Tags: Israel Engagement, Antisemitism

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Sunday July 3, 2016

WE NEED YOU: “If we searched the entire world for a person more cowardly, despicable, weak and feeble in psyche, mind, ideology and religion, we would not find anyone like the Jew. Notice, I do not say the Israeli.” Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Hezbollah

In July the Islamic Human Rights Commission, a neo-Khomeinist NGO, are mobilising hundreds of pro-Hezbollah and anti-Israel activists to march from the BBC to the American Embassy as part of the annual al-Quds Day. This year the Israel Advocacy Movement, Sussex Friends of Israel and the Zionist Federation are organising a counter-rally with the supports of the grassroots.

Despite the military wing of Hezbollah being a proscribed terrorist group in the UK, every year their supporters, often waving their banned flags, march unimpeded through the streets of our Capital. Hezbollah were proscribed as a terror group by our Government after carrying out hundreds of attacks against Christians, Jews and Israelis. They also bombed the Israeli Embassy in London in 1994, murdered 86 people when they bombed the Argentinian Jewish Community Centre and, as you read this, they stand accused by the International community of horrific war crimes in Syria.

Their terror campaigns are often fuelled by a deeply anti-Semitic ideology which has been widely documented. This is not just a political campaign of hate against the State of Israel but a concerted attack on Jewish communities across the globe.

For years the al-Quds parade celebrating their hatred of Jews and Israel has been unopposed as politicians turn a blind eye to the language of hate and incitement. But more disturbingly, Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, who is still yet to denounce the most recent terror attack in Israel that claimed 4 lives, infamously spoke at it in 2012, giving his unequivocal support to the March and those attending it, calling for the suspension of trade agreements and calling Israel an apartheid state.

British law, in line with the Human Rights Act 1998, allows for freedom of speech and the the right to demonstrate, however, the law is equally clear on racial and religious hatred. We believe that under The Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006, that there are many attending the Al-Quds March and possibly the March in and of itself, that falls foul of this legislation. We believe that the tone and rhetoric used at the March is solely intended to incite hatred against the Jewish people. This year we, along with other opponents of hate and friends of Israel will ensure that this incitement is not allowed to go unchallenged on the streets of London.

We hope you will join us on the 3 July 2016, at a Central London location (to be released) and counter their parade of genocidal hatred. Never forget, in the words of Martin Luther King:

'In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends'

The time for British moderates to be silent has ended, stand with us to declare;

Stop The Hate! Stand With Israel

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Tags: Israel Engagement, Antisemitism