Attacker carried poster praising Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Israel divestment — contact Boston Police if you know her identity
Chloé Simone Valdary is an outspoken pro-Israel student who has organized pro-Israel events, made pro-Israel videos and written op-eds critical of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement.
We have featured her videos several times, and also written about the vicious, racist attacks on her because of her pro-Israel views:
- The ugly, repugnant attack on a pro-Israel black American student
- Stand with Chloé Simone Valdary
- “As a free woman of color, of course I would be a Zionist, it’s only natural”
On Friday, July 11, 2014, Chloé attended a pro-Israel counter rally in Boston near the Israeli Consulate. There were about 75 anti-Israel protesters, according to Chloé, and about 12 pro-Israel protesters.
As this video shows, Chloé was physically assaulted by a woman carrying a pro-BDS poster in what appears to be an unprovoked attack:
Here are more images of the woman provided to me by Chloé (photo credit Elan Kawesch):
I think its significant that the woman was carrying a poster praising the recent Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) divestment from certain companies doing business in Israel. PC-USA can claim all it wants it seeks peace, but it got in bed with hateful BDS people, some of whom are dangerous.
According to The Times of Israel, the anti-Israel protest was organized by Jewish Voice for Peace, a hideously anti-Israel group active in the BDS movement.
The attacker has not yet been identified.
Chloé informed me that she filed a complaint with the Boston Police Department in the Allston Precinct that day. Anyone with tips as to the identity of the woman can call the Boston Police at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or text TIP to CRIME (27463).
Chloé provided the following additional statement:
There were about 11 of us and 75 of them. I don’t think she knew who I was, she was nasty to everyone. It was a disgusting experience but I can’t say I am surprised. We have always known that the anti-Israel crowd is filled with Jew haters and Arab supremacists who preach a steady dose of racism. But they cannot stop us and they cannot silence us. We will continue to march forward and promote justice and Zionism.
We can expect more of this, as anti-Israel rallies increasingly are becoming threatening, as reflected in our post about a protest in San Francisco: