Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pro-Israel Rally and Photos - September 21, 2011

Real Americans Defend Israel
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
by Bee Sting

I am pleased to report that everyone attending today's Rally in front of the United Nations building was a great success.  It was a perfect day, with blue skies, smiling faces, and blue and white Israeli flags flying high.  A friend sent me the photos I will be attaching to this article, so you are looking at "one of a kind" photos.  I couldn't help noting when first looking at the photos that folks have a unique glow about them - happy, joyful faces,

While participants were chanting "chanted “Am Yisrael Chai” (the people of Israel live)." the signs held up will show that both Jews and non-Jews attended the Rally, united in their support for Israel, as one voice determined to be heard in the halls of the U.N.   The message is two-fold:
1. Treat Israel fairly and ,2. Objection to the Durban III conference.  However, many brought their own personal messages that are noted by the signs they held up and all stem from an unfair treatment towards America's ally, Israel.

Arutz Shevia reported on the Rally, giving a brief summary of the day's events.

During Obama's Speech: Pro-Israel Protest Near UN

Hundreds rally for Israel as Obama addresses the UN General Assembly. "The UN must come to its senses and treat Israel fairly."
By Elad Benari & Hezki Ezra
First Publish: 9/22/2011, 4:14 AM
pro-Israel rally was taking place on Wednesday outside the United Nations, as President Barack Obama was making his speech to the General Assembly.
The participants in the rally waved Israeli flags and chanted “Am Yisrael Chai” (the people of Israel live).

“I think that the United Nations is totally unfair to Israel,” one participant told Arutz Sheva. “I’m coming here to show my support in hopes that the United Nations will come to their senses and treat Israel fairly.”

“This has to be done right,” another participant said. “We’re praying for America to do the right thing at the UN. We’re praying for the president to do the right thing.”

One of the speakers in the rally was Deputy Knesset Speaker MK Danny Danon (Likud), who said, “Israel is paying for President Obama’s lack of experience in the Middle East. Obama built up the reputation of Mahmoud Abbas, and as a result the Palestinian Authority now believes it no longer needs to negotiate with Israel.”

Danon also addressed the topic of Iran, saying: “President Obama must show leadership, and deal with the threat coming from Iran. If we allow the Iranians to obtain nuclear weapons, it will be a danger for everyone.”

My friends estimated that there were approximately 2,000 American and Israeli in attendance on this lovely day.  Israeli News estimates "hundreds".  Whatever the numbers, this was a Rally with a purpose and an important message from Americans to the United Nations delegates and to the President of the United States.  "Do the right thing"; be fair to Israel; stop holding racists conferences against the State of Israel i.e. Durban 3.  

The Rally was not given 5 minutes, not 5 seconds of air time on any of America's main stream media news stations.  Why?  Could it be that the message was not important enough to be heard?  On the contrary; it was important because Israel has not been treated fairly in the media, nor in the meetings held at the U.N.

Folks from all walks of life; in business suits and jeans; mothers' carrying young children; retirees and people who took time off from their daily schedules to come and give a word of encouragement to all Israel.  And for  all of us who were unable to attend, we send out a huge "thank you" to everyone who attended!  Thank you , for letting the only democracy in the Middle East know that America stands with Israel.  Thank you for sharing your lovely smiles and happy faces and letting Israel know how much we appreciate her friendship and loyalty to America.

Perhaps some of you reading can pick out your faces from among the crowds.  There are more photos and I will be posting them throughout the week.

A special thank you to my friends, who took the time to take the pictures - great cameras and clear shots!  For one day, we are all Israelis.