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Rally for Israel to be held on Sunday amid sharp rise in antisemitism

Zionist Federation calls for public display of unity amid continued violence in Israel and a 600 percent rise in hate crimes towards Jews

A pro Palestine demonstration in Whitehall opposite Downing Street, opposing Israel's latest plans to move Palestinian residents of Jerusalem. Credit: Guy Bell/Alamy Live News
A pro Palestine demonstration in Whitehall opposite Downing Street, opposing Israel's latest plans to move Palestinian residents of Jerusalem. Credit: Guy Bell/Alamy Live News

A public rally will be held in London this Sunday in support of Israel, amid continued violence in the Middle East and a sharp rise in antisemitism.

Organised by the Zionist Federation of UK and Ireland (ZF UK), the event is welcome to all supporters of the Jewish state, but for security reasons the time and location has not yet been revealed, and attendees are advised not to travel in visible Israel-related clothing.

This comes after 600 percent rise in antisemitism linked to the conflict according to the Community Security Trust, including numerous violent assaults.

Arranged in conjunction with the Metropolitan Police and Community Security Trust, as well as being endorsed by numerous pro-Israel groups, the ZF outline that anyone found to be supporting extremist views would not be tolerated.

Paul Charney, Chairman of the Zionist Federation, said: “Perhaps now more than ever, it is crucial that British Zionists vote with their feet and come out in force. We are also seeing an unprecedented rise in antisemitism, and by attending this rally we are all reiterating that we will not be cowed by it.

We hope that our friends in Israel see this act of solidarity and know that they are not alone with many supporters in London.”

 

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