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Boys running along the beach in Gaza before a missile struck them, from Trevor Hogan's twitter feed

Boys running along the beach in Gaza before a missile struck them, from Trevor Hogan’s twitter feed

A tipster passed this along. A group of aviation enthusiasts and lovers of Israel in New York is organizing an action a week from Sunday.

During this very hard time for Israel in the media we must show to the world that we love and support Israel.
We are planning to meet at the airport in Farmingdale 10 am on Aug. 24 (Sunday).
There will be about 15 airplanes (no formation flights )
Each airplane will have a large Israeli flag below the wings.
The front airplane will be towing a banner with 10 /20 feet Israeli flag and the words WE LOVE ISRAEL.
The flight will be over Long Island and NJ beaches, including over Manhattan.
Everyone is welcome, we want as many airplanes and passengers as possible on that flight.
The event will be covered by the media.

A very hard time for Israel in the media. At least these planes aren’t carrying what the planes with Israeli flags carry over the beaches of Gaza.

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  1. Justpassingby
    Justpassingby on August 14, 2014, 11:59 am

    Why would Americans love Israel? If anything, Americans love America like any other nation on this earth. But we arent talking about americans maybe?

    • Justpassingby
      Justpassingby on August 14, 2014, 12:23 pm

      Small correction: I meant that each people love its own nation (if they love any state at all), not that everyone likes America.

  2. Kay24
    Kay24 on August 14, 2014, 12:05 pm

    It will be interesting to ask these so called pro Israel Americans, if they will agree to getting all Israelis, including the illegal settlers, to come and live in their neighborhoods. We’d better warn them their lands might be stolen too.

    As for these shameless banners, I wonder how the reaction would be if airplanes flew some saying “we love the Palestinians, and are concerned for their safety”.
    Will that be classified as antisemitic, as usual, in the lame zionist way?

  3. just
    just on August 14, 2014, 12:05 pm

    ugh. there’s such a thing as a blue and white toxic algae from the sky coming to these beaches in the USA? who knew?

    (Too bad they didn’t do it on July 4th to adoring scantily clad crowds, eh?)

  4. lysias
    lysias on August 14, 2014, 12:28 pm

    At least if they fly west from Farmingdale (towards New York City and the Jersey Shore,) I won’t have to see them on Fire Island.

    • just
      just on August 14, 2014, 12:31 pm

      true dat!

      (FI is so lovely)

    • Walid
      Walid on August 14, 2014, 1:20 pm

      “I won’t have to see them on Fire Island”

      In my younger days, I was told to avoid the place.

      • just
        just on August 14, 2014, 2:45 pm

        Sad. It’s really beautiful.

      • Mooser
        Mooser on August 14, 2014, 3:59 pm

        Loved Fire Island as a kid, visiting out there. (Cudgels memory: Artist-cousin had use of a beach house there sometimes) But I’m a total sucker for beach-front towns, anyway.

      • Walid
        Walid on August 15, 2014, 12:32 am

        I’m sure it is, just, at the time it was mislabeled as an all-gay community, so my beach time was spent between the shorter drive to the modest Riis for the thrill of hearing the F4s land and take off and Jones where I got severely burned very time.

      • just
        just on August 15, 2014, 8:36 am

        There was that bigoted mislabeling– which continues, but people are evolving.

        Anyway– how’s your hearing? And I hope you wear spf 50 now since we’ve managed to deplete the ozone layer!

      • Walid
        Walid on August 15, 2014, 11:14 am

        Hearing is still OK, just, it was only for a few hours on summer Saturdays but no need of sunscreen as now at the other end of the world because of polluted beaches and my dislike of pools, I’m hardly in the sun and my only depletion problem is with vitamin D.

      • Mooser
        Mooser on August 15, 2014, 5:03 pm

        “I’m sure it is, just, at the time it was mislabeled as an all-gay community”

        If your charm, good looks, and all around savior-faire causes an over-optimistic Fire-Island denizen to seek unwelcome liberties, simply do as I do, and vow you are saving yourself for the man you marry. Everybody understands that, and honors it.

      • just
        just on August 15, 2014, 5:08 pm

        LOLOL, Mooser! It is a compliment, after all. And you can always just talk… you are very humorous, you know.

