Speak Out on Never Again Day – September 27th

Just before the onset of the Jewish New Year holy day of Rosh Hashanah, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a warning to the world media that Iran has entered the red zone. That is a reference to IAEA reports confirming that Iran has accelerated nuclear enrichment at the Fordo cascade hall with thousands of centrifuges buried inside a mountain near the holy city of Qom.  Netanyahu drew attention to intelligence that, at the current pace, Iran will have enough fissile material for several nuclear bombs in less than six to seven months.  He has entreated President Obama and Secretaries Panetta at Defense and Clinton at State to set red lines beyond which possible military action might be taken against Iran’s nuclear weapons program.  Secretary of State Clinton has said in response to PM Netanyahu’s statement that the US will not set red lines. Panetta had earlier said that the US would act only when there is clear evidence that Iran is assembling a nuclear device.

Netanyahu and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak believe that waiting for Iran to assemble nuclear devices may be too late. Iran’s Supreme Leader, President Ahmadinejad and Revolutionary Guard commanders have publicly threatened to incinerate Israel in a nuclear attack-a second Holocaust.  Netanyahu has said “why wait?”  While he has spoken with President Obama about this urgent matter, the President has not yet scheduled a meeting with PM Netanyahu during the 67th UN General Assembly session that recently opened in New York City.

In an interview with NBC’s David Gregory on Meet The Press on Sunday, September 16th, Netanyahu remarked:

I heard some people suggest, David, I actually read this in the American press. They said, “Well, you know, if you take action, that’s a lot worse than having Iran with nuclear weapons.” Some have even said that Iran with nuclear weapons would stabilize the Middle East. I think the people who say this have set a new standard for human stupidity.

(Watch the Meet the Press interview with PM Netanyahu.)

The crocodiles are gathering once again at the UN General Assembly to feed on Israel.

On the 25th Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority will introduce a resolution seeking declaration of an illegal Palestinian state. On the 26th, while Jews around the world are observing the holiday of Yom Kippur, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will once again ascend the rostrum at the General Assembly to denounce the United States and threaten the Jewish State of Israel with nuclear annihilation. As usual groups from the northeastern US will rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in Manhattan protesting these attempts to extinguish Israel’s existence with little more than local New York regional news coverage. That is why a group of activists are calling for rallies in communities across the US on what they have called “Never Again Day” September 27th, the day following the conclusion of the Holiest day in the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur.

Here is what you can do.

Rally in your communities at Noon on September 27, 2012 – Never Again Day

This year, you can make a difference that has a global impact by acting locally. September 27th has been designated as Never Again Day.  On that day, no matter where you are, groups are being called upon to gather in front of the local campaign offices of President Obama and register your concerns. The President must understand that the American people demand better treatment of Israel and wish to fight against threats to its existence. We must call upon the President to immediately establish “Red Lines” and end all sanction exemptions for Iran’s trading partners.

By sacrificing your lunch hour on the 27th and going to local Obama for President campaign offices you can draw local media attention all across this county.  We urge you to reach out to like-minded friends of America and Israel in your community and ask them to gather with you to make your voice heard.

Go to the NeverAgainDay.com or facebook.com/neveragainday to find the location of the President Obama campaign office in your locality, and keep checking in for updates.   You will find further information to spread the word about this unique means of protesting the world’s indifference to the threats to America and Israel’s existence.  By rallying at President Obama’s local campaign offices you will send an important message to President Obama.

Remember the date and time: September 27, 2012, at Noon in your respective time zones to rally at local Obama for President campaign offices on Never Again Day.

Has there been a precedent for such a nationwide call to action regarding Israel?  Nine years ago this writer was one of a group of activists who assembled rallies at local National Public Radio outlets across the US protesting alleged biases in reporting on Israel and Middle East issues. Rallies were held in more than three dozen locations throughout the US. Did that call to action work?  The one-day protest caught the attention of the media and NPR programming officials. Those officials tried to persuade the organizers that NPR provided fair and balanced coverage. For more than two weeks following the protest events, they received phone calls and emails from the NPR Vice President for news.  To this day we remain unconvinced about NPR’s Israel news coverage.  Nevertheless, clearly the protesters had touched a nerve.

