Skip to comments.Lunch with Jane Fonda in Jerusalem
Posted on 12/23/2002 7:18:43 PM PST by RippleFire
Read This- As Described by Nadia Matar of Women in Green:
"Yes, it is mamash unbelievable .'
On Monday CNN called me and asked if Women in Green were planning any action against Jane Fonda. I said we would not give that American traitor the time of day and would not organize any demonstration.
Then on my English and Hebrew radioshow at Artuz 7, I told about CNN calling me and our answer and I gave the listeners some background on Jane; why she is called Hanoi Jane; the story of her betraying the POW's etc...
On Thursday after my Arutz 7 show, I made up to meet my mother- in-law,Ruth Matar, and Ruthie Shwartz (from Efrat) to discuss WIG(Women in Green) stuff and we sometimes go to Anna Ticho House restaurant in Jerusalem, where it is quiet.
I get there early and see tons of media and press people. I ask one of them what is going on: he says: in 5 minutes Jane Fonda is coming to have lunch here with her Bat Shalom hosts.(Women in Black Leftist Jews)
I could not believe it- here after I told CNN we were not demonstrating- we are going to be face to face with her in a few minutes.
Meanwhile I told those media guys is Jane Fonda and what she did in the late 1960's. The Israeli media guys knew nothing about it.
Anyway-Talk about a sign from Hashem that we should do something.
First I thought we should go away and ignore her, but here she falls into our lap. How can we not do anything! With all that press around!
So the three of us waited for her close to the street, we decided we had to heckle her and tell her what we thought of her visit here where she came to identify with the Arabs who butcher Jews daily..
Comes a fancy minibus. Out comes an Israeli lady, obviously her PR lady. She goes to all the journalists and rudely barks instructions to them saying:
"Listen fellows, Jane Fonda is just arriving from Jordan where she got a royal treatment. You are allowed to film her but don't you dare ask her any questions. She should not feel your presence. Everybody should stay quiet and distanced and respect her privacy. And I repeat- don't talk to her, don't ask her any questions".
Then this woman sees the 3 of us. We on purpose did not wear our green Women in Green hats. Knowing that people recognize me even without my green hat, I cover my face with my scarf and she asked my mother-in-law Ruth: Who are you and what are you doing here? Ruth answers innocently and in English: Oh, we are waiting for some friends to have lunch- why? is there a problem? And the lady said: Oh no, that's ok and returned to the minibus.
She opens the bus door, out comes Jane Fonda and some 12 of her Jewish women local leftists with her. The camera men click away and film away according to the strict instructions: "very quietly respecting her privacy"
Then they reach us and we turn around shouting: 'Hanoi Jane!- Hanoi Jane!- you are an American traitor! How many Americans were killed because of you? You are an American traitor and you came to Israel as a guest of Peace Now, Israeli traitors- You constantly identify with the enemies of the Western world- once it was in Vietnam where you identified with those who murder Americans and now you came to identify with those Arabs who murder Jews- GO HOME! Shame on you! Shame!"
The Israeli PR lady was livid! I thouht she was going to faint! Here she had given all those instructions not to bother poor little Jane and now we 3 ladies are shouting at her.
Jane Fonda had a frozen smile. The Peace Now women were too shocked to utter a word. They surrounded Jane in order to 'protect' her and whisk her inside the restaurant as soon as possible. IT WAS GREAT!
When Jane Fonda was brought inside, the media turned to us and interviewed us at length about what we had against Jane Fonda. Part of the interview with me was seen all over the world.
It is unbelievable. I think we got more press coverage for that spontaneous and unplanned demonstration than we ever had for our large Women in Green demonstrations where we spend hours (and tons of money) sending press releases by fax and phone, beepers, calling the media etc...
After our heckling was seen around the world, we were bombarded by hundreds of e-mails of people thanking us for what we did. Among them people who had dear ones killed in Vietnam and who still did not forgive Jane Fonda.
It certainly made us feel good.
P.S. We had lunch somewhere else in the end!
Nadia Matar co-chair Women in Green www.womeningreen.org
(P.S. Jane Fonda went to Ramallah and Kalkilya to visit terrorist homes and 'hospitals' where the terrorist usually shoot from at IDF and kissed some dead terrorists' children?!)
Who does she think she is, Queen Hillary?
Maybe its a little less scary giving Hanoi Jane the bizness if you've been eye'in anyone thats not obviously anoerexic as a suicide bomber.
We could make them Honorary FReepers.
Perhaps they're Buchananites.