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Thousands rally for Israel in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra (Also Thousands Rally In NYC at UN!)
Australian Jewish News ^ | 7/17/06

Posted on 07/17/2006 11:25:00 AM PDT by areafiftyone

MORE than 2000 people have joined pro-Israel rallies in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.

The rallies were billed to support the release of Corporal Gilad Shalit, who was taken captive by Palestinians in Gaza three weeks ago.

Since then, two more Israeli soldiers have been kidnapped on the Lebanese border by Hezbollah.

More than 1000 people signed a petition in Melbourne, said Zionist Federation of Australia president Philip Chester.

“If a thousands rockets were launch into cities and suburbs in Australia, how would the Australian Government react,” he told media after the event.

In Sydney, a giant 10-metre blue ribbon was signed by more than 800 people.

Dr Ron Weiser, immediate past president of the Zionist Federation of Australia, told the crowd at Waverley Park in Bondi that Israel has a right to exist in peace and security.

“Enough of the silence of many in the press and international arena when Jews are killed,” he said.

“Enough of the hypocrisy that says Jews should not defend themselves, that Jews should just accept that they can be killed without taking measures to stop such action. Enough!”

State Zionist Council of NSW president Brian Levitan recited a special prayer for the release of the soldiers sent by the Israeli Government.

He said the blue ribbons were part of an Australian campaign to raise awareness of the plight of the soldiers.

At Caulfield Park in Melbourne, Federal MP Michael Danby told the crowd that Israel was exercising its right to self-defence.

“Imagine that the NSW Government allowed a group armed with long-range rockets to bomb the suburbs of Melbourne from NSW and then protested that Victoria should not respond because they had no control of this armed militia in their territory. That is the equivalent of what the Lebanese government is saying,” he said.

”So let us understand that Israel’s cause is our cause. Israel’s victory over terrorism is Australia’s victory. The defeat of Hezbollah and Hamas is indivisible from the defeat of Jemaah Islamiyah or al-Qaeda.”

State Zionist Council of Victoria president Dr Danny Lamm also spoke to the rally, and Temple Beth Israel’s Rabbi Fred Morgan and Mizrachi’s Rabbi Yaakov Sprung said prayers.

In Canberra last Friday, about 40 members of Hineni Zionist youth movement demonstrated outside the Syrian Embassy in protest at Palestinian and Hezbollah terrorists.

Among the slogans on posters they displayed were “Israel wants peace” and “HypocriSyria”.

“We call on the Palestinian and Hezbollah terrorists to release their hostages immediately, and cease all terror and violence,” said ACT Jewish Community resident Bill Arnold.

The Melbourne and Sydney rallies were organised by the State Zionist Council of NSW and Victoria with the Zionist Federation of Australia, the Australian Union of Jewish Students and the Zionist Youth Council.

 
A special prayer service is being held at Caulfield Hebrew Congregation, Melbourne, in solidarity with Israel on Thursday, July 20, at 7pm.

A pro-Israel event is being planned in Sydney for Sunday night, July 23, at the Great Synagogue, at 7pm.

 




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From Jerusalem Post:

Thousands rally for Israel near UN HQ

Numerous participants were showing support for Israel during a rally Monday evening at the United Nations HQ.

Among many, speakers included Senator Hillary Clinton, the General Consul Arieh Makal and Israel's ambassador to the UN, Danny Gilerman.


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: proisrael; rally
I see the American MSM is really covering the pro-Israel rallies! NOT!
1 posted on 07/17/2006 11:25:02 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: areafiftyone

A caller is giving a report to Rush right as we speak.


2 posted on 07/17/2006 11:27:54 AM PDT by Ben Hecks
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To: Ben Hecks

Kewl. Too bad I'm at work and can't hear anything.


3 posted on 07/17/2006 11:29:09 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicans Are Like Diapers - Both Need To Be Changed Often And For the Same Reason!)
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To: areafiftyone; firebrand
I was there at the NYC rally today from 12-12:30.

Blazing hot out there, but a really good turnout. Thousands of people. I did not see any other FReepers.

I had a handlettered sign that read "Israel Has The Right To Defend Itself" on one side and "www.freerepublic.com" on the other.

4 posted on 07/17/2006 11:29:30 AM PDT by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Ben Hecks

That woman is speaking at the rate of abotut 9,000 words per minute! Haha... Great caller though!


5 posted on 07/17/2006 11:29:30 AM PDT by BigTom85 (Proud Gun Owner and Member of NRA)
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To: Ben Hecks

She was revved up!!!! Rush does help calm my nerves, some, but this all still scares the heck out of me.


