BREAKING NEWS... Scottish Government strongly discourages trade with illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.  “The exploitation of assets in illegal settlements by any company is likely to constitute “grave professional misconduct” for the purposes of procurement legislation.

NATO, Ukraine, Israel, & Scottish Government boycott policy

TODAY - Sunday 31st August, 3pm
Glasgow Quaker Meeting House, 38 Elmbank Crescent, G2 4PS
The Western powers through NATO and Russia are fighting for their strategic interests in Ukraine. The Western press is remarkably silent on the influence of Neo-Nazi Svoboda in the Kiev Government and fighting alongside the Ukranian army against pro-Russian separatists. While thousands have died in the fighting, NATO support for that regime is complete. Svoboda openly praises its predecessor party that slaughtered Poles and Jews in enforcing the Nazi occupation of Ukraine during WWII.

The disaster in Ukraine could become a catastrophe if NATO and Russia escalate their conflict.

What has been NATO's role in the Ukraine and what does this mean for a unified UK after September 18th or an independent Scotland remaining in NATO? Since Israel is a virtual member of NATO both bilaterally from Tel Aviv and via its privileged position with the US, NATO's leading power, what will this mean for Scottish Government policy towards the occupied and violated people of Palestine?

Ray McGovern was a high level career CIA analyst who briefed US presidents. He will speak on NATO's role in the Ukraine.
Brian Larkin from the Peace & Justice Centre will speak on NATO, Scotland and Israel.

Brian Larkin from the Peace & Justice Centre will speak on NATO, Scotland and Israel.

Scottish PSC welcomes recent advice from the Scottish Government on trade and investment with companies active in illegal settlements. Suprisingly however, the Scottish Government is boycotting all Russian cultural events and opposes the Palestinian call for a cultural boycott of Israel.

The Jerusalem Quartet mix their support for Israeli State crimes with strike-breaking

Below is an extract from an article on the Jerusalem Quartet in the Cleveland Jewish News in 2006. Zlotnikov is one of the four.

"They made their first appearance in the United States a year later at New York’s Carnegie Hall."

"This was a special concert that the American-Israel Culture Committee was organizing and the Philadelphia Symphony was supposed to play," he recalled. "Two or three days before the concert, they went on strike."

Contacted as a last minute replacement, the quartet members hastily finalized arrangements, including travel visas, and hopped a flight to the US. "A lot of people were really amazed to see only four chairs on stage instead of a hundred," said Zlotnikov. "To play Carnegie Hall at the age of 17 or 18 was really amazing. We sent a letter to the Philadelphia Orchestra thanking them for going on strike so that everyone could hear us," he said, laughing.