Egypt Independent

Israelis suggest ‘protest for love’ outside Egyptian Embassy



A number of young Israelis have posted a Facebook invitation for a "protest for love" outside the Egyptian Embassy in Tel Aviv.

The protest aims at delivering a message to Egyptians that Israelis do not want war, according to its proponents.

The page's owners said their invitation comes after hundreds of protesters stormed the Israeli Embassy in Cairo and ransacked its documents on Friday.

The Facebook page "Protest for Love," which carried the invitation, was the scene of heated exchanges between supporters and angry opponents of the idea who accused Egypt of disrespecting the Camp David peace treaty, signed by the two countries in 1979.

"There is a generation of Israelis who oppose hatred and seek a better world," the post said.

"Now is the time to renounce hatred based on religion and money; we all want a better world, and that can only be achieved if we work together," it added.

The page's owners said their invitation comes after hundreds of protesters stormed and the Israeli Embassy in Cairo and ransacked its documents on Friday.

One user suggested translating the invitation into Arabic (the original is in Hebrew) so as to be understandable for Arab viewers.

Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak lambasted the attacks on the embassy in Cairo in a statement on Sunday.

In late August, angry Egyptian protesters tore down the Israeli flag from the Israeli Embassy in response to the deaths of six Egyptian security officers in an Israeli border raid.

On Friday, the Egyptian protesters pulled down a concrete wall erected by the authorities to protect the embassy building. The events prompted the Israeli ambassador to flee the building aided by Egyptian commandos.

Translated from the Arabic Edition