NO FEAR OVER PROTESTS

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT -

Is­rael, as we would be the first to ad­mit, is not with­out its faults, but it is re­mark­able to see how an in­di­vid­ual’s per­sonal ide­ol­ogy im­pacts the prism through which they un­der­stand events over here.

David Rosen­berg ( Letters, Au­gust 8) writes “Is­raeli au­thor­i­ties have tried to ban fur­ther anti-war protests. What are they afraid of?”

I can un­der­stand that this may not be clear from the com­fort of the Jewish So­cial­ists’ Group’s of­fices in WC1, but ac­tu­ally they were afraid of the protest be­ing hit by a rocket from Gaza (or shrap­nel fol­low­ing an Iron Dome in­ter­cep­tion).

Through­out the war there have been se­vere re­stric­tions on large public gath­er­ings lead­ing to the can­cel­la­tion of many events — in­clud­ing protests of all colours.

At the same time many smaller events did go ahead (in­clud­ing pro­peace protests and meet­ings all over Is­rael).

I am sorry to dis­ap­point Mr Rosen­berg but am sure he will soon find an­other in­nocu­ous event to ma­nip­u­late into fit­ting his world view. Sa­muel Green Ben Ami 12 Tel Aviv Is­rael

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