BY CAMERA ALERT —
The Global March to Jerusalem (GMJ), scheduled for March 30, 2012, is an anti-Israel publicity stunt that aims to have a million people marching on Israel’s borders from all the surrounding countries — Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt — with the goal of reaching Jerusalem. Concurrently, demonstrations are planned in the Palestinian-administered territories and against Israel’s diplomatic missions in major cities throughout the world.
The organizers of GMJ include members of Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, far-left extremist groups and are backed by the Iranian government. Senior organizers include:
Ahmed Abo Halabiya, a Hamas MP who in 2000 gave a sermon saying “Have no mercy on the Jews, no matter where they are, in any country. Fight them, wherever you are. Wherever you meet them, kill them.”
Zaher Birawi, a prominent Hamas activist in the United Kingdom and senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood-linked Palestinian Return Center.
- Abdul Maqri, head of the Algerian delegation aboard the Mavi Marmara, the lead vessel in the anti-Gaza blockade flotilla. In 2010, Maqri said “all our blood is Palestine” and declared that “Israel will be annihilated soon”.
Advisory board members include George Galloway, Reverand Jeremiah Wright, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mairead McGuire, Mahathir Mohammed and Sheikh Raed Salah, all known for pronounced anti-Israel biases.
Official statements of the organizers of GMJ attempt to portray the movement as a peaceful protest aimed at highlighting the so-called “Judaization of Jerusalem”.
In 2011, GMJ general coordinator, Ribhi Halloum stated “he protest aims to move the right of return possessed by Palestinian refugees from theory to practice”.
In practice, the so-called “Palestinian right of return” — no U.N. resolution typically cited includes any such right — is a rejection of the two-state solution and subterfuge for the destruction of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. Coupled with that, employment of the term “Judaization of Jerusalem” is hateful rhetoric designed to negate thousands of years of Jewish history and incite Muslims and Christians against the Jewish State.