Extremists fail to disrupt Closer To Israel 65 in London’s Trafalgar Square.

A group of 30 extremists failed to dampen spirits as some 3,000 Jewish and non-Jewish pro-Israel supporters came out to show their support and appreciation for the Jewish state at the Closer to Israel 65 event in London’s Trafalgar Square today. Even the sun finally shone!

The 30 extremists were from the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), the tiny Jewish religious sect the Neturei Karta, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Jews For Justice For Palestinians.

A favourite racist chant of those from the IHRC was “Judaism yes, Zionism no, the State of Israel must Go”. How awfully nice of Islamic Human Rights Commission members to allow Judaism to be practiced. Now, all one needs to know is how much tax British Jews must pay to be allowed to continue practicing their Judaism.

Here are some IHRC members allowing Jews to practice Judaism in the UK in 2013. We can only thank them:

The hate of the extremists was drowned out by the words of Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks who declared that if the Jewish people had to choose between world criticism of or sympathy for Israel they would choose world criticism rather than be homeless and defenceless with the sympathy of the world:

Here are the photos of the day with some commentary. First, the good people:

The coolest person at Closer To Israel 65. Dig the glasses.

The coolest person at Closer To Israel 65. Dig the glasses.

A Spurs "Yiddo" at CTI65. It's not racist, it's an affectionate nickname!

A Spurs “Yiddo” at CTI65. It’s not racist, it’s an affectionate nickname!

Harif's lovely Michelle Huberman doing what she does best at CTI65. Bellydance!

Harif’s lovely Michelle Huberman doing what she does best at CTI65. Bellydance!

The brilliant and handsome Kasim Hafeez at CTI65.

The brilliant and handsome Kasim Hafeez at CTI65.

Yours truly and superb political commentator and author Carol Could at CTI65.

Yours truly and superb political commentator and author Carol Could at CTI65.

This cool lady was spotted just dancing to the extremists' racist chanting.

This cool lady was spotted just dancing to the extremists’ racist chanting.

A packed and sunny Trafalgar Square for CTI65 listening to the Chief Rabbi.

A packed and sunny Trafalgar Square for CTI65 listening to the Chief Rabbi.

Taking a break from CTI65 to face down the extremists.

Taking a break from CTI65 to face down the extremists.

Israel supporters come face to face with extremism on the streets of London.

Israel supporters come face to face with extremism on the streets of London.

An Israel supporter defiant in the face of hate and lies.

An Israel supporter defiant in the face of hate and lies.

The extremists:

Praying for the Jewish people to experience more bloodshed just because Israel wasn't directly created by the Messiah?

Praying for the Jewish people to experience more bloodshed just because Israel wasn’t directly created by the Messiah?

I agree with this placard. But the Palestinian children are being murdered by the Hamas government.

I agree with this placard. But the Palestinian children are being murdered by the Hamas government.

As I was saying this Palestinian father's grief (see placard) was finally proven by the UN to have been caused by a stray Hamas rocket that killed his young son.

As I was saying this Palestinian father’s grief (see placard) was finally proven by the UN to have been caused by a stray Hamas rocket that killed his young son.

I wonder if this lady is standing up against real evil currently taking place in Syria.

I wonder if this lady is standing up against real evil currently taking place in Syria.

I actually felt sorry for this poor kid. He looks unhappy being pushed to do the vile bidding of his elders.

I actually felt sorry for this poor kid. He looks unhappy being pushed to do the vile bidding of his elders.

Thanks for coming. I hope you all managed to fit into the minivan for the trip home.

Thanks for coming. I hope you all managed to fit into the minivan for the trip home.

An anti-Israel agitator pointing out yours truly to a new recruit.

An anti-Israel agitator pointing out yours truly to a new recruit.

Yes! We've also had enough of Jews For Justice For Palestinians!

Yes! We’ve also had enough of Jews For Justice For Palestinians!

73 responses to “Extremists fail to disrupt Closer To Israel 65 in London’s Trafalgar Square.

  1. Great day Richard – interesting that whilst the British Jews and dear supporters were celebrating Israel at 65, singing allegiance to the Queen and waiving British and Israeli flags (and one Welsh one carried by Philip), the rabble calling for Israel’s demise showed no respect or support for this host country in which they practice their freedom to call for the demise of Israel and her citizens. They are truly pathetic, particular the Judas Jews who support them, too AshAmed to show their faces, so bury themselves in pretending to pray!

