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Jun
11

‘ken’

Aimée Kligman (Examiner): … a march organized by various peace groups and political parties of Israel…delivered 25,000 people in the streets of Central Tel Aviv in support of the establishment of a Palestinian state based on 1967 borders.

….The posters are worth a thousand words, especially the one showing President Barack Obama, and the words yes we ‘ken’ (ken means yes in Hebrew). Other posters in red show the year 1967 with either Hebrew or Arabic text under the year. Today, the pro-peace lobby group JStreet is jumping on the bandwagon, and offering a free Obama poster in the original English/Hebrew to all who support the US president’s vision of a two-state solution.

This show of support in Israel doesn’t come a moment too soon. Especially as critics and detractors of the President’s message distort the facts, in what they imagine to be unconditional support of Prime Minister’s Netanyahu and his position.

…An 80-year old woman, Professor Yenina Altman, came from Haifa to attend the rally. She said: ‘It’s important for me to express the desire to see the Palestinians independent. I came from Poland after my entire family perished. I had been in a ghetto and a concentration camp. I would like to have my country show respect for the Palestinians and recognize their right to an independent state just as we desired for ourselves.’

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28 Responses to “‘ken’”


  1. 1 Proud of Obama
    June 7, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Oh, wow! Love that poster.

  2. June 7, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Why am I not surprised I am not seeing this story in the MSM?

    • 6 bjw2
      June 7, 2011 at 11:54 am

      Beause it’s not the narrative they want to tell.

      Last month when the fantastic job report came out ……crickets.
      We all have to remember this is the same media that sat by and allowed us to be lied into a war.

      • 7 theo67
        June 7, 2011 at 2:00 pm

        It’s because the media and the Republicans don’t really understand how “grassroots” really works. When a neighbor, co-worker, family member hear the truth from someone they trust, they may question the lies from the media and some TV personalities whom they don’t know. They think that their little echo chamber of lies is amplifying the noise, but all they’re doing is talking to themselves. When the President gets out onto local TV stations and people actually meet him or hear his words directly from his own mouth, they override the nonsense from the networks. Remember, Fox only reaches three million people. That’s only one percent of the country. I’m sure the President has reached more than that many in the years he’s been out on the national/international stage, and he’s definitely touched and saved more lives with his policies. The real enemy is apathy – when people know the truth, but they’re too lazy to get to the polls or prepare their documentation so their vote will count, or too lazy to talk to their friends, neighbors and family members.

  3. 8 Fred
    June 7, 2011 at 11:11 am

    I ordered mine :)

  4. 9 Hachikō
    June 7, 2011 at 11:16 am

    You will never ever hear about this in the traditional American news media. Never.

    Thank you for sharing it, Hopefruit and Chip.

    • June 7, 2011 at 11:29 am

      You will never ever hear about anything good in the US msm.
      That is why alot of us cannot wait til the president starts to campaign, until he can get his message out, he is vulnerable to all the smears. And by both sides, no less!

    • 11 hopefruit2
      June 7, 2011 at 12:00 pm

      You’re welcome Hachiko. The credit goes to “maggy” who first posted this on BWD’s blog and asked us to spread the news because the MSM won’t!!! I’m happy to do maggy’s bidding :)

  5. 12 meta
    June 7, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Gorgeous poster and very important news about the support for PBO in Israel. I would have never heard about this were it not for you folks. THANK YOU for this great community of truth-seekers.

  6. 13 meta
    June 7, 2011 at 11:32 am

    FYI – the White House livestream is up and running for the presser about to begin:

    http://wh.gov/live

  7. 15 HZ
    June 7, 2011 at 11:32 am

    This is inspiring to see.

  8. 16 Doris
    June 7, 2011 at 11:39 am

    CSPAN TV is carrying the presser live.

  9. 17 Asher in Boston
    June 7, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Such an uplifting article. Every human being deserves respect. Good for those Israelites that came out to march. Kudos to jstreet. Love the poster too and I am gonna order one.

  10. 18 hopefruit2
    June 7, 2011 at 11:58 am

    This was posted by Kasai the other day May 31st post titled “Twitterific.”

    “Yes we can” in different languages:

    1. Chinese = 是的,我们可以

    2. Japanese = はい私達はすることができます

    3. German = Ja, wir können

    4. Finnish = kyllä ​​voimme

    5. Polish = tak, możemy

    6. Hebrew = כן אנחנו יכולים

    7. Arabic = نعم نستطيع

    8. Korean = 네, 우리가 할 수

    9. Dutch = ja we kunnen

    Of course, we know what the Irish translation is!!

  11. 19 bjw2
    June 7, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Wow, I sure wish there was footage because I will email to every major news outlet.

  12. 23 Fred
    June 7, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    can anyone pass this video on twitter to Tapper and Todd and help make it viral?

    I was banned on twitter for telling Palin to frack off one too many times ;)

  13. 25 CEB
    June 7, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Power to the people. OMG, this is huge! Our president has once again shown that he knows/understands the pulse of the people. Bibi N. and the foolish congress that cheered him on look like out-of-touch fools. 25,000 strong in support. This news should be everywhere.

  14. 26 GGail
    June 7, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    This is great news! Thanks hope & Chipsticks for spreading the good news! btw – the German Chancellor luncheon intro by Biden, Clinton & the Chancellor was wonderful and the Chancellor gave a great gift! I hope you will be able to post it Chipsticks.

  15. 27 lisalovesobama
    June 7, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    this article was awesome!!! why aren’t the msm not showing this? these people are ridiculous!

  16. 28 anniebella
    June 8, 2011 at 3:52 am

    Have the Media said anything about this?


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