Two Qld Unions vote for Boycott Israel campaign

Dear all

Also see two motions from the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers’ Union (LHMU) and Queensland TeachersUnion.

Regards
David Forde
Labor 4A Just Palestine

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The unions have joined the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions Campaign initiated by Palestinian trade unions and civil society in 2005.

The motions passed by the unions are :

QTU Council motion 24 July 2010.pdf

LHMU Queensland Branch 4 August 2010.pdf

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Weekly update for week beginning 2/08/10

This week’s articles

· UN Protection of Civilians Weekly Report

· The “Summer Camp Of Destruction:”

· Ma’an – Israeli forces demolish rebuilt Area C structures

· International activists help rebuild Palestinian homes repeatedly demolished

· NCCA Passes Resolution for Peace in Palestine

· The Age – Jewish groups angered by churches’ boycott call

· Jerusalem Post – Israel agrees in principle to UN inquiry

· Xinhuanet – 517,774 Jewish settlers now live in settlements in the West Bank.

· Telegraph (UK) – Fury as Israel president claims English are ‘anti-semitic’

· Ma’an – Desmond Tutu endorses US grocery chain boycott decision

· LA Times – Israel razes homes in Bedouin village

· All the latest from the Palestinian News agency Ma’an

UN Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 21 July – 27 July

There is no update at time of writing and to review last weeks click on: Protection of Civilians Weekly Report

The “Summer Camp Of Destruction:” Israeli High Schoolers Assist The Razing Of A Bedouin Town

Israeli police demolished 45 buildings in the village of al-Arakib to make way for a Jewish National Fund forest. The destruction was part of a larger project to force the Bedouin community of the Negev away from their ancestral lands. The land will then be open for Jewish settlers. To read the article click on: http://maxblumenthal.com/2010/07/the-summer-camp-of-destruction-israeli-high-schoolers-join-in-the-destruction-of-a-bedouin

All Australian tax payers subsidise the The Jewish National Fund through its tax deductible status in Australia for all donations of $2 and over

Ma’an – Israeli forces demolish rebuilt Area C structures

Israel’s Civil Administration returned to the Jordan Valley on Thursday to demolish 23 structures recently rebuilt by residents and farmers in Al-Farisiya. To read that article click on: http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=305451

International activists help rebuild Palestinian homes repeatedly demolished

In occupied Palestinian East Jerusalem over 20,000 Palestinian family homes have been demolished since 1967, a short two minute video clip on a group of international and Israeli peace activists rebuild one family home for a third time, to watch the clip click on:

NCCA Passes Resolution for Peace in Palestine

The National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA) announced it will continue to add its voice to the call for an end to Israel’s occupation of Palestine and condemning all acts of terrorism. In solidarity with Palestinian Christians, the NCCA asks its member Churches and the wider Australian community to consider a boycott of goods produced by Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. To read the article click on: http://www.actforpeace.org.au/Be_Informed/Latest_News/NCCA_Passes_Resolution_for_Peace_in_Palestine.aspx

The Age – Jewish groups angered by churches’ boycott call

AUSTRALIA’S leading church group has called on Australian churches and the public to boycott Israeli goods made in occupied Palestinian territories. To read the article click on: http://www.theage.com.au/national/jewish-groups-angered-by-churches-boycott-call-20100802-113b5.html

Jerusalem Post – Israel agrees in principle to UN inquiry

Israel has agreed in principle to the establishment of a UN flotilla probe committee to investigate the incidents surrounding the IDF raid on a Turkish aid ship in May, Defense Minister Ehud Barak reportedly told UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. To read the article click on: http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=183368

Xinhuanet – Around 517,774 Jewish settlers live in settlements in the West Bank.

According to a report published Tuesday by Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics ( PCBS), settlements in the West Bank were distributed into four strips, namely the eastern strip including 28 settlements, mountain strip including 31 settlements, western hills strip including 48 settlements and the greater Jerusalem strip including 37 settlements. To read the article click on:http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2010-08/03/c_13428653.htm

Telegraph (UK) – Fury as Israel president claims English are ‘anti-semitic’

Shimon Peres said England was “deeply pro-Arab … and anti-Israeli”, adding: “They always worked against us.” To read the article click on: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/7920330/Fury-as-Israel-president-claims-English-are-anti-semitic.html

Ma’an – Desmond Tutu endorses US grocery chain boycott decision

US-based Olympiya Foods Coop grocery store voted to join the international boycott, divestment, and sanctions campaign. The move was endorsed by South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu. To read the article click on: http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=303720

Palestinian News agency Ma’an

For all the latest from Ma’an News click on:http://www.maannews.net/eng/Default.aspx

2 responses to “Two Qld Unions vote for Boycott Israel campaign

  1. L. Newington

    I think it’s shameful that this man and others no doubt, who have shared the struggles of their country , fighting for it’s very survival for decades, has had to cower to pressure for political correctness.
    Where are the true historians and I mean objective ones.
    In many ways there is no denying he is correct and there was a time they were the scapegoats and at the mercy of others.

  2. L. Newington

    Comment on Israel’s President Shimon Peres.

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