Ousted MP, Martin Linton, returns to anti-Israel activism outside Ahava

ex-MP and head of Labour Friends of Palestine, Martin Linton.

ex-MP and head of Labour Friends of Palestine, Martin Linton.

It’s Saturday and that means anti-Israel protest outside Ahava. The protest started an hour earlier than usual because some protesters had to shoot off to an anti-fascism and anti-Islamophobia rally.

So many protests, so little time.

After a year the Ahava protests are finally starting to attract some celebrity anti-Israel activists.

Two weeks ago Sarah Colborne, Director of Campaigns and Operations at the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, made her first appearance.

She was present again this week but there was even greater royalty in the form of Martin Linton, Chair of Labour Friends of Palestine, who lost his Battersea Parliamentary seat in May.

In March Mr. Linton told a meeting in Parliament that Israel was using its long tentacles to fund British election campaigns and to buy Conservative support. His speech made front page headlines.

I did suggest to him today that if he switched sides then this all powerful pro-Israel machine might win him a place back in Parliament. Sadly, he declined the offer.

Meanwhile, ever present Bruce, chief secretary of AAAUK (Americans Against Apartheid UK) took the opportunity to tell passers-by that disagreed with him that they were fascists (clip 1 below).

Others were content to hold up pictures of dead Palestinian children while describing pro-Israel activists as “bloodsucking” (clip 2 below).

In two weeks time it is Ahava BUYcott weekend where you can obtain a 10% discount on Ahava products and then wave your purchases at the anti-Israel protesters as you exit the store (39 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden). Always fun.

Clips:

Pics.

anti-Israel activist displaying picture of dead children

anti-Israel activist displaying picture of dead children

13 responses to “Ousted MP, Martin Linton, returns to anti-Israel activism outside Ahava

  1. just subscribing and saying thank you to Richard

  2. Bruce also called Israelis ” Israeli Scumbags ” .

    In response to My question about why He was showing disrespect to the Israeli Flag as a National Symbol . ( see photo 6 )
    by cutting a hole where the Magen David is situated
    He characteristically merely smirked & refused to answer .

    ( I told Him that what He had done was wrong & that We would never show such disrespect to The Palestinian Flag as a National Symbol )

  3. Ian, your patience in trying to reason with such hate-filled losers is commendable, but I fear somewhat pointless. Some people are motivated by generalised bile and need to find a scapegoat for their uselessness as human beings. And if they are also rather thick and ignorant and have a congenital herd mentality, they simply hit upon the easiest target, the one all their supposedly ‘cool’ friends hate also, and hey presto, they become Jew-haters.

  4. Jonathan Hoffman

    There is something wrong with a Party which suspends Woolas but embraces Linton

  5. And Corbyn is better, Jonathan?
    And a ‘peer’ who threatens violence against parliament and isn’t kicked out of the party, never mind doing 10 years’ porridge for it?
    I tell you verily, this country is f******.

  6. Linton showed up? Well, the unemployed need something to do.

    As for his “Jewish tentacles” speech, make up your own mind about where this man is coming from.

  7. Richard, why do you keep showing pictures of the haters and antisemites and giving them free publicity? Why not show those counter protesting these fascists?

  8. Bruce is getting awfully worked up in that video clip, enough to burst a blood vessel or three – he’s obviously rattled by the taller handsomer guy (aka “bloodsucking bullying little man” LOL) who dubbed Bruce and cronies “pro-Palestinian Nazis”.

  9. “I tell you verily, this country is f******.”

    Hahaha, loving the turn of phrase.

  10. Jonathan, wasn’t it agreed at the meeting with the police some months ago that the protests would have to be peaceful, i.e. no chanting? Has that now changed or are the police just ignoring what was agreed?