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Eko

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Fri Apr 26, 2024, 05:36 PM Apr 26

US far right involved in Pro-Israel protests. [View all]

At Columbia, Pro-Israel Crowd Yells ‘Go Back To Gaza!’ At Pro-Palestinian Students

"The pro-Israel demonstration Thursday was helmed by a group of far-right Christian nationalist figures. Sean Feucht, the prominent MAGA pastor and musician, was the main organizer of the “Unite for Israel” rally. Feucht is closely tied to a slew of prominent Republican lawmakers, once bestowing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis with a “Defending Freedom” award at a Miami “Let Us Worship” event, meeting with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Capitol Hill, and praying over former President Donald Trump in the Oval Office. He has appeared multiple times on Fox News, is a regular on Steve Bannon’s “War Room” podcast, and is close with Jack Posobiec, the far-right influencer who has a history of making antisemitic remarks."

"Eventually Feucht led the march to the Columbia gates on Amsterdam Avenue, where a larger crowd of pro-Israel demonstrators not affiliated with Feucht’s grouphad gathered. The NYPD threatened over a loudspeaker to arrest the demonstrators for “obstructing pedestrian traffic” if they didn’t clear the sidewalk outside the gate, but police eventually allowed the demonstration to carry on."

"One pro-Israel protester from Brooklyn, 47-year-old Ayton Eller, held a sign calling for a boycott of “Columbia Hamas University.” When HuffPost asked Eller what he thought of the Jewish Columbia students taking part in the pro-Palestinian encampment, he called them “traitors” and “self-hating Jews.” "

Much more at the article worth reading.
There is a lot of Ratfucking going around so be aware. Bad actors love using protests to make things worse.

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