Denouncing Anti-Semitism: An Impassioned Speech

“What you saw here today was naked, blind anti-Semitism.”


Last Thursday, Pro-Palestinian activists disrupted a New York City Council meeting to protest Council members’ planned trip to Israel next month. They unfurled a Palestinian flag and began yelling “Palestinian lives matter,” “Don’t support genocide.”

The disruption began as they were concluding a vote on a resolution commemorating the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

In this powerful video, Councilman David Greenfield delivers an impassioned speech after the protesters were removed. Worth sharing.

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Comments (24)

(22) Dr. Danny Neydavoud, February 3, 2015 7:28 AM

This is fantastic. Thanks and Kol Hakovot David Greenfield.
I agree, anti Zionism is anti- Semitism. And tanks again for telling the Truth.

(21) Keith, UK, January 28, 2015 5:55 PM

"Good Old UK!!! - Good Old Houses of Parliament!!!"

.........or are they?.. How I wish we could hear this kind of passionate speaking condemning anti-Semitism and support for Israel in our House of Commons and House of Lords.. Thank you Councilman David Greenfield, thank you.. Keith, UK.

(20) roxanne, January 28, 2015 12:29 AM

Kol Hakovod

Thank you for speaking the truth.

(19) Mark Melnicoff, January 27, 2015 7:25 PM

David Greenfield - Mr Articulate!

No one could have said what needed to be said better than that. Terrific job!

(18) Anonymous, January 27, 2015 2:52 AM

anti zionism is anti-semitism

If anti-zionism is not anti-semitism how is it that in many European countries there were acts of violence against Jews and vandalism of Synagogues in protest of the recent fighting between Israel and Hamas. If this was a protest against the state of Israel it would have been against the Israeli embassy and not against Jews. As Dr. Martin Luther King once said-" when they say anti-zionism they mean anti-semitism"

(17) Anonymous, January 27, 2015 12:25 AM

i agree, colleges that are so leftwing NEED to hear his brilliance

and he speaks so clearly that any nutjob for BDS,NEEDS to hear how much sense he makes!! shes right, college campuses need his answers , theyare soooo filled with blind rage against Israel and they couldn't even find her on the map, they are so clueless, THE world need him to make sense out of the garbage the left wing medias lies tragically broadcast

(16) Chesky goldberger, January 27, 2015 12:01 AM

It doesn't matter if it was Jews behind the pro Palestinian protest they're still antisemites. Self hating Jews are often the biggest antisemites as the saying goes "there's no antisemite like a Jewish antisemite".

(15) Nancy Parry, January 26, 2015 10:59 PM

Truly impassioned

I so admire him for his powerful speech; I hope that he and others who are in the public eve continue to do so....

(14) Barbara Dagen, January 26, 2015 2:33 PM

David Greenfield-Kol Hakavod!

Kol Hakavod David Greenfield. Have you considered running for President? Think about it!

(13) Aviel, January 26, 2015 11:35 AM

not that simple

While many anti semites hide behind just being anti Israel there are also those who truly believe that they are not antisemites, They claim to be pro Palestinian who they view as the victims in this conflict. . These people include many on the political left including Jews. I suspect some of those Jews feel uncomfortable about not coming home to Israel in her time of need, and justify that action by painting Israel out to be racist, apartheid,not religious enough, etc etc. Some like to think of themselves as the "good Germans" and view the State of Israel in general and it's current leadership in particular as the problem rather than the reality which is as the councilman stated. A clear and stated desire on the part of Israel's enemies to finish the job that Hitler left undone.

(12) TMay, January 26, 2015 10:07 AM

Sad point

I am sorry to point out that according to The Mike Report on Facebook that The Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) out of San Francisco are the anti-Semites that disrupted that meeting. Therefore the problem is more complex. The Mike Report (Michael Behar) states that they have tried to inform Jewish Federation of Seattle and JT News newspaper that JVP " is not just another Jewish activist organization", which raises another problem, and the Mike Report suggests that giving them coverage in the Jewish newspaper and welcoming them to Young Leadership sessions is misguided. I know. You are trying to pick up your jaw that hit the floor, but those haters were Jewish, of the Far Leftist persuasion.

(11) Anonymous, January 26, 2015 4:37 AM

The man speaks the truth, with real courage!

(10) Stephanie, January 26, 2015 4:02 AM

He should speak at college campuses!

David Greenfield disentangled so succinctly the big lie that has captured so many people, especially the young people on U.S. college campuses. I think he should go out and share this message with as many as possible!

Anonymous, January 27, 2015 12:22 AM

I agree, David Greenfild is brilliant,articulate and must run for office

G-d bless him, and his message, it needs to be heard by the entire jew hating twisted, leftist sick world.

(9) Steve, January 25, 2015 10:38 PM

Deserves wide circulation

Thank you Aish.com for bringing these powerful 2 minutes to our attention.

(8) Maria, January 25, 2015 9:58 PM

Yo quiero la traduccion del video al español, parece muy interezante

(7) Nancy, January 25, 2015 9:28 PM

You bet your boots it's about anti Semitism!!

Councilman, here is a big Yasher Koach to you!!

(6) Gerlinde, January 25, 2015 6:20 PM

Thank you Councilman David Greenfield for your courage!
May God bless you.

(5) Fred Campbell, January 25, 2015 4:57 PM

Bravo

As a gentile, I applaud Mr. Greenfield's defense of Israel and Judaism. Boldness here is a virtue, meekness is fatal.
May our mutual God bless and keep Israel and the Jewish people.

(4) Clark Zlotchew, January 25, 2015 4:55 PM

Not hearing applause is disturbing

An excellent, perceptive and heart-felt speech. I am disturbed because I heard no applause for it.

(3) Jamey, January 25, 2015 4:24 PM

It makes you want a leader in the USA

Kudos this man and his words. It makes me want to see the US have a leader who will stand up and say the same thing. After 7 years of watching us cow tow to every radical Muslim extremist and go out of our way as a country to be so politically correct as not to offend anyone, we have lost our ability to see evil and call it out wherever it is present. If not we are doomed to repeat history and I say never again!

(2) Alan S., January 25, 2015 1:32 PM

Good for the councilman to have said what needed to be said. He did it powerfully, smartly, and more importantly, rightly.

racy, January 26, 2015 6:45 AM

Thank you! It's about time someone spoke up and said it the way it. Political correctness will cause our downfall and
has contributed greatly to the growing anti Semitism in our country and around the world. We have other Jewish members of Congress who think political correctness will help them keep their jobs. How stupid they are. When one Jew is threatened, all Jews are threatened.

(1) Anonymous, January 25, 2015 1:20 PM

AWESOME!!!

GREENFIELD FOR PREZ!!!

 

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