Tag Archives: Palestine

TORONTO: Anti-Israeli Apartheid Activists Plan To Defy Pride Events Ban

A new group called the Pride Coalition For Free Speech plans to march in Pride Toronto’s parade and will appear at other events to denounce the decision to ban Queers Against Israeli Apartheid. Go to Pride Toronto (PT) events and defy the ban — that is the message queer activists are sending partiers in the lead-up to Toronto’s gayest weekend. …

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EDMONTON: Anti-Israel Group Marches In Pride Parade Without Incident

Despite all controversy and protests in Toronto, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid marched in Saturday’s Edmonton Pride parade with little fanfare. Their banners read “There’s no pride in apartheid” and “Free Palestine.” The group plans to crash Toronto’s event despite having been banned. I’ve been told a NYC-based contingent plans to attend NYC’s event, but haven’t yet heard whether they’ll be …

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Rosie O’Donnell Defends Helen Thomas

On her SiriusXM radio show, yesterday Rosie O’Donnell defended Helen Thomas, saying she didn’t think what Thomas said constituted hate speech. The clip below was created by a pro-Israel site.

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Israel Fallout Continues For Pride Toronto

Last month Pride Toronto banned Queers Against Israeli Apartheid from all of its events, prompting many to complain of censorship. On Monday over two dozen former Grand Marshals and honorees marched on Pride Toronto’s office to return their awards. All of the speakers at Pride Toronto’s planned June 28th human rights event have canceled their appearances. And now some of …

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Rep. Louis Gohmert: Obama Would Support Terrorists Beating TSA Agents

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) says that the president would probably have no problem with terrorists beating TSA agents, since he (Gohmert says) has no problem with terrorists evading the Gaza blockade.

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LOS ANGELES: Evangelicals And Right-Wing Pols Rally For Israel

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rep. Michele “Crazy Eyes” Bachmann, and other GOP politicians joined evangelical and Jewish leaders in Los Angeles on Monday to speak before about 5000 pro-Israel protesters angry about international reaction to the Gaza flotilla raid. Near the end of the below clip, peace activist David Pine is shouted down by the crowd and called a “traitor” for …

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Rep. Peter King (R-NY) Introduces Anti-Gaza Relief Resolution

Saying that President Obama is responsible for the deaths incurred during Israel’s raid on the Gaza relief flotilla, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) has introduced a House resolution requiring the U.S. to side with Israel on the issue. “I believe that the Obama administration’s foreign policy is responsible for what happened with the flotilla,” said King, R-Long Island. King said the …

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Former Pride Toronto Honorees And Grand Marshals Attempt To Return Their Awards

About two dozen former Grand Marshals and honorees of Pride Toronto attempted to return their awards at the organization’s headquarters yesterday in protest of the decision to bar Queers Against Israeli Apartheid from all events. However Pride employees had locked the doors. Protesters then held a press conference outside to give a Shame Award to Pride Toronto.

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FLOTILLA FALLOUT: Madrid Pride Cancels Israeli Parade Float

Madrid Pride has announced that they are canceling the appearance of an Israeli group in their parade over heightened security concerns since the Gaza flotilla raid. The Israeli delegation, made up of members of the LGBT association and the Foreign Ministry, was scheduled to run an Israeli “bus” in the parade, for the first time since its establishment. But the …

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Helen Thomas Announces Retirement

You can’t fire her, she quits! Veteran reporter Helen Thomas has announced her retirement after enduring several days of blistering criticism for saying that Jews should leave Israel and return to their home countries. Thomas, 89, has been a member of the White House press corp for 50 years and has reported extensively on every president since John F. Kennedy. …

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Veteran Reporter Helen Thomas In Hot Water Over Israel Comments

Reporter Helen Thomas, who as been a familiar face in the front row of the White House press corps for decades, is under fire for comments made in the wake of the Gaza flotilla raid. When asked where Jews should live, Thomas suggested they go back to Poland, Germany, and America. Thomas has already apologized, but has been dropped by …

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Zionists Mock Gaza Flotilla

With the aid of American-Israeli Caroline Glick, who is the deputy editor of the Jerusalem Post, the DC-based Zionist think tank Center For Security Policy has created the below video mocking the Palestinian activists involved in Monday’s flotilla raid in which nine people were killed. Today the Israeli government issued an apology after its press office sent media outlets an …

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American Among Killed In Flotilla Raid

Among the nine people killed during Israel’s raid on the flotilla headed to Gaza was 19 year-old Furkan Dogan, a New York-born man with dual U.S.-Turkish citizenship. According to one report, Dogan was shot four times in the head. And not that it’s necessarily relevant to this tragedy, I’ve gotten three emails today speculating that Dogan may have been gay. …

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John McCain: Obama Is Responsible For Israel’s Flotilla Raid

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Barney Frank: I’m Ashamed Of Israel

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) says that as a Jew, he’s ashamed of Israel’s “victimization” of Palestinians. Frank is calling for an independent international inquiry into this weekend’s raid on the ships heading for the Gaza Strip. Frank’s words are not winning him friends among Jewish leaders in his district. “They weren’t innocent at all, it’s pretty clear,” said Nancy K. …

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TORONTO: Anti-Israel Group Vows To Crash Gay Pride Parade

Although Pride Toronto has banned Queers Against Israeli Apartheid from their events, the group vows that they will march in the parade anyway. “I don’t think that a suggestion that they don’t like our message should keep us out of Pride,” Queers Against Israeli Apartheid spokeswoman Elle Flanders told the Toronto Star. “So there is an intention to march, and …

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UNITED NATIONS: Turkey Demands Sanctions Against Israel Over Ship Raid

Calling it “banditry, piracy, and murder,” today Turkey’s UN ambassador demanded sanctions against Israel for this weekend’s raid against a flotilla of ships who were reportedly bringing humanitarian supplies to Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip. The attack has generated worldwide outrage. The United Nations Security Council has released the following statement. The Security Council deeply regrets the loss of …

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Pride Toronto Facing Down City On Funding Threat Over Anti-Israel Group

Pride Toronto is standing firm in the face of threats of losing their city funding over the inclusion of an anti-Israel group in this year’s parade. It’s Zero Hour for Pride Toronto — at least according to Toronto city councillor and mayoral candidate Giorgio Mammoliti, who tried to reignite the debate over the parade’s inclusion of Queers Against Israeli Apartheid …

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Toronto Threatens To Pull Gay Pride Funding Over Anti-Israel Group

The city of Toronto is threatening to pull their funding for Pride Toronto if the organization allows an anti-Israel group to participate in the parade. The city believes that its anti-discrimination policy was violated by the participation of Queers Against Israeli Apartheid in the 2009 Pride Toronto parade, to which the city gave $121,000, the Toronto Star reported Monday. The …

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Blumenthal Video: Israelis To Obama – “Save Us From Ourselves”

Attending a protest on anniversary of the Six Day War, this time Max Blumenthal talks to some native Israelis and finds strong support for Barack Obama. You may recall that in his previous clip, Blumenthal interviewed many anti-Obama dual American-Israeli citizens. (Via JMG reader Osman)

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