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Yale Student Filmed Placing Palestinian Flag on Chabad Menorah

Disgusting: A protestor climbed up Chabad’s Menorah in New Haven on Shabbos and stuck into it a Palestinian flag in a clear act of antisemitism. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Why couldn't it be seen positively ?
December 10, 2023 12:42 pm

Why couldn’t it be seen as a symbol of unity, or a compliment ?

Because it's not,fact.
Reply to  Why couldn't it be seen positively ?
December 10, 2023 1:33 pm

And this right here is how you gaslight someone…

Because it wasn't
Reply to  Why couldn't it be seen positively ?
December 10, 2023 10:11 pm

probably because he had his face covered

Reply to  Why couldn't it be seen positively ?
December 10, 2023 11:06 pm

Would you say the same thing if he had put up a swastika? Or, heaven forfend, a picture of DJT?

December 10, 2023 12:43 pm

So what
Who cares

Not really sure but…
December 10, 2023 12:52 pm

Be it seemed like there was a significant crowd outside of the camera view chanting cut it down. And when the blasphemous flag was placed on the menorah I could here very loud cheers. The few that came forward to try to stop this act of antisemitism and hate were just a few. It sounded very frightening, though the camera only showed a small group, but the sounds were of a very large crowd of hate mongers nearby possibly outside of the camera’s view.

Reply to  Not really sure but…
December 11, 2023 11:00 am

That is what it could seem from the video and that is the reason CollLive and others should do their due diligence and report accurate information. The facts are bad enough as they are. There is no reason to make it even more scary for people and especially people in New Haven. The chanting and cheering had nothing to do with the Menorah desecration. What you are hearing is “shut it down”, presumably referring to the war, at a different part of the Green and facing the direction of the court house across the street.

Why make this worse than it is??
December 10, 2023 12:57 pm

It’s not “a clear act of antisemitism”. They’re putting their flags on every pole/building/statue they can get their hands on.

It’s a vile act but why are you inflaming things further by making it sound worse than it is. Trust me, we’re all angry enough and disgusted enough, we don’t need more kerosene.

Try the reverse
Reply to  Why make this worse than it is??
December 10, 2023 4:00 pm

Would placing an Israeli flag on a mosque or other symbol of the Islamic faith in Yale be okay?
You know what the reaction to that would be.
Why are your minimizing the actions here?

You guys are sick apologists for terror
December 10, 2023 1:57 pm

If I’d climb a sign stating ”Ramadan Mubarak” belonging to a mosque and I’d attach to it something as innocuous as an Israeli Flag, that would be an act of hate. The only reason would be to enflame against Islam. And they did the equivalence (albeit with a more inflammatory flag)

He should be expelled
December 10, 2023 2:08 pm

Expelled from college
And from the country
Freedom of speech does not include this type of behavior

flags are flammable
December 10, 2023 2:16 pm

Leave it there til tonight and … oops…

Misleading and Inflammatory Headline and Posts
December 10, 2023 2:36 pm

Misleading and Inflammatory Headline “Yale Student Filmed Placing Palestinian Flag on Chabad Menorah” Your “article” and Instagram posts are readily shared by many, many thousands, I’m sure, on all variety of social media. This is irresponsible journalism at its best, actually – at its worst. As of now, as far as I know, no one knows the identity of the person who climbed up the menorah and placed the flag there. Is your goal to make things worse on the Yale campus? Spreading misinformation and disinformation is exactly what we accuse others of. Why would you lower yourselves to that… Read more »

Reply to  Misleading and Inflammatory Headline and Posts
December 10, 2023 8:01 pm

Yes, agree 100%. There’s absolutely no indication this was a Yale student. I just with the person who filed the incident and he agrees and he never indicated that it was a Yale student.

Reply to  Misleading and Inflammatory Headline and Posts
December 11, 2023 6:43 am

You don’t know the identity. He was wearing a kfiya. Why are you trying to defend?

December 10, 2023 2:47 pm

I’m shocked by the previous comments. Hanging a Palestinian flag on a Jewish menorah is an act of antisemitism. The guy knows its wrong. Just look how he covers his face so he won’t be identifiable. He is doing it to spark antisemitism, not peace.

Just pointing out
December 10, 2023 4:12 pm

Wow! Go New Haven Shluchim, best group of shluchim ever!!!!!!

Deflection: So now Yale is the real victim ?
December 10, 2023 5:01 pm

Since the event happened on the grounds of Yale University, and there was a loud student rally that can be heard in the background chanting “shut it down”, and other student age persons ran after him and told him to take him it down like they knew him, it is reasonable to assume that the person was a Yale student. Instead of being concerned with Yale allowing hate and anti-semitism on campus, the original commenter is more focused on Yale’s image. Just as Harvard students entirely blamed Israel for the attacks of Oct 7, some will now blame Colive for… Read more »

Reply to  Deflection: So now Yale is the real victim ?
December 10, 2023 7:13 pm

1. It’s not on Yale’s campus it’s downtown New Haven green. 2. The people chanting shut it down were not talking about the menorah. 3. They were actually all facing the New Haven courthouse and most likely referring to the war funding. 4. There is literally no reason to believe at the Yale student. 5. Yes I’m local Chabad and disgusted by these protests. I’m also disgusted when a frum news source adds unnecessary fuel to a local fire.

