Demonstration Outside the Israeli Embassy (opposite Jury’s Hotel, Pembroke Rd) at 11AM this Thursday morning
We have all been reading about the slew of trials taking place in France directed against pro-Palestinian activists who advocate BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions).
Tomorrow, Thursday 14th October, such a trial is taking place against Alima Boumediene-Thiery, a prominent member of the French Senate. She is accused, absurdly and grotesquely, of “”incitement to racial hatred” and “discrimination against the Israeli nation” because she advocates the boycott of settlement produce.
Note that this is a “moderate” stance that is entirely in harmony with the EU’s acceptance that the settlements are – without exception – illegal. The law under which she is being prosecuted was passed in 1881 – which demonstrates how deeply the French state will dig in order to find tools to criminalise dissent and to intensify its complicity with the Israeli rogue state.
There are 80 more such cases in the pipeline, one of them against 93-year-old Stephane Hessel, a survivor of Buchenwald concentration camp and one of those who drew up the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
It is imperative that the French state must be persuaded that it is acting against its own best traditions in thus manipulating the law to defend the interests of a rogue state like Israel. It is imperative that people the world over should convey their feelings to their local French embassies and consulates.
And it is imperative that here in Dublin as many people as possible congregate at the Israeli Embassy (opposite Jury’s Hotel, Pembroke Rd) at 11AM this Thursday morning, and march to the French Embassy (36 Ailesbury Road) to make their feelings known.
Today France, tomorrow the rest of the European Union!
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