Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Thursday, 18 April 2013

More McMalevolence

More BDS huffery and puffery north of Hadrian's Wall, this time on 15 April with the passing of this motion by the Scottish Trades Union Congress:

'That this Congress notes that the ‘World Social Forum – Free Palestine’ agreed to make the next annual Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, April 17th 2013, a worldwide day of action against security company G4S. In Occupied Palestine, G4S is involved in human rights abuses and violations of international law through the services it provides to the Israeli Occupation Forces, including providing or operating:
equipment for Israeli checkpoints in the West Bank and Gaza;
    security system of Ktziot prison, central control room of Megido prison, central control room for Ofer prison compound and security services to Damon prison, which are all facilities detaining Palestinian political prisoners;
    equipment for West Bank Israeli Police headquarters in the highly contested E1 area; and
    security services to businesses, including banks and supermarkets, in illegal West Bank settlements and in East Jerusalem.
Congress believes G4S’s activities in the Israeli Prison Service constitute a breach of international law, including Articles 49 and 76 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, and that they are complicit in violations of the human rights of Palestinian prisoners, including children.

Congress notes that G4S in Norway was petitioned by trade unions and others, calling for it to cease activities complicit in the Israeli occupation of Palestine and mistreatment of Palestinians.

Congress therefore:

demands that G4S withdraws forthwith from all activities that contribute to Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem and to its denial of human rights to Palestinians;
calls on the General Council and the trade union movement in Scotland to raise these points, through every possible channel, with G4S;
  resolves that until G4S concedes to these demands, it will be a target of the STUC’s policy of Boycott, Disinvestment and Sanctions;
 calls on the Scottish Government to cancel G4S’s new contract for tagging of offenders; and
 endorses the UK StopG4S Campaign.”'
 (From here)

2 comments:

  1. OT
    An interesting article someone sent me
    Lewis Yelland Andrews, the Jews' forgotten friend
    http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=8611
    Lewis Yelland Andrews
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Yelland_Andrews

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    1. Wow! How interesting. I've never heard of him.

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