On November 10, 2023, IJAN-UK held a protest outside the home of Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Tzipi Hotovely. The action added to the growing calls for an end to Israel’s Gaza Genocide and called attention to Ambassador Hotovely’s culpability for the ongoing atrocities against Palestinians.
On 16 October Tzipi Hotovely, the UK ambassador for Israel, lied: “there is no humanitarian crisis” in Gaza; Israel is working to “make sure all Palestinian civilians will be safe.”
On 17 October, she said that Israel could kill as many as “600,000 civilians.”
Israel’s siege of Gaza is genocide by bombing, white phosphorus, starvation, thirst, disease, and destruction of hospitals, homes, and life-saving infrastructure. As of time of writing, Israel has killed more than 10,000 Gazans, including more than 4,104 children – plus another 1,270 still under the rubble, and 2,550 women, plus nearly 20,000 wounded, and 1.5 million people displaced.
Millions around the world are protesting this indescribable, Nazi-like horror, including thousands of Jewish people (hundreds of whom were arrested for demonstrating in the US Capitol and New York City’s Grand Central Station).
Dr Marika Sherwood, a survivor of the Budapest ghetto said: “I have to say to the Israeli government, which claims to speak in the name of all Jews, that it is not speaking in my name”.