Among the participants at the leftist rally which was held in Tel
Aviv on Tuesday, in honor of International Workers’ Day, was a small
group of people carrying black flags. They were members of an anarcho-
communist group which calls itself “Unity”.
Arutz Sheva spoke to one of the anarchists, who hid behind a stocking
cap so as not to be recognized. He said that he would be willing to
give his life for the ideals of anarchism.
“If I didn’t think so, I wouldn’t be here,” the anarchist said. “I
won’t speak for others but for me it’s serious. I didn’t come here to
hang out with friends. This is what I believe in.”
He added, “We don’t divide people into nations or states. We think
that all people are equal. What anarchists must try to do is achieve
a bright future because we don’t trust any state.”
Yigal, another member of the anarchists’ group who did not cover his
face, told Arutz Sheva that the “anarchism is not anti-Semitism but
He added that anarchism “is anti-Zionist not because it’s against the
Jews. It’s just like anarchism is always against Russian nationalism,
German nationalism and Nazism.”
“I feel like I am a citizen of the world,” said Yigal. “I don’t feel
Jewish. My religion as listed on my identity card is Jewish, and
nobody asked me whether I want to be Jewish or not.”
The rally was seemingly in honor of International Workers’ Day but it
turned into a call to bring back last summer’s social protest and
overthrow the government.
A confrontation broke out during the rally when leftists came across
a group of people who held a counter-protest against the rally.
The leftists began insulting and cursing the anti-communism
protesters and said things like “Kahane is dead”, “Go back to
Auschwitz” and “Jerusalem is in Jordan, Jerusalem is not in Europe,
Jerusalem is in Jordan.”