Pro-Palestinian activists have disrupted the UK debut of Israel’s Habima theatre company in London.
About 10 minutes into the play, a banner reading “Israel Apartheid leave the stage” was unfurled from the first-floor balcony accompanied by several Palestinian flags.
Around 15 people were carried or led out of Shakespeare’s Globe theatre after unfurling banners or Palestinian flags. One man was arrested.
Before the performance of The Merchant of Venice, Globe artistic director Dominic Dromgoole asked the audience to stay calm in the event of disturbances.
The actual performance carried on despite the disruptions.
The protests came after a group of stage figures including Mark Rylance, Mike Leigh and Emma Thompson called for the Globe to boycott the company over its performances in Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
In a letter to The Guardian, they said Habima had “a shameful record of involvement with illegal Israeli settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territory”.
Shakespeare’s Globe said its current international festival was “a celebration of languages and not… a celebration of nations and states”.
Security was stepped up ahead of Monday’s show, with airport-style metal detectors in the foyer and audience members’ bags searched.
Source: The BBC
First: There is no “Palestinian” people. They are all Arabs. They have 22 countries to live in.
Second: There is no “Palestine”. This was the name the pagan Emperor in Rome gave Israel, to mock God and the Jews after 70 A.D.
Third: The Mountains of Zion is not a “river bank”, not the “west bank” of the river Jordan. This hilly mountain range is Jewish, and the correct name is Judea and Samaria.
Forth: Koran-obeying Islam who attack anything Jewish has always represented a bastardization of freedom and culture. They have nothing to offer but an totalitarian attitude, and actions similar to the work of Nazi-Germany.
Fifth: Islam as an ideology comes from the same source as Nazism. The filth it represents, is based on Jew-hate. Jewish culture and blessings to the World must be destroyed, and replaced by a system of senatorship, priestly rule and violence as an acceptable political tool.
Six: Europe might soon become like a dog. It will return back to its own womit. The Europeans do not only accepts antisemitism and Jew-hate. Europe support Islamic terrorism against the state of Israel. The Nazis burned the books of the Jews, and claimed the Jews were a treat to world peace hardly 70 years ago. Just like the Arabs have done every day since the state of Israel was re-birthed in 1948.
Jesus the Messiah is the king of the Jews. He takes no pleasure in people who either ignore or curse His chosen people.
Stand up for the state of Israel. Stand tall with the Jewish people in their time of need of your support.
Written by Ivar