|A Phial Of The Venom
Perhaps the most notable feature of these poisonous snakes is that they come in various guises...
(Hat tip: reader Shirlee)
There are, as well, plenty of snakes, and poisonous ones at that, in Ireland. Their latest and most ignoble escapade to date is the decision of the Teachers' Union of Ireland (TUI) to pass (unananimously) this vile motion at its annual conference last Thursday:
"TUI demand that ICTU step up its campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against the apartheid state of Israel until it lifts its illegal siege of Gaza and its illegal occupation of the West Bank, and agrees to abide by international law and all UN resolutions against it.
Congress instructs the Executive Committee to:
(a) Conduct an awareness campaign amongst TUI members on the need for BDS
(b) Request all members to cease all cultural and academic collaboration with Israel, including the exchange of scientists, students and academic personalities, as well as all co-operation in research programmes."The TUI, reflecting the vicious Israel (and Jew)-obsession of the Far Left and its cohorts, becomes the first teaching union in Europe to do so.
Crowed architecture lecturer Jim Roche, who moved the motion:
"BDS is a noble, non-violent method of resisting Israeli militarism, occupation and apartheid, and there is no question that Israel is implementing apartheid policies against the Palestinians"Read more here
And how ghoulishly, grubbily opportunistic of the increasingly antisemitic Guardian newspaper to link the Scottish writer Iain Banks's announcement that he has terminal gall bladder cancer as a spirngboard from which to launch his excerpted-from-a-pro-BDS-book-the paper-is-touting explanation of why he supports the cultural boycott of Israel.
Mark Goldberg comments powerfully on Banks's muddled nonsense here