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Angry New Yorkers Confront Man Tearing Down Flyers of Missing Israelis

Angry New Yorkers Confront Man Tearing Down Flyers of Missing Israelis

“You don’t have a f—ing right to touch that s—”

One of the most grotesque things we have been seeing over the last two weeks is people tearing down flyers of people who have been missing since the Hamas attacks on Israel.

In New York, one man doing that just met some old-school New Yorkers who angrily called him out for it.

The Jerusalem Post reports:

New Yorker goes viral for confronting person who ripped down Israeli hostage posters

Countless videos have spread this week of people taking down hostage posters. But almost immediately, it seems, viewers knew that this one would be different.

Like the others, this video featured someone tearing down the fliers featuring the names and pictures of some of the more than 200 people held captive by Hamas in Gaza. But unlike the rest, the man confronting the poster-ripper did not just urge the person to stop. Instead, he said the f-word. A lot.

Another difference: The man confronting the person taking down the posters was, by his own admission, “not f—ing Jewish.”

“You don’t have a f—ing right to touch that s—,” the man sporting a brown plaid shirt yelled in a thick New York City accent about halfway through the 43-second clip, which was first shared by the group StopAntisemitism. Someone can be heard calling him Paulie.

Here’s the video:

Way to go, Paulie.

Legal Insurrection reader and commenter LukeHandCool commented on Twitter:

Lots of people were impressed by this.

Paulie should run for mayor of New York. I’m betting he would be more effective than the last two.

Featured image via Twitter video.


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Old school New Yorkers would have left him.laying on the ground in a puddle of blood and having to scrape his teeth into a baggy … But its a good start by God

Oh and I’d like to add … Take a good look at who it is stepping up here … Its hard hat dirty hands guys while the supposed liberal elite are pro hamas

    henrybowman in reply to Aggie9595. | October 28, 2023 at 2:32 pm

    I’m feeling nostalgic… let’s buy them a vacation in Chicago during DNC convention 2024.

    inspectorudy in reply to Aggie9595. | October 28, 2023 at 3:38 pm

    Right on! I’m so sick and tired of the elite telling the rest of us how to behave and what to believe. They are the ones running Biden’s admin and we can see what it has brought us! They live in the world of “What if” and we live in the real world of “Hell no”!

More of this sort of pushback is required. When normal society keeps their head down pretending not to notice the woke, lefty weirdo being a jerk it is viewed as weakness. The woke, lefty weirdo then goes a little further next time and if no one says anything a little bit further the time after that.

I sent this video to my 92 year old mom who was born in Brooklyn and also grew up in Flatbush. She is very conservative, a strong Christian and would never approve of this language. But after she saw this, her response was “Homegrown standing up.” Yep, my mom became a proud New Yorker and loves the Italian guy. Then again, we all love the Italian guy.

It’s quite something when some regular blue-collar guys show much more decency in their hearts and moral clarity than the vast majority of Ivy League university administrators and professors.

It shows both the goodness of most average Americans (even in their rough NY style) and the rot in academia.

In rural Ohio, you find vote NO posters on public land right alongside vote YES posters, the second guy having left the first guy’s poster up. That idea of fair political play isn’t universal elsewhere today.

Not that far removed form tearing down statues. It’s still revisionist history.

The Sopranos…

Replying to The Gentle Grizzly- the pot is boiling.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to tmm. | October 28, 2023 at 3:50 pm

    …and the lid is on tight. Soon, there will be an incident that will indeed be the shot heard ’round the world. I am old, and in not great health. Not sure how I will handle this,. but I will not be herded into a camp; I will take my own life first.

Angry New Yorkers Confront Man Tearing Down Flyers of Missing Israelis

Uh, ok. Sure. But other than wagging the dog for blog posts, or sound bites, it begs the question as to why is anyone putting up ‘missing posters’ for people in a war zone 6,000 miles away??

    henrybowman in reply to LB1901. | October 28, 2023 at 2:35 pm

    Because they can’t get time off from their actual jobs to mill around in the streets with bullhorns, like their hateful counterparts do.

