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‘Global March on Jerusalem’ to Reach Destinations on Friday, Marchers’ Website Hacked

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

One day before the commencement of events planned to mark ‘Land Day,’ organizers of the “Global March to Jerusalem” are putting in the finishing touches on the deployment of their troops. Israel is also preparing for the march; Defense Minister Ehud Barak instructed security system chiefs “to be prepared for any scenario.”

A security official told Israel’s Channel 2 News that Israel’s defense apparatus is monitoring closely events within Israel’s borders, and IDF and Border Guard units are being reinforced in preparation for possible confrontations with Arab demonstrators. Troops were equipped with riot control gear.

“After ‘Nachsa’ and ‘Nakba’ (catastrophe in Arabic) days, the Military Engineering Forces upgraded the obstacles along the border fence with Syria,” the official said, adding that security forces in Judea and Samaria are also preparing for any scenario.

Access to the MOJ official website, gm2j.com, has been blocked on Wednesday night, and organizers blamed Israeli hackers for taking down the site.

Thursday afternoon, dozens of pro-Palestinian activists arrived in Lebanon, to participate in the march toward Israel’s northern border Friday morning. According to reports, some activists had difficulty entering Lebanon via its sea ports, probably because of warning messages issued by Israel to its neighbors, saying it would not behave with restraint in face of a threat to its borders.

The website Debka File reported that special flights carrying thousands of pro-Palestinian activists from Tehran touched down in Damascus last Tuesday. “Before taking off, they were split into small groups and tutored by Iranian Al Qods Brigades officers in tactics for breaching Israeli border barriers, bursting through and challenging the Israeli military forces defending the border.”

According to Debka File, one group of activists was sent by special bus to Lebanon, where Hizballah officers took them to villages near the Israeli border. Another group has been assigned to the Syrian border with Israel on the Golan.

The website “alternative News” says the march has been driven by Arab reaction to Israel’s government’s “strategy to Judaise the holy city,” based ion which Israel “has long denied most Palestinians – whether Muslim or Christian – access to Jerusalem, even to visit the holy sites.”

(The fact that the statement doesn’t have even a shred of truth to it probably qualifies it as bone fide “alternative news” – YY)

Global March initiative spokesperson Zahir al-Birawi argues, with the same level of adherence to the truth, that “through methods of ethnic cleansing, Israel is forcing Jerusalem’s remaining Palestinian inhabitants out, thus endangering the multi-religious, multi-ethnic character of the city that is the intended capital of Palestine.”

And so, in a move meant to address world public opinion, on 30 March “Palestinians and their international supporters will attempt to get as close to Jerusalem as they can: whether at the borders of Lebanon and Jordan, at checkpoints in the ‘West Bank,’ or at Erez crossing in Gaza,” al-Birawi told the Ma’an news agency.

These rallies have been scheduled to fall on Palestinian Land Day, an annual day of commemoration for Palestinians of the events that took place on that date in 1976:

In response to an Israeli government announcement of a plan to expropriate some 20,000 dunams (4,942 acres) of land in the northern Galilee for official use, a general strike and marches were organized in Arab towns from the Galilee to the Negev. In the ensuing confrontations with Israeli army and police, six Israeli Arab citizens were killed, about one hundred were wounded, and hundreds were arrested.

David Harris, Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee, wrote in the Huffington Post:

Here we go again.

First, it was the various “Freedom Flotillas” that tried to enter Hamas-controlled Gaza by sea.

Now it’s the “Global March to Jerusalem” (GMJ), slated for March 30.

Whether by sea or land, the goals are the same: to provoke confrontations with Israel, give Israel a black eye in the world media, and pursue a strategy of delegitimizing Israel’s very right to exist.

In the past few hours there was lively activity on Websites associated with the March on Jerusalem events. “We are now conducting the evening prayers … God willing, how we yearn to pray at the blessed Al-Aqsa mosque,” wrote one site.

Others blogged: “Allahu Akbar, Jerusalem, here we come. Mere hours separate us from one of the greatest days of the Arab and Islamic nation. We are confident this day, March 30, will influence all the days that will follow.”

Incidentally, it must be a coincidence, otherwise we would have to suspect the Guardian of harboring a secret animosity toward Israel. Two days before the event in which hordes of Arabs are publicizing their plan to storm Israeli borders, the Guardian describes how disappointed it is that Israel is surrounding itself with barbwire fences, completing a stretch of 150 miles of a steel fence along its Egyptian border.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Former ‘Spiritual Advisor’ to President Obama, Now Advisor to Global March to Jerusalem

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

The upcoming ‘Global March to Jerusalem’ (March 30), which aims to mobilize millions of demonstrators from across the globe to converge on and breach Israel’s borders, has a veritable who’s-who of anti-Israel apostles serving on its ‘advisory board’.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, George Galloway, Sheikh Raed Salah, and former ‘spiritual advisor’ to President Obama Reverend Jeremiah Wright have all volunteered their moral (and no doubt other forms) of support to ensure the success of the ‘march’. Success, according to GMJ organizers, means “mov[ing] the right of return possessed by Palestinian refugees from theory to practice” – unsubtle code for flooding the Jewish state with descendants of Palestinian refugees so that the Jewish nation-state ceases to exist.

