Nd sol­i­dar­ity on south coast

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at de­stroy­ing our gov­ern­ment. This is ex­pe­ri­enced on a daily ba­sis in Is­rael.

“All of us need to stand up and speak up for Is­rael, all the time. Par­tic­u­larly when it faces the kind of bombs it has been fac­ing re­cently. If we speak loudly our voices will be heard and less easy to ig­nore by peo­ple in power.”

In between the change­able weather of sun­shine and rain, young and old sang cel­e­bra­tory verses of Hava Nag­ila, Am Yis­rael Chai, and joined hands in cir­cles to dance the tra­di­tional Is­raeli hora.

The mayor of the set­tle­ment of Efrat, Oded Ra­vivi had come to Brighton to speak at the rally.

He said: “For­eign­ers who come to visit Efrat think they are com­ing into a war zone. But ac­tu­ally what they see is a green city with no fence o r se­cu­rity mea­sures around it, liv­ing peace­fully with its sur­round­ing Arab neigh­bours.”

Howard Feld­man, 57, an Amer­i­can who has been liv­ing in the UK since 1 986, s a i d: “The lead­er­ship have failed to mo­ti­vate a nd mo­bili s e t he com­mu­nity.”

Joe Donell, 46, from York­shire said: “I was raised Catholic. With- out Ju­daism there would be no Chris­tian­ity. Po­lit­i­cally, I am here be­cause I am sick to death of hear­ing all the proPales­tinian pro­pa­ganda. The Is­raeli side is not be­ing heard. “Dan Jager, 19, from Lon­don, spent a year in Is­rael with FZY and plans to make aliyah and serve in the IDF. “No mat­ter where you are in the coun­try,” he said, “it is im­por­tant to show sup­port for Is­rael.”

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