A (no doubt trolling) Yahoo! Answers user offers the prompt, “Are Jews the most peaceful and caring people in the world?”
Jews have done so much to help us black folks cuz they gave us BET and the NAACP. Others, such as Tim Wise, have been actively supporting our interests, and exposing how white racists use the so-called “color-blind society” to oppress us more and keep us down. I say the Jews are the most peaceful and caring people in the world because they have been on the front line fighting for us nonwhites’ human rights in the world with their organizations, such as SPLC and ADL that expose those racist white people with their “Tea Parties” and KKK rallies.
Some of those who answered rightly directed the questioner’s attention to the less than tactful gestures of the Israeli war machine toward that country’s Arab neighbors. Here, however, lest this congoid-American truth seeker fall into the folly of thinking that primitive racist whites are the only people who know how to violently crunk it up and/or put some stank on direct action at the street level, is a brief but representative selection of vintage Jewish variations on that twenty-first century staple, the chimpout.
“Jewish Riot in London”. [Spokane] Evening Chronicle(September 20, 1904):
LONDON, Sept. 20. The day of atonement was marked in London by serious rioting in the Jewish quarter of the East End[.] Over 2000 Jews engaged in a disturbance and nearly 300 police had to be called out before the disorder was quelled. The trouble arose over the action of the nonconforming members of a social democratic Jewish club at Spitalfields […]
The socialists openly paraded in disregard of the fasting injunction, and made a celebration with wines at the clubhouse. The orthodox Jews were angered and surrounded the clubhouse and stoned it. The socialists threw bottles at the crowd and soon the two or three narrow streets in the vicinity became choked by a fighting mob. Ambulances were called out and the doctors had many minor cases to attend to.
Finally the police quelled the disturbance, cordoned off the streets in the disturbed area and made several arrests. Excited groups of orthodox Jews, however, continued to parade the streets and the houses of several socialist Jews were stoned.
“Murder of Jewish Girl by Turk Provokes Riot in Constantinople”. The Gettysburg Times (September 9, 1927):
Constantinople; Aug. 27. […] The Turkish authorities were faced with the first grave minority incident since the inauguration of the republic when thousands of Jews, following the hearse of a Jewish girl murdered by a Turk, staged a dramatic demonstration, blocking traffic for hours and repulsing the attempts of the Turkish police to establish order.
Scores of manifestants were arrested. The governor and chief of police are carrying on an investigation, while the entire Jewish colony is agitated. […]
“Jews Riot in London: Protest Sale of Non-Kosher Meat as Kosher”. The Montreal Gazette (October 12, 1928):
London, October 11. – Police at Whitechapel broke up a Semitic demonstration said to have been participated in by more than 2,000 persons today.
The demonstration was in protest of the sale of non-kosher meats as kosher meat by a restaurant. In the melee, windows of the restaurant were broken by the mob, the second to storm it since the charge was first made against it.
Mounted police were forced to ride through the crowd to disperse it.
“Jews Riot Among Selves: Thirty Are Wounded in Flare-Up in Poland”. The [Spokane] Spokesman-Review(September 2, 1929):
WARSAW, Poland, Aug. 31. […] Thirty Jews were wounded at a massmeeting [sic] today called by the Left Poale Zion, labor party, to protest against the Palestine massacres.
A riot broke out when speakers denounced Jewish communists for taking a stand against the Jews of Palestine and for asserting that Zionists in league with British imperialists are “attacking the Arabs”[.]
“Chicagoans Riot to Greet Russian Orthodox Rabbi”. Milwaukee Sentinel (February 10, 1930):
CHICAGO, Feb. 9. [. . .] A little red-bearded man in a black round hat and formal coat stood in bewilderment Sunday in the La Salle street railroad station while 5,000 excited persons fought to touch his coat with their fingers, which they then kissed.
Several men were trampled, bruised in the maelstrom before a shock squad of thirty policemen cleared his way to an automobile.
This was the way Rabbi Joseph Itzchock Sohnayerson, noted leader of orthodox Jews, was greeted on his arrival here for a visit of three weeks. There were some official city welcomers in the crowd but they stood helpless for the thirty-five minutes it took the policemen to establish order. […]
“Nazi Uniforms Causes Riot in N.Y. Jewish Area”. The [Salt Lake City] Deseret News (October 8, 1935):
NEW YORK, Oct. 8. [. . .] The sight of five men wearing Nazi uniforms in the predominantly Jewish garment workers’ district today precipitated a short lived riot.
Displaying Swastikas, the five men drove into the section in a truck advertising a Nazi rally[.] About 3,000 persons, police estimated, stormed the truck, yanked out the occupants and beat them.
