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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Israel in the Gardens, 2008

On Sunday, the one and only Zombie spent the day at the Israel in the Gardens, 2008 festival in Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco. I have to tell you that even though I see Zombie's photos regularly she's so secretive that I'm not even sure whether she's a she or a he! The photo collection must be checked out (these are all office safe - most of San Francisco's more 'colorful' characters weren't there this time). But to give you some idea, here's a picture of a young child who stood up to the Bay Area Women in Black (the San Francisco branch of Aliza Olmert's organization).

Here's a little bit of Zombie's narrative. Apparently, some of the protesters were allowed to be on the same side of the street as the festival while others were not. Zombie explains why:
The difference between the two halves of the protest was this: If you overtly and aggressively called for Israel to be destroyed and for the Jews to be pushed into the sea, the rule was you had to stay across the street; but if you pretended to want the "peace" of the innocuous-sounding "one-state solution," and assumed the mantle of naivité (as if you didn't know full well that your "solution" was just a euphemism for the Palestinian takeover of Israel), well, then you were allowed to get closer, because you obviously must be harmless.
Got that? There were plenty of anti-Semites there who made no pretense of 'only' being anti-Israel.

Zombie also noticed the seemingly disproportionate number of 60ish women there (as in age 60 although it could also be said that they were from the 60's). No great surprises there. We have the same problem here in Israel where the older generation is willing to give away all of our assets for 'peace' while the younger people who expect to be here longer are much more cautious.

Read and view the whole thing (there are a couple of videos included as well). It's quite entertaining.


At 7:46 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

The radical activists of the 60s are dying off. But the damage they've inflicted will be with us all for some time to come.


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