The Jewish Journal
August 2, 2021
A pro-Palestinian rally in New York City on July 31 featured protestors chanting “globalize the Intifada” and other anti-Israel chants.
The Jerusalem Post and Daily Caller reported that there were also chants of “we don’t want no two states, we want all of it” and “from the river to the sea Palestine will be free.” Banners held by protestors displayed statements like “Zionism is terrorism” and “We will free Palestine within our lifetime.”
The Caller’s Jennie Taer noted that the organization Within Our Lifetime, which organized the rally, explained that the need to “Globalize the Intifada” stems “from the urgent need to defend our lands, resist our oppressors, and break free from the genocidal grip of U.S. imperialism and Zionism.”
Jewish groups denounced the chants.
“After a surge of violent #antisemitism perpetrated by extremists using the Gaza conflict as cover for their hate, this rally shows why Jewish people feel unsafe in our communities,” Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt tweeted. “It should be condemned without hesitation by leaders at all levels.”
The American Jewish Committee also tweeted, “The chant ‘globalize the Intifada’ should horrify us all. The First and Second Intifadas were waves of terrible violence that left 1,300+ Israelis dead, many killed in suicide bombings targeting buses, cafés, and malls. This is a call for mass murder.”
StandWithUs Israel Executive Director Michael Dickson similarly tweeted, “Intifada means violent uprising. It’s terror. The Intifada brought carnage to countless innocents who were blown up in suicide bombings on the streets of Israel. What would ‘globalizing the intifada’ mean?”
Stop Antisemitism also tweeted that “Globalize the Intifada” means “murder and destruction.”
StandWithUs CEO and Co-Founder Roz Rothstein tweeted that the “we don’t want no two states chant” shows that the protesters “clearly dont want a Jewish State as their neighbor. As they say, in Chant # 2 – They want ‘All of It.’ #Israel [isn’t] leaving.”
Within Our Lifetime did not respond to the Journal’s request for comment.
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