The speedy arrival of police halted the riot. […]
“Palestine Jews Riot As British Plan Announced”. Daytona Beach Morning Journal (May 18, 1939):
The British government in its long-awaited statement of policy on Palestine announced yesterday a plan which would restrict the proportion of Jews in the Holy Land to one-third of the total population, turn the country over to the Arab majority and absolve Britain, in the government’s view, of obligation “to facilitate the further development of the Jewish national home by immigration.”
Bitter denunciation by Jewish leaders and demonstrations against the plan by students in the all-Jewish city of Tel Aviv, Palestine followed the announcement.
Shots by British police wounded several of the demonstrators.
Bombs were exploded in some Jerusalem sections. Two Jewish employe[e]s were injured when several bombs damaged the government immigration building.
Police patrolled the streets of Tel Aviv tonight after 5,000 Jewish youths staged a demonstration. Unofficial reports said the youths, who had taken an oath to fight for Jewish independence, set furniture in British government district offices afire.
Two of their number were wounded when police fired into the crowd. A Jewish constable was reported seriously injured when the demonstrators opened fire on the policemen. [. . .]
“British Use Tear Gas In Jewish Riot”. The Deseret News (November 26, 1946):
HAIFA, Palestine [. . .] British troops used tear gas, fire hose and clubs today to quell an hour long riot of about 3500 Jewish refugees being transferred from their ancient immigration ship [i.e., of “return”] to three troopships. One soldier was missing and believed dead and 10 others were wounded.
Army officers said the lost soldier was struck on the head by a five pound can of UNRRA [i.e., United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration] food as he fought up the gangplank to help disembark the Jews from the refugee ship [. . .] He fell into the harbor.
Some 60,000 Jewish residents of Haifa started a strike and built bonfires atop Mount Carmel to express their support of the Jews in the harbor.
The battle was touched off when troops boarded the ship, biggest yet to attempt the dash to Palestine [. . .]
“The blighters were tossing full tins of UNRRA food at us,” a police officer said. “It was ankle-deep on the dock.”
At the height of the fight the passengers hung a huge banner over the side of the ship. It [. . .] read: “For every Jew murdered or wounded aboard this ship, you will pay in English blood. You have been warned.”
“Polish Jews Riot in Protest Against Oliver Twist Film”. The [Fredericksburg] Free Lance-Star (February 21, 1949):
BERLIN, Feb. 21 [. . .] Enraged Polish Jews rioted before a British sector movie theater today and for the second time blocked a showing of the film “Oliver Twist,” which they charge is anti-semitic.
Police used clubs and fire hoses to hold back a charging crowd of about 300 demonstrators, but without much success, when the theater tried to open for the afternoon showing of the film, based on the Dickens novel.
A melee of flying fists and clubs surged up and down the Kerfuerstendamm, the street which is the center of Berlin’s artistic life. German police of the British sector had to call out all available reserves and British public safety officers on duty decided to suspend the showing once again. [. . .]
The riot broke out at about 2 p.m. [. . .]
In the milling crowd outside, a British officer was beaten. Several German policemen were bloodied. The demonstrators hurled rocks and dared police to shoot, but there was no shooting. In the shower of stones, Lyford Moore, correspondent for the American Broadcasting Company, was struck in the face.
“Berlin Jews Riot Against Film By Anti-Semite”. Daytona Beach Morning Journal (February 5, 1954):
BERLIN [. . .] Students and members of the Berlin Jewish community fought with police riot squads last night in protest against a former Nazi producer’s newest film.
It was the opening night for “Stars Over Colombo,” a comedy effort by Veit Harlan. His anti-Semitic “Jew Suss” was sponsored by the Nazi government 15 years ago.
Ninety riot squadsmen rushed to the theater in the British sector after the demonstrators shut off the projection room for a time and took the stage to harangue the producer. The screening was completed after police dispersed the demonstrators.
“Orthodox Jews Riot, Kill One”. The Victoria Advocate (September 2, 1956):
JERUSALEM, Israeli Sector, Sept. 1 [. . .] One man was killed and 19 persons were injured today when police clashed with young Orthodox Jews attempting to halt automobile traffic, calling it “desecration of the Sabbath.”
Pinchas Singlaowski, 60, a watchman at an Orthodox religious school died from injuries he received in the two-hour disturbance. Three of the demonstrators were arrested. [. . .]
The older men dispersed quietly, but the younger ones, reportedly members of the ultra-Orthodox Naturey Karta organization, set up roadblocks in the Romena quarter of Jerusalem’s West Side. They stoned passing taxis and other vehicles, trying to make them halt.
Witnesses said many drivers and passengers left their cars and threw stones back at the youth. Police, reinforced by firemen used clubs and fire hoses to disperse the crowd. Seven policemen were among those injured.