Terence Bunch

Photojournalist & Writer

A Pro-Israeli man objects to being photographed as he and others try to cause trouble close to the Palestinians. Trafalgar Square, London. 29th June 2008. All pictures © Terence Bunch.

Salute to Israel 60 years ionist March and Rally. London. 29th June 2008.

By Published Last Edited 2008-06-29 00:00:00

Supporters of Israel gather in London to take part in a large march and rally to salute Israel 60 years after its creation in 1948.

The march is attended by thousands of supporters who walk through the streets of London waiving the flag of Israel and the British Union flag to compound the continuing relationship between the two nations in the current wars in the Middle-East.

The event is highly controversial and is largely policed by private security personnel. The march ends in Trafalgar Square where the crowd listen to guests, some of whom (Nick Ferrari, LBC) make disturbing references to the degree to which modern Pro-Israeli interests are able to exercise influence in government foreign policy.

NB. Report updated to replace Jewish with Pro-Israeli in captions due to complaints at 30/06/2008|10:52:00BST.

Trafalgar Square, London. 29th June 2008.

A Pro-Israeli woman taunts a bystander with an Israeli flag as he protests 60 years of war.

A Pro-Israeli woman taunts a bystander with an Israeli flag as he protests 60 years of war.

Anti-war protesters hold up the names of Palestinian villages which have been destroyed as a result of Israeli expansion into the occupied territories.

Anti-war protesters hold up the names of Palestinian villages which have been destroyed as a result of Israeli expansion into the occupied territories.

Palestinian supporters hold a Palestinian flag opposite the Jewish rally.

Palestinian supporters hold a Palestinian flag opposite the Jewish rally.

Chanting Pro-Israelis wave Israeli flags opposite the Palestinian demonstration.

Chanting Pro-Israelis wave Israeli flags opposite the Palestinian demonstration.

Two Metropolitan police officers watch after instructing them to leave the area.

Two Metropolitan police officers watch after instructing them to leave the area.

Palestinian supporters dance and entertain the crowd.

Palestinian supporters dance and entertain the crowd.

Pro-Israeli supporters taunt the Palestinians outside St Martin in the Fields church.

Pro-Israeli supporters taunt the Palestinians outside St Martin in the Fields church.

One of a number of people are searched and questioned by Metropolitan police officers.

One of a number of people are searched and questioned by Metropolitan police officers.