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.
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!
The brilliant and handsome Kasim Hafeez 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.
A packed and sunny Trafalgar Square for CTI65 listening to the Chief Rabbi.
Taking a break from CTI65 to face down the extremists.
Israel supporters come face to face with extremism on the streets of London.
An Israel supporter defiant in the face of hate and lies.
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.
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 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.
An anti-Israel agitator pointing out yours truly to a new recruit.
Yes! We’ve also had enough of Jews For Justice For Palestinians!