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Palestinian Resistance and the Israeli Terror State – Global Research – Center for Research on Globalization

Hasan Breijieh is a Palestinian activist and spokesperson for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). He participates in weekly protest activities against the Israeli military presence in the West Bank (aka occupation), the illegal Jewish colonies turned into townships on stolen Palestinian land (aka settlements) that choke off Palestinian villages around Bethlehem and elsewhere, and the illegal Apartheid wall that Israel has constructed, much of it on Palestinian lands.

The Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) is a Palestinian leftist political party, a member of Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO ). Like the Palestinian Islamic political party Hamas, it is classified as a terrorist organization by both the United States and Israel.

Hasan Breijieh was quoted recently in Mondoweiss in his capacity as a spokesperson for PFLP responding to an Israeli statement accusing Khalida Jarrar, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) who is currently administratively detained i.e. imprisoned by Israel on secret evidence without charge or trial.

In her latest arrest, Khalida Jarrar was seized in a pre-dawn Israeli military raid from her family home in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on July 2, 2017.

Jarrar was arrested, says the Israeli spokesperson as quoted in Haaretz, following her involvement in promoting terrorist activity through the PFLP and without any connection to her being a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council.

Hasan Breijiehs matter-of-fact response, as reported in Mondowiess, is:

Israels statement is false. Khalidas work within the PLC as an elected member of the legislature is as a representative for the PFLP party the two are explicitly linked.

As usual, it is Israels official statement about Khalida Jarrar, rather than what Hasan Breijieh says, that gets the coverage in the mainstream media, and is generally presumed to come from a legitimate source, whose veracity is not seriously questioned.

Israels strategic framing of this picture of Palestinian Arabs as terrorists, even members of the Legislative Council, was intensified after 9/11, when global security fears regarding Islamist terror began to proliferate. After all, most, if not all, Palestinian Arabs are Muslim.

One of Israels most effective steps in framing Palestinian resistance as terror was mounting a successful case that designated both Hamas and PFLP as terrorist organizations. In doing so, Israel drew on an already existing general syndrome in the United States, in which some peoples humanity is somehow obscured from view while that of others is always in full view in the media.

Way back in 1985, for example, two terror killings took place in the same week, one of an American Jew (Leon Klinghoffer, killed by four Palestinian hijackers on board of the cruise liner Achille Laura) and the other of an American Palestinian Arab (Alex Odeh, killed by the Jewish Defense League in a bomb explosion mechanism attached to his office door in southern California).

Odehs life, though no less peaceful and gentle than that of Klinghoffers, was virtually ignored by the national media at the time. Not so Klinghoffers.

Again, during the 2014 Israeli onslaught on Gaza when Israel was obliterating whole Palestinian families, there was nevertheless a need for a website called Humanize Palestine, which included statements like: Iman Khalil Abed Ammar was just nine years old. She was killed on 20 July in the Shujaiya massacre along with her brothers, four-year-old Asem and thirteen-year-old Ibrahim.

Why are such websites needed? Because, as Steven Salaita says (commenting on a Canadian poll regarding Omar Khadrs law suit settlement for being held and tortured at 15 in Guantanamo Bay):

People like Omar Khadrbrown, scary, deviant, foreignare grown at birth, deprived by faith and culture the opportunity of ever being innocent.

The pattern of dehumanizing Palestinian Arabs and/or deliberately obscuring their humanity are factors that have facilitated Israels project of designating Palestinian resistance movements as terror organizations.

Terrorism is defined and understood as such by its motivation as well as its violent nature and targets. If one removes the human part of this definition (human motivation), one is left with sociopath violence committed to Israels destruction.

To Israel and the United States, Palestinians have no cause (no motivation) to resist violently or otherwise; their sole motivation is an animus against the Jewish state to be explained by their savage nature. They have no fundamental human rights that either state recognizes.

Israel, on the other hand, has a right to exist as a Jewish state (or so Israel and much of the Western world keep barking at Palestinians) and a right to terrorize Palestinian populations openly, proudly and fiercely a right the Jewish state has been exercising for 70 years with total impunity.

But, in fact, it is the Jewish state that is a terrorist entity.

Here is a definition of political terrorism as expressed by George Lopez and Michael Stohl that exactly fits Israels actions:

the purposeful act or threat of violence to create fear and/or compliant behavior in a victim and/or the audience of a threat.

Israel has used terrorism as defined above to establish itself in part of Palestine in 1948, to occupy the rest of Palestine and annex East Jerusalem nineteen years later, and to brutally maintain the subjugation of the Palestinian people.

Terrorism is a tool used by the militarily strong like Stalins terror regime in Russia as well as the militarily weak. The militarily strong have various ways to terrorize military raids, torture, imprisonment, siege, home demolitions, collective punishment, and mowing down people.

Hasan Breijieh knows all about that first hand. He has a brother, Imad, who joined the ranks of thousands of Palestinian martyrs i.e., he was killed in one way or another by Israeli forces. He has a mother whose indomitable spirit has recently won her a seat in the local council in al-Masara village, Bethlehem. Its worth listening to her, a Mother Courage explaining the human motivation behind Palestinian resistance.

Video clip: Fatmeh Breijieh, mother of martyr Imad Breijieh, al-Maasara village, Bethlehem

I have decided to continue to resist until the last breath. And to continue to urge people to resist and teach my children resistance, and to instill resistance in their milk .Resist, there is nothing for us but to resist. Peaceful resistance .. any opportunity you have, resist. And the least you can do is resist peacefully. This is whats in our hands, to expose to the world. The civilized world, what is called the civilized world, is concerned about the smallest of injuries. If a thorn pricks someone, anywhere, they say human rights. The UN says, run to the rescue, there are human rights. Until it comes to the Palestinian people, then no human rights, no UN, nothing. Since 1948, we have had UN resolutions, and today we want to demand these resolutions, and to resist, and through this peaceful resistance, we expose the occupation army and the other side. Today in Europe, they started to think, a little bit, that there is a people, that the Palestinian people exists. Like this guy who is running in the American elections, he says the Palestinian people is a myth. We are a people here. We live here they say that they were here 3,000 years ago since our lord Jacob but we were here 7,000 years B.C. We came before them; our roots are firm. We, this land we are from this land. Look at our dark hue and look at the soil; you will find that the soil is our color. We know every blade of grass; they dont know anything; they only know to carry weapons and steal. They steal our water; they steal our blessings everywhere.

