Israel’s 60th Birthday


Salute to Israel – From New York to London and Manchester by Dave

The celebration of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine seems to be spreading from one city to another. Its promoted as being “a historic and fun day for one and all.” Funny that – its a day where Palestinians will be mourning the Nakba (or catastrophe) . Its their holocaust commited by Israel and they’re likely to be hurt and antagonised by pro-Israeli’s dancing on their ancestors graves: hardly fun for all. Peace will not be reached until theres an understanding and atonement for the crimes of the past.

Is there a protest organised for this event? Please let me know.

The march on the 29th June 2008 now has its own website here. For a previous bit on this see here.

The Story of the Parade

The Salute to Israel Parade is no stranger to New York, but this year, for the first time, it is coming to London and Manchester! This special one-off event will celebrate 60 years of the State of Israel and will be one of the largest gatherings in the world in support of the country.

The Salute to Israel Parade will be a public celebration of the 60th Anniversary and will demonstrate affirmation of solidarity with and support of Israel, as well as an expression of unity within the British Jewish community, transcending religious and political affiliations. The Parade itself will feature a procession featuring floats, marchers and bands performing, representing all parts of the British Jewish community.

This will be a historic and fun day for one and all, so do not miss out on this historic event.

The Parade & Grand Finale

The Parade of floats, marching bands and all kinds of marvels will follow a route through central London for all to see and culminate in Trafalgar Square, where the floats will disperse and the show will begin! There will be a big stage area in Trafalgar Square from which we hope to have an international array of singing performances from some well known names, interspersed with a few key note speakers. The event will be a fun packed afternoon of entertainment, with something to suit everyone.

Manchester Salute to Israel

In coordination with UJIA, JNF, Magen David Adom, the Zionist Central Council, the Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester, the Zionist Youth Movements, Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester and many other local organisations and other provincial participants. This event will happen at the same time as the London event.

Assemble at King David High School and Parade to Heaton Park for a family celebration and Party in the Park. Full details and timing to follow.

To register your interest please email manchester@salutetoisrael.org or write to Manchester Salute to Israel, The Bungalow, Joseph Mamlock House, 142 Bury Old Road, Manchester, M8 4HE.

Security

The security of the parade and safety of all the participants is something that we are taking very seriously. CST has already started discussions with the Metropolitan Police to undertake the necessary precautions so that all the participants can enjoy the day in safety and with peace of mind. CST has an extremely strong partnership with the police and they work together on numerous high-profile events throughout the year. CST draws on years of experience in communal security and draws on over 3,000 security volunteers who will be working side by side with police officers on the day.

The Delivery Group

The delivery group for Salute to Israel is made up of representatives from the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the Jewish Leadership Council, CST, UJIA, JNF UK, the Zionist Federation, Manchester Rep Council, United Synagogue, Movement for Reform Judaism and the Zionist Youth Council.

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Is anyone organising a protest? Please let us know?

Comment by Nancy

WHAT A SHAME!I will forward this email to all Palestinian student movements, lets see if we could do something :S

Comment by Malaika

YES, I STOOD UP TO BE COUNTED AND WENT TO THE MANCHESTE PARADE TO SALUTE ISRAEL TODAY 29TH JUNE! WHAT A DAY TO REMEMBER! DESPITE THE POURING RAIN, IT DID HOTHING TO DAMPEN THE ENTHUSIASTIC PARTICIPANTS IN THEIR THOUSANDS FROM ALL OVER THE NORTH….IN SHORT, A WONDERFUL, INSPIRING DAY!!

Comment by gwendoline lamb

60 years of ethnic cleansing? When the Palestinians decide not to elect a group of terrorists as their leaders, then you may talk about Israeli ehtnic Cleansing. If you are truly agasint the only democracy in the middle east, i suggest you shut down you computers and mobile phones and anything else which was invented by Israeli’s. fucking hypocrite.

Comment by zion123




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