Israel/Palestine

Thuggery in Manchester

What is the difference between thugs in the Palestinian “solidarity” movement and the EDL?

On Wednesday evening Israel’s deputy ambassador spoke at Manchester University. As the Jewish Chronicle reports, this is what happened when she tried to leave:

Speaking about Wednesday’s protest she said: “It was quite a shocking experience. I have had people stand up and shout and wave the Palestinian flag when I have spoken, but it was the first time I have been in this situation.

“When we finished I could not get out of the university building. The demonstrators saw me on the way to the car and they started running towards me.

“The security team rushed me back into the building and we were standing in the corridor for a few minutes.”

The diminutive deputy ambassador was eventually escorted through a back door to a security vehicle but the demonstrators discovered the evacuation plan and surrounded the car.

Ms Lador-Fresher said: “They were screaming and shouting. Two of them were on the bonnet trying to break the windscreen. It was very unpleasant.

“I don’t think they wanted to kill me but I genuinely believed they wanted to physically hurt me. If I had not had the police and security team I would have been beaten up.”

Ambassador Ron Prosor said: “What is going on at British taxpayer-funded universities is shocking. Extremism is not just running through these places of education, it is galloping. My ears are ready and waiting to hear the strongest condemnation of this behaviour both from the heads of campus and the local authorities.”

It seems the ambassador is in for a long wait:

A Manchester University spokesman said: “The University is fundamentally committed to freedom of speech, exercised within the law. It follows that it should also allow peaceful and lawful protest to take place on its campus.

Shameful.

UPDATE:
The group behind Wednesday’s events is “Action for Palestine”. What will it be doing next week? Holding a seminar with Amnesty International and Ben “antisemitism is understandable” White.

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