On September 27th at Noon join fellow citizens at the local campaign offices for President Obama.  Protest the Obama administration’s refusal to establish “red lines” for action against a nuclear-armed Islamic Republic of Iran.  Iran’s leaders have threatened to use nuclear weapons to incinerate Israel in a second Holocaust and disable America with an electronic magnetic pulse attack.  Think that Iran’s leaders are rational?   Reza Kahlili, an ex-CIA agent whose knows them, says they are “crazy.”  Note what he said in a recent interview:

I believe that because of their belief in the end of times and that the time is close at hand for Imam Mahdi to re-appear, they will get the bomb. They will use the bomb. They will destroy Israel. They will collapse the global economy. They believe at that time the Shiite 12th Imam will reappear and conquer the world for Islam.

For directions to the Obama campaign offices in your area go to NeverAgainDay.com.  

By rallying at President Obama’s local campaign offices you will send an important message to President Obama to act before it is too late. So on September 27th join others concerned about stopping a nuclear Iran and rally at the Obama campaign office near you.

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  • Omar

    The U.S. delegation needs to respond to Ahmadinejad by denouncing Iran and its destructive ambitions. The American delegation also needs to denounce every U.S. foe at the UN. We need to denounce Chavez for who he is: an autocrat who is as a puppet of Castro. Every enemy of freedom and democracy needs to be exposed as despotic criminals who are oppressing their respective countries with their communist/Islamist/fascist ideologies. The free world shall not tolerate anti-Americanism,anti-Westernism, anti-Semitism, anti-freedom, anti-democracy or any type of bigotry. It is time for America, Britain, Israel and the rest of the free world to confront and defeat the unholy alliance of despotic regimes and their radical leftist/Islamist allies. Down with Russian imperialism, Chinese imperialism, Cuban imperialism, Venezuelan imperialism, Iranian imperialism, Syrian imperialism, North Korean imperialism, Zimbabwean imperialism, Sudanese imperialism, "Palestinian"(invented people) imperialism and totalitarianism! God bless America, Britain, Israel, the free world, freedom and democracy!

  • Schlomotion

    "This year, you can make a difference that has a global impact by acting locally. September 27th has been designated as Never Again Day. On that day, no matter where you are, groups are being called upon to gather in front of the local campaign offices of President Obama and register your concerns. The President must understand that the American people demand better treatment of Israel."

    Likud are not "the American people." If they want to hold a political rally against the US President, then they should form their party here officially and see if they don't get laughed at.

    • Omar

      Schlomotion, quit being ignorant. Israel is a friend and ally of the West because it shares our values of freedom and democracy. The regime in Iran has gone too far in its destructive agenda. The unholy alliance of left and its Islamists allies are the problem and they must be defeated. You only want appeasement with the aggressor, Schlomotion. The free world must confront and defeat totalitarianism.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

        You can't reason with Schlo, he's not up to it.

    • Stern

      Roger is absolutely right. If you provide a reasonable argument to counter any of schlomotion's idiocies, he changes the subject. He is not here to debate, but to provoke and annoy. So don't even try and reason with him. The best approach is to IGNORE, IGNORE, IGNORE.

    • Glennd1

      Schlo – These guys don't even understand the basic facts, history or even the players on the ground in Israel or here in the U.S. Most of these readers don't even know what Likud is, or that many in Israel consider their own radical, orthodox wing at fault for so much of Israel's intransigence. They just babble the talking points their betters mumble, true morons like Beck, Hannity or Limbaugh. Listen to Omar – a seminal commenter here – "shares our values of freedom and democracy" – we don't have alliances with countries simply for that. Doesn't he know what an "alliance" is? It's a military guarantee of security – we are very particular who we give those to. Israel gets one because we wanted to offset Soviet influence in the region. Most here also don't know that the radical Zionists who pushed Israel to become so aggressive were mostly Soviet Communists, and were actively courting the Soviets. Israel was initially a very socialist country, and still is in some very serious ways.

      You guys here on this site have bought a line of BS about the U.S., Israel and Zionism. Wake up – we have no business securing the "promised land" for the "chosen people". How could you ever think we should be doing so?

    • BS77

      Boycott Scholomotion or whatever his ridiculous name is….He is a typical haunting troll, that is, constantly posting on various websites to anger, inflame and insult. He is a sick man with a sick mind. Ignore him.

  • Glennd1

    This kind of outrageous propaganda needs to be ignored by serious people. There is no nexus between Iran's insanity and Nazism, and the comparisons are absurd. In '39, Hitler had 100 divisions and was attacking other countries. In 2012, Iran is attacking no countries and can be wiped out by the U.S. at any time it so chooses. "Never again" directly implies that there is a valid comparison between the anti-Semitism of the Nazis and that of the Muslims.

    First of all, it is the Zionists who invaded Palestine – 25k in 1898 – over half a million by '48. They are the ones who used the power of the west to wrest a country away from the people who lived there. To be angry and want to make war with a people who dispossess you of your home isn't bigotry, it's justice. Now it's true that there is a religious supremacism in Islam – but it applies equally to all infidels. The special hatred of the Jews comes from their Zionist campaign, and is a direct consequence of the Zionists cleansing their western awarded territory of 650,000 Arab Muslims who lived there. You may not be aware that no Arab or Muslim country approved the resolution creating Israel – can you imagine if say a Chinese and Russian dominated U.N. decided the Cherokee had a legit claim to U.S. land and just declared it so and gave substantial land to Cherokees, and armed them? That's what it looks like to Arabs and Muslims.

    You want to see peace in the mid-east? The U.S. should drop its security guarantee and simply tell Iran that if they use their nukes pre-emptively against any nation, we will destroy their military, govt and mullahocracy completely. We should make clear that we will kill every soldier, cleric and government official in the country, that we will hunt them like dogs. We should also make clear that any time the people of Iran want to overthrow the mad, vicious thugs who are exploiting them, we'll be very happy to see it.

    • Omar

      Showing your ignorance again, Glennd1? First of all, Ahmadinejad has repeatedly stated that Israel should be "wiped off the map". The Islamist regimes in the Middle East behave a lot like the fascist regimes in Europe before and during World War II. The Islamists do not want to make peace with Israel and the Jews. The Islamists want to destroy Israel and democracy. This is no secret. Also, how can you say that the Zionists invaded Palestine? Like I said before, Zionism is not a racist or bigoted movement. Zionism is simply a movement to establish a Jewish state in the Holy Land (no Arabs were dispossessed from the region during the Zionist period. If anything, the Arab population of the Palestine Mandate increased during the late 19th century and well into the 20th century) , where Jews have lived there continuously for over 3000 years. Palestine is a name for the Holy Land region. It is not a country, nor an ethnic group. Palestine is not even an Arabic name. Palestine is a Latin name. Palestine means Philistines, who were Greek sailors with red hair (the Philistines were not Arabs). When the Romans conquered the regions of Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) in 66 AD/CE (about 600 years before Islam was established and when the Arabs started moving into the area), the region was renamed Palestine. After World War I, which ended in 1918, the Ottoman Empire disintegrated, and the British took over the Palestine Mandate, which consisted of Israel, Gaza, the West Bank and Jordan. The British promised the Jews a state in the Holy Land, but London soon gave about 80% of the Palestine Mandate to the Hashemites, who renamed the partitioned land "Transjordan" (later renamed Jordan). Yet we don't see any campaign to liberate Jordan from the Hashemites (now that's a double standard). Then in 1947, the Palestine Mandate was partitioned again (this time by the UN) into a Jewish state and another Arab state. The Jews accepted the partition and sought to make peace with the Arabs. The Arab states, however, rejected the partition and launched a war of annihilation against Israel on the day of its creation. Israel had no choice, but to fight back, which it did and it won. Gaza and the West Bank were illegally annexed by Egypt and Jordan, respectively (Israel would get the annexed territories after the Six Day War in 1967). For over 60 years, Israel has had to defend itself against enemies who want to destroy the Jewish state. Unlike its Islamist enemies, Israel is a tolerant democratic state. Arabs living in Israel have more rights and liberties as Israeli citizens than the citizens of other countries in the Middle East. That's a fact. Israel has to deal with insults from many UN member states because the states which dominate the UN's Human Rights Council are despotic human rights violators which hate democracy and human rights and want to impose communism and Sharia law in the world. As for the Cherokee analogy, why don't you also focus about Native American land in Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean? What about the Miskito people in Sandinista Nicaragua? Why doesn't the so-called "human rights" activists talk about how the Sandinista regime oppressed the Miskito people? t is because those so-called "human rights" activists view the Sandinista dictatorship as advocates of "social justice" . Hence, the Sandinistas get away with serious atrocities. Now that's also a double standard. Bottom line, the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel and the rest of the free world are the real proponents of democracy, freedom and human rights, while enemies of the free world (Cuba, Iran, Syria, so-called "Palestine", etc.) are the real proponents of totalitarianism and destruction.

      • Glennd1

        Shut up and go away, you ignorant, boorish fool. You know I'm well aware of the history of the region, and am in no need of your lectures. And the silly version of reality you described in no way does any damage to my account of the situation, but you are too limited intellectually to even understand what I'm saying, no less respond to it in a rational way.

        I'll deal with one of your idiocies, just in case some innocent reader has come along here seeking truth. Of course Ahmadinejad wants to wipe Israel off the face of the earth – he believes it's founding and existence was the cause of the ethnic cleansing of 650,000 Arab Muslims from their homes between '47-'49, and that it's a tool of U.S. meddling in the region. If you read and watch his other interviews he makes this very clear. It's also true that there is real anti-semitism in various segments of the Muslim world, but you just can't conflate the two and declare him a Nazi. It's also true the Iranian regime is a thuggish, oppressive human rights nightmare.

        If you want to suggest we attack Iran for the sake of the Iranian people, well okay, I actually would have to think about that. But to defend Israel? Why should I care if Israel gets to keep the land it stole, and the land it continues to occupy (as defined by all operative international law)? Answer: I'm under no moral or strategic obligation to do so. The Zionists hands are covered in blood. They are welcome to fight it out in the desert if they like. But I will not support a drop of U.S. blood or a penny of U.S. treasure going to Israel because I put our interests first.

        • Omar

          Most of the Arabs who fled their homes in 1948 fled because of the fighting between Israel and the Arab states who had declared an unprovoked war against Israel. Israel had begged for peace with its adversaries before the unprovoked war was launched. Also, the Arabs who stayed in Israel after the war became Israeli citizens. Like I said before, Arabs living in Israel have more rights as Israeli citizens than citizens living in other countries in the Middle East. That's a fact. Check the Discover The Networks guide on Israel to learn the truth instead of leftist/Islamist propaganda :http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/guideDesc.asp?catid=140&type=issue
          Like I said before, Zionism is not a racist nor bigoted movement. Zionism is simply a movement to establish a Jewish state in the former Palestine Mandate. That's all. How is that racist? There is no "stolen" land in the Middle East. There are 57 Muslim countries around the world and only one Jewish state. Also, about the so-called U.S. "meddling" in the region, the Soviet Union meddled in the Middle East first. The KGB invented the so-called "Palestinian people" when it established the PLO in 1964, sixteen years after Israel was established. The Soviet Union and its communist/Islamist allies passed the awful 1975 UN resolution which declared that "Zionism is Racism", which was totally false. That declaration isolated Israel from many countries. It took 16 years-until 1991-for the "Zionism is Racism" resolution to be repealed at the UN. The campaign to repeal the '75 resolution was led by the United States, the United Kingdom and other free-world countries. The reason America, Britain and other democratic countries support Israel is because Israel shares the free world's vision of democracy, freedom, stability and peace. The Islamist regimes share the radical left's vision of destruction, totalitarianism and oppression. That's the reality. If you want to look at truly religious extremist regimes, look at Sudan, which is a racist, sexist, Islamist regime worse than what South Africa was during the apartheid era. Remember Darfur? Yet there's no BDS campaign against the Islamist regime in Sudan. Now, that's another double standard. It is the Islamist jihadists' hands which are covered in blood. That's the reality.

