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‘Anarchists’ Inciting Violence at Ethiopian Protest against Police [video]

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Police said Monday morning that anarchists incited protesters to violence in last night’s march in Tel Aviv against police brutality and racism, undermining the demonstrators’ objectives.

Protesters were armed with rocks and metal objects which they hurled at police officers, 56 of whom were injured lightly. Police arrested 43 demonstrators and hurled stun grenades in the middle of a crowd blocking a major artery at rush-hour in Tel Aviv.

Both a senior police official and “Elazar,” who made Aliyah from Ethiopia years before the massive airlift in Operation Shlomo, told Voice of Israel radio (Reshet Bet) that the protest turned violent partly because of anarchists, whom the interviewer later said could be “leftists or rightists,” although the term “right-wing anarchist” in Israel is almost contradictory.

Left-wing elements, many of them funded by American Jews and non-Jews, often have been accused of inciting Arabs and illegal African immigrants to violence.

The charge of “racism,” which undoubtedly is true but not always to the Nth degree as sometimes described, is a good way to rile up the riff-raff. That is exactly what happened last night.

Mahratta Baruch-Ron, the deputy mayor Tel Aviv and an Ethiopian, tried to calm down the protesters, but to no avail; the anarchists and trouble-makers took over.

Like last week’s protest in Jerusalem that turned violent when nearly 1,000 protesters surged towards to the official residence of the Prime Minister, last night’s demonstration lacked responsible leadership.

Police did not interfere Sunday night even when protesters blocked major arteries near Rabin Square in downtown Tel Aviv, and it appeared that some people in the crowd were itching for a fight by deciding to proceed towards the high-speed intra-city Ayalon Highway.

Yediot Acharonot, which never misses an opportunity to whitewash leftist criminals and find cause against Netanyahu, reported that “social activists” joined the protesters.

The protests were sparked by a video shown on Israeli television last week of two policemen assaulting, without any provocation, an Ethiopian soldier, who was clad with kippa. Discrimination against Ethiopians is widespread while the police show no discrimination when it comes to excessive violence.

The protesters have concentrated on racism, while political leaders, including Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) chairman Naftali Bennett, have hitched a ride on the “race card” rather than pursuing the opportunity to demand massive reform in the police force.

The plagues of racism and violence against police, as well as police violence against civilians, elicited an immediate response from Prime Minister Netanyahu.

He is meeting Monday with Ethiopian community representatives, soldier Damas Pakada who was filmed being beaten by the policemen. Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino, and representatives of the Public Security, Social Affairs and Social Services, Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption, and Interior ministries.

They will make statements announcing funding for projects aimed at the Ethiopian community and will ignore police brutality.

The new protest movement is continuing Monday morning with a march in Jerusalem. Travelers are advised that major arteries, including Sderot Herzl, Rabin, Shazar, Ben Tzvi and Ruppin are closed as of 11 a.m.

The U.S. Embassy yesterday warned citizens that protests that are “intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence” and advised, “You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.”

Below, an Ethiopian protester tells Channel 2, in Hebrew, that outside inciters turned the peaceful march into a violent riot.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Social Protesters Blocking Main Tel Aviv Highway

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Social Protesters are currently blocking the Ayalon Highway in both directions. They are blocking the highway near the Shalom Junction. Firemen are stationed at the protest, apparently just in case anyone else tries to light them self on fire.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Video: UFO in Rishon Lezion, Israel, Sky?

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Did neighbors from another planet come to visit? A Resident of Central Israel was driving last night on the Ayalon Highway north of Rishon Lezion toward Tel Aviv, at about 8:30 p.m. The trip proceeded without interruption, until the man suddenly noticed two objects in the night sky that kept turning their lights on and off above the coast of Rishon Lezion.

“I was driving peacefully and all of a sudden I saw two lights that were stuck in the sky,” said the driver. “Very quickly I stopped my car on the road, pulled my camera from the bag and started to record the two objects. I know it’s dangerous to stop in the middle of the road, but I couldn’t stop myself because it was so unusual.”

The video shows two bright objects in the sky, which every now and then disappear and return. At one point it looked as if a plane was passing near them. “After a while one of them completely disappeared and the other stayed in the air, but I hurried on my way,” the driver said. “I never believed in these things but now I’m re-thinking it, after what I saw. Just amazing, I was shocked.”

We hope the driver (and the UFO pilot) wasn’t drinking and driving on the Purim holiday.

Tibbi Singer

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