If peace between Israelis and Palestinians is a cause dear to your heart, would you join an angry anti-Israel rally where one of the speakers is Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh?
Jeremy “Peace Process” Corbyn did just that in London in June 2007. When he addressed the rally, he offered no words of compromise, no coaxing sympathy for both sides, and no call to end the terrorist violence.
Instead it was a typical tirade. Israel is like apartheid South Africa. Its settlement products have no place in our shops. Palestinian prisoners must be freed. Building the wall that keeps out suicide bombers is wrong. Israel must be denied the arms it needs to defend itself. Hamas must be respected.
Suitable words for a “victory to the intifada” crowd.
Hamas leader Haniyeh addressed the rally via a video link.
Naturally Haniyeh spoke up for violence, saying:
…we adhere to the Palestinian peoples right to defend themselves and resist the occupation in accordance with divine laws and international accords and conventions.
He also had warm words for his friends in London:
I salute you all for your stand, for your solidarity, and for your human, brotherly, and patriotic true feelings.
Thank you all once again for your continued support and solidarity with the Palestinian people.
There were also calls for Israel’s annihilation at the rally. George Galloway shouted for “a free country from the Jordan river to the Mediterranean sea”. Azzam “Kaboom” Tamimi added “the whole of Palestine will be free – from the sea to the river, from the north to the south”. The crowd chanted “from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”
The rally featured yet more fanatical haters and fixtures in Jeremy Corbyn’s nasty politics. They included Daud Abdullah, Ismail Patel, and Jenny Tonge.
All of these scenes are typical of Mr Corbyn’s world. He has happily joined up with the very worst, again and again and again. He is no man of peace. His claims to that mantle are ridiculous and offensive. They must come to an end.