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Protest at the Palestine Solidarity Campaign Christmas Carol Service, London

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Published on Dec 2, 2009

On 1st December 2009, there was a pro-Israel rally outside the Palestine Solidarity Campaign 'Christmas concert' at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church on Tuesday December 1st, starting at 6pm.

The carol concert featured Caryl Churchill, author of the antisemitic play Seven Jewish Children, which demonises Israel and suggests that Israeli parents teach their children to hate Arabs.

The leader of the Church, Vicar Simon Perry disgracefully buys into the PSCs propaganda. He supports the event and believes people here would endorse the PSC. He supports a boycott of Israeli goods and fails to see anything antisemitic about Seven Jewish Children.

Those protesting did so because the event was organised by the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign, whose agenda goes far beyond working for the creation of a Palestinian state alongside the State of Israel. The PSC supports the terrorist organisation Hamas whose Charter seeks the genocide of Jews and the destruction of Israel. The PSC was responsible for the appallingly biased TUC Congress statement on Israel which demonised that country.

David Gifford, Chief Executive, Council for Christians and Jews says this church is politicising the Christmas message. A Christmas carol service should be about the message of Christmas and by politicising that, it misses the point.
- JC 26 November

There are two men filmed in this video, one, who calls himself 'John Sullivan', is a nasty antisemite who abused me in a racially and religiously motivated verbal attack. The other, John Benyon, is not. He is the Secretary of the Church which hosted the PSC carol concert, and he simply seems to have been ignorant of that organisation's support of Hamas, an Islamic terrorist organisation. This despite the fact that many had written to the church to inform them and complain in advance of the event. Benyon, to his credit, does concede that once it has been explained to him properly, it is 'unreasonable' that the PSC is in his church.

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