Friday, January 16, 2009


On Thursday 15th January 2009 a group of activists headed to the Iranian embassy to demonstrate against the country that is funding the current war in Gaza – Iran. 
This was to remind the community that Iran sponsors Hamas, that they are providing the rockets and missiles that are fired at Sderot, Ashkelon and Ashdod
and that Iran has told Hamas not to accept any ceasefire.  We urged supporters to come out and show support for Israel’s right to defend itself against Iranian-sponsored terror. 
The demonostration of 500 strong people included Jews, Arabs and Christians. This included representatives from Iranian Friends of, and Iranian dissidents who oppose the current regime.
This was a peaceful demonstration, which went very smoothly thanks to the help of the police.  
The demonstration featured a used Kassam Rocket – one of  many which have been fired down on Israel in the past few years, specifically weeks. 
Additionally, many protestors dressed up with face masks of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran, and held up quotes in speech bubbles: 
Israel will be annihilated
Anyone who recognizes Israel will burn
Israel will be destroyed
The demonstration was organised by a group of Zionist Federation activists. 
ZF_Iran_Protest_1 and ZF_Iran_Protest_1 by Blake-Ezra Cole
2009.01.15 Iran Embassy Rally (105) (1024x683).jpg by Giora Hirsch
For more information please contact:
Alan Aziz
Zionist Federation
Tel: +44 (0)7768 946 868