Nobody in this country is going to care, and I’m sure this will never see the light of day here, either, but I just have to applaud this:
Britain’s Trades Union Congress has approved a call for a targeted, consumer-led boycott and sanctions campaign against Israel and to work closely with a radical anti-Israel group.
The decision was announced on Thursday at the 6.5-million member labor federation’s annual conference in Liverpool.
The new policy calls on the British government to condemn the “Israeli military aggression and the continuing blockade of Gaza,” and to end arms sales to Israel, which it said totaled £18.8 million in 2008.
It also advocates a ban on import of goods originating in settlements and an end to the European Union’s preferential trading terms for Israel.
Yeah, right, a “radical anti-Israel group”. If you’re most of the people in Israel, especially the ruling politicians and the media, anyone who objects to anything Israel does, no matter how heinous, is a “radical anti-Israeli”.
I wish this boycott would spread. It already seems to be right down the old Memory Hole, the way the IDF committed atrocity after atrocity in Gaza, and continues to threaten World War Three with its belligerence against Iran.
Israel is probably the greatest threat to world peace, and it’s all because it has blind, unequivocal support from the United States.