For those who will want to correct me and say this is a "Palestinian" flag -- let me correct you. This flag represents one thing -- the ongoing jihad against the Jews. The flag exists for one reason and one reason only: as a banner of promised annihilation of the tiny Jewish state. This flag does not exist. Israel, the tiny Jewish state, is Palestine. This bogus flag has no history. The objective of this flag is a second holocaust. Shame on the Jew-hating political whores (Democrats, of course) Bill Pascrell Jr. and Assemblyman Thomas Giblin , who showed up to give the imprimateur of legitmacy to these annihilationist voters.
PA chief Mahmoud Abbas and US favorite Fayyad have gone on record saying that no Jews will be allowed to live in Palestine and that all Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria and Jewish neighborhoods built in post-67 Jerusalem will have to be emptied out before they will accept their state. They are demanding a judenrein state.
Shame on Paterson, New Jersey -- I don't care how big their subversive population is. What's next? An OBL billboard?
I don't believe it. They are lying. That's what they do. I have a file 3 inches thick. They never have proof.
Amid flags and cheers, Paterson celebrates Palestinian-Americans North Jersey.com, May 20, 2013 (thanks to Larry E)PATERSON — The raising of a flag at City Hall on Sunday was like any of the dozen or so similar events held in the city each year in a nod to its diversity.
Except it wasn’t.
That’s because the flag raised — for the first time in Paterson, and possibly at any city hall in the United States — was Palestinian. Symbols or assertions of Palestinian statehood are fraught with political sensitivities, and Khader Abuassab, the event’s organizer, said he received harassing phone calls before Sunday’s event.
But no problems were on display Sunday when the flag was raised in the rain before elected officials and about 150 people. People cheered, danced, shared sweets and shouted, “Long Live Palestine.”
“Palestine is our country and we are proud of that,” said Clifton resident Salwa Ramadan. “We’re happy [to be] recognized finally.”
Paterson had never held the event because no one had asked, Mayor Jeffery Jones said. The mayor read a proclamation proclaiming May 19 as Palestinian American Day in the city and honoring the group’s heritage and contributions.
He said he wasn’t concerned with potential political backlash.
“If they’re citizens of the city of Paterson, they have every right to raise the flag,” Jones said. “There’s nothing that precludes them as long as they follow the process.” Turks, Haitians, Peruvians and other groups have had had their flags raised at City Hall.
Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-Paterson, and Assemblyman Thomas Giblin, D-Clifton, showed up — with Pascrell presenting a letter of Special Congressional Recognition and Giblin presenting an Assembly resolution marking the event.
Shavonda Sumter and Benjie Wimberly, both Assembly members, and state Sen. Nellie Pou also sent a joint citation.
Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations, said in a speech that the Palestinian leadership thanked the city for its gesture. He urged local Palestinians to be good citizens and to continue supporting the struggle for justice in Palestine.
Many Palestinian Americans live and run businesses in South Paterson, area some call “Little Ramallah” after the West Bank city. Abuassab, a member of the Arab American Civic Organization, said it was time the community was recognized.
He put ads in Arabic newspapers about the flag raising and texted an invitation to friends, community leaders, politicians and law enforcement officials.