Cross posted from Richard Millett’s blog
Yesterday afternoon about 40 Israel supporters heeded the call of the Zionist Federation and the Board of Deputies to protest the incitement by the Palestinian leaders to murder Israeli citizens. For once the protest was outside the Palestinian mission in London.
Protesters waved Israeli flags and held placards of some specific statements that have driven Palestinians to murder numerous Israelis over the last month or so. As a result Palestinians have also died but then, as we know, Palestinian leaders have little concern for their own people.
There should be permanent protests outside all Palestinian missions as they are at the heart of the current bloodshed being representatives from Fatah and of Mahmoud Abbas himself.
That said any protests are likely to fall on deaf ears. Manuel Hassassian, the head of the London mission, enjoys his jibes about Jews.
The ZF’s Arieh Miller gave an excellent speech calling for the Palestinian leaders to stop the incitement.
But, unsurprisingly, the PSC’s supporters were intent on heightening the tensions with their call for the destruction of the Jewish state.
The destruction of Israel is the PSC’s ultimate objective and it obviously doesn’t matter how many Israelis and Palestinians die in the process.
After a few minutes taking photos of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign counter-protest I was outed as a “Zionist”. I was then assailed by a police officer and asked to leave. Apparently, my presence was upsetting the PSC.
Such sensitive souls. Some people have no problem inciting bloodshed but woe betide if you photograph them.
Here are some pics and the clip of my being “outed” by the PSC while they call for the Jewish state’s demise.
Meanwhile the PSC will be back outside the Israeli Embassy this Saturday and probably showing the usual lack of concern for the continued bloodshed:
- Violence on the Temple Mount in the Arab Media (adl.org)
- UN Chief Criticizes Abbas’ Anti-Jewish Incitement, Fears It Will Stoke Tensions in Jerusalem (thetower.org)
- 57% of Palestinians Support New Armed Intifada: Survey (algemeiner.com)