Israel, not Hamas or PFLP, is a terrorist organization a deadly one that has secured funding in US military aid to the tune of $38 billion for the next ten years. The Jewish entity means to use this obscene funding against an unarmed (for all practical purposes) people in order to continue to dispossess and subjugate Palestinian Arabs for the sake of its bogus and unconscionable right to exist as a Jewish state.

Rima Najjar is a Palestinian whose fathers side of the family comes from the forcibly depopulated village of Lifta on the western outskirts of Jerusalem. She is an activist, researcher and retired professor of English literature, Al-Quds University, occupied West Bank.

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Jewish extremists accused of targeting, beating Palestinians in Jerusalem – The Jerusalem Post

Chaos surrounds Jewish extremist assault of Palestinians in Jerusalem.

Police on Thursday denied allegations that officers stood idly by as a mob of young members of Lehava a Jewish extremist group known for its racist ideology and violent attacks beat three Arabs youths in downtown Jerusalem a week ago.

Lehava propagates the dogma of the late Jewish Defense League founder, Rabbi Meir Kahane, who was assassinated by an Arab in New York City in 1990 after his radical Kach Party was outlawed in Israel for inciting racism.

According to witnesses of last Thursdays attack, some 30 Lehava followers were marching near Zion Square shortly after 8 p.m. when they spotted Majdi Abu Taya, 19, of Silwan, shopping near Ben-Yehuda Street with two friends.

One witness, who requested anonymity out of fear for his safety, told Haaretz that the Arab teens were quickly targeted and heckled.

I saw three Palestinians surrounded by the Lehava guys who shouted at them and cursed them, the witness said.

Ive been in the square for three years, and this isnt the first time Ive seen this. Its systematic.

They engage in provocations to get the victims to react, and then theyll say its self-defense.

A video of group members wearing black Lehava T-shirts, surrounding the Arabs, shouting at them and chasing them obtained by Haaretz and posted on YouTube corroborates the witnesss account.

When the Arab teens run to police officers patrolling nearby Jaffa Road to seek protection, the video shows an officer stopping the mob from attacking them. However, the Jewish teens can be seen continuing to shout at the three young men.

Soon thereafter another chase proceeds, and the video ends.

The officer asked for our ID cards but he didnt help us or do anything, they continued to beat us right next to the cop, said Abu Taya. So we fled.

Other witnesses told Haaretz that the officer stood idly by as the mob chased the three men down the street, at which point Abu Taya became separated from his two friends, who sought refuge at a nearby construction site.

When Abu Taya was cornered, he said the beating began, which resulted in his being hospitalized in stable condition.

A Jewish teen who volunteers as a paramedic and saw the assault said he was hit on the head by a Lehava member when he attempted to intervene.

Two days later, he said, he filed a complaint at an area police station and was informed that there was no information about the attack.

The on-duty officer tried to find a complaint or even an emergency call, but they found nothing, as if nothing had ever happened, he told Haaretz.

Police on Thursday confirmed that the attack took place, but denied allegations that an officer stood by as the Arab teens were chased and one was badly beaten.

Police units were called in and arrived at the area quickly to search for the suspects who already fled the scene and three youngsters were found in the area but did not agree to file a complaint, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.

However, an investigation has been opened into the incident and police are looking into what happened.

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Complaint filed against Al-Quds Day speaker – Canadian Jewish News (blog)

The Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) has filed a hate speech complaint with the Toronto police against a speaker at this years Al-Quds Day rally at Queens Park.

In his speech at the June 24 event, Maulana Syed Mohammad Zaki Baqri of the Council of Islamic Guidance and the Al Mahdi Centre said, in English and Arabic, that, Israel, Zionism, should and must know it is the law that whoever oppresses, he has to be eliminated. One day or the other, the FSWC alleges in its complaint.

The organization has provided police with a video of the statements.

In a letter to Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi, the FSWC alleges that Baqris speech violates Sections 318 and 319 of the Criminal Code, Advocating Genocide and Public Incitement of Hatred.

Violations of both sections can lead to imprisonment, the FSWC pointed out in a press release.

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center is disheartened by the vilification of Jewish Canadians and Israel on Torontos streets, the groups statement said.

READ: TORONTO POLICE INVESTIGATE TEACHERS COMMENTS AT AL-QUDS DAY RALLY

The annual Al-Quds Day march and rally in Toronto made its way from Queens Park to the American consulate. Members of the Jewish Defense League (JDL) organized a counter-protest directly across from the consulate.

Prior to the event, Bnai Brith Canada launched an online petition asking the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to deny entry to American Holocaust denier and conspiracy theorist Kevin Barrett.

Toronto police must not allow Queens Park, our provincial legislature, to become a platform for Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism, and the CBSA (Canadian Border Services Agency) must not allow Kevin Barrett into our country. Enough is enough, wrote Bnai Brith in a news release.

Despite garnering more than 2,000 digital signatures, the petition was unsuccessful and Barrett addressed the crowd, as scheduled.

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) shared photos of marchers carrying Palestinian flags and signs calling for a boycott of Israel, as well as a video on Twitter of protesters chanting, From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.

We urge leaders in government and civil society to join us in strongly condemning this shameful demonstration of bigotry and extremism, Berl Nadler, the Toronto chair of CIJA, said in a statement.

It is disturbing, but not surprising, to see that the Al-Quds Day rally was once again a platform for calls for Israels destruction and the airing of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories including the claim that Israel was behind 9/11.

Hebrew music could be heard from the JDL counter-protest, which included individuals waving Israeli and Canadian flags. People also held signs for Pegida, an anti-Islamic group.

There was a heavy police presence along University Avenue to keep the two crowds apart, after they both converged by the consulate in the late afternoon.

Al-Quds Day started in Iran in 1979, as a way to protest Jerusalem Day. Its traditionally held around the world on the final day of Ramadan and generally includes calls to end the occupation of Jerusalem and for the destruction of Israel.

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Jewish Defense League Archives – Cult News

Since the death of its leader Irv Rubin the so-called Jewish Defense League (JDL) has apparently split up into two rival camps, one led by Rubins widow and another by a Colorado attorney.

