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Sunday, July 10, 2011

A JStreet "rabbi" endorses Hamas bombarding of Sderot

David Mivasair of Vancouver, who calls himself a rabbi but is also listed as Chaplain of the First United Church of Vancouver, is a member of the "rabbinic cabinet" of the Soros-financed pressure group JStreet.

Here he is on a street corner in Vancouver, explaining why he supports the Hamas bombardments of Israeli civilians at Sderot

hat tip: Richard Klagsbrun

UPDATE Sept. 5, 2011:  Mivasair has removed this video from Youtube.  With people like that, you must be grateful when they don't have the courage of their convictions.

UPDATE, July 30, 2013:  Here, compliments of FresnoZionism, are Mivasair's words as uttered on the video that he has removed:
Whenever we read about … I have to say about a puny, ineffective rocket fired into some place like Sderot, something to think about is very likely that very likely the people firing it are the children or grandchildren of people who perhaps once lived in Sderot. But it wasn’t Sderot, it was a Palestinian village that had existed there for centuries that had several hundred people who were forcibly expelled at gunpoint and when the place was empty, then Jews moved in and built a town…

UPDATE Jan. 2, 2013
Here he is, in a street-corner appearance in Vancouver on Nov. 18, 2012, declaring his support to Hamas and his enmity to Israel:

see my previous posting on JStreet

More than eighty of JStreet's rabbis are active against Israel


Richard K said...

But even J street opposed the floptilla! He should have read the memo.

Unknown said...

Thanks for pointing this out, Richard. Another friend has also written to say that Mivasair here takes a position different from the official JS line. JStreet seems to have a number of different views, on this as on a number of other issues. But whatever the "official" line of JS, it must take some responsibility for what at least some of its "rabbinic cabinet" members have to say. If they don't want to be tainted by the likes of Mivasair, they should kick him off their "rabbinic cabinet."

Renee Switzer said...

David Mivasair cannot be taken seriously by serious people. He has a small following of likeminded, non-conforming, individuals who seem to have found themselves in the position of being out of the mainstream community and he is being used by those people as he is using them for attention. The less attention paid to him the better. Sadly there are people who put the title of Rabbi in front of the their name and in fact are destructive in their actions and words. This person is one of those. It is not possible to be a Rabbi and be a pastor in the United Church at the same time.
Too bad, so sad.
Renee Switzer Guarino- Vancouver

Anonymous said...

The J in J STreet stands for Jihad

abram epstein said...

The Gaza government
A small sample of Hamas’ commitment to “peace”
From the Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement, 18 August 1988
"Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it. Leaving the circle of conflict with Israel is a major act of treason and it will bring curse on its perpetrators. Who so on that day turns his back to them, unless maneuvering for battle or intent to join a company, his habitation will be hell. Today it is Palestine and tomorrow it may be another country For Zionist scheming has no end, and after Palestine they will covet expansion from the Nile to the Euphrates. Their scheme has been laid out in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Egypt has already been cast out of the conflict, to a very great extent through the treacherous Camp David Accords.”

Unknown said...

I see that this guy, Rabbi David Mivasair, is listed as a member of J St.'s rabbinic council (he is listed as a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College). The J St. website says that this body has 1,000 members, but I don't know that there's any screening process. According to what this guy says in the video you link to, he doesn't belong. He clearly doesn't have J Street's view of the Flotilla or of attacks on Sderot (nor of the nature of the conflict in general):

In my view, J St. would be remiss if it knowingly allows such an individual to affiliate in this way, but as shown on the website, his views do not represent the organization. This matter is being brought to the attention of J St.'s national leadership.

Anonymous said...

This Jewish Kapo Mivasair and his followers remind me of the Charles Manson clan. They would have stood up in Times Square in 1938 and spoken out in similar fashion in favor of Adolph Hitler's final solution. These bleeding heart beshevelte kapos should be detained and infused with a history lesson.

Greg said...

The so-called progressive 'rabbi' Mivassair preaches as well in the couple of local mosks together with imams; for years he promotes these activities, proud of them, of his muslim 'brothers' and 'sisters' in faith. Really. Here is one old example:

Just google the creep and you will find what he is all about.

gamma said...

How wonderful it is to fight for a cause, how unpleasant it is to think.

boldeagle said...

These people are nauseating and ignorant yet are able to reach those who are even more ignorant and who will certainly believe their message.

When that "rabbi" talked about the puny little missiles sent into Sderot as if they were nothing, I'd like to point out the horror and fear they cause. And then he makes reference to these terrorists being the kids and grandkids of those whose land was taken, well, that's enough for me, excuse me while I go barf.

Tim Bus said...

I'm flabbergasted! No one here has commented on Miffy's egregious lie at 3 min 20 sec, where he says 150 million, instead of 1.5 million.

And he doesn't 'endorse' the bombardment of Sderot, he treats it like an annoying insect. He, and his congregation should live for a year in Sderot, in secret, then come back to Canada to report on 'a few ineffectual rockets'.

Why, 'in secret'? Because, if his Pals know, they can ensure that no rockets go anywhere near their Useful Idiot catspaw pals.

Nissim Levy said...

I used to be a member of Ahavat-Olam from 2004 - 2006. At first I was very sympathetic to David Mivasair's views because he was a moderate in those days. He criticized Israel when criticism was due but fundamentally supported Israel's right to exist. Over the years he changed and I left Ahavat-Olam in disgust when I could no longer tolerate the virulent anti-zionism that was thick in the air. By what I gather through the Internet David has gone completely off the deep end. He has become a rabid hater of the sovereign state of Israel. Truly an enemy of Israel.

Nissim Levy said...

David Mivasair, by his own words in this video, is against the existence of the state of Israel and not just opposing various Israeli government policies. He is a self hating Jew. He is an anti Zionist through and through. I used to be a member of his congregation but I quit in disgust.

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