Monday, July 9, 2007

Major union boycotts Israel;

Union leader declares Israel's "behavior was often not different from that of the Nazis..."

"UK's T&G union decides to boycott Israeli products"

British Transport and General Workers Union votes in favor of launching consumer boycott on all products made in Israel in protest of 'Israel's treatment of the Palestinian people.'

Histadrut labor federation: We'll cut all ties with them

by Tani Goldstein

Published in "Yedioth Ahronoth" (YNet)

July 8, 2007

Full article on the Web at:,7340,L-3422709,00.html

"The British Transport and General Workers Union (T&G) has decided to launch a consumer boycott on products made in Israel, in protest of Israel's policy in the West Bank.

"T&G is one of the United Kingdom's largest trade unions, representing some 800,000 workers.

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"The decision was made about a month after another British trade union, UNISON, also decided to launch an economic boycott on Israel, and after the University and College Union's voted in favor of considering a boycott of Israeli academics and institutions.

"T&G voted in favor of a resolution calling for a boycott on Israeli products during a meeting held over the weekend in Brighton. According to the union, the decision was made 'in protest of Israel's treatment of the Palestinian people.'

"The Union declared that it hoped to repeat the precedence of South African, which was forced to halt its apartheid policy following an economic boycott. We are working to free the Palestinian people from the Israeli war machine, the union said.

"One of the union's leaders, Eric McDonald, was even quoted by British pres as saying that Israel was intolerant and that its behavior was often not different from that of the Nazis..."


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