Apropos that last post, here's a press release put out by the Israeli Embassy earlier today:
Embassy responds to JFJFP condolence offerThere's a much shorter, more punchy way of saying all that, but probably not if you're an Embassy.
The Embassy of Israel was this morning approached by the marginal group, Jews for Justice for Palestinians. The group requested to approach the Embassy in order to present flowers to express their condolences to the families of those Israelis who have been killed in the recent conflict in the Middle East. The representative added that this was intended to be carried out in front of a large media presence.
The Israeli Embassy, although moved by the gesture of humanitarian concern for the casualties of the attacks by the terrorist organisations Hizballah and Hamas, has suggested that should the JFJFP wish to show so publicly their solidarity with the citizens of Israel, they would take out an advert in the Times, as they have done in the past.
Indeed giving flowers at a time of mourning is not a Jewish custom, a fact that this group would have been aware of if they were in any way representative of the Jewish community.
We note however, that the Jewish community will be holding a rally on Sunday, in order to show support for Israel at this difficult time.