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Anti-Israel Demonstrations and Anti-Semitic Imagery at Protests Continue Across Latin America

At a demon­stra­tion in Mex­ico City, Mex­ico, a sign of the Israeli flag with a swastika was seen as well as a large ban­ner read­ing “We Are All Pales­tine” with a swastika on the Star of David.

In Con­cep­ción, Chile, Juan Hazbun Readi, leader of the Pales­tin­ian Com­mu­nity of Con­cep­ción said at an anti-Israel rally that:

“We are con­cerned with what is going on in the Mid­dle East. I would like to say to all the Chilean peo­ple (…) that this Holo­caust has been going on for more than 66 years, it should end some­day. It is not pos­si­ble for Israel to fight against a defense­less peo­ple, with no army. They are accus­ing the Pales­tini­ans of launch­ing mis­siles, but this is a lie. Pales­tini­ans have never come to this. They blame the most pow­er­ful army in the world to attack­ing civil­ians, they killed more than 100 peo­ple in 2–3 days. The world needs to under­stand that the Pales­tini­ans were invaded by Israel 66 years ago, and not just being invaded but Israel brought peo­ple from all over the world to occupy their land, to destroy their places, to take charge of their des­tiny, destroy their schools and in the end to kill every­one. I don’t under­stand (…) the inter­na­tional com­mu­nity falls because Inter­na­tional Zion­ism has a lobby, not just the media but money, all of the world trade goes through their chan­nels and that’s why the world does noth­ing, plays igno­rant, stupid…”

  • Brian D. Harvey

    Whether you are a Mus­lim, a Jew, a Chris­t­ian, a Hindu, a Bud­dhist, or oth­er­wise, let us indeed take the exam­ples of King, Man­dela, and Ghandi. Any form of hatred, how­ever expressed and directed at whomever, is wrong. This is why I adhere to the mis­sion of the non­profit Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and am a donor. Keep life sim­ple. De-escalate when oth­ers are esca­lat­ing vio­lence. Peace.

    • Kingof­Gyp­sies

      Ummmm Brian.…Mandela and Ghandi were antisemites.

      • Brian D. Harvey

        I am not aware of that attri­bu­tion. What about Mar­tin Luther King, Jr., a bet­ter leader to fol­low, in your opinion?

  • Anti-racist real­ist

    I sup­port Israel 100%. Don’t give in to the dele­git­imiza­tion of Israel by the global elites. These same global elites went around the world in the 1990s (after the USSR col­lapse) and wrecked many coun­tries by spread­ing “democ­racy” and equal­ity. Israel’s 1993–1995 Olso Accords were part of their plan, they were suc­cess­ful in the 1994 South Africa col­lapse and 1994 Mexico’s peso cur­rency cri­sis. Naomi Klein’s “Shock Doc­trine” book shows how they rav­aged Asian nations in 1997.

    As as far as I know, the only two coun­tries that resisted them were China and Israel. The 1989 Tianan­men Square protests and 1995 Yitzhak Rabin’s assas­si­na­tion were unfor­tu­nate and abhor­rent. I don’t con­done any polit­i­cal vio­lence. But if Israel had given up the West Bank to the Pales­tini­ans, the coun­try would’ve col­lapsed like South Africa did in 1994.

    Polit­i­cal vio­lence is never a good thing–it only sig­ni­fies impend­ing polit­i­cal col­lapse and unsta­bil­ity. This is another rea­son for both Israel and China to stand guard against the sup­posed “human rights” vio­la­tions that are talked about in U.N. or inter­na­tional media.