I remember the zionist demonstration in support of the re-invasion of the West Bank back in 2002. There may have been 50,000 people in Trafalgar Square for what was billed not just a demo to support Israel's actions in, for example, Jenin but its right to exist. Four years later, zionists in the UK organised a demo to support another zionist campaign of slaughter, this time in Lebanon. That was said to have mustered maybe 4 or 5,000 people to a rally at which the Chief Rabbi famously said, "Israel you make us proud". Well this rally seems to have been a flop given what I saw today and given the way the BBC and the Jerusalem Post have reported the event.
Cop this from the Beeb. The headline, Thousands call for Mid-East peace,
Curiously, the report on the BBC site looked very similar to the report on the Jerusalem Post site except the BBC had the wit to pretend that the zionists were demonstrating for peace and not simply for Israel. The Jerusalem Post report is headed Thousands support Israel at UK rallies indicating that the Post, unlike the Beeb, doesn't expect its readers to be as appalled by a display of support for Israel at this time as visitors to the BBC site. Like the BBC, the Jerusalem Post wants its readers to think that the rally (or in the JP's case, rallies) was a success. It wasn't, and on a weekend when the Jewish leadership in the UK had disgraced itself, the community as a whole can take some comfort from those who voted with their feet by staying at home.