Demonstrations in the News

Someone is always demonstrating in  Jerusalem,

 

with a banner displaying their cause by day,

or at night,

alone

 

or in a large gathering.

Some displays are colorful

and up for a day or two,

while the tent for the return of Gilad Shalit

has been up a very long time, as seen by the number of days of captivity displayed on top.

Paris Square is a favorite scene for protests

 

and for news broadcasts to around the world.

Most people walk past and try to ignore the small group of people dressed in black

in Paris Square who regularly protest  “the occupation” on Friday afternoons,

but this week there was a pro-Israel counter demonstration.

After the hour-long protest ended,

police removed the barricades and a few young people waved flags.

The helicopter and extra police left, everyone seemed relaxed,

even the ladies in black.

But then a woman got up and started shouting at the boys with flags,

and one peacenik was heard telling a young high school boy that she hoped

he would return from his future army service  in a coffin.

Cameras started rolling as the yelling got louder,

 

   “Go back to America!” she screamed,

 an Israeli “peace” demonstration.

 The media is on the spot for any conflict, confrontation or violence, no matter how small.

Late Monday night saw a demonstration of a far different type and scale,

 100,000 or more people came together

 to pay their last respects to former chief Sephardi Rabbi Mordechai Eliahu,

may he rest in peace,

 but this demonstration may not have made your local news.

0 thoughts on “Demonstrations in the News

  • June 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm
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    PEOPLE ARE ASLEEP THERE AS WELL AS HERE. MAYBE THEY DON’T REALIZE WHAT IS AT STAKE, OR THINK THAT SOMEONE ELSE WILL DO IT. I THINK I’LL BE NEEDING A LOT OF SUNSCREEN AND A LARGE HAT FOR MY UPCOMING LIFE…SEE YOU IN THE STREETS OF LIBERATED JERUSALEM!!! wENDY

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  • June 9, 2010 at 5:18 pm
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    Good stuff as always, thanks and

    שבת שלום

    (a little early)…

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  • June 10, 2010 at 2:12 am
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    WONERFUL JOB
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  • June 10, 2010 at 6:52 am
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    good job, Sharon! I should have taken some shots for you while I waited for the bus at כניסה לעיר the night of the funeral. Contrary to JP, most of the attendees I saw were not Orthodox Jews, but Jews of every stripe literally running (and parking anywhere – the Begin, Lufta, the road out of Jerusalem) to get there.

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  • June 13, 2010 at 4:52 pm
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    “one peacenik was heard telling a young high school boy that she hoped he would return from his future army service in a coffin.”

    Peacenik. Right. True peaceniks don’t want anyone to die.

    And you’re right, only Israeli media said anything about the thousands demonstrating their grief at Rav Eliyahu’s levaya. Nice way to wrap up this post!

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