View Full Version : 'Judaism Yes, Zionism No': Ultra-Orthodox Jews march against Israel

06-11-2011, 10:42 AM

06-11-2011, 10:45 AM
I came upon my first demonstration in 98' NYC right in front of the Israeli embassy. 20 thousand strong and not one mention in the mainstream media of one of the hundreds of demonstrations that have taken place. My issue is not if they are right or wrong its why don't we hear about it?

06-11-2011, 10:56 AM
Funny, I don't see them attacking Christians and Catholics.

06-11-2011, 11:04 AM
Probably because in comparison to the number of people who are strong supporters of Israel, the orthodox protestors are a small group. Also, it's not really news; the orthodox have been opposed to Zionism for a VERY long time. You don't hear about Puerto Rican independence protesters, for the very same reason; they've been protesting for decades.

In other words, it isn't really contemporary news. If you were a regular reader of the Jewsih Daily Forward, I'm sure there would be articles about it.

I heard about them as I was in Rosie Roads Puerto Rico during an attack. It had lots of coverage then and going far back into the fiftys icluding the Capitol shootout in the House of Representatives.



06-11-2011, 12:04 PM
Look at a map, and you wonder just what all the fuss is about? Modern Israel is a tiny slice of land.

As I've said before, I think it was a bad idea to re-constitute Biblical Israel. Well-intentioned, and understandable, but it has never quite grocked with me. Planting a "Jewish" nation, Zionism, in the heart of the Arab world was a formula for conflict.

Personally, I don't care if you call on Yahweh in whatever way suits you--or not at all. I do wish people would stop warring over it.

06-12-2011, 09:57 AM
DHS partners with Jewish organizations

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its first faith-based security partnership on Friday, as it joined ranks with two major Jewish organizations.

The move is part of the agency’s “If You See Something, Say Something” awareness campaign and will work with the Jewish Federations of North America and the Secure Community Network to promote and distribute media materials in Jewish centers, organizations and communities throughout the country.

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“Homeland security begins with hometown security, and our nation’s faith-based organizations play a critical role in keeping our communities safe,” said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in a statement.