Pro-Palestinian Times Square Beating Sends Jewish Man to Hospital

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NEW YORK (VINnews) – A Jewish man was severely beaten as he lay in the middle of a Midtown roadway as violent clashes erupted between pro-Palestinian and Pro-Israeli demonstrators in the middle of Times Square.

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A video making the rounds on WhatsApp and social media showed a man, tentatively identified as Joseph Borgen of Lawrence, being kicked and hit repeatedly with sticks by at least six people holding protest signs as he lay in the middle of the roadway. Unite With Israel posted the video and tweeted, “This Jewish man was attacked today in New York City. Tell me anti Zionism is not antisemitism. I dare you.”


Former assemblyman Dov Hikind called out Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo for their silence in the face of the shocking violence that deliberately targeted Jews, noting that he had spoken with the father of a 29 year old Jewish man who had been taken to Bellevue Hospital after being attacked. Hikind had harsh words for several other elected officials tweeting, “This is what ‘supporting human rights’ looks like to @RashidaTlaib @Ilhan and @AOC.”

At least 19 people were arrested and taken into custody in Times Square, reported the New York Post (https://bit.ly/3fD2r8q). In addition to throwing punches and curses at the pro-Israel demonstrators, pro-Palestinian protestors also threw objects at police and knocked over barriers and other large items in an attempt to block traffic.

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators spilled over onto 47th Street, home of the heavily Jewish diamond district, with passengers in a convoy of cars hurling anti-Semitic epithets as they cruised down the block. Video circulating on social media shows people running away as a loud noise, a flash of red light and smoke erupted near the 37 West 47th Street diamond exchange and office building.

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (https://bit.ly/3oz9jYw) reported that the NYPD confirmed that one person sustained a minor burn after two commercial fireworks were thrown from a car heading east on 47th Street. The NYPD has assigned both its arson investigation squad and a detective squad to investigate the incident.

The shocking violence also caught the eye of British writer and comedian Lee Kern, who noted on Twitter “This is NYC. There is a program against Jews taking place – perpetrated by a cult of antisemitism within Palestinian advocacy – and whose antisemitic narratives are being adopted by the media, celebrities, social justice movements & congressmen & women.”


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Phineas
Phineas
3 years ago

It’s one thing to be caught off guard thr first time but the next time, the jews should be ready. Violence has its place and the fight should not be fair. The world should be surprised at how viciously we fight back next time.

Now wake up
Now wake up
3 years ago

Anti-Zionism is, of course, NOT the same as anti-Semitism.

The nations of the world believe otherwise.

Welcome to reality.

Nachum
Nachum
3 years ago

It is indeed regretful that the Jewish Defense League is no longer in active operation in NYC. When the JDL was around, Jews in NYC were much safer, as they were protected by the JDL.

Democrats support Jew haters and terrorists.
Democrats support Jew haters and terrorists.
3 years ago

The hamas supporters Congress are inciting this Jew hatred.

S K
S K
3 years ago

DeBlasio, Cuomo, Schumer, Schiff, Nadler, Talib, Ohmar, AOC, Biden, Harris, Pelosi are all at fault. Their support for Hamas during the latest clashes, be it by being silent (Schumer, Nadler, Schiff….) or by outwardly speaking out for Hamas (AOC, Talib, Ohmar), by pressuring Israel publicly to a deescalation when James were the ones to escalate in the first place (Biden, Pelosi…) or being silent about the anti Semitic acts in the streets of NYC (Cuomo, DeBlasio, Schumer, AOC, Nadler…) are making them all complicit and partners in the crimes being perpetrated by Hamas ans their supporters.

Triumphinwhitehouse
Triumphinwhitehouse
3 years ago

Aguda and fjcc approved bill de blasio is silent as his best friend Linda sarsour approves.

marc aron
marc aron
3 years ago

I dont understand the previous comment. I think the person who wrote it is nuts but every person has a right to his stupidity. Anti-zionism is anti- Semitic . you can hide it all you want but it is the truth Just look at Bernie Sanders. He is all the proof you need to see

Triumphinwhitehouse
Triumphinwhitehouse
3 years ago

Too bad aipac folks are busy in the Hamptons starting their 4 day weekend.

Hopeful Zionist
Hopeful Zionist
3 years ago

You fool. Theses are sons of Eisav and Yishmael that hate all Jews, it has nothing to do with Zionists (which i”m sure you proudly proclaim youself to be three times a day when you say “ve’sechezena eineinu bishuvecha letzion berachamim”).

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

Let’s be very clear.
Zionism is about as antisemitic as anything out there. Ergo, anti-Zionism is actually pro-Judaism.

Regardless, though, no, Anti-Zionism is, of course, NOT the same as anti-Semitism.

Obviously, there are anti-Zionists who are really antisemitic and using anti-Zionism as a cover. But, no, that does not at all equate the two.