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Palestinian Protesters Aren’t ‘anti-Semitic.’ They Just Hate Jews.

Non-anti-Semitic protesters from Europe to Australia call for murder, gassing of Jews.

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Who ever said the anti-Israel hordes hate Jews?  An anti-Israel rally in Melbourne in July 2014.

Who ever said the anti-Israel hordes hate Jews? An anti-Israel rally in Melbourne in July 2014.
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Perhaps the most common phrase heard from supposedly “pro-Palestinian” activists around the world is the claim that opposition to Israel is not necessarily anti-Semitic. They point to Jewish academics such as Noam Chomsky and groups such as the Jewish Voice for Peace (a radical campus organization that encourages the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel and lists Denial of the (Palestinian) Right of Return as one of the “Ten Plagues of the Israeli Occupation”) to insist that the worldwide anti-Israel movement isn’t actually focused “anti-Israel,” but rather “pro-Palestinian”. 

But aside from the fact that only Israeli defensive actions seem to spur the “humanitarian activists” to action (formal second-class status for Palestinians in Jordan and Lebanon, and the 250,000 deaths and 2 million refugees from Syria’s three-year-old civil war have been little more than a footnote to the non-anti-Semitic pro-Palestinian activists), isn’t it fascinating that demonstrations around the world supposedly on behalf of Palestinians can’t quite seem to break free of… well, bashing Jews.

The most recent example of this phenomenon surfaced in Paris over the past week, when one group Jews had to barricade inside a synagogue to escape an angry mob, and more recently when rioters looted and ransacked Jewish-owned businesses in Sarcelles, a suburb of Paris.

In Antwerp, home to a large Haredi community, non-anti-Semitic protesters suggested a peaceful solution to the Palestinian conflict with Israel: Slaughter the Jews. In Malmö, Sweden, long a home for non-anti-Semitic violence against local Jews by peaceful pro-Palestinian activists,  a local rabbi said the city is no longer safe for Jews after a man was savagely beaten in the city for the crime of displaying the Israeli flag.

In Berlin, non-anti-Semitic protesters chanted, “Jew,Jew, cowardly pig, come on our and fight.

In Great Britain, the Jerusalem Post cited the Jewish community’s Community Security Trust, which said that “approximately 60 recorded incidents, ranging from verbal abuse to physical attacks, on buildings and people over the first two weeks of July and over half of which were attributable to the current situation.”

The Post also cited an incident last Tuesday, when a Jewish shopper in northeast London was surrounded and harangued by dozens of anti-Israel activists who had just completed a vigil outside the new BBC Headquarters protesting at what they claimed was bias in the BBC’s coverage of the Gaza conflict. She had been shopping when the demonstrators came marching down the road shouting “Free Palestine” and “Zionist murderers.”

“They surrounded me, pushing and yelling ‘Jew/Zionist/murderer/thief,” she said, while in the northern English city of Manchester, a group of pro-Palestinians drove through the Broughton Park area shouting “Heil Hitler.”

Further to the north, a man of South- Asian appearance was seen following an anti-Israel march in Glasgow, Scotland reportedly shouted “f***ing kill the Jews.”

Across the pond, a Jewish student in Boston and his Israeli partner were assaulted with non- anti-Semitic shouts such as “Jews back to Birkenau” and “Drop dead, you Zionazi whores,” while across the country, protesters in Seattle said Jews kill Christian children to use their blood for ritual purposes, including Passover matzah.

Down Under, an Israeli man in Melbourne was attacked and beaten by a non-anti-Semitic gang for the crime of wearing a t-shirt with Hebrew writing on it. The attack came several days after non-anti-Semitic, pro-Palestinian demonstrators told a Jewish blogger

We don’t want jews in Australia go back to Europe so another Hitler can appear and finish you scums off. I don’t blame him for burning 6 million of you scums alive. You wanna know why youre the most hated religion on this planet? because god has labelled you as the prophet killers. He favoured jews over all his creation and all he asked for in return was their submission, but instead they boycotted and killed every prophet he sent them. You even killed Jesus (peace be upon him) you mutts!!!! so God sent down a verse saying “Become apes: Despised and Disgraced!”  

In Malaysia, one Islamic authority said “Hitler may have been right” to exterminate the Jews.

Meir Halevi Siegel

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  2. Diane Hudson says:

    I love the Jewish.

  3. Anti- zionist(anti- Israel) and anti-semitism one and the same

  4. Josef Blaha says:

    anti-Semitism is today called anti-Zionism

  5. Norma Biblow says:

    Terrorist sympatizers are anti-Israeli

  6. Shmuel Lauer says:

    Its not a ‘suggestion’; it is the recognition of the fact.

