London Anti-Lieberman Protest Boomerangs on the Left

What JStreet is to American Jews, Yachad is to the U.K. Jewish community – a group that purports to support Israel, even though it is a harsh critic of the “occupation” and the right wing polices of the government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. But Yachad is no supporter of Israel, says Ari Soffer of BicPac, the British Israel Coalition Public Affairs Committee.

“They not only come out to protest when someone whose politics they disagree with, like Avigdor Lieberman, comes to visit,” he told Arutz Sheva. “They don’t come out to support Israeli groups or politicians you would expect a leftist group to agree with. The ‘hard’ anti-Semitic and anti-Israel groups, like the BDS (boycott, divest, and sanction) groups are there when someone like Tsipi Livni, former head of Kadima, comes to visit, and so is BicPac. But Yachad is nowhere to be seen. That shows what their real attitude to Israel is.”

If Yachad has a lukewarm attitude to someone like Livni, says Soffer, there is no doubt of their attitude to Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who was visiting London this week.


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