Friday 30 March 2012

Just a'marchin through Judah

A massive anti-Israel publicity stunt - The Global March to Jerusalem - is scheduled for today, the aim of which is to have a million people march on Israel’s borders from all the surrounding countries – Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt – with the aim of reaching Jerusalem.

Demonstrations are also planned in the Palestinian-administrated territories and against Israel’s diplomatic missions in major cities throughout the world.

The organisers of the GMJ, who are being backed by the Iranian government, include members of Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, far-left extremist groups claim the march is peaceful and is not intended to deligitimise the state of Israel. Nevertheless, in the publicity the organisers claim Israel is practising apartheid and ethnic cleaning.

Senior organizers include:

Ahmed Abo Halabiya, a Hamas MP who in 2000 preached a sermon in which he urged his congregation to ‘Have no mercy on the Jews, no matter where they are, in any country. Fight them, wherever you are. Wherever you meet them, kill them.’

Zaher Birawi is a prominent Hamas activist in the UK and a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood-linked Palestinian Return Centre.

Abdul Maqri was head of the Algerian delegation aboard the Mavi Marmara. In 2010, Maqri stated: ‘All our blood is Palestine,’ and declared that ‘Israel will be annihilated soon’.

George Galloway, who last night succeeded in wooing the Muslim population of Bradford to grant him, ‘By the grace of God … the most sensational victory in British political history,’ is a member of the advisory board.

Official statements of the organizers of GMJ portray the movement as a peaceful protest to highlight the ‘Judaization of Jerusalem’ but last year, GMJ general coordinator, Ribhi Halloum stated ‘[t]he protest aims to move the right of return possessed by Palestinian refugees from theory to practice’.

In practice, the right of return is a rejection of the two state solution and subterfuge for the destruction of Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people.

Coupled with that, employment of the term ‘Judaization of Jerusalem’ is hateful rhetoric designed to negate thousands of years of Jewish history and incite the Muslim world.

For the truth about the GMJ, go here.

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