Israeli flag is wielded as weapon against Berlin protesters of apartheid

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A sign of how widespread are the protests of Israeli apartheid. A group of Berlin queers against apartheid protest the fact that the annual pride day march (titled CSD, for Christopher Street Day) invited the Israeli ambassador. Video is at the link. Berlin against Pinkwashing reports:

Activists attacked at peaceful anti-pinkwashing demo

We (as a queer group who had every right to participate in the CSD) were violently attacked after protesting the invitation of the Israeli ambassador to the CSD parade today. The group of counterdemonstrators violently hit us and stabbed our placards with the poles of their Israeli flags. These images speak volumes. 

A similar protest took place a year ago when the ambassador spoke at Christopher Street Day parade.

Thanks to Ofer Neiman.

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  1. klm90046
    July 23, 2016, 8:41 pm

    What? Zionists attacked peaceful demonstrators? Never heard of that before.

  2. Annie Robbins
    July 24, 2016, 1:01 pm

    The group of counter demonstrators violently hit us and stabbed our placards with the poles of their Israeli flags.

    i recall stand w/us using this tactic before in LA, someone captured it on video.

    • Mooser
      July 24, 2016, 3:12 pm

      “i recall stand w/us using this tactic before in LA, someone captured it on video.”

      When the flagstaffs wielded by 200 million Jews strike the enemies of Zionism, it’ll be lights out, baby!

  3. yonah fredman
    July 24, 2016, 5:10 pm

    off topic. here’s a piece from haaretz regarding the overlap of antisemitism and antizionism. http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.732735

    • Keith
      July 24, 2016, 9:18 pm

      YONAH FREDMAN- “off topic. here’s a piece from haaretz regarding the overlap of antisemitism and antizionism.”

      You are like a junkie desperately searching for his next “anti-Semitism” fix. Feel better? Do you have any data whatsoever to indicate that American Jews have it any worse than American non-Jews? If you did opinion surveys of Gentile attitudes towards Jews versus Jewish attitudes towards non-Jews, I am sure that you would find that anti-Gentilism among Jews vastly exceeds anti-Semitism among Gentiles. And what does the real world empirical data show? Unprecedented Jewish power and privilege. Yet, you continue to whine about anti-Semitism.

      • DaBakr
        July 26, 2016, 3:59 am

        @k

        Yet you can surely explain the exploding assimilation / intermarriage rate of these Jews and Gentiles who Are happily contributing the next generation of voters!

      • Keith
        July 26, 2016, 11:48 am

        DABAKR- “Yet you can surely explain the exploding assimilation / intermarriage rate of these Jews and Gentiles who Are happily contributing the next generation of voters!”

        If you divide Jews into two groups, organized Zionists versus unorganized secular Jews, you would likely find that the so-called intermarriage primarily occurred among the unorganized secular Jews. It is the tribalists who are significantly biased against non-Jews, and who would skew the results in that direction. I personally consider the label “intermarriage” between a secular Jew and a secular non-Jew to be a questionable label. There seems to me to be little difference between secular Jews and secular non-Jews, the “Jewishness” of the secular Jew being primarily a state of mind imparted by upbringing. And if it wasn’t for the Holocaust, the number of folks who identify as Jews might actually be less than it currently is, the label secular Jew considered odd. On the other hand, tribal nepotism has undeniable benefits and a means of identifying kinship could be desirable, marriage augmenting birthright.

      • Mooser
        July 26, 2016, 1:24 pm

        Yet you can surely explain the exploding assimilation / intermarriage rate of these Jews and Gentiles who Are happily contributing the next generation of voters!” “DaBakr”

        Oh, that’s easy to explain, “DaBakr”! “Those Jews” are ‘assimilating themselves into non-existence’ as one Zionist commenter here noted.
        And Jewish leaders refer to the process of intermarriage/assimilation as “the Silent Holocaust”.

    • Mooser
      July 24, 2016, 9:38 pm

      “off topic. here’s a piece from haaretz regarding the overlap of antisemitism and antizionism.”

      Very interesting article.
      In short, the article says that the Zionists intended to use the Jewish religion as a shield for Zionism’s intransigence and amorality. (As if the Jewish religion is a guarantor of exemplary behavior in this regard? But let it pass)
      Instead, all they did was open the Jewish religion up, and deservedly so, to all the persiflage, propaganda, emotional persuasion, and hatred of political speech.

      “Yonah” don’t you think we should really start to try incorporating some concept of “sacredness” in our religion? It might help with stuff like that.

    • Mooser
      July 25, 2016, 1:06 am

      “Yonah’s” article looks like a re-cycling of the old song ‘I was Pro-Palestinian Until I Found Out What Those BDS Folks Are Really Like!”

      We in the Palestinian Solidarity Movement Have a Problem With anti-Semitism

      by “Gary Spedding” (Say what? “Gary Spedding”? Oh no.)

      “Toxic conspiracy theories, group-blame and stereotyping are becoming a serious problem in the Palestine solidarity movement – and it’s undermining our struggle. read more: http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.732735

      Oh, boy, this Gary Spedding is a corker.

      Take a look at the Google offerings on Spedding, and Spedding’s Haaretz profile.

      So which is he “Yonah”? Anti or pro?

    • K Renner
      July 26, 2016, 1:27 am

      @Yonah Fredman.

      Yawn. I guess it’s very easy to screech “anti-Semite” when one’s political ideology is rooted in the deliberate conflation of the Jews with Israel and the Zionist movement.

      Yes, while fanatical young Zionists (Israeli or otherwise) are screaming “self-hater” and “dirty Arab-lover” at holocaust survivors who sympathize with Palestinians, somehow it’s more important to try and smear people who stand for Palestinian rights in the context of Israel-Palestine generally.

      Pretty pathetic. That’s all I’m going to say.

  4. Ismail
    July 24, 2016, 11:12 pm

    http://www.usnews.com/dims4/USNEWS/edfc5f5/2147483647/thumbnail/970×647/quality/85/?url=%2Fcmsmedia%2F84%2Ff6773d0f5d87e71c87186d74f72e4f%2F4295FE_DA_080405flag.jpg

    April 1976, Boston. Using Old Gory (sic) to attack school desegregation proponents.
    Everything old is new again.

  5. Kay24
    July 25, 2016, 6:48 am

    Two peas in the pod. Two dangerous entities that have caused problems in many parts of the world, and a nation that pretends God chose it to take care of Holy Mosques in bed with a nation that pretends it is God’s chosen and occupies.
    Watch out Arab neighborhood.

    http://www.juancole.com/2016/07/street-shocked-delegation.html#comment-380592

  6. Talkback
    July 25, 2016, 7:05 am

    Isn’t it telling that the supporters of a state that was established through violence use its flag for violence?!

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