Although denied by Jerusalem, Iraq’s central government accused Israel of orchestrating the Kurdish vote for their independence, so the government’s decision to criminalize all who raise the Israeli flag in public comes as no surprise.
Iraq’s parliament in Baghdad voted on Tuesday to criminalize flying the Israeli flag in the country, after they appeared at several Kurdish rallies in the lead up and aftermath of a banned independence referendum last month.
“The House of Representatives voted during its regular session, today, a decision to criminalize all who raise the flag of the Zionist entity in the public circles,” a parliamentary source told the Alsumaria News outlet. Continue Reading »
Despite the risk of a backlash from the BDS movement, SodaStream Int’l CEO David Birnbaum said: ‘I am proud to be Israeli, so I’m putting my flag on 50 million products manufactured in Israel.’
By Gary Willig
SodaStream International announced that it will begin embedding the Israeli flag on the packaging for its products, Ynet reported.
SodaStream’s new product label
The picture of the flag will be accompanied by the caption: “This product is made by Arabs and Jews working side by side in peace and harmony.”
SodaStream voluntarily decided to take the step of featuring the Israeli flag on the packaging of its products, despite the risk of backlash from the BDS movement. Continue Reading »
“Death to America, death to Israel!” cried hundreds of demonstrators outside Morocco’s parliament in Rabat, saying the hoisting of Israel’s flag at the UN climate talks ‘symbolizes recognizing Israel.’
Hundreds demonstrated in the Moroccan capital Wednesday against the Israeli flag being flown beside the colors of 195 other countries at UN climate talks in the central city of Marrakesh.
More than 200 people protested outside parliament in Rabat against the Jewish state’s flag being hoisted at the COP22 conference that opened Monday.
“The Israeli flag at COP22 means Morocco symbolically recognizing the state of Israel. It’s unacceptable,” one protester told AFP.”Death to America, death to Israel!” demonstrators cried while burning the Israeli flag and parading anti-Israel placards. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Knesset amends state’s Flag and Emblem Law (1949), which now categorizes desecrating the national flag as a criminal offense, punishable by ₪58,400 shekel fine, or up to 3 years in jail.
By Gideon Allon
The Knesset on Monday passed an amendment to Israel’s Flag and Emblem Law (1949) that will make burning the Israeli flag a criminal offense punishable by a 58,400 shekel (about $15,100) fine or up to three years in jail.
Flag burning in east Jerusalem [Archive] – Photo: Lior Mizrahi
The amendment passed a second and third hearing by a majority of 38 MKs to 12. Continue Reading »
The Jordanian shop owner was charged with ‘insulting & injuring relations with a friendly country’ after painting an Israeli flag outside his store for customers to wipe their shoes on.
By Cynthia Blank
Jordanian authorities have arrested a shop owner from the northern city of Irbid after he painted an Israeli flag outside his store for customers to purposely step on upon entering.
Jordanians burn Israeli flag – Reuters
The purported idea behind the flag was to express hostility toward the Jewish state in solidarity with the the recent wave of Arab terror attacks against Israelis.
The owner of the shop, Abed al-Fattah Ja’roun, 60, was charged with disrupting relations with a friendly country. Continue Reading »
Jewish filmmaker waves an Israeli flag & also an Islamic State flag at UC Berkeley campus to see which draws the ire of the university’s students.
What happened when filmmaker Ami Horowitz decided to wave the Islamic State flag at UC Berkeley? And what happened when he tried to wave Israel’s flag at the university’s campus? Students at the California research university, it seems, are completely indifferent towards the Islamic State, and very passionate in their views against Israel.
In a three-minutes-long video, Horowitz first waves the black Islamic State flag in different locations on campus, shouting slogans defending the militant group’s operations. Continue Reading »
Mohammed Jadidi protests authorities by raising Jewish State’s flag over his home. Court finds him guilty of sacrilege, sends him to six months in prison
A Moroccan court sentenced a man who flew the Israeli flag over his home to six months in jail, Ynet leaned Saturday.
According to an Al-Arabiya report, Mohammed Jadidi, 42, raised the flag over his Nador home as means of protest against local authorities over the disconnection of electricity and water supplies to his residence.
Jadidi was arrested on Monday and was charged with “sacrilege” via the “undermining the Moroccan national flag.”
Original protest: Hoisting Israeli Flag - Photo: AP
According to the report, Jadidi’s mother appeared on a video circulated on Moroccan websites appealing King Mohammad VI to release her son. Continue Reading »