The dregs and bullies of BDS (the Boycott Divestment Sanctions movement against Israel) just can’t leave the female staff of Ahava alone.
As you can see in the video below (thank you, scotfella) “MrAlexSeymour”, who is making a name for himself in “bravely” following these dregs around, edits the videos to paint his victim in the worst possible light.
In this instance his objective, in ten seconds of footage, is to make a female member of the Ahava staff look like a nasty Christian fundamentalist, which she isn’t.
To intimidate a woman on her own while she is trying to do her job and then put her on youtube is as low as I have known the BDS movement to go…..so far.
But then these actions are being encouraged by celebrated human rights lawyers like Michael Mansfield QC, who in is his recent speech to the Russell Tribunal encouraged this type of doorstep activism.
Mansfield’s message to anti-Israel activists is do what you want and you will be defended in court later on.
As you can see at the beginning of the video the woman is angry that the activists are now specifically targeting her!
Her apparent remark about Jews killing Jesus (although, no where in the footage do we actually hear her say that) is a remark to a male, Jewish activist who spends large proportions of his sad life hanging around outside the Ahava shop.
I don’t blame her for an off-the-cuff remark when confronted by a group of bullies.
I dare say that if the staff were burly men the activists might not be so keen to do what they do.
While laying on the floor of the shop having glued themselves together, as anti-Israel activists have done on three occasions so far, the male staff could well “accidentally” trip over them.
Alternatively, next time some activists invade Ahava and glue themselves together the staff should just close the shop for the rest of the day and leave the activists to fester on the cold floor for the night.
A BUYcott of Ahava could then be arranged to make up for the loss of business.
No doubt Mansfield would be rubbing his hands in glee seeing new clients coming his way complaining about their human rights having been breached.