  2. That last caption really cracked me up. Too right!

  3. great photos. Glad that the parade was a success

  4. Shame on Israel ZIONIST TERRORIST!!!

    • richardmillett

      Thanks for coming to the blog, Fabio. I hope you learnt something. I am sorry you feel the way you do but I hope you will continue to read what i write and reconsider your position one day.

  5. Looks like the French extreme-left leader Olivier Besancenot on the last picture. Did they have to import those clowns to make sure there would be a crowd?

  6. I love Michelle Huberman!

  7. Daniel Marks

    That was a beautifully crafted speech given by the Chief Rabbi. I’d love to hear it all if there was more.

  8. How lovely to see the haters and slanderers outnumbered 100 to 1.

  9. Was a fun day out, wasn’t it? Best speeches were Rabbis Laura Janner-Klausner’s and Jonathan Wittenberg’s. Chief’s was a bit too much of a cliche. But hey… Also I think you may have underestimated the crowd – Traf Square was a third full, making the numbers around 5,000. No doubt the organisers will claim higher, tho

  10. Excellent piece with great use of photos. I wish someone would produce small stickers with pithy slogans for adding to flyposted antisemitic ones.

  11. Arbor Hill

    So what is the best estimate of how many people were there yesterday?

    • richardmillett

      I would go with Joe’s minimum of 5,000. It would probably be even more when you consider that it lasted for 4 hours in all and there was a parade before the main event in Trafalgar Square. Many people will have come just for the parade and then left.

      • How’s maximum, you mean, of course. The square was a third full at its peak. Shame about the timing. To have it when kids are up to their ears in A levels, GCSEs and at the end of half term was unfortunate, don’t you think

  12. sylhar@tiscali.co.uk

    They should be treated with the contempt they deserve. G-D help them if Israel wasn`t there to protect them.

    >

  13. Commentary101

    Just wanted to thank Mr. Millett, and everyone else, who were there…
    Well done! Very uplifting, and heart-warming!

  14. Joe Millis
    Not surprised to see you with Yachad . Still at least you avoided the temptation of joining up with jfjfp . Couldn’t be bothered to cross the road I guess .

  15. Nah, Garfield, went off to Maor to have a felafel and then back to Piccadilly to get me bike, I saw it was just you and your other mate walking hand in hand, gland in gland, looking all so lonesome as you searched someone to hate. So very unJewish and divisive.

    • Did you say “divisive”?

    • Good retort, Joe. The usual suspects were spewing and uttering dark threats at the sight of Jews’ defiance.

      • You did not understand: Joe was hiding behind the NK guys!

      • Thanks. Best to ignore the little hate-monger, Jose. He crops up all over the place under different guises – blacklisted dictator/anthony posner/happy goldfish, for instance – and appears at demos with a Portuguese flag and wears a green beret with you shop insignia. Just about sums up his contribution to humanity.

      • Always the same pointless and proofless accusations? Don’t you realise that your big mouth is what made you lose your job?

  16. Non-Jewish here (and a long way from London) but it looks like it was a very fun afternoon out. Which I had been there to protest with you. Good to see the pro-Israel demonstration full of well-behaved people and the anti-Israel demonstration full of misfits and Islamic bigots.

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  18. Thank you very much for the footage of the counter-protest! I was so busy shouting against you and I totally forgot taking a picture! I’m the cool lady with the glasses, in case you’re wondering!

    Do you know why we were outnumbered? Simply, because there was absolutely NOTHING organized in prior! My interest in your invented culture brought me to the parade, and I kept my mouth shut when I was in the middle of your crowd out of respect to the freedom of expression offered in this country! But the minute I found a tiny spot where I can express my extreme anger, I started shouting like a total lunatic ‘FREE FREE PALESTINE’, my favorite three words.. I never felt better, when I finally got to shout these words while you, ZIONIST, were listening..

    I’m a member of every society, group or campaign against the zionist entity, and I received nothing regarding this counter-protest. Believe me, if the word was properly spread, and the space allocated for the counter-protest allowed, we would’ve waved you out of the picture, and we would’ve made a joke of the 2000 zionists there.. For God’s sake, you served FALAFEL as an ISRAELI dish, you already made a joke of yourselves..

