British journalists vote to boycott Israeli goods


Monday, April 16, the British National Union of Journalists voted to boycott Israeli goods as part of a protest against last year’s war in Lebanon. The vote, carried 66 to 54, read:

    “This ADM calls for a boycott of Israeli goods similar to those boycotts in the struggles against apartheid in South Africa.

It also called for sanctions to be imposed on Israel by the British government and the United Nations.

After a show of hands twice failed to give a clear result, the conference room was closed for the final vote. The motion also called for the end of “Israeli aggression in Gaza and other occupied territories.”

DEBKAfile notes that no sanctions were proposed against the Palestinian kidnappers of the British journalists’ BBC colleague Alan Johnston [who claimed two days later to have killed him.] On the contrary; the NUJ’s national executive committee was instructed to support pro-Palestinian organizations.

DEBKAfile also reports a move to remove the Holocaust from the British schools curriculum on the grounds that the subject “offended” some members of the Muslim population, which claims it never occurred.

In 2006, the UK had the highest incidence of fast-rising anti-Semitic violence in the world, followed by France, Canada and Australia.

The figures were released by Tel Aviv University’s Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism and Racism on the occasion of the Day of Remembrance for victims of the Nazi Holocaust.

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  1. What about a campaign to ban journalists from proselytizing and being spokesmen for Hezbollah and other terror groups? If journalists are unable to maintain impartiality and perform their jobs in a professional manner then they ought to find political-journalism jobs with Al Jazeera or Al Arabia where the ugly norm is to be a propagandist for terrorists.

    What next, will medical doctors refuse to operate on people of certain political, ethnic or religious leanings? Will the teaching profession ban non-Muslims from teaching because Muslims don’t want to be taught by non-Muslims?

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