Anti-Israel Group Spreads Concerning Hateful Map of Targets for Action in NYC
The anti-Israel activist movement has become increasingly violent, with the latest incident this week the storming of the DNC and injuring six police officers. One officer was reportedly punched in the face. Yet there was only one arrest, despite all that action.
Now there’s more concerning news. The group, Within Our Lifetime which claims to be a “Palestinian-led community organization” was spreading a map with target locations on it which it described as “the enemy” and sites for “popular mobilization.”
“Each of the locations on this map reflects the location of an office of an enemy of both the Palestinian people and colonized people all over the world. Today and beyond, these locations will be sites for popular mobilization in defense of our people,” the sickening Wednesday night post read.
“May this map serve as a call for every struggle to act in their own interest. As we do so, we uplift one another’s struggles and free Palestine from the river to the sea,” it continued, repeating the Palestine Liberation Organization mantra adopted by Hamas>
The New York Post blurred the image so as not to spread their bile but it contained several famous companies and landmarks.
Pro-Hamas group shares ‘reprehensible’ antisemitic map of NYC targets on social media — including the Post’s newsroom
“Each of the locations on this map reflects the location of an office of an enemy of both the Palestinian people and colonized people all over the world.” pic.twitter.com/kRpunmUzIb
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The group didn’t specify what action they were going to take against the locations. But the map was labeled with the caption, “Globalize the Intifada” and “Zone of operations.”
Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, the executive vice president of the NY Board of Rabbis described the map as “a message that glorifies physical attacks against Jews.
“Intifadas are targeted attacks on Jews,” he told The Post. “The hatred of the heart leads to hatred of the hands.”
But the NYPD said they were now aware of the post and would be taking precautions to protect the locations, deploying “resources to protect public safety.” City Hall condemned the map.
“But to be clear, threatening businesses and organizations and referring to them as the ‘enemy’ is exactly the kind of hateful rhetoric that seeks to divide New Yorkers, but it won’t work, because we are better than that.”
New York lawmakers, including Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY), condemned the map. Torres said, “Coded calls for violence against Jews are proliferating on social media.”
How is “globalize the intifada” consistent with “ceasefire now”? How is that consistent with claimed concerns for peace from some on the left in this anti-Israel movement? It isn’t. So what ceasefire truly means in this context is Israel should lay down their weapons so they can be wiped out. You can’t ask for a ceasefire with one hand while the other hand keeps calling for actions against Jews and an intifada all over the world. And now they’re bringing this call to our shores as well, and that should concern all of us.