Bill Maniaci the Director [of] Intelligence and Security for the non-Rubin group told CutNews that he initially took the reins as the Chairman to form a new and totally different organization.

And they have their own Web site too.

Maniaci and his comrades had a convention last year during October in Nevada and voted in a new leader.

Attorney Matthew Fineberg of Boulder City, Colorado is the would-be Rubin replacement, but apparently Rubins widow Shelley isnt buying it.

Maniaci says she refused to attend the October 2004 conference and has since maintained an unauthorized and rogue chapter calling itself the Jewish Defense League.

Rogue chapter?

But many people thought that the JDL was a rogue Jewish organization in the first place.

Maybe these dueling factions are attempting to redefine the term fringe group?

The new JDL appears impatient to dispense with the grieving widow. They will soon be resolving [their] issues with Mrs. Rubin in court, said Maniaci.

So much for her mourning period.

According to the Director of Intelligence for the repackaged JDL Mrs. Rubin mistakenly believed that she should have inherited the organization after her Husbands murder.

Murder?

Irv Rubin died after he hung himself in a jail cell. A pitiful suicide after he was locked up over a bomb plot.

Well it looks like the so-called new and totally different JDL hasnt lost one lasting Rubin legacy, a penchant for conspiracy theories.

Earl Krugel has now pleaded guilty regarding a conspiracy to bomb an American mosque.

The 60-year-old Jewish Defense League (JDL) member may ultimately end his life in prison based upon the terms of his plea agreement reports Associated Press and Fox News.

According to the deal negotiated with prosecutors Krugel will serve no less than ten years in prison for his involvement in the bomb plot.

The FBI arrested Krugel and his JDL leader Irv Rubin in December of 2001.

Rabbi Meir Kahane founded the JDL in 1968. A Moslem fanatic murdered him in 1990.

Kahane was not unlike other charismatic hate group leaders such as William Pierce and Osama bin Laden who largely defined their groups through the power of their individual personalities.

The hate-filled rhetoric of the radical rabbi was often described as extremist and incited violence. One man associated with an Israeli Kahane-connected organization murdered 29 Moslems at prayer in a Hebron mosque.

Fortunately it seems the FBI stopped Rubin and Krugel before they could wreak havoc and death on a mosque.

In 1994 the party Kahane founded in Israel was outlawed and later declared a foreign terrorist organization by the United States State Department.

Now perhaps the JDLs reign of terror will end. Without Rubin or some other strong personality to fill its present void, perhaps the JDL will fade away.

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Al-Quds Day rally takes place in Toronto – Canadian Jewish News (blog)

The annual Al-Quds Day march and rally in Toronto made its way from Queens Park to the American consulate on Saturday.

Members of the Jewish Defense League (JDL) organized a counter-protest directly across from the consulate, in front of a Staples office supply store at the corner of University Avenue and Armoury Street.

Al-Quds Day started in Iran in 1979 as a way to protest Jerusalem Day. Its traditionally held around the world on the final day of Ramadan and generally includes calls to end the occupation of Jerusalem and for the destruction of Israel.

In response to this years event in Toronto, where alleged Holocaust denier Kevin Barrett was slated to speak, Bnai Brith launched an online petition to keep him out of Canada.

Toronto police must not allow Queens Park, our provincial legislature, to become a platform for Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism, and the CBSA (Canadian Border Services Agency) must not allow Kevin Barrett into our country. Enough is enough, wrote Bnai Brith in a news release.

Despite garnering more than 2,000 digital signatures, the petition was ultimately unsuccessful and Barrett addressed the crowd, as scheduled.

Posts on social media show the Al-Quds Day march moving down University Avenue towards the consulate. The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) shared photos of people carrying Palestinian flags and signs calling for a boycott of Israel, as well as a video on Twitter of protesters chanting, From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.

We urge leaders in government and civil society to join us in strongly condemning this shameful demonstration of bigotry and extremism, Berl Nadler, the Toronto chair of CIJA, said in a statement.

It is disturbing, but not surprising, to see that the Al-Quds Day rally was once again a platform for calls for Israels destruction and the airing of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories including the claim that Israel was behind 9/11.

Hebrew music could be heard from the JDL counter-protest, which included individuals waving Israeli and Canadian flags. People holding signs for Pegida, an anti-Islam group, as well as a stop M-103 (the anti-Islamophobia motion) banner were also spotted.

There was heavy police presence along University Avenue to keep the two crowds apart, after they both converged by the consulate in the late afternoon.

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The annual Al-Quds Day march and rally in Toronto made its way from Queens Park to the American consulate on Saturday.

Members of the Jewish Defense League (JDL) organized a counter-protest directly across from the consulate, in front of a Staples office supply store at the corner of University Avenue and Armoury Street.

Al-Quds Day started in Iran in 1979 as a way to protest Jerusalem Day. Its traditionally held around the world on the final day of Ramadan and generally includes calls to end the occupation of Jerusalem and for the destruction of Israel.

In response to this years event in Toronto, where alleged Holocaust denier Kevin Barrett was slated to speak, Bnai Brith launched an online petition to keep him out of Canada.

Toronto police must not allow Queens Park, our provincial legislature, to become a platform for Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism, and the CBSA (Canadian Border Services Agency) must not allow Kevin Barrett into our country. Enough is enough, wrote Bnai Brith in a news release.

Despite garnering more than 2,000 digital signatures, the petition was ultimately unsuccessful and Barrett addressed the crowd, as scheduled.

Posts on social media show the Al-Quds Day march moving down University Avenue towards the consulate. The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) shared photos of people carrying Palestinian flags and signs calling for a boycott of Israel, as well as a video on Twitter of protesters chanting, From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.

We urge leaders in government and civil society to join us in strongly condemning this shameful demonstration of bigotry and extremism, Berl Nadler, the Toronto chair of CIJA, said in a statement.

It is disturbing, but not surprising, to see that the Al-Quds Day rally was once again a platform for calls for Israels destruction and the airing of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories including the claim that Israel was behind 9/11.

