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Saturday, December 09, 2023

July 11, 2015: Demonstrations against the Islamist and Anti-Semitic Quds-March

STOP THE BOMB supported the activities against the anti-Semitic "Quds-March" this year like in last years.

The "Quds day” (Quds=Jerusalem in Arabic) is an Iranian national holiday for the destruction of Israel. The "Quds-Day" was introduced in 1979 by Ayatollah Khomeini, the leader of the Iranian revolution. To this day, this central aim (the destruction of Israel) of the regime has not changed. In Iran, mass ralleys are organized by the Iranian regime, and slogans are "death to Israel" and "death to the United States".

In Berlin, circles close to the Iranian regime are organizing a Berlin version of the "Quds-March". The demonstration took place in Berlin on July, 11. 

It is intolerable that it is possible to march for the destruction of the largest Jewish community in the world - Israel - in the midst of Berlin. Two demonstrations have been organized against the Quds-march in Berlin, against anti-Semitic, and homophobic Islamist rallies and propaganda and call for solidarity with Israel, the Iranian freedom movement and democratic forces in the Middle East.

One alliance unites organizations from a broad political spectrum and has the support of politicians of all political parties. It is called "Alliance against the Quds-March". You can find a list of supporters here. On Facebook: Alliance against the Quds-March

The other alliance is supported by antifascist organizations, and is called "antifascist Berlin alliance against the Quds-Day". On Facebook: Antifacist Alliance.

STOP THE BOMB supports both groups and calls upon everyone, to participate and support the demonstrations against the Quds-March. 



You can find the speech  STOP THE BOMB at the Antifascist Rally here (sorry - only in German).


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You can find some of the speeches from the demonstration below.

Speech of Mike Delberg, Jewish Student Center in Berlin


Speech of Jörg Steinert, Lesbian and Gay Federation in Berlin - Brandenburg


Speech of Deidre Berger, American Jewish Committee in Berlin


Speech of Yakov Hadas-Handelsman, Ambassador of Israel in Germany


Speech of Kazem Moussavi, Green Party of Iran Germany
Speech of Andrew Walde, DGB - German Trade Union Federation Berlin - Brandenburg


You can find a selection of articles on the Quds day and protests against it here.

Tagesspiegel: Gesicht zeigen gegen Mord und Fanatismus (9.7.2015)