PSC Turns Proms Audience pro-Israel


By Jonathan Hoffman
September 2, 2011
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The Palestine Solidarity Campaign - which consorts with homophobes, misogynists, supremacists and antisemites - managed to turn an entire audience pro-Israel at the Royal Albert Hall last night. I was there. So was Ed Vaizey, Culture Minister, who tweeted "Demonstrators seem to have turned entire audience pro-Israel".

The PSC cultural terrorists included all the usual suspects who picket Ahava in Monmouth Street every fortnight. Deborah Fink was there in disguise, presumably because she thought she is so infamous that security would spot her - she had her hair swept back and dyed grey. Bruce Levy - who has been banned by the police from Monmouth Street where Ahava is located, for his loutish behaviour - also attempted to disguise himself, by growing a beard. (Finkler Jew Levy famously said that Gilad Shalit should be dug up and then reburied). The PSC Jew haters tried to stop me doing an interview with the BBC outside the Hall after the concert, by yelling and screaming. If you can't win an argument try censorship - that's the way these Stalinists operate.

The applause at the end of the Bruch Violin Concerto - before the interval - was tumultuous and soloist Gil Shaham even played an encore. I was told that the applause at the end of the concert was every bit as enthusiastic.

Whata shame that the audience's enthusiasm for the IPO could not include the waving of Israeli flags - which had been banned by the Hall, along with all leaflets and other flags. (I waved a flag at the cultural bigots of the PSC but was asked to leave).

Presumably this ban applies to all flags including Union Jacks at the Last Night - it cannot just be Israel which is being singled out for a flag ban ....

Well done to all who stood up for Israel outside the Hall, most especially our much loved Christian supporters

Addendum 1: Here is arch renegade Jew Bruce Levy harrassing me when the BBC wanted to do an interview with me. I was walking away from their demo to a quiet part of the perimeter of the Hall because the harassment was so great next to their demo. But he chased after me and harassed me. See 1:18-1:19 of this BBC clip (I am told it was on BBC TV UK news this morning).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/portuguese/videos_e_fotos/2011/09/110902_proms_prot...

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Jonathan Hoffman

Fri, 09/02/2011 - 10:39

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jonathancohen (not verified)

Fri, 09/02/2011 - 10:49

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This is a bit rich coming from someone who blamed "ethnic minority groups" for the financial crisis. This is especially true since that person with his casual racism - perhaps not so casual - has also resorted to homophobic abuse according to one YouTube video. As for "consorting with misogynists, supremacists and antisemites", who the hell does this "jonathanhoffman" think the EDL and BNP are?
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jonathancohen (not verified)

Fri, 09/02/2011 - 10:55

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Yes, the protesters are moronic, and Norman Lebrecht has an excellent take on last night's events.
http://www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc/2011/09/on-reflection-the-bbc-got...


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Fri, 09/02/2011 - 11:46

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Jonathan Hoffman

Fri, 09/02/2011 - 13:20

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ZF Press Release:

Zionist Federation welcomes the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra to London's Royal Albert Hall

The boorish behaviour displayed by the PSC (members of whom tried to interrupt last night’s Israel Philharmonic Prom) was vigorously countered by members of the ZF - who were there in force. More than 100 pro-Israel advocates counter-demonstrated outside the Albert Hall and leafleted members of the audience. After the performance the advocates were outside the stage door with Israel flags to say “kol ha’kovod (well done!) to conductor Zubin Mehta and the members of the IPO. This was greatly appreciated by the IPO as was the rapturous reception they received from 99.9% of the audience.

The PSC yet again foolishly “shot itself in the foot” with Culture Minister Ed Vaizey tweeting "Demonstrators seem to have turned [the] entire audience pro-Israel". The demonstrators were greeted by boos from almost every member of the audience when they triesd to protest, and were drowned out by the orchestra as the music got louder and were then removed by the venue security.

The ZF advocates waved flags and held banners saying

CULTURE BRINGS HOPE, BOYCOTTS BRING HATE

and

SUPPORT CULTURE, SUPPORT DEMOCRACY, SUPPORT ISRAEL.

Alan Aziz, Chief Executive of the ZF said “It is a disgrace that people who do not want to understand Israel’s challenges choose to obsessively try to disrupt cultural and educational events in the UK. The ZF’s presence here tonight was to counter this ignorant and ill-conceived protest. We will always be there to counter Israel hate and we thank all our allies last night - especially our Christian friends - for supporting Israel”. The performance will be broadcast again on the BBC on 7th September at 14.30.

The Zionist Federation thanks StandWithUsUK and the British Israel Coalition for helping advertise the pro-Israel demonstration, and attending.

Further Comments:
Inside working hours: stefan@zfuk.org / 020 8202 0202
Outside working hours: urgent@zfuk.org & stefan@zfuk.org

The ZF always has a range of spokespeople available for comment.


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Fri, 09/02/2011 - 13:41

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richmillett

Fri, 09/02/2011 - 15:24

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well done, Jonathan. Sadly, I overheard one man complaining to security staff at the interval about someone waving a flag. Security said that if the flag waver persists security would remove him. As they were surrounding you I asked them not to take you out but they said they had no choice. Ridiculous really. Let's see if the Union Jack is banned from the Last Night.


Real Real Zionist

Fri, 09/02/2011 - 16:16

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Jonathan spends all day telling us how the PSC shot itself in the foot. Rich Millett directs us to his blog where he recounts at length how it was all a big propaganda coup for the PSC.

They then proceed to slap each other on the back.

Confused ?

me too

Come on boys get your act together.


KatieCarslake

Fri, 09/02/2011 - 16:30

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Is Ahava still on Monmouth Street ?


Watchful Iris (not verified)

Fri, 09/02/2011 - 16:47

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Bruce Levy - who has been banned by the police from Monmouth Street where Ahava is located, for his loutish behaviour....

Loutish behaviour in Monmouth Street? Say it isn't so!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBH6XONDpes


richmillett

Fri, 09/02/2011 - 17:52

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real real zionist - i didn't direct anyone to my blog. And people have different views anyway. I disagree with Jonathan. I think the BBC handed them a propaganda coup and, worse than that, the BBC deprived listeners of listening to the concert. Why did the BBC invite IPO and then not provide proper security when it was obvious this would happen? Radio shows have all been talking about last night and pretending to have proper discussions about it while all the time they are refusing to acknowledge the monster staring them in the face: anti-Semitism.

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