Saturday, September 23, 2017

Anti-Semitic graffiti found at Oakland's Temple Sinai

Anti-Semitic graffiti, reading "F**k you Jewish Nazis" was found scrawled across Oakland's Temple Sinai on Rosh Hashonah.


Members of the Congregation covered up the message with white butcher paper, and encouraged the community to  write messages of support and solidarity
photo from the J Weekly

Established in 1875, Temple Sinai is one of the oldest Jewish congregations in the Bay Area.  This is the third Bay area synagogue vandalized in recent months.

The police are treating this as a hate crime, and are reviewing video surveillance footage from the neighborhood. If you have information on those responsible for this incident, contact the Oakland Police Department at (510) 238-3278.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

New BDS fail at Trader Joes

Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines from the Givon Winery in Israel are now available at everyone's favorite grocery store, Trader Joes's.

Can you say  "BDS fail."?  I know you can.

Not only has Trader Joe's added 2 new Israel products to their line, check out how they are promoted.


Yes, thats a tiny Israeli flag!


Friday, September 15, 2017

Diablo Magazine lauds Terror Supporter Reem Assil

h/t Israellycool

The latest issue of Diablo magazine  ( the "only monthly publication written specifically for the San Francisco East Bay market—from Central Contra Costa, into the Oakland and Berkeley Hills, and throughout the Tri-Valley") features an article called "40 under 40". One of those featured is Reem Assil, owner of Reem's Bakery in Oakland   The editor of the piece, Lauren Bonney could have and should have spent more time researching Reem's background

Yep. This is the same Reem Assil who features a mural of a convicted Jew-killer in her bakery. The same Reem Assil who has promoted other PFLP terrorists from her Twitter account.  The same Reem Assil who did nothing while her friends and customers attacked elderly protesters in front of her bakery.

Lauren Bonney's oversight wasn't lost on the commentators,  including David Rosenberg, who wrote:

It is unfortunate that you honored Reem Assil in the 40 Under 40 article without mentioning her support of terrorism and that she decorated her bakery with a full wall mural of Rasmea Odeh. Rasmea Odeh is a member of the terrorist group the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine who was convicted for the murder of Leon Kanner and Eddie Joffe (two students in Israel) and lied about it when applying for U.S. citizenship. In April 2017 Rasmea Odeh pleaded guilty to failing to disclose her previous conviction on her citizenship application. Her U.S. citizenship was revoked and she is being deported from the U.S. As long as Reem Assil honors Rasmea Odeh and supports her terrorism, I think that Reem is unfit to be included in the 40 Under 40 (or be recognized for anything other than her support of terrorism).


Michael Harris added· 

To put Reem Assil's giant mural of the unrepentant murderer Rasmea Odeh in perspective, imagine a restaurant serving Southern cuisine that featured a giant mural of Dylann Roof, who murdered 9 African Americans in cold blood in South Carolina. Or an Israeli restaurant decorated with a mural of Baruch Goldstein, who murdered dozens of Arabs in a house of worship. Either of these would appropriately be met with widespread revulsion. Reem deserves no less.

Maria Parker  concluded:

I wish you had done your due diligence researching this article. Reem Assil is no more a role model than is Rasmea Odeh, the convicted terrorist portrayed in her restaurant.

Touche. At least some people are paying attention.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Chemical Weapons facility destroyed in Syria.

According to unconfirmed reports on social media the Israeli military has reportedly struck a SSRC chemical weapons research center near Masyaf, in Syria.

Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC) is responsible for the development of chemical weapons for the Assad regime.



According to UN war crimes investigators Syrian forces have used chemical weapons more than two dozen times during the country’s civil war.  Last April  Assad's Government forces dropped Sarin on the town of Khan Sheikhoun, in Idlib province, killing more than 80 civilians.

Two North Korean shipments to Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC) were intercepted in the past six months, according to a UN report on North Korea sanctions violations.

The destruction of the chemical plant has the potential to save thousands of Syrian lives.

Amos Yadlin, the director the Institute for National Security Studies, justified the attack on the site, calling it a clear and overdue moral statement.

From YNET

“The reported attack overnight is unusual. This is a military-scientific Syrian site in which they produce, among other things, precision missiles, some of which will be significant in the next military campaign,” .

“The factory that was attacked also manufactures chemical weapons and explosives barrels that have killed thousands of Syrian civilians. If it was an Israeli attack, it is finally an Israeli moral statement about the massacre in Syria.”




Friday, September 1, 2017

Jewish Voice for Peace 's Ellen Brotsky attacks peaceful anti-terror vigil at Reem's, Oakland

On July 8, several community members held a vigil at Reem's Okaland restaurant, to protest a mural glorifying convicted terrorist Rasmea Odeh.

Reem Assil has since characterized this as a "racist" attack by "Zionists"

This is what Reem's calls a racist sign.

 


Ellen Brotsky, a  self described activist from Jewish Voice for Peace wrestled this sign out of the hands of member of the vigil, while another opponent of free speech stood by.  Its been reported that the younger woman attempted to steal the activists purse during the scuffle.

JVP's Ellen Brotsky attacking local peace activist

Ellen Brotsky  proceeded to rip up the stolen sign. 



JVP's Ellen Brotsky steals sign from a 78 year old Warsaw ghetto survivor
Destroyed signs

Why are "Jewish" Voice for "Peace" activists so afraid of allowing dissenting voices to be heard?