More than 700 pro-Israel supporters were outside the Israeli embassy on Wednesday night, waving flags, singing and denouncing Israel’s treatment by politicians and by the media.
The protest, organised by the Zionist Federation, was countered by approximately 100 pro-Palestinian demonstrators who stood just a few metres away, separated by a heavy police presence. The demonstrators included Jews for Justice for Palestinians.
Around 250 protesters gathered outside the Israeli embassy with anti-Israeli banners and waving Palestinian flags on Tuesday evening.
The demonstration was peaceful and no arrests occured. However, as protesters stood in the pouring rain they chanted “Khyber al-Yahud” – an Islamic battle cry which celebrates the death and defeat of Jews in the battle of Khyber in 629.
More than 250 people attended a party in Spinningfields, Manchester on Tuesday evening to mark the launch of the JC’s new northern edition, which goes on sale on Friday. The event was sponsored by Jaguar cars and guests were joined by the city’s Lord Mayor and leading figures from the Jewish communities of Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle and Scotland.
Filming by Jessica Elgot, editing by Chris Burton.
The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has restated the US’s firm commitment to Israel’s security and has warned Iran and Syria against supplying weapons to Gaza and Hizbollah.
In a speech to the American Jewish Committee, Mrs Clinton underlined her commitment to peace in the region, and condemned the transfer of weapons from Syria to terrorists in Gaza and to Hizbollah in Lebanon.