Hebrew music could be heard from the JDL counter-protest, which included individuals waving Israeli and Canadian flags. People holding signs for Pegida, an anti-Islam group, as well as a stop M-103 (the anti-Islamophobia motion) banner were also spotted.

There was heavy police presence along University Avenue to keep the two crowds apart, after they both converged by the consulate in the late afternoon.

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Tzipi Kaplan, daughter of Rabbi Kahane, passes away – Arutz Sheva

Tzipi Kaplan laid to rest. ‘My father stressed how important it was to learn as much Torah as we could. He had unique courage and no fear.’

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Tzipi Kaplan, the daughter of the late Rabbi and MK Meir Kahane, founder of The Jewish Defense League and the Kach party who was assassinated in New York by an Arab gunman, passed away over Shabbat at the age of 56, after suffering a severe CVA over a week ago.

The funeral took place Saturday night at the Har Hamenuchot cemetery in Jerusalem.

In 2014, at an event marking 24 years since the murder of Rabbi Kahane, Kaplan told Arutz Sheva that the thing that most characterized him as a father was his concern for our education. He never tired of telling us how important it was for us to study Torah when we were young, to take in as much as we can learn, because its a treasure for your whole life.

Theres another thing he said many times – that it hurt him a lot that he wasnt with us all the time. He really was, first and foremost, an educator. Everything he did was as an educator. We are very proud of his self-sacrifice. He had unique courage, the courage not to be afraid, she had said.

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Police keep close eye on demonstrations | Calgary Herald – Calgary Herald

A group of anti-fascists, pro immigration and anti-racism rally goers shared stories of discrimination and shared a message of support for Syrian refugees at City Hall in Calgary, Alta., on June 24, 2017. A few people came to share alternative thoughts. Postmedia Network

City anti-racism activists maintained a two-front presence in Calgary on Saturday the second in three days of controversial weekend rallies.

Gathering at city hall for what was originally intended to be a counter protest to a recently re-scheduled anti-Islam rally, members and allies of Calgary Anti-Fascist Action (Antifa) staged an anti-Islamophobia demonstration meant to show solidarity with the citys Muslim community.

Our focus will be to oppose them, said Calgary anti-racism activist Jason Devine.

One of the best ways of opposing hateful groups is with counter-discourse, counter-dialogue, counter-speech. If someone gets up and says something racist Im going to denounce racism.

Originally intended to be held on Saturday, the Patriotic Unity Mega Festival organized by the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam (WCAI) Canada was instead bumped ahead a day to Sunday after permits to hold the event was denied by the city.

Also denied permission to assemble on city property Saturday was Stephen Garvey, leader of the National Advancement Party of Canada and former WCAI associate, who alleged city denial of his Just Say No to Hatred and Racism Rally at Rotary Park was in violation of theCanadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Garvey publicly cut ties with the WCAI earlier this week, saying they and similar groups go too far.

Speaking to press Saturday afternoon from the denied rally site, he was interrupted by a cadre of Calgary Antifa members marching into the Crescent Heights park.

White nationalism is not an acceptable Canadian value, said one of the marchers, declining to give his name.

Fighting against fascism and promoting the diversity of this country is the right thing to do, and were going to continue to oppose, and to deny an unopposed podium to any fascist group and organization who decides to use a platform to promote hatred against a religion or a people.

Garvey and his contingent left the park a short time later.

Antifas arrival was soon followed by the arrival of Calgary police, consisting of uniformed officers on the ground and watching from the HAWCS police helicopter circling overhead.

At least one person was arrested by officers on scene after witnesses say he threw a lit cigarette.

Saturdays rally comes a day after a relatively calm demonstration at city hall marking International al Quds day a show of solidarity and calling for an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

While about 100 counter-protestors backstopped by local members of the Jewish Defense League waved signs and Israeli flags, unlike previous years no physical clashes between the two sides broke out.

Meanwhile, a WCAI spokesperson told Postmedia the group plans to carry on with their event on Sunday at Olympic Park, describing it as a peaceful BBQ with patriots.

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Dueling protests remain peaceful Friday night at City Hall – 660 News

Police say two opposing protests were largely uneventful after roughly two hours of demonstrating on Municipal Plaza.

The site was originally given to the Al-Quds rally, a group demanding peace for the oppressed and protesting what they see as the Zionist occupation of Palestine.

Quds is Arabic for Jerusalem and its typically held on the last day of Ramadan.

A second group which involved members of the Jewish Defense League and the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam or WCAI Canada protested what they called a hatefest being allowed to take place on municipal property.

In between the two gatherings was the Calgary Police and its Public Safety Unit.

Each time a person from one group tried to approach the other they were confronted and turned away by an officer in uniform.

Al-Quds organizer Riyaz Khawaja says some of the anti-Islam posts on social media kept some of their participants from coming into the core.

Overall they were happy with the response.

Its not just Palestinian people but all the oppressed people around the globe, he said. The country we live in, we have a right to speak, we didnt have any concerns that they (the JDL) would be here, the only concern was nobody gets violent.

Khawaja says they have no problem with the Jewish or Israeli people but the government and Zionist forces who are killing Palestinian people are no better than Daesh or Isis.

I requested to them (the JDL) to stay and listen to what were talking about because you cannot make assumptions, he said.

We have to look at the deep roots into who is supporting the operation and who is supporting terrorism, this city is united and can stay peaceful forever, said Khawaja.

Jewish Defense League President Don Sharpe disagreed with the Al-Quds rally calling it a hatefest and told reporters anti-Semitism is on the rise in Calgary.

His chapter opened in the city within the last year to combat what they see as the rapid increase of anti-Semitism.

Quds day is a hate rally sponsored and created by the Ayatollah in Iran, the only purpose of this rally was to inspire hatred against Jews, he said. This is a jew hatred rally, they can disguise it as anything they want, but thats what it is.

Sharpe says the people that make up his group are normal Calgarians and to permit this type of hatefest in a public plaza is insane.

Well always show up to confront this kind of hatred, he said. We do pro-rallies all the time, the reason there is no Jewish festival in the centre of the city every year is because its not safe.

He says theyre not standing on the sidewalk because they were afraid of being run over and Jew-hatred is real.

These pro-Palestinian protestors will tell you that theyre victimized but its simply not the case, not in anywhere near the numbers the Jewish community is.

