An anti-Israel rally that took place in London, England on Saturday featured numerous comparisons between Israel and Nazi Germany, hateful antisemitic slogans and speeches by disgraced figures such as former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
According to Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA), the protest against Israel outside Downing Street, the UK prime minister’s office, was thought to have been attended by thousands of people and “featured a number of comparisons between Israel and Nazi Germany.”
Evidence of the hate taking place at the event was compiled by volunteers from CAA’s Demonstration and Event Monitoring Unit, who took photographic evidence of dozens of offensive anti-Israel signs, including “Zionism is Racism,” “The Nakba was a Holocaust,” “From the River to the Sea,” “Say no to Racism, Say no to Zionism” (containing a swastika above the Israeli flag), “Right to resist, Victory to the Intifada!” and a sign quoting Malcolm X saying that Israel’s “present occupation of Arab Palestine has no intelligent or legal basis in history.”
Many signs also called for the “end” of Zionism or to “smash” Zionism. Still others described Israel as a “racist” state. A large sign at the rally addressed Labour Party leader Keir Starmer: “Racist Starmer supports Zionism without question.”
The genocidal chant of “From the river to the sea,’ Palestine will be free” was also heard during the rally, with many signs and items of clothing containing the phrase calling for Israel’s destruction. There were also calls for another “intifada.”
CAA noted that there was widespread support for Leila Khaled, a convicted terrorist and member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine who was involved in the TWA Flight 840 hijacking in 1969 and another hijacking the next year.
Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who was barred from running in the upcoming election for Labour due to downplaying antisemitism within the party, was one of the event’s featured speakers.
Corbyn gave “a huge thank you to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, not just for today, but for all the days they’re campaigning.”
Another speaker, “social justice activist” Delia Mattis, told the crowd that Zionism was a “psychotic ideology” and claimed Israel “stood for white supremacy”.
Anglican priest Reverend Dr. Stephen Sizer, who was found guilty of “engaging in antisemitic activity” by a Church of england investigative panel in December, also attended the event.