Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Thursday, 7 January 2016

"Complicité avec les Sionistes Colonisateurs": In Paris, bigots target Batsheva

Tweet by head of B'nai B'rith France
The wonderful Israeli dance company Batsheva is appearing at l'Opéra Garnier de Paris until 9th January, delighting audiences with their performance.

On hand on opening night was a crowd of Israel-demonisers, demonstrating outside the theatre.  Some, inside, managed briefly to disrupt other people's pleasure.

Read about it (in French) here; brief video of the demo outside the theatre, and the queues waiting to watch Batsheva, at source.

Rather read about it in English?

Yep, so would I:
 'A few dozen pro-Palestinian activists tried to disrupt a performance by the Batsheva Israeli dance company in Paris on Tuesday night.
Several dozen protesters held a demonstration outside the Opéra de Paris, but a number of pro-Palestinian activists managed to get inside where they draped Palestinian flags and shouted anti-Israel slogans.
A number of pro-Palestinian activist groups released a statement prior to the performance calling for it's members to demonstrate against it....
Despite security checks, several protesters wearing keffiyehs (an Arabic headdress) and waving Palestinian flags called for a boycott of Israel, shouting "a racist gang in the Opéra Garnier", "We do not dance with apartheid" and "murderer Israel, Palestine will conquer." The demonstrators also accused the Paris Opera of "complicity with the Zionist colonizers."....
The demonstrators were quickly removed the auditorium by security following the disturbance, allowing the show to begin.' 
Report in full here

(If I spot any footage I'll post it here)  Update: see my next post for video.

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