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June 12, 2012 9:49 am

Queen’s 35 Karat Pink Diamond Becomes Subject of Anti-Israel Activists

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The 35.60 karat diamond placed in the Tower of London to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years on the throne, is now the subject of anti-Israel activists who want the Queen to decline the gift because of the diamond’s affiliation with the Steinmetz family, which helps support Israeli soldiers.

“We are shocked and disappointed by the decision of De Beers to present the Queen of England with a diamond manufactured by the Steinmetz Diamond company,” said Helmi Sammoni of Gaza. “We the Sammoni family call on the Queen of England and the British people to decline this gift.”

The activists are calling the stone  – dubbed the “Steinmetz Forevermark Jubilee Diamond” –  a blood diamond, despite the stone having no link to the globally accepted definition of the term.  Blood diamonds are stones which help African rebels finance their movements, which often involve child soldiers, torture, and rape.

The pink diamond is owned by DeBeers and was manufactured by the Steinmetz Diamond Company.  As the Algemeiner reported yesterday, Benny Steinmetz, who inherited the diamond company from his father, is considering a move to Europe following a dispute with the Israel Tax Authority.

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  • Tabitha

    The Islamists are every vigilant and will stop at nothing to denigrate anything Jewish or Israeli, but can never admit to their own blood-soaked history of 270 million people killed over 14 centuries, and the continuing enslavement of people to this day.

  • Michael

    It’s interesting that this story refers to anti-Israel activists, yet it only quotes one person in Gaza protesting in the name of his family. Not quite certain how this is a legitimate story. One person, or even one family, is hardly indicative of anything. One the other hand, and sadly, I’m certain that you could get virtually every Gazan family to sign onto something as vile as this. Hatred of Jews flourishes in the warm Mediterranean sun of Gaza.

  • The Jew-haters whether they be Arab-Muslims,Asian-Muslims, European Christians, or European converts to Islam will stoop at nothing to hit out at every opportunity against the Jewish people. Trying to convince them with kind words to stop their racist hatred bigotry against Judaism is a ‘No-No’ the only language these depraved human-trash deserve is a thoroughly good thrashing.

  • Sergio HaDaR Tezza

    An antisemite will find a connection to Jews – today called Zionists – in anything.
    Likewise, he/she will find a reason to spew his/her hatred in anything.
    Just yesterday antisemitic Poles found reasons to spew antisemitic slogans in Warsaw…while attacking antisemitic nationalist Russians…

  • Mr. fubo

    “anti-Israel activists” = communist lovers of sand-nazi jihadis.

    Cut up the diamond and shove the pieces down their jihadi throats.

  • If Her Majesty doesn’t want it, I’d be happy to take it off her hands;-)

  • kevobx

    Jeremiah 17:1 THE sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is graven upon the table of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars; *Exodus 28:18 And the second row shall be an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond.

  • Edward H

    Kinda seems like the “activists” are just going down the list of these African atrocities and rehashing the terms to mean “I’m antisemetic but dont want you to know that directly”