Thursday, February 9, 2017

UK: Demonstrators call for destruction of Israel outside Downing Street

Via CAA:
Demonstrators protesting a visit by Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to Downing Street have been caught engaging in antisemitism.

One woman protested against Mr Netanyahu’s visit with a placard calling him a “Nazi yob murderer” and was ordered to take it down after she was pointed out to police by members of Sussex Friends of Israel attending a large rally held by the Zionist Federation of Great Britain at the entrance to Downing Street welcoming Mr Netanyahu. According to the International Definition of Antisemitism, “Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis” is antisemitic. When a reporter from Jewish News, Justin Cohen, asked her to comment and told her which publication he was from, she allegedly told him to “F*** off”.

The protesters could also be heard chanting “From the River [Jordan] to the [Mediterranean] Sea, Palestine will be free,” which only makes sense as a call for the destruction of the Jewish state and its replacement with a Palestinian state. Under the International Definition of Antisemitism, “Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination” is antisemitic.

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