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Protests against Israel across Europe; obscenities yelled at Jews in London

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Published: 18 May 2021

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Riots break out in Berlin, Paris and London; large crowds in pro-Palestinian protests across US; weekend protests in Sydney and Melbourne draw several thousand

Across Europe, mass protests against Israel; riots break out in Berlin, Paris and London (JTA)
Many thousands of people protested against Israel in major European cities over the weekend as the latest Israel-Gaza conflict reached new heights. Several events featuring antisemitic rhetoric and rioting.

In Brussels, London and Vienna dozens of men were filmed at rallies on Saturday shouting in Arabic: “Jews, remember Khaybar, the army of Muhammad is returning.”

Four arrests after London car convoy filmed yelling: ‘F*** Jews, rape their daughters’ (Times of Israel)
Convoy of cars seen driving down Finchley Road on Sunday, blasting their horns and screaming unspeakable obscenities

Palestine will be free’: Thousands turn out in Sydney to protest against Israeli strikes (SMH)
Thousands of Palestine supporters have rallied in Sydney to condemn Israel and the escalating military offensive in the Gaza Strip, as deadly hostilities in the territory threaten to escalate into an all-out war

‘We can't breathe since 1948': Gaza attacks stoke pro-Palestinian protests across US, world (Haaretz)
Large crowds gathered for Nakba Day across United States and other countries as the exchanges between Israel and Gaza militants continue

Dozens of US rabbinical students sign letter calling for US Jews to hold Israel accountable for human rights abuses (JTA)
Nearly 90 rabbinical students had signed by Friday morning, representing a significant portion of students who are enrolled now in the country’s non-Orthodox rabbinical schools. No students in Orthodox seminaries have signed

Photo: Police break up a pro-Palestine protest in Berlin on Saturday (Christian Mang/Reuters)

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