22 April 2015

Israeli Police Protect Death to the Arabs March in Jerusalem

Imagine it if you can, the Metropolitan Police protecting a march by the BNP/Britain First through Golders Green, with the chant ‘Death to the Jews’ ringing out.  Before the march, the Met had distributed leaflets to the residents warning them not to leave their houses under threat of arrest (& a good beating up).

Israeli Police violently assault an anti-racist Israeli heckling the marchers about human rights

Or maybe imagine the EDL marching through the East End chanting ‘Death to Muslims’ – again protected by the Metropolitan Police who, likewise, have instructed Muslims (& anyone with a dark skin) to stay indoors on pain of being detained.

Death to Arabs Jerusalem Day Demonstration 2011

Now the British Police are racist, that is understood, but they at least take some steps to combat that racism, Stephen Lawrence notwithstanding.  Shouting ‘Death to…’ on a march would get you arrested and a march whose theme it is would not last that long.  But in Israel an Islamic preacher like Raed Sallah is fitted up for ‘anti-Semitism’ and jailed but never, not once, have racist rabbis like Dov Lior been arrested and imprisoned (he was briefly arrested once and there was one almighty uproar). 

Death to Arabs march that Police protected

You see in Israel racism is perfectly legal as long as it’s on religious grounds.  This was why the Jewish Nazi Rabbi Meir Kahane, when he was a member of the Knesset, voted FOR the anti-racism bill that was presented to the Knesset!

In Europe in the 1930’s the anti-Semites did indeed chant ‘death to the Jews’.  How strange it is that goes around comes around.

Tony Greenstein

Video: “Death to the Arabs” march forces its way through occupied Jerusalem

הםן קוראים לזה "סיבוב השערים" אבל אין זה אלא סיבוב של גזענות הסתה ושטנה

Ali Abunimah 04/22/2015

This disturbing video shows Israeli youths, escorted by police and occupation forces, marching through the Old City of Jerusalem chanting “mavet la’aravim” – “death to the Arabs” – and other cries of hate.
 Children are brought along to ensure that the young get the anti-Arab message
According to the racism-monitoring website Kifaya, the 19 April march was part of the monthly “Tour of the Gates” by Jewish extremists through the Muslim Quarter of the Old City.
Israeli Police Assault Those Who Protest Against the Fascists & Racists
As part of the event, held at the beginning of every month according to the Jewish calendar, the one-kilometer-long route is blocked to Palestinians, and businesses and stores must close, Kifaya says.
Palestinians are forbidden from leaving their homes during the march.

“Some 1,500 Jews participated in the march,” Kifaya says, “and it was secured by hundreds of policemen and soldiers, who thronged the area.”

Organized hate

Magen David ambulance called the day after the Jerusalem march
In addition to “death to the Arabs,” the marchers’ repertoire of cries and songs included: “revenge,” “may your name be wiped out,” “may your village be burnt down,” and the anti-Muslim chant “Muhammad is dead” –- all heard by the police and occupation forces who secured the event, Kifaya says.

Some of the marchers even banged on the doors of homes and businesses and there were also some attempts to damage property.

Israel expert Dena Shunra told The Electronic Intifada that “may your name be wiped out” is a “very potent curse, generally used for enemies of the entire Jewish nation. Hitler is always mentioned with that curse.”

Shunra observes that the video reveals the highly organized nature of the march: the youths in the yellow vests in front have the word “ushers” on their backs.

At 0:24, a young man can be seen wearing a kippa – skull cap – with the word “Nachman” on it, indicating that he, at least, is affiliated with the Breslauer sect of Hasidic Jews.

At 0:54 some participants can be seen holding what look like papers with slogans printed on them.
It is striking, Shunra adds, “the way liturgical texts and songs are interspersed amongst the hate cries.”

Israelis regularly hold similar hate marches on “Jerusalem Day,” a government-decreed annual celebration of the city’s military occupation and annexation in violation of international law.

Incitement leads to murder

Last July, the Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu-Khudair was abducted from the streets of occupied Jerusalem’s Shuafat neighborhood and then burned alive by his captors.

His alleged killers, Israeli Jews, had reportedly been steeped in the racist culture of the Beitar Jerusalem football team whose fans habitually rampage through the streets calling for the murder of Arabs.

They would also have been regularly exposed to the relentless anti-Arab bigotry and incitement from Israel’s leaders.

This week, Israel added Abu Khudair’s name to an official Israeli memorial of terrorism victims. This drew immediate criticism from Israeli groups who argued that the murdered boy didn’t merit being on the memorial.

But the move was also rejected by Muhammad’s father, Hussein Abu Khudair, who told Ma’an News Agency that the “occupation authorities are trying to improve their image in the world” and that putting his son’s name on the memorial “would not change the racist reality of the Israeli occupation.”

Nothing vindicates Hussein Abu Khudair more clearly than the sight of Israeli police and occupation forces providing an escort for a mob chanting the words “death to the Arabs” that very likely inspired his son’s murderers.

What is even more alarming is that many of the participants in this march appear to be children themselves.

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