Boris Johnson police arrests 77-year-old pro-climate rabbi


This 14 October 2019 video from England says about itself:

Rabbi, 77, arrested at Extinction Rebellion‘s Bank of England protest

About 100 climate activists from Extinction Rebellion protested on Monday in the City of London, sitting in the road outside the Bank of England from 7am. Police arrested a number of people, including Rabbi Jeffrey Newman, of the Finchley Reform Synagogue. ‘We are in a period of enormous catastrophic breakdown and, if it takes an arrest to try to find ways of helping to galvanise public opinion, then it is certainly worth being arrested,’ he said before being taken away.

Lulav-Wielding 77-Year-Old Rabbi Dragged Away By Police At Climate Protest: here.

Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists yesterday defied a London-wide ban on protests by the Metropolitan Police (Met). The basis cited for the ban Monday evening was a revised Section 14 order, of the Public Order Act, stipulating that by 9:00 p.m., “any assembly linked to the Extinction Rebellion ‘autumn uprising’…must now cease their protests within London.” The ban was followed by the despatch of hundreds of police to clear tents from Trafalgar Square, the one area where protests have previously been sanctioned after other protests were declared illegal and demonstrators subject to arrest. Four people, who had locked themselves together inside a tent, were cut out of their locks by police. Pamela Williams, 71, had glued herself to where her tent stood. She told the press that protesters were only given 30 minutes’ notice to quit before the 9:00 p.m. deadline: here.

One of those arrested was Ellie Chowns, a Green Member of the European Parliament (MEP). She said in a video posted on Twitter, “Yesterday, public protest was banned throughout our capital city. This is a completely unjustified and disproportionate measure. … The rules have been changed. … No longer is any space in London allowable for peaceful democratic protest.”

Australian governments, Labor and Liberal-National alike, and police authorities across the country have responded to Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate demonstrations over the past week with vicious denunciations and police-state measures. Thousands of people have taken part in various protest actions in the major cities. In some cases, they have blocked traffic and carried out other stunts, as they have condemned the refusal of successive governments to take any action to mitigate or resolve climate change: here.

Researchers have developed a method for statistically predicting impacts of climate change on outbreaks of tularemia in humans. New results show that tularemia may become increasingly common in the future in high-latitude regions: here.

Britain: Anger as Extinction Rebellion included in police list of extremist organisations.  [HuffPost UK]

UK home secretary defends citing Extinction Rebellion in police guide to extremism: here.

86-year-old rabbi arrested for protesting Trump’s ICE


This 1 July 2019 video from Philadelphia in the USA says about itself:

Shame!

Arrest of 84-year-old [no, 86-year-old] Philly Rabbi for protesting ICE.

Rabbi Arthur Waskow & group of Elder activists took to nonviolent civil disobedience against the Trump administration‘s policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S. border.

And, now two months later, on the same Rabbi Waskow:

By Alyssa Fisher in the USA:

86-Year-Old Rabbi Arrested Protesting ICE

September 5, 2019

No letup in Trump’s war on immigrants as 37-year-old Mexican man dies in ICE custody: here.

Jewish boys save American nazi from drowning


This 12 March 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Teens Come Forward as Nazi Salute Whistleblowers

Two teenagers blew the whistle on the Orange County, California, high school students seen giving the Nazi salute at a party while posing with beer cups lined up in the shape of a swastika. Kaitlyn Turner and Joey Sable, who are Jewish, said enough is enough. Kaitlyn and Joey posted a screenshot of the anti-Semitic photos, which was taken at a party for high schoolers in Newport Beach. Their outrage triggered a viral national response.

Cuban doctors restored the eyesight of the murderer of Che Guevara … after Syrian refugees in Germany saved a nazi politician’s life

By Marcy Oster in the USA:

A group of teenage yeshiva boys saved a man from drowning in the Chestnut Hill Reservoir in Boston.

The man they saved, it turned out, has a tattoo of a Nazi swastika on his hand.

The incident occurred last week, NBC10 Boston reported.

The teens, who study at a yeshiva high school in Brighton, Mass., saw the body and then ran to the police car of Boston College Police Officer Carl Mascioli.

Mascioli pulled the body out of the water. He told NBC Boston that the submerged man did not have much time left and would have died if the teens had not spotted him and taken action.

Mascioli said that he told the man with the swastika on his hand that it was a group of Jewish teens who saved his life. “I kind of let the gentlemen know sometimes some deeds have a funny way of turning around,” he told NBC10. “Their good deed had a little bit of a twist to it.”

The teens asked the police officer to tell the man that it was Jewish teens who saved him and that they had no regrets about helping a man with an anti-Semitic tattoo.

He is expected to make a full recovery.

