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Thursday, June 1, 2017
UK Government Hosts Europe’s Largest ‘Jew Hate Event’ Allegedly Linked to Terror
A Government building in Westminster is hosting the “biggest ever in Europe” pro-Palestinian event, organised by a group allegedly linked to anti-Semites, Islamists, and terror groups.
Palestine Expo 2017is due to take place just yards away from Parliament in the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, which is owned by the Government and operated by an agency of the Department for Communities and Local Government. The building was reportedly one of those considered as a venue to host Parliament itself when the Palace of Westminster is closed for renovations.
Although presented as a family-friendly introduction to Palestinian history and culture, the event will host Islamist and anti-Israel speakers and has been described as a “Jew hate event” by Jewish groups.
The event, to be held on the 8thand 9thof July, has been organised by the Leicester-based Friends of Al-Aqsa (FOA), which claimsit is “concerned with defending the human rights of Palestinians and protecting the sacred al-Aqsa Sanctuary in Jerusalem”.
The group, however, is allegedly linked to the Hamas terror group, has supported Islamists funded by Iran’s Khomenist regime, and openly publishes the work of Paul Eisen, describedas a Holocaust denier by left-wing papers such asThe Guardian.
The group’s founder and chair, Ismail Patel, was a supporter of the late French Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy has beenpicturedwith Hamas leaders.
At a 2009 rally, Mr Pateltoldthe crowd: “Hamas is no terrorist organisation. The reason they hate Hamas is because they refuse to be subjugated, occupied by the Israeli state, and we salute Hamas for standing up to Israel […] to the state of Israel: you no longer represent the Jewish people.”
Hamas is a fundamentalist, anti-Semitic militant group widely classed as a terror organisation, most notably by Israel, the U.S., and the European Union (EU). READ MORE