After an hour, the JDL group left the plaza to the Al-Quds group.

Both men believe they got their message across.

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Palestinian Resistance and the Israeli Terror State – Global Research – Center for Research on Globalization

Hasan Breijieh is a Palestinian activist and spokesperson for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). He participates in weekly protest activities against the Israeli military presence in the West Bank (aka occupation), the illegal Jewish colonies turned into townships on stolen Palestinian land (aka settlements) that choke off Palestinian villages around Bethlehem and elsewhere, and the illegal Apartheid wall that Israel has constructed, much of it on Palestinian lands. The Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) is a Palestinian leftist political party, a member of Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO ). Like the Palestinian Islamic political party Hamas, it is classified as a terrorist organization by both the United States and Israel. Hasan Breijieh was quoted recently in Mondoweiss in his capacity as a spokesperson for PFLP responding to an Israeli statement accusing Khalida Jarrar, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) who is currently administratively detained i.e. imprisoned by Israel on secret evidence without charge or trial. In her latest arrest, Khalida Jarrar was seized in a pre-dawn Israeli military raid from her family home in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on July 2, 2017. Jarrar was arrested, says the Israeli spokesperson as quoted in Haaretz, following her involvement in promoting terrorist activity through the PFLP and without any connection to her being a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council. Hasan Breijiehs matter-of-fact response, as reported in Mondowiess, is: Israels statement is false. Khalidas work within the PLC as an elected member of the legislature is as a representative for the PFLP party the two are explicitly linked. As usual, it is Israels official statement about Khalida Jarrar, rather than what Hasan Breijieh says, that gets the coverage in the mainstream media, and is generally presumed to come from a legitimate source, whose veracity is not seriously questioned. Israels strategic framing of this picture of Palestinian Arabs as terrorists, even members of the Legislative Council, was intensified after 9/11, when global security fears regarding Islamist terror began to proliferate. After all, most, if not all, Palestinian Arabs are Muslim. One of Israels most effective steps in framing Palestinian resistance as terror was mounting a successful case that designated both Hamas and PFLP as terrorist organizations. In doing so, Israel drew on an already existing general syndrome in the United States, in which some peoples humanity is somehow obscured from view while that of others is always in full view in the media. Way back in 1985, for example, two terror killings took place in the same week, one of an American Jew (Leon Klinghoffer, killed by four Palestinian hijackers on board of the cruise liner Achille Laura) and the other of an American Palestinian Arab (Alex Odeh, killed by the Jewish Defense League in a bomb explosion mechanism attached to his office door in southern California). Odehs life, though no less peaceful and gentle than that of Klinghoffers, was virtually ignored by the national media at the time. Not so Klinghoffers. Again, during the 2014 Israeli onslaught on Gaza when Israel was obliterating whole Palestinian families, there was nevertheless a need for a website called Humanize Palestine, which included statements like: Iman Khalil Abed Ammar was just nine years old. She was killed on 20 July in the Shujaiya massacre along with her brothers, four-year-old Asem and thirteen-year-old Ibrahim. Why are such websites needed? Because, as Steven Salaita says (commenting on a Canadian poll regarding Omar Khadrs law suit settlement for being held and tortured at 15 in Guantanamo Bay): People like Omar Khadrbrown, scary, deviant, foreignare grown at birth, deprived by faith and culture the opportunity of ever being innocent. The pattern of dehumanizing Palestinian Arabs and/or deliberately obscuring their humanity are factors that have facilitated Israels project of designating Palestinian resistance movements as terror organizations. Terrorism is defined and understood as such by its motivation as well as its violent nature and targets. If one removes the human part of this definition (human motivation), one is left with sociopath violence committed to Israels destruction. To Israel and the United States, Palestinians have no cause (no motivation) to resist violently or otherwise; their sole motivation is an animus against the Jewish state to be explained by their savage nature. They have no fundamental human rights that either state recognizes. Israel, on the other hand, has a right to exist as a Jewish state (or so Israel and much of the Western world keep barking at Palestinians) and a right to terrorize Palestinian populations openly, proudly and fiercely a right the Jewish state has been exercising for 70 years with total impunity. But, in fact, it is the Jewish state that is a terrorist entity. Here is a definition of political terrorism as expressed by George Lopez and Michael Stohl that exactly fits Israels actions: the purposeful act or threat of violence to create fear and/or compliant behavior in a victim and/or the audience of a threat. Israel has used terrorism as defined above to establish itself in part of Palestine in 1948, to occupy the rest of Palestine and annex East Jerusalem nineteen years later, and to brutally maintain the subjugation of the Palestinian people. Terrorism is a tool used by the militarily strong like Stalins terror regime in Russia as well as the militarily weak. The militarily strong have various ways to terrorize military raids, torture, imprisonment, siege, home demolitions, collective punishment, and mowing down people. Hasan Breijieh knows all about that first hand. He has a brother, Imad, who joined the ranks of thousands of Palestinian martyrs i.e., he was killed in one way or another by Israeli forces. He has a mother whose indomitable spirit has recently won her a seat in the local council in al-Masara village, Bethlehem. Its worth listening to her, a Mother Courage explaining the human motivation behind Palestinian resistance. Video clip: Fatmeh Breijieh, mother of martyr Imad Breijieh, al-Maasara village, Bethlehem I have decided to continue to resist until the last breath. And to continue to urge people to resist and teach my children resistance, and to instill resistance in their milk .Resist, there is nothing for us but to resist. Peaceful resistance .. any opportunity you have, resist. And the least you can do is resist peacefully. This is whats in our hands, to expose to the world. The civilized world, what is called the civilized world, is concerned about the smallest of injuries. If a thorn pricks someone, anywhere, they say human rights. The UN says, run to the rescue, there are human rights. Until it comes to the Palestinian people, then no human rights, no UN, nothing. Since 1948, we have had UN resolutions, and today we want to demand these resolutions, and to resist, and through this peaceful resistance, we expose the occupation army and the other side. Today in Europe, they started to think, a little bit, that there is a people, that the Palestinian people exists. Like this guy who is running in the American elections, he says the Palestinian people is a myth. We are a people here. We live here they say that they were here 3,000 years ago since our lord Jacob but we were here 7,000 years B.C. We came before them; our roots are firm. We, this land we are from this land. Look at our dark hue and look at the soil; you will find that the soil is our color. We know every blade of grass; they dont know anything; they only know to carry weapons and steal. They steal our water; they steal our blessings everywhere. Israel, not Hamas or PFLP, is a terrorist organization a deadly one that has secured funding in US military aid to the tune of $38 billion for the next ten years. The Jewish entity means to use this obscene funding against an unarmed (for all practical purposes) people in order to continue to dispossess and subjugate Palestinian Arabs for the sake of its bogus and unconscionable right to exist as a Jewish state. Rima Najjar is a Palestinian whose fathers side of the family comes from the forcibly depopulated village of Lifta on the western outskirts of Jerusalem. She is an activist, researcher and retired professor of English literature, Al-Quds University, occupied West Bank.

