Embassy’s Response To The ‘Global March To Jerusalem’ (GMJ)
Friday, 30 March 2012, 10:34 am
Press Release: Embassy of Israel in Wellington30 March 2012, 10.20am
Embassy’s Response To The‘Global March To Jerusalem’ (GMJ)
“The so-called“Global March to Jerusalem” (GMJ) , scheduled to take place on Friday, 30 March 2012, seeks to organize a number of simultaneous marches to Israel’s borders from various Arab countries, including Syria, Lebanon and Jordan, as well as Anti-Israeli demonstrations and propaganda events in several cities around the world.
Sadly, The GMJ is an attempt to distract the international attention from what is happening in Syria and Iran during a highly volatile period in the Middle East. The true nature of the GMJ is revealed by the “movers and shakers” of the organization, who are primarily radical Islamists. Among those involved are members of Hamas, Hezbollah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Muslim Brotherhood and Iran. All are well known and recognized as terror organizations and supporters, by many of the western countries.
Senior organisers of this demonstration include Ahmed Abo Halabiya, a hamas MP who in 2000 gave a sermon saying ”have no mercy on the Jews, no matter where they are, in any country. Fight them, wherever you are. Wherever you meet them, kill them” as well as Abdul Maqri, an Algerian activist on board the Mavi Marmara who while on the same ship, declared “Israel will be annihilated soon”.
Participation of Western groups and individuals in this event alongside extremists only serves to encourage the escalation of tensions and even violence. Furthermore, it is hypocritical that supposedly “pro-human rights groups” are joining an action that may include a march from Syria – where the most basic rights are currently being violently repressed – towards the only democratic state in the region.
The marchers’ rallying cry is“saving Al-Aqsa from the Jews!” (The mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem) giving religious attributes to the action which might incite violence. “Al-Aqsa”mosque is actually under the control of the “Waqf”(Muslim religious trust) and while Israel continues to ensure that Jerusalem’s holy sites of all religions is protected and that freedom of religion is guaranteed to all.
The GMJ has the potential to provoke clashes with Israel’s border guards in an attempt to spark violence and mayhem in a way that will damage Israel’s reputation and generate international pressure on the Jewish state.
Israel, like every sovereign nation, Israel, reserves the right to control its borders and to protect the security of its citizens.
Any attempt to breech Israel’s borders would constitute a violation of one of the most basic international principles, the right to control entrance to its territory. The Israel Defense Forces will act with maximum restraint, but will do all what it needs to stop infiltrators from penetrating its borders.”
Friday, March 30, 2012
3:00 – 7:00pm
180 Bloor Street West, Toronto
The Jewish Defence League is calling on all people of good will to defend freedom and stand outside all Israel Embassies and Consulates on March 30. Raise the flag of Israel high and proclaim your support for battle against Radical Islam.
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We must be relentless in our campaign to expose and confront those groups that promote our destruction.
The stated goal of the Global March to Jerusalem is to bring “millions” to Israel from around the world to “demand freedom for Jerusalem and its people and to put an end to the Apartheid, ethnic cleansing, and Judaization policies affecting the people, land, and sanctity of Jerusalem.” The plan calls for massive marches on Israel from Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, the West Bank, and Gaza, all in the direction of Jerusalem, as well as coordinated protests in world capitals.
And the day scheduled for the March is “Land Day,” March 30, long a date for anti-Israel rioting across the country.
Most of the March organizers are members of Muslim Brotherhood organizations in Britain, Egypt, and Gaza, including Hamas, and Islamist groups in Pakistan, India, Iran, Malaysia, Indonesia, Canada, and South Africa. The funding appears to come mostly from the Muslim Brotherhood and Iran. The effort is supported by a large network of Palestinian NGOs, including the BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights (which awarded a prize to a cartoon of a caricatured Jew standing over a dead Arab child holding a bloody pitchfork) and the International Solidarity Movement, “committed to resisting the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land.” These groups are supported by Western foundations and individuals.
The Jewish Defence League is calling on all people of good will to defend freedom and stand outside all Israel Embassies and Consulates on March 30. Raise the flag of Israel high and proclaim your support for the battle against Radical Islam.
Friday, March 30, 2012
3:00 – 7:00pm
Israel Consulate 180 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Now is the time to take a stand. We are living in truly historic times. There are only 13 million Jews in the world today. And there are 1.3 billion Muslims in the world. The Muslim Brotherhood praises Hitler and the liberals of the west stay silent.
Wake up my brothers and sisters. Use your freedom of choice to make the right decision. Because the wrong decision will only serve to empower those that seek our destruction. Those Jews that were murdered in France demand that we be honest and speak the truth. The followers of Islam in the west share the same values and vision of their leaders in the Middle East. Never Again should mean Never Again.
With Love of Israel,
Meir Weinstein, National Director
Jewish Defence League of Canada