  7. Arabs are not bad, Islam make them bad

  8. Loren Renee says:

    No- Hamas does this. We said to evacuate, Hamas says to stay. Their blood is on Hamas heads.

  9. Ed Kaplan says:

    And there you have it

  10. Skid Marks says:


  11. hamas is to blame for killing children,israel army warning people,hide,please,do not be there.hamas,your abu mazen doesnt care for palestinian kids,puts them infront of the fire,so ya the killing is horrible,but your battle should be against hamas and not against israel.Israel opened a hospital to treat palestinian people,what did abu mazen?nothing,hiding behind your back.keep support him and youll never see peace

  12. Hold on there ? their is a difference between the two ? Hate and Killing go hand in hand !

  13. Scott Soffen says:

    Anyone supporting Palestinian terror deserves the wrath of what Israel needs to do.

  14. IDF only if they wanted could level and burn gaza only in 5 hours,with everybody there,but instead of it they only trying to kill hamas.you all brain washing your own children that to be a shahid is a blessing,you teach your own children that to die ,and to kill is blessing.you hate your own children even more that you hate jews.Hamas kiddnapped and killed 3 teens?wtf r u talking about

  15. they brain washed from the age o

  16. May god bless Israel and help it to find peace and a solution. May god also bless Gaza and the civilians who also deserve a chance to have a peaceful home. Lastly long live Judaism!

  17. Israel provides gaza with everything they have.even at the time ofceasefire,they were getting humanitarian help from jewish army,they were shooting rockets.get a life

  18. Tan Yan Ke says:

    They should be burn in heal together with hamas

  19. They march down the street saying ‘jews should die’ .It is ant-semitic !

  20. Praying for the safety of Israel and Jews everywhere, all who have joined themselves with Israel and all who support Israel.

  21. Islam is an intolerant, violent and unintelligent religion. Islam mislead arabs/palestinians.

  22. For me all are the some fascism the left or the right because if they no are from the some mother then are from the some father…


  24. Mary Prine says:

    I was rudely told by a so called Christian that palenstinas are Semitic also!


  26. Keren Bar says:

    The world leaders and UN know all this why do they allow the sentiment? Why do they not stop SKY News, BBC from lying

  27. Keren Bar says:

    Amos 1: 7-8 Amos1:7-8 “So I will send fire upon the wall of Gaza And it will consume her citadels. 8″I will also cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, And him who holds the scepter, from Ashkelon; I will even unleash My power upon Ekron, And the remnant of the Philistines will perish,” Says the Lord GOD



  30. They hate anybody who doesn’t cover the women from head to toe and who doesn’t kill for fun and who doesn’t bow to Islam! That’s pretty much everyone but them!

  31. Knate Stahl says:

    Cowards and bigots always try to hide the truth

  32. Andrew Barer says:

    Why don’t they get a job and worry about there own life instead of protesting about the good innocent people of Israel protecting themselves against terrorists trying to kill them.These protesters are a bunch of losers. There are so many morons in the world.

  33. They have the right to move away from what bothers them….. They have no respect for life… I stand by my Jewish friends!!!

  34. They are all backwards …. Except Israel!! The shining star!!!!!

  35. These statements are often false and made up. If some are true it is said about an enemy that wants us dead – they hate us ! What do you expect us to feel! How can we been KIND all the TIME! The Jewish people are under constant threat from enemies all the time. Also in every religion there are people who take things to the extreme.

  36. That has always been the truth. If you are not for Israel and the Jews, you are firmly against them. No middle ground.

  37. Mark Stuber says:

    Considering that they themselves are semites, it’s silly calling them anti-Semitic.

  38. Mark Stuber says:

    Considering that they themselves are semites, it’s silly calling them anti-Semitic.

  39. Mark Stuber says:

    Josef, The Israelis withdrew from Gaza 9 years ago. Not only that, the Israeli government removed Israeli citizens by force who refused to leave Gaza. Why is Hamas, now, firing rockets targeting civilians into Israel from elementary schools and hospitals? By the way, do you remember how Israel wound up occupying Gaza to begin with?

  40. That makes us even, lol, I hate Muslims.

  41. That makes us even, lol, I hate Muslims.

  42. That makes us even, lol, I hate Muslims.

  43. Accept the facts that Muslim are the most violent people on earth. Look at Syria, Iraq, Libya, Gaza, Lebanon and Ukraine. Muslim is so called a religion of peace (Gwarkkkkk). Muslim is a cancer to this planet. Walla!

  44. Sandy Benet says:

    They do not know better this is what they bang in their heads from the day they are born

  45. Rachel Topaz says:

    They’re all antisemitic swine.

  46. The question is not why He should but He will.

  47. The question is not why He should but He will.

  48. Karen Bryant says:

    Since Arabs are also Semetic they are correct in saying they aren’t anti-semetic. They are anti-jewish.

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