        Walid, thank you. ;}

  5. Marnie
    Marnie on August 14, 2014, 12:30 pm

    “During this very hard time for Israel in the media we must show to the world that we love and support Israel.” How about this instead “During this very hard time for the people of Gaza, we must show to the world our admiration and solidarity with Gaza, the West Bank and all Palestinians.” It’s a lot more humane to ask for a show of support for a people suffering and struggling against oppression, instead of begging people to help out israel with a self-inflicted PR problem (as it always is) during this very hard time in the media. Whoever these idiots are need to look in a mirror and speak these words and see if they aren’t immediately overcome with nausea, a feeling of dread and fear for their immortal souls for yet another display of cruelty and entitlement. And again with “we must show the world we love israel” bile. That is the most overworked word in the English language, second probably to antisemite.

    • Kay24
      Kay24 on August 14, 2014, 1:22 pm

      Well, according to Haaretz, it seems Israel’s tourism business has taken a hit.

      While the victims of Israel’s brutality suffer with no electricity, water, have no homes, medicine, and are living in rubble and ruin, it seems Israel is trying to get back to business as usual. Sounds like those thousands of rockets that they were whining about has not done much damage- they want tourists to flock into Israel.
      Maybe Adelson, Bloomberg, Cuomo, and the US congress can help them out:

      “Israeli tourist businesses need $215 million of aid
      Tourists cut or canceled vacations due to Gaza conflict
      The tourism sector needs assistance totaling 750 million shekels ($215 million) due to damage caused by Operation Defensive Edge, the interministerial committee examining the issue said.”

      Aw the rogue nation needs millions in aid for tourism. Let the Palestinians suffer as if Americans who love Israel, cares.

      • just
        just on August 14, 2014, 1:41 pm

        They’re always crying for more $$$$$$!

      • Kay24
        Kay24 on August 14, 2014, 4:04 pm

        With so many billionaires, millionaires, and wealthy supporters, around the world, and in the US, they still wear rags and cry victim, oy vey, while the true victims are behind the barbed wired fence, dying. Something is wrong with this picture.

    • Citizen
      Citizen on August 14, 2014, 4:50 pm

      @Marnie
      I empathize with your comment, but what makes you think the people you are talking about believe they have an immortal soul, or anything at all after they’re dead? Maybe their belief is that the Jewish collective people are, together, past, present, and future on this earth, the only item arguably called “immortal”? And the insurance for this earth-bound immortality is the nuclear-armed state of Israel.

      • lysias
        lysias on August 14, 2014, 5:01 pm

        For a people to possess nuclear weapons is not exactly a guarantee of its immortality. It can certainly be argued that they make its extinction more likely.

      • Marnie
        Marnie on August 14, 2014, 11:43 pm

        Hey Citizen – “what makes you think……….” I like to think most people believe their souls/spirits are eternal and believe in heaven/hell, their souls, etc. That’s my hope for us all anyway.

  6. Citizen
    Citizen on August 14, 2014, 12:35 pm

    I’m glad they are not flying over my area. What could I do? Throw a stone up in the air?

    • marc b.
      marc b. on August 14, 2014, 1:55 pm

      careful citizen. throwing rocks at planes flying over NJ may be construed as an existential threat to the State of Israel.

    • samlebon2306
      samlebon2306 on August 14, 2014, 2:15 pm

      Remember what happens to those who throw stones at Zionists. Any Intifada is not accepted, even in America.

    • American
      American on August 14, 2014, 3:35 pm

      @ Citzen,

      No but if you had a strong laser you could try to blind the pilot, make him not be able to see his instruments, maybe panic and crash. There was a rash of that going on a few years ago…people aiming their lasers at a/c from the ground.

      • lysias
        lysias on August 14, 2014, 5:11 pm

        After those incidents, I believe the federal government made it illegal to do that.

      • Bumblebye
        Bumblebye on August 14, 2014, 7:21 pm

        @American
        No no no! Pilots are just earning their living, not harming anyone. Now, if someone could shoot red paintballs at the flags and banners, making them seem drenched in blood, that’d be better!

