Anti-Muslim Hate Rally Organizer Eliezrie to Teach “Kabbalah of Love” at Jewish Federation Vegas Mega-Event

It's a thin line between love and hate

It's a thin line between love and hate

It should be clear to anyone who has seen the video of the anti-Muslim hate rally in Yorba Linda that the organizers of the event are extremely dangerous and demented people. If their pathological racism was not apparent before the video surfaced, then it is confirmed now. So why is the Jewish Federation and a who’s who of established Jewish organizations, from Birthright Israel to the New Israel Fund to JDate (even Rock The Vote is involved somehow), hosting one of the hate rally’s key organizers this weekend at a major gathering in Las Vegas billed as “an entertaining, interactive and educational celebration that will draw over 1,500 Jewish young adults (ages 22-45) from across North America?”

Last week, Rabbi David Eliezrie of the Yorba Linda chapter of Chabad was among a mob of local extremists who screamed racial epithets at immigrant families. On Monday, however, the rabbi will lead a session at “Tribefest” on “the Kabbalah of Love.” “Love has always been a central theme in Jewish teachings,” the event description reads. “In an interactive experience we will explore the mystical and classical sources about love.” How touching.

6 thoughts on “Anti-Muslim Hate Rally Organizer Eliezrie to Teach “Kabbalah of Love” at Jewish Federation Vegas Mega-Event

  1. david eliezrie

    Statement about False Video On YouTube Placed by CAIR
    From Rabbi David Eliezrie

    ICNA, the Islamic Circle of North America sponsored a fundraiser at the city owned Yorba LInda Community Center with two known terror supporters as their keynote speakers. One was Abdel Malik Ali, a supporter of Hamas that demands Israel be eradicated and Jews killed all over the world. Watch him Joining him was Siraj Wahaj, an unindicted co conspirator in the first World Trade Center bombing.

    I participated in a peaceful protest on the lawn a hundred yards away from the Yorba Linda Community Center. The Mayor, city council members, congressman, the local reform rabbi, and others spoke.

    Another demonstration started near the entrance of the Community Center. Those in the second rally spoke harshly as indicated on the video. We did not join them, in fact we told people not to go there.

    This video spliced images from the two events. It does not show me or other speakers with this group near the building entrance since I did not join them. Nor does it mention that the speakers at this event for a Muslim organization have a long history of supporting terror.

    The edited video by CAIR is another incident in long history of distorting the truth. In their press release they state two of the fundraiser’s speakers, who were to speak on the “importance of charity in Islam” failing to mention one is in supporter of Hamas and the second was an unindicted co conspirator in the first World Trade Center bombing.

    Peaceful protest against those who call for the murder of Jews is not hatred. If we don’t speak out then we allow these to spew hatred against Jews to do so freely. The Hamas charter calls for the destruction of Israel. It also states that “The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews [and kill them]; until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: Oh Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him!”

  2. zafarz

    For some reason Rabbi Eliezrie is making a connection between the mosque where he protested to Hamas’s fanatic rant. Would he like it if his Chabad and synagogue are shown to connect with Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira who authored a book that shows when and how to kill non-jews, of course recommended by another luminary Rabbi Dov Lior. Please don’t preach hatred and then make it look like a message of peace. I respect and admire Jews who genuinely and sincerely work for peace. I am a muslim.

  3. Menahem23

    A few brief remarks:

    Labelling Hamas as a terrorist organization is a gross error.
    Hamas is an Islamist party, which, came to power in Gaza, in 2006, during the only transparent elections in the Arab World.
    Not all Orthodox Jews have Rabbi Eliezrie’s view of Hamas:

    If terrorism is the killing of unarmed civilians, how are we going to call the IDF?

    The accusation to Siraj Wahhaj as “unindicted co-conspirator” needs some clarification: who defined him as co-conspirator, and why was it decided not to indict him?

    Rabbi Eliezrie seems to confuse anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism, a confusion constantly exploited in the Israel Lobby’s media propaganda.

  4. AM

    History matters. Israel conquered and occupied Gaza (along with the West Bank and East Jerusalem) in 1967. Hamas was an offshoot of the Egyptian Muslim Brothers. In Gaza, it provided a network of social welfare institutions supporting the poor. During the first Palestinian Intifada (literally “shaking off” the occupation), a Hamas resistance military wing was formed. Israel and the US favored and met with Islamic Hamas leadership as a counterforce to the secular Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Fatah faction then dominant in the Intifada. As Hamas later strengthened, Israel reversed the process.

    History matters. Palestinians have consistently resisted Israeli dominance over their lives. Gazan resistance has been especially problematic for Israel. In the 1970s, before Hamas, Ariel Sharon was charged with “pacifying” Gaza. Sharon imposed a brutal policy of repression, blowing up houses, bulldozing large tracts of refugee camps, imposing severe collective punishment and imprisoning hundreds of young Palestinians.

    Domination and colonialism are contrary to the United Nations Charter. The legitimacy of struggle for self-determination by peoples under colonial and foreign domination was reaffirmed in U.N. General Assembly resolution 2787 (December 6, 1971). As others before them, Palestinians have and do exercise the legal and moral right to resist.

    History matters. In 2005, Israel withdrew its illegal colonial settlers from Gaza. Israeli scholars Uri Davis, Ilan Pappe and Tamar Yaron noted in a Counterpunch article at the time that the primary motive of the evacuation of the settlers was to remove them from harm’s way in anticipation of an intensified future mass attack on Gaza.

    History matters. After Hamas won elections in 2006, its leadership accepted a two-state solution based on the pre-war June 4, 1967 borders, but this was unacceptable to Israel. Earlier, Israel destroyed secular Fatah leader and Palestinian Authority President Arafat for failing at Camp David in July 2000 to comply with its demands to accept permanent Israeli control over Palestinian life and land confined in enclaves. Hamas became the new challenge to Israel’s vision.

    The facts of history affirm that Israel will not accept a sovereign Palestinian state on any part of historic Palestine. Hamas is not the issue. All Palestinian leaders sooner or later, secular or Islamic, are declared unacceptable partners for peace no matter how much they concede to Israel. That Israel hides behind the “Hamas Islamic threat” today to destroy it as a potential partner is becoming transparent.

  5. AM

    It’s funny that david eliezrie is quick to accuse people of being “terror supporters” but fails to recognize that there is a flip side to that coin… as if Zionists are totally exempt from being ‘terror supporters’ or terrorists.
    Israel is generally portrayed by the U.S. mass media as the victim of terrorism, a characterization that is in part correct. Its own role as a major perpetrator of state terrorism is consistently downplayed or ignored, in accordance with the general principle, that violence employed by ourselves or by our friends is excluded from the category of terrorism, by definition. The record of Israeli terrorism, however, is substantial, far too extensive even to attempt to sample here. The Israeli military analyst Zeev Schiff stated, in summarizing comments of former Chief of Staff Mordechai Gurthat, that: “In South Lebanon we struck the civilian population consciously, because they deserved it…the importance of Gur’s remarks is the admission that the Israeli Army has always struck civilian populations, purposely and consciously…the Army, he said, has never distinguished civilian [from military] targets… [but] purposely attacked civilian targets even when Israeli settlements had not been struck.”
    terrorism (ter·ror·ism) [ter-uh-riz-uhm]: the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.

  6. poyani


    Labeling Hamas a terrorist organization is not an error. They have certainly engaged in terrorism (especially the ezzadin al-qassam brigades). Of course, the Israeli military terrorism dwarfs Hamas’ terrorism, but still many Hamas members are terrorists and the group does often support and incite terrorism.

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