Pro-Palestinian Protesters in Sydney Depict Netanyahu as Hitler

Pro-Palestinian protesters demonstrate against the visit to Australia by Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in Sydney on February 23, 2017. (photo credit:WILLIAM WEST/AFP)
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The Jerusalem Post reports: Despite the Australian government’s warm welcome this week for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the first visit of an acting Israeli premier Down Under, hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators took to the streets in Sydney on Thursday to protest against the visit.

Among swaths of Palestinian flags and signs calling to “end the occupation,” anti-Israel protesters brandished a banner depicting Netanyahu with a mustache in the fashion of Adolf Hitler with the word “Fascist” written across the bottom of the placard.

Others branded Netanyahu a “war criminal” and “terrorist” and bemoaned Canberra’s strong ties with the Israeli government and prime minister. According to AFP, police helicopter hovered over the rally and authorities at one point blocked protesters attempting to march on Netayahu’s hotel in central Sydney.

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