Facebook Post Promoting Pro-Israel Conference Attracts ‘Foul Antisemitic Abuse’
A Facebook post advertising a pro-Israel conference in London was targeted with antisemitic comments by social media users, the UK’s Jewish Chronicle reported on Tuesday.
Organizers of the We Believe in Israel conference said they were “shocked by the foul antisemitic abuse” written on their Facebook page ahead of the event, which is scheduled to take place on March 22. One user, who calls himself James Lisk, wrote on Monday, “Holocaust. Biggest fabrication in history. And they get away with mass murder hiding behind the fact they are the persecuted Jews.”
“What a complete load if s*** – the only reason they haven’t been wiped out is because half of the American defence secretaries are Jewish. They can’t hide the lies forever,” the user added. “And then I hope those accountable will be brought to justice.”
Another antisemitic post read: “Scum bags dogs, dirty filthy b*****ds , I pray you Zionists pigs burn as long as the hell fire burns. You are the worst of the worst. Every Palestinian you have killed , I pray to Allah you Zionists pigs never get forgiven.”
We Believe in Israel Director Luke Akehurst said the comments will be reported to Facebook. He added that the posts show “exactly why we need a major conference like this to act as a springboard for a united pro-Israel fight back in the UK.”
The conference is expected to attract 1,500 delegates and is Britain’s biggest pro-Israel conference, according to the event’s Facebook page. Organizers said the event is aimed at people who support “the right of the state of Israel to live in peace and security.”