(May 31, 2019 / JNS) The only Jewish member of Iran’s parliament is calling on Jews to participate at an annual Iranian-backed, anti-Semitic rally in London scheduled for Sunday.
“Jewish Iranians consider participation in Quds Day rallies as a national and religious responsibility,” Siamak Moreh Sedgh said in a statement, reported the semi-official Fars news agency. “All walks of the honorable Iranian nation obey the orders of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution and will shout slogans against the U.S. and Israeli occupiers in a united and integrated manner.”
The Al-Quds rally was established in Tehran by Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to call for Israel’s annihilation. It is also held in several cities around the world, including Toronto and Berlin, where last year anti-Semitic signs comparing Zionism with Nazism and calling for a boycott of Israel were widely distributed.
Sedgh has been known to be a frequent critic of Israel.
London’s rally has previously been attended by people such as Jeremy Corbyn, before becoming leader of the British Labour Party, and Rev. Stephen Sizer, known as an active pro-BDS and anti-Israel campaigner, who attended last year when the Israeli flag was lit on fire.