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October 13, 2015 2:27 pm

Scottish Party Passes Motion for Boycott of Israel, Removal of Hamas From List of Terror Groups

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Scotland's Green Party passed a motion supporting the BDS movement. Photo: Mohamed Ouda via Wikimedia Commons.

Scotland’s Green Party passed a motion supporting the BDS movement. Photo: Mohamed Ouda via Wikimedia Commons.

Scotland’s Green Party passed a motion on Saturday calling for the boycott of Israel and the removal of Hamas from a European Union list of terrorist organizations.

The motion backs the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israeli businesses, academics and cultural institutions. In the policy statement, Zionism is referred to as a “racist ideology” advocating that “Jewish people have a superior right to the land of Palestine;” Israel is accused of “colonization and ethnic cleansing;” and the West Bank security barrier “constitutes a policy of apartheid.”

The motion claims that the founding of Israel was achieved “by military conquest” and “the ethnic cleansing of 750,000 Palestinians.” The left-wing party also confirmed it does not support Israel in its current form.

“Israel’s claim to be a Jewish and democratic state, the home of all Jews in which non-Jews have inferior rights, constitutes apartheid and is unacceptable,” the motion states.

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Furthermore, the motion favors repealing Israel’s law of return and passing a Palestinian “right of return,” which would allow Palestinians, but not Jews, to immigrate to Israel and the territories. The motion also calls for the non-profit organization, the Jewish National Fund (JNF), to be removed from the charity register. The organization is accused of “excluding non-Jews from Israeli land.”

The lengthy motion includes a request that Israel free its “political prisoners,” withdraws its territory to pre-1967 borders, surrender territories captured in the Six Day War and end its settlement in the West Bank.

 

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  • Sherlock Holmes

    Any motion passed by the Scottish Greens can be flushed away.

  • Sherlock Holmes

    Those living outside the UK please note the Scottish Green Party is not a major force in UK politics.It appears to have no seats in the UK Parliament at Westminster and very few seats in the Scottish Parliament. Readers of Algemeiner will know that all the statements of their Green policy are ‘eccentric’ i.e. false, confused and misleading. George Galloway lost three differenr seats in Parliament with similar untruths.

  • dante

    so, according to the green morons, the Jews, with 4000 years of history in the land, are not allowed to defend themselves.

    but, the “virtuous” green morons have no problem supporting the terrorist regime which openly declares its genocidal ambitions against the Jews.

    and, as for “ethnic cleansing,” someone should ask the green morons exactly what territory has been “cleansed” by the Jews: there are Arabs all over Israel; their numbers have grown exponentially under Israel’s rule. in contrast, in the areas controlled by the “palestinians” there are no Jews (the same is true for the Arab world, generally).

    the green morons are hateful, sanctimonious, & indecent.

  • CArl

    These people are entirely lacking in knowledge of history. The founding of Israel was achieved by rule of law through a then-civilized UN, which simultaneously created an Arab Palestine. The Jews accepted their state; the Arabs did not and promptly attacked the nascent state of Israel. The “military conquest” was the result of Israel’s victory. If these Scotts would study actual history instead of propaganda, they would also know that the 750,000 Palestinians were largely commanded to leave by their own Arab leadership with the expectation that the Jews would be cast into the sea. If there is any and “ethnic cleansing” going on, it is the Palestinians attempting to exterminate the Jewish population by an organized campaign of terror.

  • Doodad

    Perhaps they also send a nice crate of knives to help Palestinian youth release their anger.

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