Where's the march for Israel after Iran attack? We’re waiting...

After Iran launched hundreds of missile attacks against Israel, surely the marchers will know who to support?


Over 100,000 people are expected to attend an anti-Israel march through central London on Saturday November 25 (Photo: Henry Nicholls/AFP)

April 14, 2024 12:30

I’m waiting. Aren’t we all? Waiting, that is, for the march. You know – the march in solidarity with a nation that has come under sustained drone and missile attack.

So where are they? Out on the streets, expressing their support for ordinary Israelis who could have been murdered on Saturday in their masses – for a second time in just over six months – if it hadn’t been for the brilliance of the IDF and the support of Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the US and the UK?

Oops, sorry. I forgot the First Rule of Hate Marches. The marches aren’t about solidarity with victims. They’re about support for the perpetrators. After all, it took just seven days for the first hate march, before Israel had begun any military action. Out they came in support of Hamas. Not that they put it like that, of course. No, it was about a “Free Palestine”. It’s just that the march against Israel happened to coincide with Hamas’ butchery of 1,200 people the week before. Pure coincidence, obviously.

So, this time it’ll be a march in support of Iran, the plucky Islamic Republic quietly going about its business of wiping Israel off the map until interrupted by the forces of the Zionist regime.

It’s been fascinating watching the likes of Mary Dejevsky, always reliably on the wrong side, telling us on social media that it’s “Not quite right for @BBCNews et al to describe #Iran actions as 'escalation'. 'Escalation' was when #Israel attacked #Iran diplomatic territory in #Damascus. Iran had no choice but to respond.”

Ah yes, because obviously Iran is the good guy. Pushed to the edge by those nasty Zios, of course. As LSE professor Fawaz Gerges told CNN and Sky this morning, poor Iran has been so restrained for so many years in the face of Israel's provocation. It was finally pushed over the edge and just had to send 300 drones and missiles. It had to! "Fawaz, it's good to have you," said the CNN host, Becky Anderson, after he shared his insights.

It’s the same dynamic as with the Hamasniks on the streets. My enemy’s enemy is my friend. Though it can be confusing deciding just who the enemy is. For some, it’s the free world generally - as it is for the Stop the War crowd, for whom North Korea, Russia et al are so obviously on the side of the angels, pushed around by the unspeakable West.

For others it’s one group within the free world. The J.E.W.S. - or, if we are being polite, the malicious Zionist regime, as our hero, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, catchily calls them. Jews, Zios, the West, all just horrid, the lot of them, and only Iran seems to have the willingness to stand up to them.

So where are we meeting, and when? Up the Iranians! Down with the West. Free Palestine. Free the world. Up with everyone who isn’t bad.

April 14, 2024 12:30

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