Public opinion on the battle between Israel and Hamas range from one extreme to the other. It’s almost impossible to discern which side is more favorable in America’s eyes.
Recently, an anti-Israel rally formed in New York City’s Diamond District, stomping throughout the area and disrupting the traffic and local businesses. What took place in response to this near-riot is fairly astounding.
I don’t think the cops knew what to make of this.
This video is thoroughly described within the YouTube clip as the events unfold:
On July 25, 2014, a group of anti-Israel protesters targeted Jewish-owned businesses in what they call a “direct action.” Eventually, they arrived at the usually quiet Diamond District on 47th Street between 5th and 6th avenues.
The anti-Israel zealots screamed and blocked traffic as they made their way down the street.
They yelled, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!” In other words, they called for eliminating Israel.
They chanted, “Resistance is justified, when people are occupied!” This means “Use violence as long as Israel exists!”
Store owners emerged from their business to see the commotion.
The anti-Zionists became increasingly frenzied… screaming for “intifada” which is a call to war-like violence so long as Israel exists.
“Free, free Palestine!”
And they screamed, “Free, free Palestine…” over and over… and over and over.
And then something striking happened…
Chants of “Is-ra-el, Is-ra-el!” emerged.
Some business owners closed their stores to demonstrate for Israel. More and more people joined. Spontaneously, a counter-protest erupted to show solidarity with the Jewish State.
From every direction, Zionists poured out onto the street.
“Is-ra-el, Is-ra-el! Is-ra-el, Is-ra-el!
The “Free Palestine” zealots were left looking dazed and confused. Their voices out of unison.
Stray voices yelling, “Allahu Akbar.” But their hateful and violent messages were drowned out by… “Is-ra-el, Is-ra-el!”
Songs celebrating Israel broke out. Chants denouncing barbarism, “Ha-mas ter-ror-ists!”
“Israel wants peace!”
The crowd of Israel supporters kept growing. Chants of “I-D-F!” rose up to support the Israel Defense Forces. And everyone sang…
New York loves Israel… and the anti-Israel fanatics learned a valuable lesson…
Don’t mess with the Diamond District.
So what was intended to be a rally against Israel quickly escalated to a proud stand in full support of Israel. What started out as a grim, hateful protest became a joyous occasion with pro-Israel champions singing and dancing out of love for the Jewish State.
Well, that’s certainly one way to counter a spiteful demonstration.
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom