"What we saw here today was naked, blind anti-Semitism."
It's anti-Zionism. Not anti-Semitism. That's why they targeted a Holocaust recognition resolution.
New York City Councilman David Greenfield fiercely denounced a group of antisemitic pro-Palestinian demonstrators who disrupted a Council meeting today, at the exact time that a resolution commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz was being discussed.
Moments after the demonstrators were escorted from the chamber by security guards, Greenfield, the grandchild of Holocaust survivors, began a speech that rapidly evolved into an impassioned discourse on the overlap between hatred of Israel and hatred of Jews.
Voice rising, Greenfield contrasted Israel’s open society with the repressive regimes across the Middle East, before asserting, “We can stop pretending that this is about Israel … What we saw here today was naked, blind anti-Semitism. That’s what you saw, and that’s what you watched, and that’s what you witnessed.”
Greenfield said that the demonstrators had unfurled the Palestinian flag out of anger that “Hitler had not finished the job. He only wiped out half of my family.”
Good summation. The New York Daily News unfortunately chose to promote the antics of this hate group instead of standing with Holocaust survivors.
Occupy Wall Street apparently endorsed the racist attack and may have been involved. One of the hate groups involved, Jewish Voice for Peace, which like the Holy Roman Empire, is neither Jewish nor peaceful, claimed that their appearance during the Auschwitz resolution was a coincidence. Making them not only bigots, but also liars.