Eyal, Naftali and Gil-Ad Shaer זיל
Last night we watched the news unfold the news we never wanted to hear as our hopes for
Eyal Yifrah, Naftali Frankel and Gilad Shaer to come back home safe to the arms of their parents and Israel would never come true
For the Jewish people and for the whole of Israel who are in mourning we are strong with you, we are with you,we are at one with you
The news of their brutal murder is painful to absorb.
They were just children .
The days are going to be awfully long for the families of the bereaved for their friends and for everyone who had hoped that a miracle would happen,yet as the days go by we hope and pray that the families will gain some comfort from the millions of people around the world who have them and their families in our hearts and minds .
We at YadbyadUK attended one such event to bring the boys back .
We heard and met Asaf the brother of Eyal speak with such clarity and strength one would never know how he managed to make his way to the United Kingdom, but he did .
Every day for over a year and a half we have monitored some of the worst hatred and antisemitism against the Jewish people which has been disguised politically by anti-Israel harassment, abuse bullying and threats through social media .
Yet still as this tragedy happened members of political parties and those that should stand up against terror in any circumstances,and those that should protect our children and speak out for them wherever they live, whoever they are, whatever religion they are,whatever culture they come from,whatever nationality they are decided to weaken their messages of grief towards these slain boys and use it for their own political agenda.
Some even used it to deploy terms of hatred.
This will not break the unity of the Jewish people and of Israel and will only strengthen our resolve to know that we come together at this sad time.
May G-d comfort the families among all the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem
Eyal, Naftali and Gil-Ad Shaer
Our statement with regards to #operationprotectiveedge 9th July 2014
Over the last three weeks with the devastating news of the murders of three Jewish children #EyalGiladNaftali and then of Mohammed Abu Khudair shocked us all to the core .
The intensity and increasing rocket fire upon the South of Israel by terrorist organisation Hamas,over the last few days was nothing more than a blitz scenario that London and the UK would never have stood for.
It needed some kind of response. Hamas terror puts the lives of children and citizens at risk and no country would accept their civilian population being targeted this way . And again it also puts the lives of Palestinian children in the firing line by placing them in areas where ammunition is stored such as schools and hospitals etc.
We at yadbyadUK hope that a peaceful end will come out of #operationprotectiveedge and that quietness can be restored soon to the children and people of that area. We also wish for an everlasting peace
26th July 2014
Our statement with regards to the open antisemitic demonstrations across Europe
YadbYadUK are a monitoring service for antisemitism online. However we are again concerned about the consistent presence of Jew hatred during London and European demonstrations wih regards to Gaza.
There can be no excuses for holocaust denial, open threats towards Jewish people, violence outside Synagoggues, and attacks against Jewish people at these events.
Antisemitism did not begin in 1948. Hatred against Jewish people has occured throughout the centuries. Therefore the excuses that a conflict against a terror organisation "Hamas" is the reason for this display of violence is unwarranted and has no substance.
The same applies on social media towards people continually abusing Jews and non Jews with antisemitic vitriol.
We are here to support victims of antisemitism, but we are also here to make sure that those who pupotrate this hate, are exposed and if necessary reported to the police.
31st July 2014
YadbyadUK statement with regards to various Local borough councils raising the Gaza flag
YadbYadUK are extremely concerned with the current trend of local borough councils across London and the UK raising the flag of Gaza on their council buildings.
London and the UK is a diverse and religiously mixed country. The jewish community have always been security aware and have had continual threats throughout the decades.
However, by flying the flag of Gaza on council buildings, we believe is pure incitement against those who believe that Hamas is a terrroist organisation out to murder and anahilate the Jewish people.
We have had numerous reports from people that they feel worried, or scared to even leave their homes, or walk past these councils as Jews or Israelis,for fear of intimidation or violence.
With regards to Tower Hamlets Council, residents have had to deal with frightening incidences, such as posters being put up threatening homosexuals, far extremist muslim patrols, and voting scandals.
Borough councils have a duty. To organise rubbish collections and recycling depots, keeping the streets clean and safe, which is why UK residents pay a council tax charge.
The majority of residents do not pay for any other service.
We believe that by flying the Gaza flag will lead to more incitement, and more antisemitism, which is at an all time high.
We are going through a very dark time as the Jewish community, and these decisions are only increasing these problems.
We want to aim for a peaceful co-existense, and these actions are causing anxiety within our community.
4TH August 2014
YadbYadUK statement on a series of tweets from
This morning we were notified of a series of tweets that were posted by Yvonne Ridley.
These tweets were were clearly racist, bigoted and were frighteningly similar to what the Nazis taught in the 30s . Please see images
In the early part of this decade many Jewish people, Irish, and British Caribbean people entering the UK were harassed and abused racially.
The British people fought long and hard to make sure this kind of racism never occurs again on our shores.
Therefore we are not only shocked but sickened by the tweets that Yvonne Ridley has placed on her account, and believe that it is incitement and should be dealt with strongly by the authorities .
Zionism means the national movement for the return of the Jewish people to their homeland and the resumption of Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel.
Making a part of Scotland "Zionist free" means to make it free of Jewish people who believe in the "sovereignty of the land of Israel" .
Israelis and Jews alike according to Yvonne Ridley would not be welcome, and that is not only racist but also vehemently Antisemitic .
We hope that pressure will be placed on Ms Ridley to remove her tweets and others will highlight her antisemitism and racism .
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