Yale's Anti-Israel Actions
Reply to  Emes
December 10, 2023 10:37 pm

The article did disclaim and say the protestor was THOUGHT to be a student from Yale, but is immaterial in light of recent Yale’s anti-Israel student actions and should not be the focus, but Emes, your points are well taken and persuasive. Note the reaction of his fellow protestors/students was “this will make us look bad”, as opposed to this is wrong. If the protestor is not in fact a Yale student, he is no doubt on his way to a scholarship based upon his contribution to the resistance. 1) Oct 9, 2023 –Yalies4Palestine wrote in an Instagram post: “We… Read more »

Reply to  Yale's Anti-Israel Actions
December 11, 2023 8:43 am

I am definitely against the yaliesfor Palestine and I support yidden of course. I also think that it’s important for us to be extremely honest. There’s a tendency in media today to report and draw conclusions without having the facts. I would be curious to know who started this idea that the person was thought to be a Yale student. I’m not saying that it’s not possible that this was a Yale student. I’m also not saying that it’s beyond the capabilities of a Yale student to do this. I do know that there was a widely publicized Menorah lighting… Read more »

Not reasonable
Reply to  Deflection: So now Yale is the real victim ?
December 10, 2023 11:34 pm

Not on Yale grounds. First falsehood.

No basis on which to conclude it was a “student rally”. If you’ve read actual news articles about these events, you would know they are gathering points for pro-Palestinians from the town and surrounding communities.

“Student” climbing menorah. Possibly a student, no way to discern the individual’s age. If it is a student, no indication of where this person might go to school.

“other student-age persons” – see above.

Those are absolutely not reasonable assumptions. And even if they were – not even a reasonable assumption constitutes a fact.

Responsible Reporting is Based on Facts
Reply to  Deflection: So now Yale is the real victim ?
December 10, 2023 11:57 pm

Jay Sorid – An accusation of “deflection” is most often a tell-tale sign of gaslighting.

Yemach shemam
December 10, 2023 5:23 pm

Hashem, help us from these inhumane enemies. Please erase them from this planet.

7 laws of Judaism
Reply to  Yemach shemam
December 10, 2023 7:24 pm

A reminder of the 7 laws of Judaism

December 10, 2023 7:19 pm

“Yale student” ? Is that what Chabad does nowadays, makes stuff up? It’s bad enough that we have to deal with the lies on the Palestinian side
But when you can’t believe the Jewish side either what are you supposed to do? Did you speak to the person who filmed the incident? I am speaking to the “reporter”. No you didn’t. So basically you care nothing for truth.

7 laws of Judaism
December 10, 2023 7:25 pm

Maybe its a reminder to remember the 7 laws of Judaism.

Say what?
Reply to  7 laws of Judaism
December 10, 2023 11:09 pm

Judaism has 613 laws. What are you blathering about?

The seven laws of Noach
Reply to  Say what?
December 11, 2023 3:45 pm

It was a little mistake that you can correct to yourself. No need to make the person feel bad

7 lws of Judaism
Reply to  The seven laws of Noach
December 12, 2023 5:53 am

Bottom line . Shall not commit murder

I appreciate
December 10, 2023 9:29 pm

The fear in their voices when they say “take it down, it looks bad for us”

Dear fellow Jews
December 10, 2023 10:22 pm

You all are ridiculous. No reason why we have to sit trying to think of all the reasons to be “dan lkaf zchus.” We have every right to be outraged and we should be. We are not here to make them look ‘good’ and all this talk is cowardly. If they have something they want to say in defense of themselves let them. It is not our responsibility or our duty and very much detracts from what we have to do- stuck up for ourselves and that which is sacred to us. These comments nauseate me.

I was wondering what they teach them in Yale..
December 10, 2023 10:39 pm

Based on where I am now b”H (a productive job and no time to waste on constantly ‘protesting’ or obsessing about others), I came to the conclusion that I got far more value for the tuition I paid at Touro.

Reputations are fluid, the Ivys don't know this
Reply to  I was wondering what they teach them in Yale..
December 11, 2023 12:31 pm

The psychopaths and their apologists will likely be surprised when the value of the degree tanks. In their elitist echo chamber people are impressed with avant garde provocation of the common people. But to the rest of the world, these people are freaks you’d expect to see on the Jerry Springer Show. They feel untouchable. What employer is not going to wonder now if Yale applicants might just be terrorism sympathists and bigots? The University’s failure to shut this down or expose the specific students engaged in hate conduct just leaves us all to wonder. On paper nobody is going… Read more »

Yale Students Should Not Fear Being Attacked
December 11, 2023 11:21 am

If there is a war against the Jews on college campuses, sometimes it doesn’t make sense to help the enemy by passionately criticizing and investigating your own army. When you look at the new Hitler student youth on campus, and the college professors who indoctrinated them, you recognize the war. Many comments here would win the evidentiary argument in the courtroom, but they would lose in the battlefield, since the enemy would now use them to their advantage. I do not know of any Yale students getting attacked for wearing a Yale sweatshirt and would let them hire their own… Read more »