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Jewish extremists accused of targeting, beating Palestinians in Jerusalem – The Jerusalem Post

Chaos surrounds Jewish extremist assault of Palestinians in Jerusalem. Police on Thursday denied allegations that officers stood idly by as a mob of young members of Lehava a Jewish extremist group known for its racist ideology and violent attacks beat three Arabs youths in downtown Jerusalem a week ago. Lehava propagates the dogma of the late Jewish Defense League founder, Rabbi Meir Kahane, who was assassinated by an Arab in New York City in 1990 after his radical Kach Party was outlawed in Israel for inciting racism. According to witnesses of last Thursdays attack, some 30 Lehava followers were marching near Zion Square shortly after 8 p.m. when they spotted Majdi Abu Taya, 19, of Silwan, shopping near Ben-Yehuda Street with two friends. One witness, who requested anonymity out of fear for his safety, told Haaretz that the Arab teens were quickly targeted and heckled. I saw three Palestinians surrounded by the Lehava guys who shouted at them and cursed them, the witness said. Ive been in the square for three years, and this isnt the first time Ive seen this. Its systematic. They engage in provocations to get the victims to react, and then theyll say its self-defense. A video of group members wearing black Lehava T-shirts, surrounding the Arabs, shouting at them and chasing them obtained by Haaretz and posted on YouTube corroborates the witnesss account. When the Arab teens run to police officers patrolling nearby Jaffa Road to seek protection, the video shows an officer stopping the mob from attacking them. However, the Jewish teens can be seen continuing to shout at the three young men. Soon thereafter another chase proceeds, and the video ends. The officer asked for our ID cards but he didnt help us or do anything, they continued to beat us right next to the cop, said Abu Taya. So we fled. Other witnesses told Haaretz that the officer stood idly by as the mob chased the three men down the street, at which point Abu Taya became separated from his two friends, who sought refuge at a nearby construction site. When Abu Taya was cornered, he said the beating began, which resulted in his being hospitalized in stable condition. A Jewish teen who volunteers as a paramedic and saw the assault said he was hit on the head by a Lehava member when he attempted to intervene. Two days later, he said, he filed a complaint at an area police station and was informed that there was no information about the attack. The on-duty officer tried to find a complaint or even an emergency call, but they found nothing, as if nothing had ever happened, he told Haaretz. Police on Thursday confirmed that the attack took place, but denied allegations that an officer stood by as the Arab teens were chased and one was badly beaten. Police units were called in and arrived at the area quickly to search for the suspects who already fled the scene and three youngsters were found in the area but did not agree to file a complaint, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. However, an investigation has been opened into the incident and police are looking into what happened. Share on facebook

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Complaint filed against Al-Quds Day speaker – Canadian Jewish News (blog)

The Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) has filed a hate speech complaint with the Toronto police against a speaker at this years Al-Quds Day rally at Queens Park. In his speech at the June 24 event, Maulana Syed Mohammad Zaki Baqri of the Council of Islamic Guidance and the Al Mahdi Centre said, in English and Arabic, that, Israel, Zionism, should and must know it is the law that whoever oppresses, he has to be eliminated. One day or the other, the FSWC alleges in its complaint. The organization has provided police with a video of the statements. In a letter to Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi, the FSWC alleges that Baqris speech violates Sections 318 and 319 of the Criminal Code, Advocating Genocide and Public Incitement of Hatred. Violations of both sections can lead to imprisonment, the FSWC pointed out in a press release. Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center is disheartened by the vilification of Jewish Canadians and Israel on Torontos streets, the groups statement said. READ: TORONTO POLICE INVESTIGATE TEACHERS COMMENTS AT AL-QUDS DAY RALLY The annual Al-Quds Day march and rally in Toronto made its way from Queens Park to the American consulate. Members of the Jewish Defense League (JDL) organized a counter-protest directly across from the consulate. Prior to the event, Bnai Brith Canada launched an online petition asking the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to deny entry to American Holocaust denier and conspiracy theorist Kevin Barrett. Toronto police must not allow Queens Park, our provincial legislature, to become a platform for Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism, and the CBSA (Canadian Border Services Agency) must not allow Kevin Barrett into our country. Enough is enough, wrote Bnai Brith in a news release. Despite garnering more than 2,000 digital signatures, the petition was unsuccessful and Barrett addressed the crowd, as scheduled. The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) shared photos of marchers carrying Palestinian flags and signs calling for a boycott of Israel, as well as a video on Twitter of protesters chanting, From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free. We urge leaders in government and civil society to join us in strongly condemning this shameful demonstration of bigotry and extremism, Berl Nadler, the Toronto chair of CIJA, said in a statement. It is disturbing, but not surprising, to see that the Al-Quds Day rally was once again a platform for calls for Israels destruction and the airing of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories including the claim that Israel was behind 9/11. Hebrew music could be heard from the JDL counter-protest, which included individuals waving Israeli and Canadian flags. People also held signs for Pegida, an anti-Islamic group. There was a heavy police presence along University Avenue to keep the two crowds apart, after they both converged by the consulate in the late afternoon. Al-Quds Day started in Iran in 1979, as a way to protest Jerusalem Day. Its traditionally held around the world on the final day of Ramadan and generally includes calls to end the occupation of Jerusalem and for the destruction of Israel.