      Nope. Just like the rush to mask up, or Ukraine flag in bio craze, that’s just more virtue signalling from the “I support the latest thing” NPC crowd.

    kyrrat in reply to LB1901. | October 28, 2023 at 2:54 pm

    Because we need to remember that those kidnapped people are still missing. Sometimes it is about remembering, and by whatever means you feel moved helping in ways you can help. The mainstream news certainly isn’t going to remind us that those 200+ people (including foreign nationals, Americans among them) are still being held captive.

    rebelgirl in reply to LB1901. | October 28, 2023 at 3:56 pm

    Maybe as a poignant reminder that we still have over 200 hostages over there?
    Including Americans? It speaks volumes…

    kyrrat in reply to LB1901. | October 28, 2023 at 9:06 pm

    🇫🇷 35 French people were murdered & 9 are being held hostage.
    🇹🇭 33 Thai nationals were murdered & 18 were abducted.
    🇺🇸 31 Americans murdered and 13 listed as missing.
    🇺🇦 21 Ukrainians were murdered and 1 is listed as missing.
    🇷🇺 19 Russian-Israelis were murdered, 2 are being held hostage, 7 are missing.
    🇬🇧 12 Britons were murdered and 5 have been listed as missing.
    🇳🇵10 Nepalis were murdered, 1 is missing.
    🇩🇪10 Germans murdered.
    🇦🇷 9 Argentinians were murdered and 21 are missing.
    🇨🇦 6 Canadians were murdered and 2 are still missing.
    🇷🇴 5 Romanians were murdered and 1 has been abducted by Hamas.
    🇵🇹 4 Portuguese people were murdered & 4 are listed as missing.
    🇨🇳 4 Chinese people murdered and 2 are missing.
    🇵🇭 4 Filipinos murdered and 2 are missing.
    🇦🇹 4 Austrians with dual Israeli nationality were murdered, 1 is missing.
    🇮🇹 3 Italians with dual nationality were murdered.
    🇧🇾 3 Belarusian citizens murdered and 1 is listed as missing.
    🇧🇷 3 Brazilians murdered and 1 was reported missing.
    🇵🇪 3 Peruvians were murdered.
    🇿🇦 2 South Africans were murdered.
    🇨🇱🇹🇷🇪🇸🇨🇴 Chile, Turkey, Spain and Colombia all mourned 1 of their nationals and announced the disappearance of another.
    🇰🇭🇦🇺🇭🇳🇦🇿🇮🇪🇨🇭Cambodia, Australia, Honduras, Azerbaijan, Ireland and Switzerland each say 1 of their nationals was murdered.
    🇭🇺 2 Isaeli-Hungarian minors are among those being held hostage.
    🇲🇽 2 Mexicans are being held hostage.
    🇳🇱The Netherlands has 1 held hostage.
    🇺🇾Uruguay has confirmed that 1 of its nationals was abducted.
    🇵🇾🇹🇿🇱🇰 2 Paraguayans, 2 Tanzanians and 2 Sri Lankans are being held hostage

Subotai Bahadur | October 28, 2023 at 5:15 pm

1) To the Left, the very concept of opposition or consequences for anything that they do is something that they cannot comprehend.

2) You will note that it was the Jerusalem Post that broke this story, not American media. The reason is that American media are on the side of both HAMAS and those tearing down the posters.

Subotai Bahadur

A note, not about these particular flyers, but about the topic in general. Of course I support these flyers and would never rip them down, and I think those who do rip them down are antisemites and deserve to be yelled at.

But I don’t agree that as a general proposition one should never take down other people’s flyers. When i see flyers in the street promoting BLM or anti-capitalism or anti-Americanism, etc., I always take them down. They are there illegally, and I consider them litter; by taking them down I am doing my civic duty of cleaning the street. I have every right to do so. Naturally I don’t do that when I see flyers I approve of. It’s not as if I am paid to clean up all litter, and in such a case I don’t volunteer.

These antisemites also have the right to rip down the “kidnapped” flyers, but a decent person wouldn’t, so by doing so they show what they are.

    artichoke in reply to Milhouse. | November 1, 2023 at 1:24 pm

    Mixed feelings. We’re at the point that it’s results that count, so I generally agree. The other side has been using the principle “by any means necessary” for a long time already.