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Coalition Chair’s Letter of Praise for 100 Shofars Protest in NYC

Israeli government coalition chairman MK Yariv Levin says he is “deeply moved” by the demonstrators.
100 SHOFARS PROTEST IN NYC APRIL 29 2014

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Protesters who plan to demonstrate today at the world’s largest shofar-blowing event in history in New York City have drawn praise from the Israeli government coalition chairman, who expressed his admiration for their “courage.”

Israeli government coalition chairman MK Yariv Levin  is “deeply moved” by demonstrators who are to gather to protest participation in the Israel Day Parade of groups promoting the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

In a letter sent to Richard Allen, founder of JCCWatch – organizer of the rally being held in New York – Levin praised the rally, set for Tuesday April 29 at  5 pm, “courageous stance of so many friends of Israel involved in the parade, calling to delegitimize those who delegitimize Israel.

“It is not logical or reasonable for Israel supporters to condone or overlook or indirectly cooperate with BDS groups which represent the antithesis of support for Israel. Refusing to recognize the State of Israel’s sovereign right to develop and maintain an independent legal position on any issue of national importance is not legitimate.”

The UJA-Federation and Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) which sponsors the annual Israel Day Parade, agreed this year to permit a number of anti-Israel groups to march this year in the parade, setting off a tsunami of protest over their participation. Among those  are:

  • Partners for Progressive Israel: which encourages the public to boycott Ahava Cosmetics, SodaStream and wine from nine Israeli vineyards.
  • The New Israel Fund: which finances NGOs (non-governmental organizations) that promote BDS activities against Israel. NIF funds Machsom Watch, the Coalition of Women for Peace, Women Against violence, Social TV and Mossawa, all of which signed a letter to the Norwegian government pension fund, urging it to divest from Israel.
  • B’Tselem: A major recipient of funds from NIF, the group has produced the anti-israel video shown at Israel Apartheid Week events held at various universities around the world. The organization’s board chairman, Oren Yiftachel, has publicly called for “effective sanctions” against Israel.

The rally, promoted as the “largest shofar blowing event in Jewish history,” is set to take place this afternoon (April 29) at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time (New York City) in front of the UJA-Federation building at 130 East 59th Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues. Participants are urged to bring their shofars to the rally. Those who do not have a shofar but who wish to participate can receive one to use on site.

Scheduled speakers include Rabbi David Algaze from the World Committee for the Land of Israel / Havurat Yisrael; Richard Allen, JCCWatch; Dr. Paul Brody of the Jewish Political Education Foundation; Helen Freedman of Americans for a Safe Israel; Beth Gilinsky of National Conference on Jewish Affairs; Mort Klein, head of Zionist Organization of America; Robert Muchnick of Manhigut Yehudit, and Lauri Regan of Endowment for Middle East Truth.

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


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26 Responses to “Coalition Chair’s Letter of Praise for 100 Shofars Protest in NYC”

  1. we the internatonal commuunity recognise israel as jewish state.

  2. Kizar Mehrab says:

    stop…stop..violence of Israyel

  3. Langat Enosh says:

    I see in future USA,CHINA,RUSSIA coming up together by one driven issue,and that is they according to my power prediction will one day go against Israel and GOD’S temple which is[ISAIAH 2:1-3] and they will start the third world war which is ARMAGEDDON as the bible describes on in the books of=EZEKIEL 38;39 and further to REVELATION 13;14;16,if am not wrong however i’m with creator’s knowledge!.

  4. ארץ ישראל רק ליהודים

  5. Joseph Green says:

    STAND WITH ISRAEL, STAND WITH GOD!! AMEN!!

  6. David Bryan says:

    Everytime there is a Moslem call to prayer? Shofars should sing to counter it.. Everywhere…

  7. Wish I could be there and see this amazing thing happening hopefully moshiach will come soon

  8. JoAnn Morris says:

    Wish I could be there.

  9. Jesse Long says:

    …and their Christian allies.

  10. Jesse Long says:

    …and their Christian allies.

  11. BLOW THE TRUMPET IN ZION!!!!!

  12. let them blow and blow and blow. let God arise and his enemies be scattered!

  13. if i had one id blow it here in virginia

  14. should be a site to behold-hope the press covers it!

  15. Harlots the Catholic Church?
    Bigot

  16. Deepak Gupta says:

    God bless The Jewish People, God bless Israel !!!

  17. Would love to be there!!!! Love the sound of the shofar!!! Let G-d arise. his enemies be scattered!!

  18. Kathy Jones says:

    Long live Isreal!!!!!! APPLE OF THE LORDS EYE!!

  19. David Bryan says:

    Better question, why do moslems want to murder my people so much.

  20. David Bryan says:

    akash, name me one moslem nation that embraces Jews as EQUALS.

  21. David Bryan says:

    akash, show me on official branch of Islam that admits that the T Temple Mount is Jewish 1st

  22. Cori LBere says:

    Akash, G*d does not say it is ok to beat and rape and kill people just because of a man’s rage… there is a differents of a war act…and killing and beating people and rape of children and women… a big differents…! Mecca is the Muslims place to stand… the Temle Mount is the Jews. Israel is the land of Jews… Jordan is the land of Muslims , this is out of the mouth of G*d …not out of man’s mouth… look at the Kingdom size of Jordan..Iran..Iraq… Syria… it has much land…for Muslims… ! No need to take and kill anymore ..Israel is very little why wont Muslims leave and go to any of these other countrys. And live in a country that thinks and lives the same… Because Jews do not think or live like Muslims. We are different. That is fact and will never change.. so why do Muslims think it is Ok to beat down and abuse a small area of people who just want to be at home and safe.. Ask Jordan King why hw will not let you come home go home to Jordan. Would be the correct question to ask.!

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