6 posted on 07/17/2006 11:31:31 AM PDT by southernindymom
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To: BigTom85

She was really pumped. LOL! Did you get the URL for her blog?


7 posted on 07/17/2006 11:33:49 AM PDT by Ben Hecks
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To: areafiftyone

Good news bump.


8 posted on 07/17/2006 11:34:09 AM PDT by Ciexyz (Leaning on the everlasting arms.)
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To: BigTom85; areafiftyone; Ben Hecks
She said that Hillary Clinton and Elie Wiesel were there. When Hillary spoke she got booed. When Ellie Wiesel spoke he said "Thank God President Bush is in the White House" and there was a huge cheer. Must have been a great moment.

The caller also said she thinks this Israel/Hezbollah conflict is going to hurt the Democrats in November. I want them to get hurt for any reason, but if this helps to hurt them, I couldn't be happier.

9 posted on 07/17/2006 11:36:20 AM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: southernindymom

I think I heard her say that Hillary Clinton was present and that one of the speakers was Eli Wiesel who said something to the effect "God bless President Bush". Did I misunderstand?


10 posted on 07/17/2006 11:36:31 AM PDT by Ben Hecks
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To: Enterprise

Thanks, you answered my question.


11 posted on 07/17/2006 11:37:22 AM PDT by Ben Hecks
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To: Ben Hecks

No, I think you heard her correctly. Hillary was there, but I think that she said that Hillary made a face when the Wiesel guy said "God bless President Bush". She said that she had a picture of her making the face on her blog. Would like to see that! I imagine that that is the only place you will see it, the MSN would never report it.


12 posted on 07/17/2006 11:39:40 AM PDT by southernindymom
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To: Ben Hecks

Its about damned time!!!

Maybe the public is FINALLY awakening!!


13 posted on 07/17/2006 11:40:32 AM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: Ben Hecks
"A caller is giving a report to Rush right as we speak."

At 90 miles an hour, lol. Pretty excited woman.

I'm happy to see the pro-Israeli rallies, it must irritate the Iranian mullahs to no end.

14 posted on 07/17/2006 11:44:01 AM PDT by blam
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To: Ben Hecks

No, I didnt catch the URL... I am going to check Limbaughs web page in an hour or so when he posts the top clips of the day... this ladies call should be on there tonight.


15 posted on 07/17/2006 11:44:27 AM PDT by BigTom85 (Proud Gun Owner and Member of NRA)
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To: areafiftyone

I'll come if free Jewish bagels are offered.... (:

Go Israel.....


16 posted on 07/17/2006 11:47:05 AM PDT by tflabo (Take authority that's ours)
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To: wideawake

I am proud of you, wideawake! If there are any FReepers in SW Washington willing to organize, I will join them in any future rallies. Anyone else?


17 posted on 07/17/2006 11:48:29 AM PDT by Paperdoll
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To: tflabo
LOL Plenty of good bagels in NYC! One thing I love about NY - the best bagels and pizza! LOL!

GOD BLESS ISRAEL!

18 posted on 07/17/2006 11:48:42 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicans Are Like Diapers - Both Need To Be Changed Often And For the Same Reason!)
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To: BigTom85
I am going to check Limbaughs web page in an hour or so...

Good idea.

19 posted on 07/17/2006 11:49:29 AM PDT by Ben Hecks
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To: BigTom85
I am going to check Limbaughs web page in an hour or so...

Good idea.

20 posted on 07/17/2006 11:49:35 AM PDT by Ben Hecks
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To: areafiftyone

Is that picture of Hillary! kissing Arafat's wife still floating around??? I think NY'ers need a reminder.


21 posted on 07/17/2006 11:49:55 AM PDT by Kieri (Dump "Dangerously Incompetent" Debbie, Support Keith Butler for Senate)
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To: Kieri

22 posted on 07/17/2006 11:52:09 AM PDT by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
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To: Ben Hecks
Did you get the URL for her blog?

I think she said Atlasshrugs or something similar.

23 posted on 07/17/2006 11:52:19 AM PDT by airborne (Satan's greatest trick was convincing people he doesn't exist.)
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To: airborne

Atlas Shrugs.......and it's quite a good site!!! Good for her!


24 posted on 07/17/2006 11:56:12 AM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: Ben Hecks

Google in.......Atlas Shrugs.......and the top one is her website.


25 posted on 07/17/2006 11:58:09 AM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: Kieri

Kissy kissy.

26 posted on 07/17/2006 11:58:58 AM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: areafiftyone

Yet CNN will cover a story involving a couple dozen pro-Palestenian people marching in some small town in the middle of nowhere.


