bir Zeit University, told by Israeli inspectors at Allenby Bridge that a reason for the refusal would be sent to the American embassy.

By Amira Hass

American linguist Noam Chomsky was denied entry into Israel on May 16, 2010

Professor Noam Chomsky, an American linguist and left-wing activist, was deed entry into Israel on Sunday, for reasons that were not immediately clear.

Chomsky, who was scheduled to deliver a lecture at Bir Zeit University near Jerusalem, told the Right to Enter activist group by telephone that inspectors had stamped the words “denied entry” onto his passport when he tried to cross from Jordan over Allenby Bridge.

When he asked an Israeli inspector why he had not received permission, he was told that an explanation would be sent in writing to the American embassy.

Chomsky arrived at the Allenby Bridge at around 1:30 in the afternoon and was taken for questioning, before being released back to Amman at 4:30 P.M.

Interior Ministry spokeswoman Sabine Haddad said Chomsky was turned away for various reasons but declined to elaborate. The ministry was looking into allowing him to enter only the West Bank, said Haddad.

In a telephone interview with Channel 10, Chomsky said the interrogators had told him he had written things that the Israeli government did not like.

“I suggested [the interrogator try to] find any government in the world that likes anything I say,” he said.

Chomsky is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is considered among the foremost academics in the world. He identifies with the radical left and is often critical of both Israeli and American policies.

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Jews Exposing Zionism

Now, there are members of the Lady Liberty’s Lamp who are of Jewish ethnicity and as a collective we are united in our stand against “Zionism”.


Because we are anti-Nationalism and fascism, and Zionism shows too close a common ground with those types of political ideals.

This is an unpopular stand with other groups who claim to fight racism, but one cannot be a true fighter against racism and fascism and support a government who is guilty of both.

The Jewish members of this collective often get attacked and labeled “self hating Jews” for being anti-racists/anti-facists and calling out Israel for their crimes against the Palestinian peoples.

This is a very similar tactic used in other nationalist and ethnocentric ideology based political groups.

White/Anglo peoples who don’t subscribe to “White Nationalism” are labeled “race traitors” or “self hating whites” as people from other race based groups are labeled “sell outs” if they have an outlook of universal diversity.

We as a collective stand united against those who try to intimidate, bully and alienate those who fight against racism, ethnic superiority, Nationalism, apartheid and occupation.

Max Blumenthal is another soldier in this fight. Like many of us, he is an ethnic Jew with a conscience and goal to fight for those who are under race base attack, including the Palestinian peoples.

Max Blumenthal Fighting Racism

Max has been labeled a “Self Hating Jew” by those with strong connections with racism and all around Nationalist wing nut ideologies.


Because Max will report what they do not want people to see.

Max’s latest expo articles on Israel and Zionism are well done and informative.

Inside the Lawfare Project: Netanyahu’s Attack on Human Rights NGO’s Hits the States discusses the well organized attack on human rights groups via the Lawfare Project.

As the anti-Goldstone, human rights-bashing Lawfare Project’s opening event on March 11 wrapped up, I asked its chairman, Columbia University Law School Dean David Schizer, for an interview. Schizer, who had just attacked the Goldstone Report from the podium, pointedly refused to speak to me and looked for the exit. As Schizer was leaving, he was politely confronted by Columbia Law School Professor Katherine Franke, who heads the school’s Program in Gender and Sexuality Law.

“Why didn’t you invite any speakers with an alternative perspective?” Franke asked Schizer.

His reply was curt. “We invited one or two but they couldn’t make it,” Schizer claimed before hurrying away.

Rest of the article HERE

Another recent article US Cable Channel Incites Religious War in Israel-Palestine w/Endorsement by George Costanza and Sponsorship from JDate exposes how a very fringe pro-military religionist ideology is being promoted on sponsored TV programing.

Incidentally, spent an hour tonight watching Talkline with Zev Brenner on Jewish Life TV, or JLTV. It is channel 120 on New York City’s Time Warner. This show is created by fanatical settlers for the national religious camp’s supporters in the US. It features a guest roster of far-right figures, including a few I’ve seen around Jerusalem and the West Bank. The show is devoted to promoting a Jewish takeover of Al-Aqsa to bring about the “Third Temple” . A look at JLTV’s programming shows a non-stop parade of pro-settler TV. Arutz Sheva, the official news network of the settlement movement, is among the sponsors of a show called, “Tuesday Night Live.”

“We need to invest all of our efforts into the Temple Mount and rebuilding the Third Temple,” Zev Brenner proclaims during his show.

Another speaker appears beside Brenner and declares, “Israel is divided into two camps: the whiners and the heroes.” The heroes, he explains, are the people “who lace up their boots, put on their uniforms, and go out and fight for the Israeli Army…They don’t whine about the politicians, they go out and do what’s asked of them.”

He goes on: “God brings a war because he needs to bring the best out of us. When we shine a light, it’s brightest when we come together [in war].

Rest of article HERE

Labeling anyone a “self hating” …*add ethnic background here* is a common racist move to devalue those who stand up to hatred and oppression, which is not surprising when coming from racists.

In the situation with Zionism, when Jews take a stand against it while speaking out for the rights of the Palestinian peoples, they can’t be labeled “anti-Semites” therefore, they seen as more of a threat to the Zionist cause.

They are not joining in the Nationalism, the quest for an ethnic based pride involving the domination over another race of people, and the willingness to put on a uniform and kill for such ideals.

They are willing, however, to look in the face of those of their own heritage and say:

What is happening in Israel is wrong, Zionism does not define my place in this world as an ethnic and/or religious Jew, … peace, unity, diversity and freedom do.

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