|British General Workers Union to boycott Israel|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Sunday, 08 July 2007 16:15|
The British Transport and General Workers Union has passed a vote calling on its members to boycott all Israeli products, in protest of Israel's treatment of the "Palestinian" people. The TGWU is the second British workers union to boycott Israel this year, coming only a month after a similar decision by UNISON, the UK's largest labour union. The TGWU is also one of Britain's larger unions, boasting some 800,000 members. In a speech before the motion was passed, the secretary of the union's Birmingham branch Eric McDonald, compared the behaviour of Israel to that of Nazi Germany...
Quote: "According to the union, the decision was made "in protest of Israel's treatment of the Palestinian people." It declared its hope that Israel would be forced, like South Africa, to halt its policies following a widespread economic boycott. "We are working to free the Palestinian people from the Israeli war machine," the union said. Union leader Eric McDonald was quoted by the British press as saying that Israeli behaviour was often not different from that of the Nazis.
UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown's new Foreign Secretary David Miliband, himself of a Jewish background, has slammed the recent decision by another organization, the University and College Union, to boycott Israeli universities. The British embassy in Israel released a statement about today's boycott, saying that the British government opposes boycotts of any kind. AJC Executive Director David Harris said Eric McDonald's words were a "despicable expression of anti-Semitism", and noted that whereas anti-Semitism in the past was directed at individual Jews, these modern instances are aimed at delegitimizing the Jewish state. Senior university lecturer at the University of Keele, Eva Garrard, said of Britain's recent anti-Semite boycotts, "There's something in air in the UK at the moment". I could go on and on about this...
As we've seen lately, Britain has a serious problem on its hands. And it's not just coming from the Muslims. This hatred of Israel is being propagated by British charities, by so-called "Christian" denominations and by large trade unions and universities. It seems the only ones against the boycotts are the governments, and Christians like me who still believe that Israel is God's chosen people according to the flesh. This can't go on forever, something has to give way. Either Israel gives way, or else this country will. Whatever happens, something big must be about to take place.