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Monday, June 21, 2010

Moonbats block Israeli Chinese ship from unloading in Oakland

Pro-'Palestinian' 'activists' showed up on the docks in Oakland on Sunday to try to prevent what they thought was an Israeli Zim Lines ship from unloading. As it turned out (and we will see at the end of this post), the ship they prevented from unloading was Chinese.

But first, let's go to the videotape (Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit).

Here's who was behind the 'protest.'
The planned protest and blockade were organized by The Free Palestine Movement (one of the same groups which organized the Gaza “flotilla” in the first place) as well as a rogues’ gallery of nearly every communist, anti-Israel and radical Islamist group in the Bay Area:
Oakland, CA: Join the Labor and Community Picket of an Israeli Zim Lines Ship
Sunday, June 20, 5:30am
Port of Oakland,Berth 57, Middle Harbor Rd.
Protest Israel’s Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla!
Boycott Israeli Ships and Goods!
Lift the Blockade NOW – Let Gaza Live!
Bring Down Israel’s Apartheid Wall!
We call on everyone who stands for justice and against occupation and apartheid to join the June 20 picket at the Port of Oakland. This is a moment of great opportunity. In San Francisco in 1984, a picket line and refusal to unload cargo of a ship carrying South African cargo was a key event in mobilizing the anti-apartheid movement worldwide.
Sponsored by: Labor / Community Committee in Solidarity with the People of Palestine:
Arab American Union Members Council, ANSWER- Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, Palestine Youth Network, US Palestine Community Network, Al Awda- Right to Return Coalition, Arab Youth Organization, MECA-Middle East Children’s Alliance, Students for Justice in Palestine, Arab Resource and Organizing Center, International Solidarity Movement, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, International Socialist Organization, Peace and Freedom Party – SF, Transport Workers Solidarity Committee and many labor activists in the Bay Area
However, you wouldn’t know any of this if you had just read the mainstream media’s reportage. For example, the San Francisco Chronicle described the protesters as “peace and labor groups”:
“Our view is that the state of Israel can not engage in acts of piracy and kill people on the high seas and still think their cargo can go anywhere in the world,” said Richard Becker, an organizer with ANSWER, one of many peace and labor groups involved in Sunday’s action.
From the list of sponsors above, I don’t see too many “peace” groups, but instead radical Islamic and Arab organizations dedicated to the extirpation of Israel, and some far-left political groups, a couple of which use the word “Peace” in their names as an Orwellian euphemism for “destroy the capitalist system.”
But a commenter on Daily Kos may have been closer to reality than anyone else when s/he wrote (Hat Tip: Judeopundit):
The Zim ship scheduled to arrive in Oakland is NOT an Israeli ship. It's a British flag ship. And it hasn't even arrived yet (and obviously won't during daylight hours today). Right now, it's heading north off Monterey Bay.
Well, almost:
Some 500 anti-Israel protestors arrived at the Oakland, California port early Sunday morning, hoping to block an Israeli ship from unloading its cargo. However, the ship did not arrive, and the crowd prevented workers from unloading a Chinese ship instead.


The Israeli ship arrived only at 6 PM, more than 12 hours after the protestors, but by that time most of the latter had left. The local union decided not to order night shift workers to unload the Israeli ship, and it will be unloaded sometime on Monday. A Foreign Ministry official told Israel National News that the general practice is that ships that arrive towards evening are unloaded the next day, "such that the protestors did not actually accomplish much other than to block a Chinese ship... The police are planning to be on hand on Monday to ensure that all goes smoothly."


Asked about the fact that the anti-Israel protestors actually blocked a Chinese ship and not an Israeli ship, Israel’s Consul-General in San Francisco, Akiva Tor, said, “The protestors were basically interested in painting a certain picture, and they don’t generally get down to the exact facts…”

Proving the extent of this phenomenon, protest organizer Richard Becker actually said, "This is the first time [that] an Israeli ship was blocked from unloading in a U.S. port… We consider this to be a huge victory and a historic moment.”

Two pro-Israel protestors arrived on the scene in mid-protest, ensuring that not only pro-Arab scenes would be broadcast. "Israel is a democracy, just like America, and Israel is faced with a fight for its life," said Faith Metzer of El Cerrito. A third pro-Israel man arrived a bit later, after he saw the protest on television.
More here, here and here.



At 3:22 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

My Dad was a Zim seaman long time ago. That was when Israel used Israeli Jewish labor to help get everything transported to Israel. They obviously have offsourced since much of their container shipping business to cut costs and move things along faster but you wouldn't expect moonbats to know the realities of the global economy so they don't know what they are looking for now. For that like everything else, is an image of an Israel long since vanished.


At 3:24 PM, Blogger YMedad said...

Not only evil & immoral but - dumb.

At 7:30 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Dumb Nazi Asses = D.N.A.. it's a Chinese Ship. fools! the only Apartheid is being accomplished by Palestine. Is a Jew free Judea and Samaria freedom? That is what the Holocaust denier in chief of Fatah and unelected leader of Palestine thinks. Israel allows Arabs in Israel. Why doesn't Palestine do the same and maybe then they can pass the Darwin test. This guy obviously evolved from from Adolf Hitler's anus.


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