      • American
        American on August 14, 2014, 7:56 pm

        Calm down, I am not suggesting he actually do it…..just saying what idiots on the ground have done with lasers aimed at a/c.

      • DaBakr
        DaBakr on August 15, 2014, 1:44 am

        @A
        “…but if you had a strong laser you could try to blind the pilot, make him not be able to see his instruments, maybe panic and crash.”

        pretty clear-cut “suggestion”. perhaps your not so different then those you claim to hate after all. but I am sure your clear and violent intent will be covered by this post being taken down. or someone will rush to make an excuse for you. Israel haters hate being called out for hate

      • Mooser
        Mooser on August 15, 2014, 5:10 pm

        “but I am sure your clear and violent intent will be covered by this post being taken down”

        Ooooh, I love it when DaBakr gets all steely-eyed and righteous! And then, he handeth down the judgement!
        We may not like him, but we will fear and respect the power he wields!!!
        DaBakr, are you operating under the assumption that twerptitude is an attractive condition? You might want to take a look at that… Oh, who am I kidding, shit, I knew before I got past my Bar Mitzvah that Zionism runs on twerp-power. They’ll never give that up, it’s basic, even, dare I say it ‘indigenous’!

    • Mooser
      Mooser on August 14, 2014, 4:06 pm

      I do have to admit, I’m pretty alarmed by them dragging around Star-O-David flags up there, higher than any US flag, higher than any cross in the area. Just sorta not a good idea, this uber alles stuff. And that’s before we even get to the timing of this tasteful little display.
      And, uh, well, maybe I’ll just say that as far as I’ve heard, flying or owning private planes isn’t cheap. But we’ll let that pass, too.
      I’m telling you, I just might live to see the Ziocaine Syndrome listed in the DSM.

      • Citizen
        Citizen on August 14, 2014, 4:55 pm

        As a specialized neuroticism? Or something more?

      • Mooser
        Mooser on August 14, 2014, 8:37 pm

        “As a specialized neuroticism? Or something more?”

        Well, think about it, Citizen. When Zionists in America make a murderous attack on people they see as their opponents or “enemies”, it’s very probable they will need to present a defense to assault or malicious battery charges in court.

      • Sycamores
        Sycamores on August 15, 2014, 12:36 am

        Mooser,

        if they are using private planes to display their banners they could be in trouble with the FAA, as far as i can make out you need a special cert from the FAA for aerial advertising.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_operator's_certificate

      • Mooser
        Mooser on August 15, 2014, 11:25 am

        “as far as i can make out you need a special cert from the FAA for aerial advertising.”

        And you think they might use a “Ziocaine Syndrome Defense” to contest the fines, loss of pilot cert. etc. I had them pictured using as a defense to assault or murder, but you may be right. They’ll want to start small and establish the precedent.

      • Sycamores
        Sycamores on August 15, 2014, 1:12 pm

        they could, but

        i don’t believe Ziocaine Syndrome Defense (ZSD) is FAA approved.
        considering Ziocaine can cause bouts of amnesia and irrational behaviour, it would be unwise for pilots to use that particular defense if they want to keep their certs.

        the last thing we want to see is small planes wrap up in 20 feet banners that failed to deployed falling from the sky over populated areas. aerial advertising is not free from accidents.

        FAA/FS-I-8700-1 INFORMATION FOR BANNER TOW OPERATIONS

        http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aviation/media/faa-fs.pdf

  7. on August 14, 2014, 1:06 pm

    These people are not well. This cannot end well for them. It’s just a question of how many people they hurt before it all ends

    • Kay24
      Kay24 on August 14, 2014, 4:05 pm

      Zionism could be deemed a mental ailment. Those who suffer from it are prone to violence, and then pretend to be the victim of that violence. A strange illness.

      • Mooser
        Mooser on August 14, 2014, 4:13 pm

        “A strange illness.”

        Chemical (at first suspected) and genetic causes being ruled out, the Ziocaine Syndrome seems to be a product of disordered thinking and its behavioral manifestations.

        “Those who suffer from it are prone to violence, and then pretend to be the victim of that violence. “

        Periods of aggressive or even megalomaniacal grandiosity alternating with periods of whiny self-serving paranoia, was one of the first symptoms noted. You noticed that too? It’s hard to miss.

