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)

Monday, 4 July 2016

"An Absurd Political Marriage Enabled Only by a Mutual Hatred of Jews"

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".... Hezbollah T-Shirts, Nasrallah T-Shirts, Khomeini T-Shirts. These people marched proudly through the streets of London. Someone had a placard that read ‘ We are all Hezbollah’. ... Support for radical Islamic extremists. Maybe 350 people in total, maybe slightly more. The demographic was clearly one sided. Over 80% of them looked Middle Eastern themselves. Arabic was the language most spoken.

.... The drum beat ever present. The mob’s conductor leading the way with the usual chants. Right through Oxford Circus, Regent Street, Bond Street, the heart of London’s main shopping district. Hezbollah flags were waving all the way. I saw a boy, maybe 13 or 14, holding the terrorist flag.....

Image: SussexFriendsofIsrael
Such extremism. Such hatred. There will be no peace, there will be no progress, until this venom is extracted from the conflict. The irony that on this day in North London, left-wing Zionists had gathered at a Haaretz conference to discuss the issue of peace was not lost on me. With all the will in the world, theirs is a bubble that at the moment, simply does not exist.

You cannot negotiate with this. Nor will peace move forward whilst this mob is allowed to spread its poison. This is blind hatred. Self- chosen ignorance, bias, and yes, not a little antisemitism. Those few in the crowd that were not Islamic radicals fell into two distinct groups. Those on the very far left, and those on the very far right. An absurd political marriage enabled only by a mutual hatred of Jews...."

 The words are the admirable David Collier's, and are taken from his firsthand account of Friday's Al Quds march in London (click here for that must-read post with several instructive photos).

And see the many photos as well as videos on Sussex Friends of Israel's Facebook page here. (Happily, this year the Israel-haters did not have Al Quds Day all to themselves: pro-Israel forces featured a counter-rally, at which UNWatch's Hillel Neuer and Hendon MP Matthew Offord spoke.)


Regarding the Hezbollah flags, be sure to  see Edgar Davidson's totally-nails-it graphic here

Meanwhile, in Berlin, this modern form of the Old Hatred where Jackboots went before:

Also in Berlin, these pro-Israel protesters against the haters' march:

And, half a world away, the Old Hatred's manifestation close to Australia's shores:

1 comment:

  1. Where's an old lady in a Cadillac trying to get to a farmer's market plowing over a crowd of people to death when you really need one? Barring that, this would be great opportunity for weaponized drones.