He has newly posted a pertinent commentary on this year's anti-Israel activity in Manchester, (more here), the British city which, of course, once played a seminal role in the Zionist movement in Britain (think Sieff, think Weizmann).
Writes Semple, inter alia:
In 2014, the city of Manchester in England became the focal point of the third intifadists who clashed with the police and the local Jewish population.
Weekdays in King Street saw twenty to thirty people on each side, holding up Israeli and Palestinian flags while debating each other across the picket line. Sometimes this was peaceful and civilised. Sometimes it exploded into anger. The BDS mob pretended not to be anti-Jewish but then poured out thousands of conspiracy theories about Jews and Israel, reminiscent of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Jews were called Nazis; they were called dirty pigs; they were called murderers; they were even called Christ killers.
The BDS crowd kept shouting “Free Hamas” in between incidents of physical abuse and the occasional Hitler salute. One Muslim protester foolishly declared on camera that he loved Hitler. Another gleefully said that Israeli Jews should go back to Poland and Hitler “where maybe they’ll find another Hitler.”....'(Photo credits: 1-4, Manchester Evening News; 5, Joel Goodman for ibid.)
Be sure to read the whole of David Semple's post, here