    Take a look at this to know how POPULAR and loved your state is:

    http://www.haaretz.com/news/world/bbc-poll-israel-among-world-s-least-popular-nations-1.525890

    • Thanks for exposing your hate where all can see it clearly!

      • You’re welcome.. Still willing to do more and more, if only..

      • Disgust is mine, along with all supporters of democracy. Abusers have little time left.

      • As we can see, Israel thrives while Arabs are in big troubles. Good luck getting rid of your hate and envy.

    • Nuha, you are a silly uneducated indoctrinated young girl. You must be aware that you talk rubbish.

      • Did I mention any information that leads you to suggest that I’m uneducated? I only talked about my feelings on that day! Did I present a historical, factual account to prove that you do not deserve the land of Palestine?

    • Oh dear! You appear to have stopped taking your tablets………….

    • Nuha, you show your intellect by this comment: “My interest in your invented culture brought me to the parade”

      Perhaps you could return the favour by teaching us about a non-invented culture. BTW from where do NON-invented cultures come? Do they fall from the sky like meterorites? Do they grow on trees like apples? Or do they spring up from the ground like wheat?

  19. richardmillett

    Hi Nuha. Thank you for your comment. Could I ask which lady you are? Do you appear in my photos and if so could you tell me which one?

  20. richardmillett

    where are you from, Nuha?

  21. Jose, thrive all you want for now, it is temporary.. We will get rid of you, just like Salahudeen once did to other invaders..

    • wasn’t Saladin a Kurd?

      lots of good it does the fact bestow on his people nowadays

      • PS: makes one wonder about muslims behaving to muslims that one, doesn’t it

        aka would I chose them as entities (as opposed to individuals) as reliable allies? head scratching doesn’t help me find an answer

    • La la la heard it all before!

      You really need professional help.

    • Asa Winstanley

      Me thinks that Nuha is originally from one of those artificially created entities, one of those set up by former colonial powers to appease the locals. She could even be from one of those places which does allow women to drive, hangs people for being gay and chops off hands for stealing a Mars bar. Either way she is a thoroughly racist and bigoted moist piece of fruit cake, and she strengthens the view point that radical and racist views in the Muslim community are more widespread then we think and not just at the behest of jihadi lunatics. Give the girl a few civil liberties, rights and freedoms and look what she does. Off with her head I say.

    • In fact, you don’t know if I am Israeli, you don’t know if I am a Jew. The fact that I support Israel is enough ground for you to consider me so and hate me. Good! Hate will burn you to hell!

    • Using the same methods? BTW Falafel IS an Israeli dish. Yes I know it started with the Coptic Christians of Egypt and was then adopted by the Muslims and Eretz Yisrael Jews, but the Israeli version is different from (and better than) the Arab and Turkish versions.

      • Yes Israeli Falafel is so much more yummy than Islamic version as with the religion – Jewish religion is so much more loving and peaceful and socially aware and inclusive and a light unto nations as with its adherents who love life completely.

  22. Steve Mann

    To Nuha- In a free country like the UK or Israel , which includes Ha`aritz you are entitled to express your, opinion- ignorant though it is.
    I would like to see you write or express any dissent about Hamas whilst living in Gaza! Or may be Syria! Or maybe Iran!

  23. Nuha
    Take a good look around Israels neighbouring states and throughout the wider Middle East .
    Arabs are tearing each other apart . It’s all you know . Syria like Irak is utterly destroyed and not by the Jewish state but by Arabs . Look on with revulsion at the unspeakable horrors you visit upon your own people , decapitation , poison gas , even cannibalism .
    Israel is an oasis in a sprawling sea of barbarism . Is it any wonder why we choose to ring fence ourselves from your unspeakable evil . It’s also the reason why over a million Israeli Arabs prefer to live in Israel rather than join their brethren in such failed barbaric neighbouring states benefitting from everything a modern civilised democracy has to offer .
    You may hunger for Israels demise but you will never see that day . You and your like will have to quench your blood lust elsewhere . Odds are on Jordan to go the same way as Syria . That’s what you are and what you do best . So fix your jealous eyes on our celebration and may it stick in your craw .