Judaism, atheism, Islam, liberalism ‘dangerous’, Texas preacher says


This 30 October 2016 video from Arizona in the USA says about itself:

Trump supporter yells anti-Semitic chant

Video shows a Trump supporter shouting “Jew-S-A” at the press, calling reporters “the enemy” during a rally in Phoenix.

From Jewish daily The Forward in the USA:

Texas Church Will Hold Lecture On ‘Dangerous’ Judaism

June 4, 2018

By Haley Cohen

A Texas church’s summer lecture series includes Judaism as one of many “dangerous isms” — putting it in the same category as Islamism, alcoholism and pessimism, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Greenville Avenue Church of Christ in Richardson, Texas will hold its “Dangerous Isms” summer series beginning on June 13, church minister, Shelton Gibbs III explained. Gibbs acknowledged that using the term “dangerous” while promoting the program might not have been the best idea. The church has already received backlash, with some on social media calling the church a hate group.

Other topics being covered in the series include denominationalism, materialism, atheism,

Spelled by the Reverend Shelton Gibbs III as ‘atheisim’.

liberalism, and emotionalism.

As far as I can see, the Reverend Shelton Gibbs III does not consider conservatism, Trumpism, nazism or fascism ‘dangerous’. Racism, anti-Semitism, sexism, homophobia; or religious adulation of firearms, like in the ‘Moonie’ church, and not only there; also seem to be not ‘dangerous’, according to the gospel according to the Reverend Shelton Gibbs III.

Gibbs said topics such as racism or sexism won’t be discussed because “there are only so many Wednesdays in a summer.”

And now, also from the Forward, about something really dangerous:

UC San Diego Hillel Sign Vandalized With Threatening Graffiti

June 5, 2018 By JTA

(JTA) — Threatening graffiti was written on a sign announcing the future home of the University of California San Diego Hillel Jewish Center.

The graffiti discovered early Monday morning read “F—- You All” in letters resembling Nazi swastikas, according to local media.

Hillel staff members washed the graffiti off, according to the NBC San Diego affiliate.

“I was disappointed, I was sad. I grew up here in La Jolla I don’t want to see that graffiti on any institution”, Hillel Center Executive Director Rabbi David Singer told NBC 7.

Singer reported the graffiti to the local police and to the local office of the Anti-Defamation League. Police told NBC 7 that the graffiti incident is under investigation, but that so far they do not consider it a hate crime.

American rabbis against Trump’s Islamophobia


This video from Washington, the capital of the USA, says about itself:

Rabbi Sharon BrousWomen’s March on Washington 1/21/2017 (C-SPAN footage)

Rabbi Brous takes the stage at the Women’s March on Washington before a crowd of hundreds of thousands as part of a lineup of activists, faith & community leaders and entertainers. Grateful to Henry J. Bernstein for his video editing savvy.

By BFSkinner in the USA:

Rabbis speak out against tRump

Monday Dec 04, 2017 · 8:26 AM

At an interfaith event several Rabbis did not hold back.

The comments were in response to tRump using fake/unverified videos to spread hate against Muslims.

“I speak to you today as a rabbi and as a Jew,” said IKAR Rabbi Sharon Brous. “My people know all too well the dangers of fascist regimes that rise to power through stigmatization and the scapegoating of vulnerable minority populations. We will not shrug this off as yet another reckless act from a reckless administration.”

The hatred that was spewed out by the president earlier this week can only be combated with this kind of love,” Comess-Daniels said.

“As a Jewish person there is no question where we need to be right now. We need to be standing with our Muslim sisters and brothers and comforting you and letting you know that though there is so much care and love and protection for you,” she said.

The whole story can be found here.

We all must unite together, Jew and gentile, Muslim and Atheist, against tRump.

From Newsweek in the USA:

By Cristina Maza

11/29/17 at 5:00 AM

Progressive Americans must unite against President Donald Trump to fight anti-Semitism regardless of their views on Israel, a prominent and controversial Muslim activist said at a conference on anti-Semitism at the New School on Tuesday.

Anti-Semitism is real, it’s pervasive, and it’s institutionalized in this administration,” Linda Sarsour told Newsweek during a private conversation at the event, dubbed “Anti-Semitism and the Struggle for Justice.” “The progressive movement has to take combating anti-Semitism seriously and put it as part of the agenda we are all working towards.

“There are actual anti-Semites who have some of the most powerful positions in this country,” she added. “So that’s real, and it’s scary. We need to all be clear that we have to stand together to fight this administration, and whatever our political differences are on some Middle Eastern conflict cannot be the reason why we organize or don’t organize together. There is a bigger fight to have.

Sarsour is a Palestinian-American political activist from New York who has won numerous awards for her advocacy on behalf of American Muslims and as a co-chair of the Women’s March that became the face of the Trump “resistance”.

‘HATE 24-7’ We expose Amy Jane Mekelburg, Trump’s loudest anti-Muslim Twitter troll, who tweets “hate 24-7” from Fishkill, New York. [HuffPost]