France has imposed a protest ban, specifically “protests against Israeli action” in the Palestinian Authority, in the wake of sickening anti-Semitic violence in France, as Tim Burton reported at the Brenner Brief.
On July 13, for example, “Palestinian sympathizers” trapped over two hundred Jews in the Synagogue de la Roquette. “In people’s minds, there will be a before and after the Synagogue de la Roquette,” said Joel Mergui, president of the Consistoire, French Jewry’s central religious services organization.
Although “protesters” faced up to a year in prison, along with a 15,000 Euro fine, thousands defied the ban over the weekend.
A huge anti-Israel demo at Place de la Bastille reportedly turned violent and rioters made their way to the synagogue on Rue de la Roquette.
— Avi Mayer (@AviMayer) July 13, 2014
There are no apologies for the relentless rockets being launched into Israel. In fact, they are celebrated.
As reported at Twitchy, despite the ban, “thousands in Paris took to the streets to take part in a pro-Palestinian demonstration that soon turned violent.”
The protesters seem oblivious to the irony of denouncing violence while taking part in it. These are not protesters, they are terrorists.
— m_x (@soit_goes) July 19, 2014
Not surprisingly, the protests were organized by the radical left “New Anticapitalist Party,” as reported at Haaretz. While the narrative is usually that anti-Zionism does not equate to anti-Semitism, the escalating persecution of Jews in France suggests otherwise.
Watch the video of “protesters” in France:
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