November 7, 2010
Saturday means anti-Israel protest outside Ahava. Yesterday's protest started an hour earlier than usual because some protesters had to shoot off to an anti-fascism and anti-Islamophobia rally.
So many protests, so little time.
After a year the Ahava protests are finally starting to attract some celebrity anti-Israel activists.
Two weeks ago Sarah Colborne, Director of Campaigns and Operations at the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, made her first appearance.
She was present again this week but there was even greater royalty in the form of Martin Linton, Chair of Labour Friends of Palestine, who lost his Battersea Parliamentary seat in May.
In March Mr. Linton told a meeting in Parliament that Israel was using its long tentacles to fund British election campaigns and to buy Conservative support. His speech made front page headlines.
I did suggest to him yesterday that if he switched sides then this all powerful pro-Israel machine might win him a place back in Parliament.
He declined but the offer still stands.