Exclusive: When Jews Party for Nakba – Undercover at DJs4BDS

Nothing beats a good party on a Saturday night in a dusky bar in Bushwick, Brooklyn, unless, of course, you are Jew with a Palestinian flag on your back. Then you really know how to party.

The aberration and perversion of Adalah-NY’s last event know no bounds.  DJs4BDS, as they named their crazed event, had its inaugural edition last Saturday in NYC.

But among the roughly 80 self-hating Jews, there was one person who only pretended to be one of them. This is how we know what went down.

But let’s just set the dancefloor for a second.

Adalah-NY, the centre of the Campaign for the BDS in NYC, is a fringe organization who claims to be strictly non-profit, and yet we know from NGO-Monitor that it is not financially transparent and gets support from a mysterious organization called Wespac. This Wespac sponsors Israeli Apartheid Week throughout the US campuses and injects money into the operation of Jewish Voice for Peace. Wespac is led by Nada Khader, a Palestinian woman who grew up in the U.S, served as a consultant for the UN Development Program in the Gaza Strip and is known as an avid voice against Israel. You see? After all, you can be a freaking rich Palestinian refugee who backs up hate speech, violence and antisemitism. Thank you, UNRWA, you are doing a great service!

Adalah-NY was founded in 2006 in “response to the escalation of Israeli attacks” in Gaza and Lebanon, and as per its website it demands an “immediate, unconditional, and permanent end to the U.S. and U.S.-sponsored Israeli aggression in the Middle East.”

The members of Adala-NY live and breathe BDS. They claim that BDS is a peaceful movement. And yet, Adalah-NY is everything but peaceful. They are the ones shouting out of their minds “from the River to the Sea…” and marching across Times Square, Grand Central or wherever they wish. They are the ones yelling at Idan Raichel before each of his concerts. And they are the ones cursing at the Batsheva Dance Company with slogans like “stop the genocide,” “Israeli Defense Forces = war criminals,” and “Zionism = racism.”

You get the picture.

Peaceful resistance. And what not.

What is barely known, however, is that the majority of this repugnant group is made up of millennial Jews.

These Jews, as they discussed during the party, are gutted by Israel, and they will make sure that the Palestinians get back what they deserve.

Read: “from the River to the Sea…”

For any sane minds, it is close to impossible to understand how these young, privileged (most of them were attending  Ivy League schools) Jews coming from Montreal, Texas, Miami and beyond, have the audacity to gather in a bar decorated with Palestinian flags and keffiyahs – on the Jewish festival of Shavuot, no less. Or how they have the stomach to party against Israel, while the last Holocaust survivors are trying to make sure that the Jew-hatred they endured would never manifest itself again.

And yet, there we are, Jews calling for the delegitimization of Israel, collecting signatures for the BDS movement, distributing fliers and magazines on how to boycott Israeli companies, why Israel is an apartheid state, and how to mobilize others to join the movement.

The whole party is beyond absurdity.

Wearing shirts calling for the right of return of Palestinians, or boastfully naming oneself as self-loving anti-Zionist, are trending and as one of them said: “You can order these via Facebook, I have five others.”

What remained unclear though even after asking six people who seemed to run the party, was the reason why they partied.

The website of DJs4BDS states that it’s a community of DJs, musicians, artists and fans in support of a global campaign of boycott, divestment, and sanctions (“BDS”) against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights. Just like their brother organizations, they also call for the support of BDS in taking a stand against apartheid and the occupation.

“The Nakba has never ended, and will never end without folks doing what they can. Let’s take BDS to the dancefloor!”

Okay, we get it! You want to party.

And yet, isn’t it utterly bizarre to party in the name of Nakba? A word that slowly outgrows the horrors of Holocaust?

These millennials seem to do and know everything better. But who can explain to us the twisted thought behind a party in the name of Nakba if Nakba is what they attempt to fight against?

We’re just going to leave it here, maybe one of you can figure this anomaly out.



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