Earlier today, during the annual Al Quds Day march, the streets of London were filled with the flags of Hezbollah. Iranian-supported Quds Day events, at which demonstrators routinely call for boycott Israel and for a third intifada (armed uprising) against Israel are held every year in cities across the globe.

The Islamic Human Rights Commission, which organized the parade and distributed Hezbollah flags to attendees, said in a statement, “You can bring a Hezbollah flag to show support for the political wing of Hezbollah.” However, as we all know, the political and armed wing of this terror organization are one and the same.

More than 25,000 have signed a petition calling on London Mayor Sadiq Khan to ban Quds Day,, and we hope that after this year he will take appropriate action to curb this gross display in one of Europe’s capital cities.

The Jewish community of London, through a joint initiative of the Zionist Federation of Great Britain, the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the Jewish Leadership Council, the World Jewish Congress, We Believe in Israel, Sussex Friends of Israel, North London Friends of Israel and the Israel Advocacy Movement, organized the counter-demonstration

The World Jewish Congress lent its full support to the community efforts, and assisted in the promotion to draw as many counter-protesters as possible. The WJC also be sending a member of its Jewish Diplomatic Corps, Vladimir Bermant, to address the event.

The world must not remain silent as terror organizations are allowed to promote extremism and hate in western Europe, or, for that matter, anywhere else.

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