27 posted on 07/17/2006 11:59:18 AM PDT by LukeL
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To: OldFriend

I woder if that's her in the Superwoman outfit.

Nice!


28 posted on 07/17/2006 11:59:50 AM PDT by airborne (Satan's greatest trick was convincing people he doesn't exist.)
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To: areafiftyone

Free Republic IS part of the NEW mainstream media. :)


29 posted on 07/17/2006 12:00:22 PM PDT by Uncle Vlad
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To: airborne

Nothing on her blogsite yet. I go there often - its pretty good.


30 posted on 07/17/2006 12:00:59 PM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicans Are Like Diapers - Both Need To Be Changed Often And For the Same Reason!)
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To: areafiftyone

Good news!
Prayers for Israel.


31 posted on 07/17/2006 12:21:02 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Never trust Democrats with national security.)
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To: Enterprise

When Hillary spoke she got booed. When Ellie Wiesel spoke he said "Thank God President Bush is in the White House" and there was a huge cheer. Must have been a great moment.

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A great moment indeed.
Interesting, though, that a little while ago I was watching Fox News, and all that they said was that Hitlery spoke and that she condemned the actions of Hezbollah.


32 posted on 07/17/2006 12:24:01 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Never trust Democrats with national security.)
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To: blam

I'm happy to see the pro-Israeli rallies, it must irritate the Iranian mullahs to no end.

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It also irritates their allies in the MSM.


33 posted on 07/17/2006 12:25:39 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Never trust Democrats with national security.)
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To: Kieri
Is that picture of Hillary! kissing Arafat's wife still floating around??? I think NY'ers need a reminder.

You mean this one?

BTW, I had lunch {after golf} with a few old Italian, broken noses, that I've known from youth and without any prompting, they both said that they hoped, {in the words of our President, George W. Bush} that they hoped that the Jews kicked the shit out of hezzuboooooolah.

34 posted on 07/17/2006 12:26:56 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: Salem; SJackson; Alouette

Ping!


35 posted on 07/17/2006 12:32:10 PM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (The Arab League jihad continues on like a fart in an elevator - FR American in Israel)
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36 posted on 07/17/2006 12:41:10 PM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do!)
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To: Bigg Red

I have no doubt that she condemned Hezbollah. But people may be booing her for other reasons, and I am sure some remember how friendly she and Bill were with Yasser Arafat. She has no credibility with so many groups any more that it doesn't matter what position she takes.


37 posted on 07/17/2006 12:43:40 PM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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38 posted on 07/17/2006 1:17:31 PM PDT by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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39 posted on 07/17/2006 1:24:21 PM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 104-105)
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To: wideawake

"I had a handlettered sign that read "Israel Has The Right To Defend Itself" on one side ..."

But were you shouting "suha, suha, suha!" LOL!


40 posted on 07/17/2006 2:14:08 PM PDT by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: airborne; OldFriend

Thanks. That's a great website. Sorta slow right now - I'm guessing she's getting a lot of hits.


41 posted on 07/17/2006 2:44:45 PM PDT by Ben Hecks
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To: wideawake

Thank you for being there.


42 posted on 07/17/2006 2:47:26 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: BigTom85; Ben Hecks

I think she said that her blog is called ATLAS SHRUGGED.


43 posted on 07/17/2006 2:49:25 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: airborne

Yes, that's it.


44 posted on 07/17/2006 2:50:21 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: areafiftyone

I wish I could have been there.They are so right thank GOD we haVE THE PRESIDENT WE HAVE IN OUR WHITE HOUSE.LETS ALL HOPE THIS WILL BRING US ALL TOGETHER TO REALIZE WE ARE ALL IN THIS WAR ON TERROR.THE PRESIDENT IS RIGHT WHEN WILL THEY END THIS SHIT? HOW ABOUT THE ENEMY SURENDERING NOW! SAVE US THE TROUBLE OF THEM GOING TO ISRAEL 'S JAILS.


45 posted on 07/17/2006 2:55:38 PM PDT by betsyross1776
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To: areafiftyone

I don't need msn or msnbc or any other news network but fox and the free republic . Long may this website last and may we all live to see peace through justice.A free Israel living in peace.


46 posted on 07/17/2006 2:58:37 PM PDT by betsyross1776
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To: areafiftyone

Ping for later


47 posted on 07/17/2006 3:43:15 PM PDT by Chani (Life is fatal. The 100% statistic is compelling.)
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To: betsyross1776

ditto that! :-)


48 posted on 07/17/2006 3:44:39 PM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicans Are Like Diapers - Both Need To Be Changed Often And For the Same Reason!)
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