Friday, September 18, 2009

United Kingdom: TUC votes Yes to Israeli boycott

Morning Star Online, Thursday 17 September 2009

by Paddy McGuffin in Liverpool

SUFFERING: A boycott would demonstrate to the Palestinian people that the rest of the world cared, FBU president Mick Shaw said

SUFFERING: A boycott would demonstrate to the Palestinian people that the rest of the world cared, FBU president Mick Shaw said

TUC reports 2009

Campaigners have hailed a “landmark decision” at the TUC after Congress voted to support a boycott of goods from “illegal” Israeli settlements along with a call for an end to arms sales to the country.

Congress also condemned Israeli trade union federation Histadrut’s statement supporting Israel’s war on Gaza – which killed 1,450 Palestinians in three weeks – and called for a review of the TUC’s relationship with Histadrut.

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