    • You lived in prosper amongst the ‘barbarians’ in Andalusia, you ungrateful things! It was the Golden Age for jews when Muslims ruled! The unspeakable evil is what you have done in 1948 and onward. The 5,000,000+ Palestinian refugees is the unspeakable evil! Keep living in fear, keep fencing and walling your territories, and keep arming and training ALL your adolescents to fight in preparation for attacks.. That does make a happy, healthy nation!!
      What is happening in the Islamic World is a disgrace, but we are still living in the remnants of the Colonial era which had the objective of decomposing the Orient (e.g. Sykes–Picot Agreement, in your favor). Our current situation is a disgrace, but it is only a stage.. P.S. Taking the Palestinian side is now an international trend; I can assure you that those who are compassionate with the Palestinian cause in a city like London are far more than those who still remember Palestine in city like Kuwait, as an example! P.S.2. Please do not make smart comments about my English; it is only my third language (I’m saying this because one of you made a childish comment on my use of English)..

      • In fact jews have always been persecuted by Arabs as well as by Christians and Romans before them. So therre was no Golden Age for them, in Andalucia as well as Europe.
        Deny that is denying nearly 2000 of slavery and persecution. The Golden Age of Jews came with their emancipation in Europe and USA. They were exterminated in Europe, ethnically cleansed in the Middle East but fought back and started thriving in Israel.
        Meanwhile, a 1964-invented people consisting of a mix Arabs from the former Ottoman Empire started claiming a land that never had been theirs and kept living on Western taxpayers’ gullibility. for 50 more years.

      • richardmillett

        Hi Nuha. I hope you are well. When you say “you ungrateful things” who is the “you” you refer to? Thanks.

      • Context gives the answer: the Joooos !

      • For those who would ignore it, there is an entry in Wikipedia about antisemitism in the Arab world. One of the paragraphs is about medieval times: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antisemitism_in_the_Arab_world#Medieval_times
        So antisemitism in the Arab world is not something new.

  24. Mr Millet, more great work. Informative, educated, open and honest. Nuha is expressing a typical view from one who has probably never set foot in either Israel or Gaza, however decides the information that the media in this country spits out must be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

  25. @Nuha “thrive all you want for now, it is temporary.. We will get rid of you, just like Salahudeen once did to other invaders..”

    Sweety – don’t hold your breath.

  26. SCREW SOCIALISM

    The people your terrorist cult hates more than Jews, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Zoroastrians

    are other Muslims (Sunni / Shiite).

    See Syria and the 70,000+ dead.

    • Not to mention, Iran (Khomeini’s massacres of Kurds and Aras), Iraq (massacres of Sunni’s, Shi’ites and Kurds), Libya (internal), Libya v. Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia and of course that bastion of botherly love: Lebanon

    • Oh yeah, how about the co-existence of sunna and shia’a in Kuwait, U.A.E, Qatar etc.? People in Syria are fighting for two contrasting powers that have nothing to do with religion! You all talk as though Israel is a perfect, flawless state! How about the reported discrimination against the Mizrahi and Sepherdic Israelis? Just a tiny question from tons that I can throw on you! Read this book written by an Iraqi who chose to quit zionism http://www.scribd.com/doc/57321775/BEN-GURION-SCANDALS-HOW-THE-HAGANAH-AND-THE-MOSSAD-ELIMINATED-JEWS-BY-NAEMI-GILAD
      Enjoy..

      • Nuha, Show us where Mizrahi and Sephardic Israelis are slaughtering fellow Jews as your Sunni/Shiite/Alawhite slaughter fellow Muslims in Syria with a body count at 93,000.

        Expect to look very foolish.

      • Whatever imperfect is Israel, no one is performing a genocide there for any reason. So start by using a sense of measure. Otherwise, it won’t be 100K dead in Syria but 500K, 1M.
        Sunnis and Shi’ites hate each other and Israel was just a distraction. Millions of Mulsims exterminated each other and would do it even if Israel wasn’t there.
        It is time for Muslims to admit they are the biggest problem of humanity, resposible for most of the terrorism and most of the conflicts on this planet.

  27. Nuha says ‘you served Falafel as an Israeli dish’. Can I ask, would you say the same to the palestinians who serve falafel? since its not an arab dish either.

    • I know for sure it is not an Israeli dish, so do not serve it as one! Neither is belly-dancing an Israeli dance.. Have some creativity and make a culture/heritage of your own!

      • Nuha, Your “culture” is known throughout the world.

        Hence the need for checkpoints at every airport in the world,

      • Checkpoints where luggage is X-Rayed, people are patted down, air sniffed for compounds associated with bombs, metal detectors to alert security for weapons.