NO FEAR OVER PROTESTS
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