          • Glennd1

            Okay, I'll stop insulting you, but really, Omar – you refuse to be influenced by facts, you do realize that, yes? The historical research has been done, Benny Morris, among other's published papers on it. Of 175 Arab villages/cities cleansed between '47-'49, only 6 could be described as responding, even in part, to any of Israel's many enemies on the ground. The vast majority were cleansed by a number of Zionist paramilitary organizations operating at the time. Many of the sources Morris and others cite in their work are IDF documents and part of IDF archives. Your view of the history is something that many Israelis would laugh at.

            One more fact, in case someone came here seeking truth. Omar makes it sound like the Arabs living in Palestine (call them Palestinians or don't, it makes no difference at all to the moral question at stake) didn't really have a complaint until them pesky Russkies came along, lol. He loves to talk about the Balfour Declaration and the British Mandate for Palestine – but what he never says about those documents is that they forbade the Zionists from displacing the indigenous people there from their long-held homes. Both documents explicitly state it. The U.N. Resolution creating the territory had the same strong language, and that's why many in the U.S. objected at the time to Israel's actions. That's why the U.N. in 1949 passed the first resolution that demanded that the Palestinians be granted the "Right of Return". The U.S. voted for this resolution.

            Many Jews in America were outraged at the time of these atrocities. Albert Einstein published an open letter in the New York Times, signed by many prominent American Jews, decrying the horrific actions of the radical Zionists (many of whom where Russian Socialists – yes, I know). Many Jews in America today are horrified by Israel's continued intransigence, most blatantly it's illegal settlements, which are rightly considered by all international human rights and judicial bodies to be an illegal occupation. Nothing better exemplifies the brash, take no prisoners approach of the Zionists. Many Americans don't know that most of the settlers are radical right-wing Jews, who's outrageous beliefs and cultural practices would astonish them. They would be shocked to hear them chanting "from the river to the sea". They would be shocked to know that this block manages to also hold onto the housing authority ministership? This is how new settlements are announced and begun while Joe Biden visits – against the wishes of the majority of the Israeli people.

            But Americans wouldn't get any of these non-controversial facts from you. I grant you much of what you say about the Islamists, I'm not defending them, I'm in no way suggesting we take their side. And as I've said before, I believe that the Jews are an asset to U.S. society and under real threat in some places in the world. I'd be happy to have us offer a limited refugee status, or political asylum – but they'd have swear off Zionism… Just like we don't want the Muslims supporting Hamas.

          • Glennd1

            Wow, my comments are getting screened now. I can't believe it. I think it's the word that begins with a Z that names the Jewish campaign for a homeland in Palestine. I've seen this more and more on right-wing sites, a kind of right-wing PC police, now enforcing the lie that using that word is defacto anti-semitic. It's just absurd. Yes, some bigots used the term in their slurs, but so what? It's a term that Jews invented and they referred to it in public that way for a long time. Why is it suddenly wrong to use the term? I don't get it, you guys are getting crazy.

          • Omar

            There is no "right-wing" PC police, but there is a left-wing PC police. The left-wing PC police consist of radical activists who falsely accuse critics of Islamofascism as "racists" and "Islamophobes" The Muslim Brotherhood used the term "Islamophobia" in order to silence critics of Islamism and jihadism. That's the reality.

        • Omar

          Also, quit insulting me. I am not an "ignorant, boorish fool"

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