Sunday, August 10, 2014

Questioning the motivation of Jewish Voice for Peace's invasion of the Philadelphia Jewish Federation

Jewish Federations and Community Centers have long been a soft target of anti-Semitic attacks, both abroad and in America

On August 10, 1999,  the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills  was attacked by a white supremacist Buford O. Furrow, Jr, who walked into the lobby and opened fire with a semiautomatic weapon, firing 70 shots into the complex. The gunfire wounded five people, including 3 children.

On July 28, 2006, Naveed Afzal Haq shot six women, one fatally, at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, in Washington Naveed Haq was convicted in December 2009 and sentenced to life without parole plus 120 years.

On August 8  2014 several members from the extremist group “Jewish Voice for Peace” gained entry into the lobby of the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia by pretending to be volunteers for the Mitzvah Food Project. After the door was opened, a larger group of protesters forced their way into the lobby of the Federation the moment the front door was opened.

While the invasion of the Philadelphia  Federation did not end in a violent attack, given the extremist agenda and unscrupulous alliances of JVP, it begs the question- was this a trial run for a more serious attack? Was JVP identifying vulnerabilities in community security procedures for a more nefarious end?

It’s a very scary thought.


Gary Fouse said...

This is what they themselves term, "Direct action". That is a term often used by Rachel Roberts in LA who was involved in the Netanyahu disruption in New Orleans. Roberts today works for CAIR in LA.

Anonymous said...

Just so you know- the local Jewish Voice for Peace is planning on disrupting Jewish Heritage night at the Oakland A's later this month.