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Jewish Defense League Archives – Cult News

Since the death of its leader Irv Rubin the so-called Jewish Defense League (JDL) has apparently split up into two rival camps, one led by Rubins widow and another by a Colorado attorney. Bill Maniaci the Director [of] Intelligence and Security for the non-Rubin group told CutNews that he initially took the reins as the Chairman to form a new and totally different organization. And they have their own Web site too. Maniaci and his comrades had a convention last year during October in Nevada and voted in a new leader. Attorney Matthew Fineberg of Boulder City, Colorado is the would-be Rubin replacement, but apparently Rubins widow Shelley isnt buying it. Maniaci says she refused to attend the October 2004 conference and has since maintained an unauthorized and rogue chapter calling itself the Jewish Defense League. Rogue chapter? But many people thought that the JDL was a rogue Jewish organization in the first place. Maybe these dueling factions are attempting to redefine the term fringe group? The new JDL appears impatient to dispense with the grieving widow. They will soon be resolving [their] issues with Mrs. Rubin in court, said Maniaci. So much for her mourning period. According to the Director of Intelligence for the repackaged JDL Mrs. Rubin mistakenly believed that she should have inherited the organization after her Husbands murder. Murder? Irv Rubin died after he hung himself in a jail cell. A pitiful suicide after he was locked up over a bomb plot. Well it looks like the so-called new and totally different JDL hasnt lost one lasting Rubin legacy, a penchant for conspiracy theories. Earl Krugel has now pleaded guilty regarding a conspiracy to bomb an American mosque. The 60-year-old Jewish Defense League (JDL) member may ultimately end his life in prison based upon the terms of his plea agreement reports Associated Press and Fox News. According to the deal negotiated with prosecutors Krugel will serve no less than ten years in prison for his involvement in the bomb plot. The FBI arrested Krugel and his JDL leader Irv Rubin in December of 2001. Rabbi Meir Kahane founded the JDL in 1968. A Moslem fanatic murdered him in 1990. Kahane was not unlike other charismatic hate group leaders such as William Pierce and Osama bin Laden who largely defined their groups through the power of their individual personalities. The hate-filled rhetoric of the radical rabbi was often described as extremist and incited violence. One man associated with an Israeli Kahane-connected organization murdered 29 Moslems at prayer in a Hebron mosque. Fortunately it seems the FBI stopped Rubin and Krugel before they could wreak havoc and death on a mosque. In 1994 the party Kahane founded in Israel was outlawed and later declared a foreign terrorist organization by the United States State Department. Now perhaps the JDLs reign of terror will end. Without Rubin or some other strong personality to fill its present void, perhaps the JDL will fade away.

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Al-Quds Day rally takes place in Toronto – Canadian Jewish News (blog)

The annual Al-Quds Day march and rally in Toronto made its way from Queens Park to the American consulate on Saturday. Members of the Jewish Defense League (JDL) organized a counter-protest directly across from the consulate, in front of a Staples office supply store at the corner of University Avenue and Armoury Street. Al-Quds Day started in Iran in 1979 as a way to protest Jerusalem Day. Its traditionally held around the world on the final day of Ramadan and generally includes calls to end the occupation of Jerusalem and for the destruction of Israel. In response to this years event in Toronto, where alleged Holocaust denier Kevin Barrett was slated to speak, Bnai Brith launched an online petition to keep him out of Canada. Toronto police must not allow Queens Park, our provincial legislature, to become a platform for Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism, and the CBSA (Canadian Border Services Agency) must not allow Kevin Barrett into our country. Enough is enough, wrote Bnai Brith in a news release. Despite garnering more than 2,000 digital signatures, the petition was ultimately unsuccessful and Barrett addressed the crowd, as scheduled. Posts on social media show the Al-Quds Day march moving down University Avenue towards the consulate. The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) shared photos of people carrying Palestinian flags and signs calling for a boycott of Israel, as well as a video on Twitter of protesters chanting, From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free. We urge leaders in government and civil society to join us in strongly condemning this shameful demonstration of bigotry and extremism, Berl Nadler, the Toronto chair of CIJA, said in a statement. It is disturbing, but not surprising, to see that the Al-Quds Day rally was once again a platform for calls for Israels destruction and the airing of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories including the claim that Israel was behind 9/11. Hebrew music could be heard from the JDL counter-protest, which included individuals waving Israeli and Canadian flags. People holding signs for Pegida, an anti-Islam group, as well as a stop M-103 (the anti-Islamophobia motion) banner were also spotted. There was heavy police presence along University Avenue to keep the two crowds apart, after they both converged by the consulate in the late afternoon.

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Al-Quds Day rally takes place in Toronto – Canadian Jewish News

The annual Al-Quds Day march and rally in Toronto made its way from Queens Park to the American consulate on Saturday. Members of the Jewish Defense League (JDL) organized a counter-protest directly across from the consulate, in front of a Staples office supply store at the corner of University Avenue and Armoury Street. Al-Quds Day started in Iran in 1979 as a way to protest Jerusalem Day. Its traditionally held around the world on the final day of Ramadan and generally includes calls to end the occupation of Jerusalem and for the destruction of Israel. In response to this years event in Toronto, where alleged Holocaust denier Kevin Barrett was slated to speak, Bnai Brith launched an online petition to keep him out of Canada. Toronto police must not allow Queens Park, our provincial legislature, to become a platform for Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism, and the CBSA (Canadian Border Services Agency) must not allow Kevin Barrett into our country. Enough is enough, wrote Bnai Brith in a news release. Despite garnering more than 2,000 digital signatures, the petition was ultimately unsuccessful and Barrett addressed the crowd, as scheduled. Posts on social media show the Al-Quds Day march moving down University Avenue towards the consulate. The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) shared photos of people carrying Palestinian flags and signs calling for a boycott of Israel, as well as a video on Twitter of protesters chanting, From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free. We urge leaders in government and civil society to join us in strongly condemning this shameful demonstration of bigotry and extremism, Berl Nadler, the Toronto chair of CIJA, said in a statement. It is disturbing, but not surprising, to see that the Al-Quds Day rally was once again a platform for calls for Israels destruction and the airing of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories including the claim that Israel was behind 9/11. Hebrew music could be heard from the JDL counter-protest, which included individuals waving Israeli and Canadian flags. People holding signs for Pegida, an anti-Islam group, as well as a stop M-103 (the anti-Islamophobia motion) banner were also spotted. There was heavy police presence along University Avenue to keep the two crowds apart, after they both converged by the consulate in the late afternoon.