Of course, the advisory board merely reflects the fanatical and rabid anti-Israel positions of its organizers: genocidal Hamas lawmakers, radical Leftists, Muslim Brotherhood members, and Mavi Marmara flotilla veterans; or as CiF Watch, an organization that monitors anti-Semitism and attacks on Israel’s legitimacy, describes them, “a conglomerate of people representing the ‘red-green alliance’ the world over.”

Mixed Messages About Violence from the Global March to Jerusalem

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

In an interview with the Palestinian news agency Ma’an on March 19th, Global March to Jerusalem (GMJ) spokesman Zaher Birawi stated that the organizers are “not interested in confrontation with the Israeli army, after similar demonstrations a year earlier ended in bloodshed”.

Whilst it is difficult to imagine exactly what sort of effective controls the GMJ organizers have been able to put in place in order to prevent their aspired one million man march from descending into violence, it should also be taken into account that a considerable number of the GMJ organizers are veterans of the flotilla project who still describe the Turkish activists aboard the IHH-sponsored Mavi Marmara in 2010 as ‘humanitarian aid workers’.

Others are members of various ‘popular resistance committees’ which define the weekly riots at places such as Bil’in and Nebi Salah as ‘non-violent protest’. The heavy involvement of Hamas and the Iranian regime in the march’s organization, together with support from Hizbollah and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad also raises doubts as to the sincerity of the professed commitment to non-violence.

Coincidentally, the North American chapter of the GMJ has put out a new leaflet replete with messages of non-violence and invoking Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King as role models.

When compared to the original publicity put out by the GMJ organisers, it is rather obvious that someone appears to have reached the conclusion that the North American audience is in need of a somewhat softer approach.

However, over in South East Asia, audiences are apparently deemed by local GMJ organizers as being susceptible to somewhat different messages in the attempt to raise support for the project.

In Kuala Lumpur on March 18th a flashmob of students gathered in order to “create awareness on the Global March to Jerusalem.” Chairman of the Malaysian branch of the GMJ, Dr Mohd Tahir Abdul Rahman, was present at the event and made the following erroneous statement:

“Our focus is Jerusalem, where presently Muslims and Christians are denied access to their sacred places and holy places of worship by the Zionists,” he said after the flash mob today.”

The flashmob’s student organisers explained that:

“We wanted to create awareness about the oppression in Palestine by recreating scenes of the march toward Jerusalem and also show Palestinians being liberated”

As can be seen in the video of the event below, their idea of “scenes of the march toward Jerusalem” apparently includes dead Israeli soldiers.

Somebody obviously missed out on the ‘non-violence’ memo.

Global March to Jerusalem Organizer Can’t Answer Radio Host Aaron Klein’s $50,000 Question

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Aaron Klein, WABC Radio host and Jewish Press Contributor, offered an organizer of the upcoming Global March to Jerusalem (March 30th, 2012) $50,000 if he could name a single city in the Middle East outside of Israel that has more freedom than Jerusalem.

Klein was discussing the upcoming event and responding to a claim by organizer Frank Romano that Israel is an apartheid state. Klein started with an offer of $100, but when Romano obfuscated, Klein sweetened the offer. Romano continued to argue about definitions, goading Klein into gradually raising the offer to $50,000. “You should be protesting Syria, you should be protesting Saudi Arabia, you should be protesting real apartheid,” Klein concluded. “Shame on you.”

The organizers of the Global March to Jerusalem intend to initiate a number of  simultaneous and coordinated marches to Israel’s borders from surrounding Arab countries and territories, and hope that millions of demonstrators from across the globe will converge to breach the borders. Another aim of the march, according to their official website, is to “confirm that the policies and practices of the racist Zionist state of Israel against Jerusalem and its people are a crime not only against Palestinians but against all humanity.”

According to CiF Watch, an organization that monitors anti-Semitism and attacks on Israel’s legitimacy, “[t]he organisers are a conglomerate of people representing the ‘red-green alliance’ the world over. Radical Leftists, Muslim Brotherhood-connected Islamists and representatives of and sympathisers with the Iranian regime.” A report by the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center corroborates the Iranian involvement in “organizational preparations for the marches,” but states that Iran’s presence is disconcerting more because it reveals the truly extremist nature of the event.

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