Ahava, Camera, Action.

"Why are we boycotting an Italian shoe shop?"

"Why are we boycotting an Italian shoe shop?"

It was freezing outside Ahava in Covent Garden today but, dare I say it, I almost felt sorry for the anti-Zionist mob who come here every other Saturday to leaflet passers-by to boycott the shop.

The problem for the anti-Zionists was that the pro-Israel lot had stolen their usual pen right outside Ahava, so it looked, for all intents and purposes, like they were boycotting the neighbouring Italian shoe shop! Desastre!

The pro-Israel lot were also lifted by the sight of Phillip, who had travelled down from Wales, as usual, for the pro-Israel counter-protest.

As it happens Ahava seemed to be doing a good trade. I saw one guy ask a policeman what the protests were about and when the policeman pointed to Ahava, the guy actually went in to the shop.

This is dangerous when accosted by a beautiful sales-woman on commission but he managed not to succumb and, sadly, came away empty handed. Although, I feel he will be back.

Meanwhile, the anti-Zionists are petitioning for Professional Beauty to withdraw Ahava from their exhibition at Excel on 27 and 28 February so please email:

info@totalbeautyshow.com

and tell them about the lies spread by those that hate Israel.

Oh, and here are some pics. from today:

Proud and undaunted.

Proud and undaunted.

Anti-Zionists setting up.

Anti-Zionists setting up.

More anti-Zionists turn up.

More anti-Zionists turn up.

We just want peace...as long as it involves the end of Israel.

We just want peace...as long as it involves the end of Israel.

Safety in numbers.

Safety in numbers.

Anti-Zionist photographer taking a break from his camera duties.

Anti-Zionist photographer taking a break from his camera duties.

Martin keeps the flag flying.

Martin keeps the flag flying.

Cold but determined.

Cold but determined.

This is not a laughing matter!

This is not a laughing matter!

"I thought we were supposed to be boycotting Ahava."

"I thought we were supposed to be boycotting Ahava."

Where's Ahava gone, where's Ahava gone!

Where's Ahava gone, where's Ahava gone!

Cheer up, you could be living under Hamas.

Cheer up, you could be living under Hamas.

"look, what's wrong with the one state solution?"

"look, what's wrong with the one state solution?"

The good old British bobby keeping me safe.

The good old British bobby keeping me safe.

8 responses to “Ahava, Camera, Action.

  1. Nice post, I particularly enjoyed the captions!

    May I draw your readers’ attention to a forthcoming BDS, and the BIG counter-campaign: http://www.oyvagoy.com/2011/02/19/buy-israeli-goods-big/

    Thanks!

  2. that little red hat looks kind of nice
    on the other hand Rotkäppchen

    got herself into some trouble with a wolf

    great report Richard as usual

  3. Love the captions!

  4. Thank you Richard, to you and to your friends, and carry on.
    Good job.
    As an Israeli I am grateful to all our friends who stand up against the hypocrisy of the BDS.

  5. Here’s the EUMC working definition of anti-semitism. The BDS movement should answer to this.

    “Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”

    In addition, such manifestations could also target the state of Israel, conceived as a Jewish collectivity. Antisemitism frequently charges Jews with conspiring to harm humanity, and it is often used to blame Jews for “why things go wrong.” It is expressed in speech, writing, visual forms and action, and employs sinister stereotypes and negative character traits.

    Contemporary examples of antisemitism in public life, the media, schools, the workplace, and in the religious sphere could, taking into account the overall context, include, but are not limited to:

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    Calling for, aiding, or justifying the killing or harming of Jews in the name of a radical ideology or an extremist view of religion.
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    Making mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing, or stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as collective — such as, especially but not exclusively, the myth about a world Jewish conspiracy or of Jews controlling the media, economy, government or other societal institutions.
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    Accusing Jews as a people of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Jewish person or group, or even for acts committed by non-Jews.
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    Denying the fact, scope, mechanisms (e.g. gas chambers) or intentionality of the genocide of the Jewish people at the hands of National Socialist Germany and its supporters and accomplices during World War II (the Holocaust).
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    Accusing the Jews as a people, or Israel as a state, of inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust.
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    Accusing Jewish citizens of being more loyal to Israel, or to the alleged priorities of Jews worldwide, than to the interests of their own nations.

    Examples of the ways in which antisemitism manifests itself with regard to the State of Israel taking into account the overall context could include:

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    Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor.
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    Applying double standards by requiring of it a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation.
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    Using the symbols and images associated with classic antisemitism (e.g., claims of Jews killing Jesus or blood libel) to characterize Israel or Israelis.
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    Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.

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    Holding Jews collectively responsible for actions of the state of Israel.

    http://www.european-forum-on-antisemitism.org/working-definition-of-antisemitism/english/

  6. Are you all going to go in fancy dress at Purim, Richard? I could think of some great costumes……BDS Busters…….Zionist Superman…….

  7. Well done to all the Zionists who attend Ahava to counter the blatant racist lies of the PSC and BDS. Those who want to shut down Ahava need to be honest:what they really want is to shut down Israel. As for the C4 drama “the promise” I promise never to watch C4 again:it was anti-Israel hatred of the worst kind. Shame on C4!

    LONG LIVE ISRAEL