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Tzipi Kaplan, daughter of Rabbi Kahane, passes away – Arutz Sheva

Tzipi Kaplan laid to rest. ‘My father stressed how important it was to learn as much Torah as we could. He had unique courage and no fear.’ Eliran Aharon, 25/06/17 09:39 Hezki Baruch Tzipi Kaplan, the daughter of the late Rabbi and MK Meir Kahane, founder of The Jewish Defense League and the Kach party who was assassinated in New York by an Arab gunman, passed away over Shabbat at the age of 56, after suffering a severe CVA over a week ago. The funeral took place Saturday night at the Har Hamenuchot cemetery in Jerusalem. In 2014, at an event marking 24 years since the murder of Rabbi Kahane, Kaplan told Arutz Sheva that the thing that most characterized him as a father was his concern for our education. He never tired of telling us how important it was for us to study Torah when we were young, to take in as much as we can learn, because its a treasure for your whole life. Theres another thing he said many times – that it hurt him a lot that he wasnt with us all the time. He really was, first and foremost, an educator. Everything he did was as an educator. We are very proud of his self-sacrifice. He had unique courage, the courage not to be afraid, she had said.

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Police keep close eye on demonstrations | Calgary Herald – Calgary Herald

A group of anti-fascists, pro immigration and anti-racism rally goers shared stories of discrimination and shared a message of support for Syrian refugees at City Hall in Calgary, Alta., on June 24, 2017. A few people came to share alternative thoughts. Postmedia Network City anti-racism activists maintained a two-front presence in Calgary on Saturday the second in three days of controversial weekend rallies. Gathering at city hall for what was originally intended to be a counter protest to a recently re-scheduled anti-Islam rally, members and allies of Calgary Anti-Fascist Action (Antifa) staged an anti-Islamophobia demonstration meant to show solidarity with the citys Muslim community. Our focus will be to oppose them, said Calgary anti-racism activist Jason Devine. One of the best ways of opposing hateful groups is with counter-discourse, counter-dialogue, counter-speech. If someone gets up and says something racist Im going to denounce racism. Originally intended to be held on Saturday, the Patriotic Unity Mega Festival organized by the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam (WCAI) Canada was instead bumped ahead a day to Sunday after permits to hold the event was denied by the city. Also denied permission to assemble on city property Saturday was Stephen Garvey, leader of the National Advancement Party of Canada and former WCAI associate, who alleged city denial of his Just Say No to Hatred and Racism Rally at Rotary Park was in violation of theCanadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Garvey publicly cut ties with the WCAI earlier this week, saying they and similar groups go too far. Speaking to press Saturday afternoon from the denied rally site, he was interrupted by a cadre of Calgary Antifa members marching into the Crescent Heights park. White nationalism is not an acceptable Canadian value, said one of the marchers, declining to give his name. Fighting against fascism and promoting the diversity of this country is the right thing to do, and were going to continue to oppose, and to deny an unopposed podium to any fascist group and organization who decides to use a platform to promote hatred against a religion or a people. Garvey and his contingent left the park a short time later. Antifas arrival was soon followed by the arrival of Calgary police, consisting of uniformed officers on the ground and watching from the HAWCS police helicopter circling overhead. At least one person was arrested by officers on scene after witnesses say he threw a lit cigarette. Saturdays rally comes a day after a relatively calm demonstration at city hall marking International al Quds day a show of solidarity and calling for an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestine. While about 100 counter-protestors backstopped by local members of the Jewish Defense League waved signs and Israeli flags, unlike previous years no physical clashes between the two sides broke out. Meanwhile, a WCAI spokesperson told Postmedia the group plans to carry on with their event on Sunday at Olympic Park, describing it as a peaceful BBQ with patriots.

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Dueling protests remain peaceful Friday night at City Hall – 660 News

Police say two opposing protests were largely uneventful after roughly two hours of demonstrating on Municipal Plaza. The site was originally given to the Al-Quds rally, a group demanding peace for the oppressed and protesting what they see as the Zionist occupation of Palestine. Quds is Arabic for Jerusalem and its typically held on the last day of Ramadan. A second group which involved members of the Jewish Defense League and the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam or WCAI Canada protested what they called a hatefest being allowed to take place on municipal property. In between the two gatherings was the Calgary Police and its Public Safety Unit. Each time a person from one group tried to approach the other they were confronted and turned away by an officer in uniform. Al-Quds organizer Riyaz Khawaja says some of the anti-Islam posts on social media kept some of their participants from coming into the core. Overall they were happy with the response. Its not just Palestinian people but all the oppressed people around the globe, he said. The country we live in, we have a right to speak, we didnt have any concerns that they (the JDL) would be here, the only concern was nobody gets violent. Khawaja says they have no problem with the Jewish or Israeli people but the government and Zionist forces who are killing Palestinian people are no better than Daesh or Isis. I requested to them (the JDL) to stay and listen to what were talking about because you cannot make assumptions, he said. We have to look at the deep roots into who is supporting the operation and who is supporting terrorism, this city is united and can stay peaceful forever, said Khawaja. Jewish Defense League President Don Sharpe disagreed with the Al-Quds rally calling it a hatefest and told reporters anti-Semitism is on the rise in Calgary. His chapter opened in the city within the last year to combat what they see as the rapid increase of anti-Semitism. Quds day is a hate rally sponsored and created by the Ayatollah in Iran, the only purpose of this rally was to inspire hatred against Jews, he said. This is a jew hatred rally, they can disguise it as anything they want, but thats what it is. Sharpe says the people that make up his group are normal Calgarians and to permit this type of hatefest in a public plaza is insane. Well always show up to confront this kind of hatred, he said. We do pro-rallies all the time, the reason there is no Jewish festival in the centre of the city every year is because its not safe. He says theyre not standing on the sidewalk because they were afraid of being run over and Jew-hatred is real. These pro-Palestinian protestors will tell you that theyre victimized but its simply not the case, not in anywhere near the numbers the Jewish community is. After an hour, the JDL group left the plaza to the Al-Quds group. Both men believe they got their message across.

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