Dan Joseph of MRC exposes a failed protest against Sabra HummusPosted by Eileen Hart on November 10, 2014
My friend, Dan Joseph, a journalist with Media Research Center recently went to a protest in Georgetown, Washington DC. Dan was kind enough to give me some time out of his busy schedule to tell me what the premise of the protest was and how he was able to get these anti Israel activists to admit their disdain for Israel’s existence. This recent protest was directed at Sabra products which creates hummus and various other types of dips that many people all over the world enjoy. The forecast of these protests is becoming increasingly smaller since Protective Edge. As Dan pointed out to me, people are much more aware of the fact that Hamas perpetrated these attacks directly on Israel, and social media awareness has woken many people up that Israel is not at fault for the deaths of Palestinians in Gaza. We applaud Dan for his unapologetic support for the Jewish people and the state of Israel.
“The protest started, and it was raining on and off, it grew in numbers and was there for an hour. I hid camera to side, walked up as objective observer, they tried to stop me from interviewing them. Their line of reasoning behind the protest was that Sabra hummus sends care packages to IDF, Golani Brigade who they accuse of doing all sorts of terrible things, we couldn’t find anything troubling with the Golani Brigade’s involvement in the war in Gaza. Once they figured out who we were it got more hostile and they got defensive about their protest, tried to make it light, get them to say crazy things and that throws them off, “Israel is guilty of genocide and any company does business with them is guilty of genocide.” Dan Joseph
“One man came out and said “Israel does not have the right to exist.” They’re (the protestors) are very good at hiding and keeping on their talking points, it’s very hard to get them to admit their antisemitism/ They will say they have Jewish friends, but that they hate and are against zionism. Once you get them to say the truth of their agenda the truth wins out. “ Dan Joseph
There you have it. The entire platform for BDS campaigns and their offshoots is to make Israel’s existence extinct. It’s inspiring to see the numbers of attendees are dwindling into single digit appearances. Many in the public caught wind that BDS was not looking out for the best interest of the Palestinian people when SodaStream decided to leave Maale Adumim and build a bigger plant in the Negev. That will leave approximately 900 Palestinians unemployed giving Israel the ability to hire Bedouin employees in a more state of the art factory. Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions is not interested in making the lives of Palestinians better. They are consumed with encouraging Palestinians to fill their hearts with anger and commit acts of violence against Jews so that members of BDS don’t have to get their own hands dirty.
Abu Mazen and members of the Palestinian Authority are against the BDS movement as it has no interest in ensuring a thriving community for Palestinians and their families. The Palestinian Authority has made a small effort in recent years to encourage and invest in small businesses that can be enjoyed by both Israelis and Arabs. BDS is the thorn in everyone’s side in Israel. Why? Their objective is not only to hurt Israel’s economy but to hurt Palestinian men who seek to work in peace and feed their families. This is exactly what we all want for them so their children have more options of a brighter future and not that of running into the arms of Hamas getting told that they are occupied and the only way out is an armed resistance against Israel. That will not change until Hamas supporting activists dwindle to nothing and stay out of Israel’s business for good. May we and our children witness this in our lifetime.
It was incredibly brave of Dan to confront these activists peacefully. He exposed what we already know about them. Their true nature consists of destroying any chance of peace at all. It’s not about the two sides sitting down and hammering out a deal for a two state solution. It’s about reaching out to the Palestinians and telling them to stop listening to activists who seek Israel’s destruction for their own self gratification. This year has been a stellar year for Israeli investments. Deals with Egypt and Jordan to sell natural gas for billions of dollars. China to build a plant of one of their high tech companies in Israel. A possible cure for ALS with clinical trials taking place in Jerusalem and Baltimore and a deal with Russia to sell them fruits and vegetables that Putin just signed.
Every time BDS screams apartheid, you can guarantee that another great business deal for Israel is just around the corner.
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