fbpx
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

‘Israel Is a Racist Endeavour’ Signs Seen on London Bus Stops

Enjoying this article?

You'll love our roundtable.


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Jewish Journal, 3250 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90010, http://www.jewishjournal.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Several signs stating that “Israel is a racist endeavour” were spotted throughout various London bus stops on Wednesday.

Here are some pictures of the signs, which appeared in Bloomsbury, Elephant and Castle, Waterloo Bridge and Westminster:

American Jewish Committee (AJC) Assistant Executive Director Avi Mayer weighed in:

According to Jewish News, London Palestine Action took responsibility for the signs.

“Israel, as a Jewish majority state, could not have been established without the ethnic cleansing of indigenous Palestinians,” London Palestine Action wrote on their Facebook page. “Those Palestinians and their descendants, that were forced to leave in 1947/48, have not been allowed to return to their homes and land because they are not Jewish.  Over 60 Israeli laws already exist that restrict the rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel, and Israel has recently enacted the ‘Nation-State law’ declaring that only Jews have the right to self-determination in the country, and has stripped Arabic as an official language, entrenching the Apartheid that exists on the land.”

“Israel is a racist endeavor.”

Transport for London (TfL) said in a statement that the signs were not authorized for that advertising space and they were working to take them down.

“These adverts are absolutely not authorized by TfL or our advertising partner JCDecaux,” a TfL spokesperson said. “It is flyposting and therefore an act of vandalism which we take extremely seriously. We have instructed our contractors to remove any of these posters found on our network immediately.”

As the Jewish News noted, the signs came the day after Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn attempted to add a statement to the Labour Party’s adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism describing “Israel, its policies or the circumstances around its foundation as racist.” Corbyn’s attempt was rejected.

The Jewish Chronicle’s Daniel Sugarman noted that calling Israel “a racist endeavor” references an IHRA example as to criticism of Israel that amounts to anti-Semitism.

“I see it as clear evidence that Labour’s inability/unwillingness to deal with anti-Semitism gives credibility to these views,” Saul Schneider, who saw one of the signs in Bloomsbury, told Sugarman. “So worrying that people just walk by and take it in.”

Enjoyed this article?

You'll love our roundtable.


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Jewish Journal, 3250 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90010, http://www.jewishjournal.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Latest Articles

‘Yo Semite’ Shirt Makes a Comeback After Trump Mispronounces Yosemite National Park

Trump's verbal gaffe Aug. 4 unintentionally endorsed a pre-existing “Yo Semite” t-shirt, created 15 years ago by Bay Area educator Sarah Lefton.

Is Now a Good time to Panic? Jewish Parenting in the time of Pandemic

I’ve been thinking a lot about how God must be very busy these days. His normal volume of prayers must certainly be at an...

In ‘A World Upended,’ Los Angeles Jews Gathered to Commemorate Tisha B’Av

“It was soothing to see a gallery view of  fellow Jews from across L.A. on a day that is defined by isolation.”

Jewish and Black Historical Cemeteries Vandalized in Virginia With Nazi Symbol

The vandalism consisted of graffiti stating "777," which is Nazi shorthand.

AJC Calls on Washington Post to Correct Op-Ed Calling Israel ‘Ethnically Exclusive’

"Calling Israel ‘ethnically exclusive’ is a lie and an insult to 25% of Israel’s population who aren’t Jewish but are full participants in its democracy."

Israel Offers Aid to Lebanon Following Explosions at Beirut Port

Lebanon is not expected to accept the offer.

‘Harry Potter’ Star Jason Isaacs Opens up About His Struggle With Addiction

"Every action was filtered through a burning need I had for being as far from a conscious, thinking, feeling person as possible."

Can We Save Working Moms and Our Economy?

Working moms in the U.S. already make as little as 69 cents for each dollar earned by working dads. We simply cannot afford a backslide.

Trump Pronounces Yosemite as ‘Yo Semites’

Twitter users responded with various jokes on the matter.

The Mastermind Behind Netanyahu’s New Media (Topaz Luk)

Even prime ministers can’t do everything by themselves. They must surround themselves with dedicated, smart and excellent people who will help them.

Culture

‘Yo Semite’ Shirt Makes a Comeback After Trump Mispronounces Yosemite National Park

Trump's verbal gaffe Aug. 4 unintentionally endorsed a pre-existing “Yo Semite” t-shirt, created 15 years ago by Bay Area educator Sarah Lefton.

‘Harry Potter’ Star Jason Isaacs Opens up About His Struggle With Addiction

"Every action was filtered through a burning need I had for being as far from a conscious, thinking, feeling person as possible."

Amazon’s ‘Hunters’ Renewed for Season 2

The hit drama from creator David Weil, executive producer Jordan Peele and starring Al Pacino and Logan Lerman, was inspired by Weil’s grandmother, a Holocaust survivor.

LAMOTH to Present ‘The Holocaust & Italy’ Film Series and Panel Discussions

The Shoah-related movies and live Zoom discussions are part of this month's “Teicholz Holocaust Remembrance Film Series: The Holocaust & Italy.”

Latest Articles
Latest

‘Yo Semite’ Shirt Makes a Comeback After Trump Mispronounces Yosemite National Park

Trump's verbal gaffe Aug. 4 unintentionally endorsed a pre-existing “Yo Semite” t-shirt, created 15 years ago by Bay Area educator Sarah Lefton.

Is Now a Good time to Panic? Jewish Parenting in the time of Pandemic

I’ve been thinking a lot about how God must be very busy these days. His normal volume of prayers must certainly be at an...

In ‘A World Upended,’ Los Angeles Jews Gathered to Commemorate Tisha B’Av

“It was soothing to see a gallery view of  fellow Jews from across L.A. on a day that is defined by isolation.”

Jewish and Black Historical Cemeteries Vandalized in Virginia With Nazi Symbol

The vandalism consisted of graffiti stating "777," which is Nazi shorthand.

AJC Calls on Washington Post to Correct Op-Ed Calling Israel ‘Ethnically Exclusive’

"Calling Israel ‘ethnically exclusive’ is a lie and an insult to 25% of Israel’s population who aren’t Jewish but are full participants in its democracy."

Hollywood

Roy Moore’s Lawsuit Against Sacha Baron Cohen Over Being Pranked Can Proceed, Judge Rules

By the time the episode aired, it was widely known that Cohen was punking public figures.

‘Expecting Amy’ Highlights a New Comedy Dynamic of Jewish Mothers Making, Not Being, the Jokes

Jewish moms like Amy Schumer, who were once the material, have become the premier comics of this age.

Podcasts

The Mastermind Behind Netanyahu’s New Media (Topaz Luk)

Even prime ministers can’t do everything by themselves. They must surround themselves with dedicated, smart and excellent people who will help them.

Pandemic Times Episode 75: What is the Secret to Jewish Resiliency?

New David Suissa Podcast Every Monday and Friday. Reflections on the worsening times and how the Jewish approach to resiliency can guide us. How do we...

More news and opinions than at a Shabbat dinner, right in your inbox.


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Jewish Journal, 3250 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90010, http://www.jewishjournal.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

x