Monday, September 12, 2016

On the Avenue: Jewish Voice for Peace at the Solano Stroll

Via Emmunah:

It wasn’t all cotton candy and churros at Sundays' Solano Stroll, the East Bay’s largest street festival.   Extremist group JVP also had a presence, and what they dished out was unpalatable.

JVP is only nominally Jewish and is not for peace. Jewish Voice for Peace routinely protests Jewish social and cultural events. They've scheduled and sponsored anti-Israel events on Yom Kippor.  Their members stand shoulder to shoulder with the worse anti-Semites out there.
Jewish voice for Peace via Zombietime
They’ve been behind the scenes at many college, municipal and corporate divestment proceedings, invariably beginning their diatribes "As a Jew".  JVP members disrupted an Israeli LGBT Shabbat event  in Chicago. A JVP member brought a terror supporter to Ithaca New York to propagandize a classroom of 3rd graders.   JVP disrupted a NYC  Holocaust commemoration.

JVP simultaneously demands a voice within the established Jewish community while admonishing its members against “normalization”  with the community.

Their stated mission, according to executive director Rebecca Vilkomerson, is to drive“a wedge” within the American Jewish community. 

Marching in the Solano Ave parade under the “Jewish” Voice for Peace banner were a handful of anti-Israel activists, including  Schivone Jews, Hassan Fouda  and Andrew Gutierrez along with other charter members of the “moral outrage as a lifestyle choice” club.

 Hassan Fouda  and Andrew Gutierrez of JVP
After all, being Jewish is optional for "Jewish" Voice for Peace members. 

At the Jewish Voice for Peace booth the usual variety of widely debunked anti-Israel propaganda was distributed.

In addition to the “Maps of Disappearing Palestine”, distributed OUTSIDE the booth in direct violation of the festival guidelines, JVP distributed a newsprint propaganda piece,

 made up to look like a copy of the  New York Times.

This is in a clear violation of the New York Times Trademark

This isn’t the first time JVP  has tried this stunt.  According to Times spokesperson  Eileen Murphy, in February, the Times shut down online versions of the fake paper because it was

 “deliberately designed to trade on our name and mislead users.....We are extremely protective of our brand and other intellectual property and object to these two groups - or any other groups - attempting to cloak their political views under the banner of The New York Times... It is our firm belief that those advocating for political positions are best served by speaking openly, in their own voice.”

The New York Times has tolerated this repeated disregard for their trademark, and allowed the dilution of their brand for over half the year. In spite of their words, the print copies are still being distributed with impunity.

Why would Jewish Voice for Peace betray their ally in the propaganda war against the Jewish State? The New York Times anti-Israel bias is so pronounced that media watchdog CAMERA has launched a billboard campaign calling them to task for their skewed coverage and biased reporting.

Once again, truth, morality and fair play have fallen prey to JVP's anti-Israel zeal. Not even a family friendly street fair or the once well regarded "newspaper of record" is safe from their lies.

1 comment:

Shlomo Ben Hungstien said...

JVP as pathetic as ever i see. well in some recent news about BDS irrelevancy i recently discovered yet another Krav Maga training center here in The Bay Area after i showed that posting to a friend of mine who lives on the island of Crete he told me that Krav Maga centers have become more and more popular in recent years in Greece. plus, he also informed me that according to Greek media in recent days Greece, Cypress and Israel are on the verge of signing a major economic energy pact later this month and that Greece and Israel are scheduled to have some major military training exercises in central Greece.