‘Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s historic trip to Australia was marred by controversy, after protesters decried him a ‘war criminal.’ The Sydney protests featured depictions of Netanyahu as Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, along with Palestinian and Hezbollah flags.
A large banner, depicting Netanyahu with Hitler’s iconic toothbrush mustache and the word “Fascist” written underneath, garnered attention as an estimated 650-1,000 demonstrators attempted to march on Netanyahu’s hotel. Sydney police cut them off well short of their goal.
The demonstration was organized by the Palestine Action Group, who describe themselves as an “organisation committed to supporting Palestine and opposing Israeli Apartheid. We… put pressure on those like the Australian Government who are complicit in Israel’s ongoing genocide.”‘