This afternoon, more than 5,000 demonstrators rallied in Brooklyn, demanding an end to Jews in the Middle East:
At least 5,000 anti-Israeli protesters filled the streets of Bay Ridge Saturday at a rally where they called for the eradication of the Jewish state and demanded the United States withdraw its support of its closest ally in the Middle East.
“Eradication of the Jewish state” means “Death to the Jews.”
“We are calling for full liberation of all of Palestine . . . to every single inch, from the river to the sea,” shouted one protester, repeating a refrain used by Hamas terrorists and their anti-Israel backers.
No Jews between the Jordan and the Mediterranean. Which, of course, is where they live.
“We are not like other groups simply calling for a cease-fire,” added the woman, wearing a T-shirt of one of the event’s organizers, the radical leftist group Within Our Life.
“We are calling not simply for an end to genocide.”
What genocide is that? The only genocide in prospect is the one that Hamas and its allies in Brooklyn plan for the Jews.
“We are calling for an end to the siege, an end to the blockade. An end to the occupation.”
Of course, Gaza isn’t occupied and hasn’t been for quite a while, so ending the alleged “occupation”–in fact, Jews have as much right to live on the West Bank as anyone else–is obviously not enough. As the pro-Hamas demonstrators admit:
“Say it loud, say it clear, we don’t want no Zionists here!” protesters cheered while beating on drums and waving Palestinian flags.
The “occupation” simply means Jews living in their ancestral homeland. There is no way Israel can compromise with a foe that is bent on wiping it off the map. Has Gaza’s invasion, with its atrocities that may have exceeded those of the 13th century Mongols, finally forced Israel’s leaders to face this reality? I hope so.
UPDATE: Brooklyn’s fascist rally turned violent as the demonstration became a riot:
Thousands of anti-Israel protesters clashed with police Saturday night after they refused to vacate the Bay Ridge street they had flooded for hours.
The “Flood Brooklyn for Palestine” demonstration delved [sic] into chaos as night fell, with protesters completely shutting down traffic, screaming at police and lighting small fires in the middle of the roadways.
Protesters continued shouting in the streets, as well as chanting over small barbecue fires they set up in the road.
I suppose someone should tell them they are no longer in the Third World, and we don’t cook on the street here. Or maybe just tell them they are in the wrong country, and, where possible, kick them out. More broadly, pro-genocide activists who break the law should be jailed.