      • Kay24
        Kay24 on August 14, 2014, 5:19 pm

        You said it. There is an element of sadism in that violence too.

        This time Operation Collective Punishment showed much of it.

      • Pixel
        Pixel on August 14, 2014, 6:13 pm

        .
        Thanks, Mooser. lol!

      • Mooser
        Mooser on August 15, 2014, 11:27 am

        “Thanks, Mooser. lol!”

        Google “Ziocaine” before you decide to thank me.

      • Sycamores
        Sycamores on August 14, 2014, 6:41 pm

        nothing strange about it,

        simply immature adults playing the victim. zionism will be discuss by psychologists for years to come as how an ‘ism’ brought self-victimization to the masses. there is treatment for it.

        i’m not a psychologist, so the only cure i can think of is a good kick in the rear and when they say ‘that’s not fair’ give them another one and another until they are cured.

      • Marnie
        Marnie on August 16, 2014, 12:43 am

        That may be the best method ever. Forget the pharmaceuticals, we don’t need no stinkin’ pharmaceuticals. Only for people with a strong desire to help their fellow human beings get clean and get in a good workout at the same time. Okay, 10 more, 9, 8, 7, that’s right, feel that burn, 6, 5………..

      • Philip Munger
        Philip Munger on August 14, 2014, 7:08 pm

        “Those who suffer from it are prone to violence, and then pretend to be the victim of that violence. “

        — and their motto is “He (or she) hit me back first!!!”

      • bopfromthedarkside
        bopfromthedarkside on August 14, 2014, 6:35 pm

        G-d gave this land to me. A perfectly reasonable statement, from those perfectly reasonable settlers. Nothing to worry about.

  8. Sycamores
    Sycamores on August 14, 2014, 1:36 pm

    if you knew the flightpath you could laid out a greeting on some open land, maybe a load of greetings along the flightpath.
    even have a competition for the best greeting.

    one example would be 30 feet letters spelling GAZA written in the sand on a beach.

    • just
      just on August 14, 2014, 1:40 pm

      Great idea!

    • ritzl
      ritzl on August 14, 2014, 2:33 pm

      Or of you knew where they originated, tag along behind with a “second opinion” for the folks on the ground.

  9. samlebon2306
    samlebon2306 on August 14, 2014, 2:17 pm

    What if NORAD intercepts them and makes a mistake?

    • just
      just on August 14, 2014, 2:47 pm

      Never gonna happen. They only screw up on occasions like Sept. 11.

  10. ritzl
    ritzl on August 14, 2014, 2:30 pm

    At some point the general public is going to realize all this “Love Israel!” crap is less advocacy/suggestion and more like a “but I must insist, sir” type of a command. I mean if your job depends on it, it’s a command (e.g. Salaita, Hagel).

    I’m not sure how that’s going to sit with the general public.

    • justicewillprevail
      justicewillprevail on August 14, 2014, 4:28 pm

      They are so inebriated with zionism they don’t realise the only message they are sending is “look at us shameless fanatical propagandists”. Most people will shrug and feel even more baffled and alienated by the obsessive neediness of the israel lobby. They could be more honest and just put on the banners “Give us more money and look the other way”.

  11. Bob_Salad
    Bob_Salad on August 14, 2014, 5:31 pm

    Do you think it’d be possible to sabotage the banner and change the word LOVE to LOATH?

  12. Shingo
    Shingo on August 14, 2014, 7:48 pm

    They should paint a big sign on the ground underneath their flightpath with the letters UN School on it and a bullseye.

  13. Kay24
    Kay24 on August 14, 2014, 7:58 pm

    Only insecure people will want banners saying they are loved, and bring attention to their neediness. Isn’t it pathetic that they know they lost the PR war, and have to work hard to regain some credibility. Are they too dumb to realize that it is their own actions that results in being disliked in the world?

  14. Kathleen
    Kathleen on August 15, 2014, 12:01 am

    …Might be time for some sand art along the beaches. Israeli war crimes comes to mind.

  15. Karin
    Karin on August 15, 2014, 12:52 am

    I live at the Jersey Shore, so if I see it I’ll be out there saying “Hands up, Don’t Shoot!”

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