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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Put up or shut up in New York on Sunday

Those of you who want to do something for Israel but cannot figure out what to do get your chance on Sunday in New York City. A 'massive' rally is to be held outside the Israeli consulate on Sunday at 1:00 to protest President Obama's treatment of Israel.
Thousands of Americans are preparing to protest in New York this Sunday against the Obama administration's increasing hostility towards Israel. The event is scheduled to take place outside the Israel Consulate on Sunday, April 25 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. A partial list of organizations who endorsed the demonstration is below.

Beth Gilinsky, head of the Jewish Action Alliance that is sponsoring the event, said, "We are outraged that President [Barack] Obama is scapegoating Israel and wants to expel Jews from their homes in Jerusalem. President Obama and Secretary Hillary Clinton show more anger about a Jewish family building a home in Jerusalem than Iran building a nuclear bomb," she added.


“Vast segments of the Jewish community will not tolerate the president's continuing attacks on Israel. Grassroots Jewry will not be silent,” Gilinsky vowed. A long list of Jewish organizations as well as a number of Christian and other non-Jewish groups have signed on to the event as well.

The demonstration will also feature a taped statement by former New York City mayor Ed Koch, a strong supporter of Obama's presidential campaign. Koch recently expressed his shock and disappointment with the increasing anti-Israel views expressed by the president and the increasing hostility of his administration towards the Jewish State.

Among the organizations who have officially endorsed the upcoming rally are:

AISH Center

Americans for a Safe Israel

Artists 4 Israel

Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors

Christians and Jews United for Israel

Coalition for Israel

Crown Heights Women for the Security and Integrity of Israel

Dr. Joseph Frager, Jerusalem Reclamation Project

NY Assemblyman Dov Hikind


Israel Day Concert in the Park

Jewish Political Education Foundation

Dr. Michael Ledeen, Center for Defense of Democracies

Unity Coalition for Israel

Dr. Herbert London, The Hudson Institute

AMCHA, Coalition for Jewish Concerns

Stand With Us

Endowment for Middle East Truth

World Committee for the Land of Israel

Zionist Organization of America

Z Street

More information is available by contacting Ronn Torossian in New York at 212-999-5585.
I can't be there on Sunday - it's a bit far away. But you're all invited to send me photos and video and your thoughts about the rally and I will try to post them.


At 4:58 PM, Blogger Benyaminov Shamil said...

I would love to attend that rally but I have to take my two daughters at that time to swimming lessons. They should of done that rally on a work day I work one block away 42nd and 3rd avenue

At 5:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sam, cancel the swimming lessons and take your daughters to the rally.


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