Archive for September 7th, 2011

“MASS CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE PLANNED FOR SEPTEMBER 20TH” by Fern Sidman

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

According to a press release disseminated by Amcha-Coalition for Jewish Concerns, (an umbrella organization of Jewish activists) a massive display of civil disobedience will be held in New York City on September 20th as a vocal protest of the Palestinian-Hamas bid for statehood at the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting. The protest will also spotlight the continuous animus that the world body holds for Israel and its nefarious campaign aimed at demonizing the Jewish state.

Calling on “Israel’s supporters to stand proud and strong as they say a resounding “no!” to a unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state”, the organizers said that the protest will be led by a sizeable contingent of rabbis who will gather along with participants at 10 am at 40th Street & First Avenue on September 20th. Other participating organizations will be listed as the date approaches.

Longtime Jewish activist and national president of Amcha-CJC, Rabbi Avi Weiss of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale said, “Those who choose will step into the street as a moral act of conscience to block traffic to the UN. We will show the world that the UN’s anti-Israel ‘business as usual’ cannot continue. When the police order those in the street to step aside, those who choose to remain on First Avenue will be subjected to peaceful arrest. We urge all who are concerned about the security of our brothers and sisters in Israel to join us.”

Event coordinator Glenn Richter said, “Tuesday, September 20th will be a dramatic date in the history of our people. The Palestinian Authority will ask the United Nations General Assembly to endorse a Palestinian state. Palestinians will march en masse inside and around Israel. Now is the time for those who truly love Israel and are deeply concerned about its future as a Jewish state to translate their convictions into real action. We are calling upon anyone over the age of 18 to join us as we vehemently protest the endorsement of a Hamas-led terrorist state in Judea and Samaria.”

Adding that the Jewish people have a choice of either passively witnessing history unfold before their very eyes or taking concrete action to change the course of history, Richter said that it would be “more than a shame not to present a viable Jewish response. Israelis live under the constant stress of terrorism and threats every single day of their lives and the least we can do is devote one day of our lives in support of our holy land and our brethren.”

For further information please contact Amcha-CJC at (718) 796-4730 or e-mail actforisrael@aol.com.

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Fern Sidman holds a B.A, in political science from Brooklyn College. She was the educational coordinator for the Betar Youth Movement in the late 1970s and early 1980s. She was national director of the Jewish Defense League from 1983-1985. She was a researcher for several books written by Rabbi Meir Kahane, ZTK”L. She was the managing editor of the publication entitled, The Voice of Judea, and is a regular contributor to its web site. She is currently a writer and journalist living in New York City. Her articles have appeared in The Jewish Press, The Jewish Advocate, The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles, and numerous Jewish and general web sites including, Front Page Magazine, Daniel Pipes and Michael Freund.
We are delighted to have Ms. Sidman as a regular contributor to the Jesus is Lord, A Worshipping Christian’s Blog.