Commentary by Chippy Dee, Photos © by Bud Korotzer

Earlier this week, during the period that the Jewish new year was being celebrated, often a time of reflection, ‘Jews Say No’ had a quiet demonstration on New York’s upper west side. The participants carried signs saying that they were against the ongoing siege of Gaza, the separation wall, and the occupation. They also handed out leaflets explaining their positions and introducing themselves as a group of concerned individuals that got together during the Israeli massacre in Gaza in December ’08 – January ’09 to express their opposition to the siege of Gaza and Israel’s oppression of the Palestinian people. They pointed out that “the Israeli government claims to speak and act on behalf of Jews everywhere, but all over the world Jews are saying: “NO, NOT IN OUR NAME”.

The response of the many people passing by was varied. Many thanked us for being there, many gave us a thumbs-up, some glared in disbelief, a few argued, and a couple told us we should all be ashamed of ourselves. At one point a car stopped and 2 men jumped out. One started screaming that our grandparents were turning over in their graves, we must want another holocaust, and why don’t we all go live with Ahmedinejad. One of our group told him she had learned about justice as a child in Hebrew school and he demanded to know what Hebrew school she went to. As his anger and frustration level grew he became physical, grabbing a sign from one demonstrator, leaflets from another, and throwing the torn leaflet at yet another.

Instantly most of the demonstrators were on their cell phones calling the police. Two patrol cars arrived on the scene very quickly filled with police, including a plainclothes officer and a sergeant. A long discussion followed. The final result was that the demonstrators, although assaulted, could not press charges because they were not injured. The police suggested that they be informed of future demonstrations so that they could assign an officer to the site.

Another demonstration is being planned for about 2 weeks from now. All participants believed that the response of the public was more positive than it had ever been before.


  1. yesbuts said,

    September 24, 2009 at 11:12

    Keep up the good work.
    How can a People who less than seventy years ago were so persecuted, become persecutors so devoid of compassion

  2. traducteur said,

    September 24, 2009 at 13:11

    Well done, there’s hope yet.

  3. Paul said,

    September 24, 2009 at 15:33

    May the good will of the good Jews prevail and Zionist Israel be overthrown!

  4. petr vojta said,

    September 24, 2009 at 16:02

    Yeas, I agree these brave TRUTH Jews are doing dam god job for humanity…I trust they will be even more active. My compliments to all Jews standing for
    T R U T H….

  5. petr vojta said,

    September 24, 2009 at 16:04

    My compliments to all real Jews standing for TRUTH…

  6. September 24, 2009 at 16:06

    Thank you folks. Keep it up. Thanks to the Zionists every one has been tarred with the same filthy brush. Meanwhile everyone is so polarized about their dirty deeds that no one thinks straight. Expect a counter demonstration should the police know ahead of your intentions. You can bet your bottom dollar on that little prediction.

    In the long run, the Rothschilds are using these Zionists as much as they use everyone else. Being Jewish is not really the key with them ~ that is just another major card to play. The key with them is being part of their elite, and those ones are satanists, not Jews.

  7. Clayton said,

    September 24, 2009 at 17:13

    Human beings with love and compassion are some of the most beautiful creatures in the universe… Those without are plague on us all.

  8. Ray said,

    September 24, 2009 at 20:21

    Good to see good people doing a good deed.

    Due to the closed nature of the Jewish community, it will take an uprising from within to right the wrongs that Israel and it’s supporters are inflicting upon the Earth.

    If they don’t, then they risk being swept into the sea with the others when the other 98% of humanity says enough.

    The best defense against anti-jewish sentiment are these people doing what what we should all be doing.

    Notice how they don’t turn their protest into a freak show that the zionist media can use to make the movement look illegitimate? Take a clue from these people and push the freaks out of your protests.

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  10. Elona-Llyn said,

    September 24, 2009 at 23:51

    May G-d Bless each and every one of the Brave Tue Jews who went out to the Demonstration facing other Zionist Jews who have not given the matter any logical thought.
    Please keep up the beautiful work you are doing. HIS love shines through you.

  11. TruthSeeker said,

    September 25, 2009 at 02:47

    I owe an apology for the people in the photoes, because when I write an article about Israel, I use the word “Jews” in it general sense. My anger is so intense. But thank God, still there is hope, and there are Jews who, when theythink about the situation in Israel, they realize that there is somthing out of balance.

    The truth shall always survive.


  12. September 25, 2009 at 03:22

    Shalom to courageous and beautiful people. There are many of them. Many orthodox Jews are squarely against zionism, and some qabbalists were – like Carlo Suares. So was Einstein. Mass media don’t report them. But we know, thanks to blogs like this one, and others, and to some web sites. One can try to destroy truth, but it never dies, it’s always alive, it always expresses itself, it always make a come back. Thanks for that post.

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