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.

Israeli Basketball team chased from court

Sports & politics hit fever pitch in Turkey
by NYDaily News, 16 January 2009

Bnei Hasharon, an Israeli basketball team that was scheduled to play a Jan. 6 Eurocup game in Ankara, fled just before tip-off after 3,000 fist-pumping Turkish fans stormed the court to protest Israel’s military actions in Gaza.  Bnei Hasharon was supposed to play a Turkish team called Turk Telekom but the players were trapped in their locker room for more than two hours. Fans threw shoes at the players - as President Bush recently learned, the ultimate sign of disrespect in the Muslim world - and shouted “Israeli killers” and “Allah Akbar” (God is great) during the outburst.

“I’ve been through a lot in my career, but never anything like this,” Bnei Hasharon captain Meir Tapiro said.

Here’s a report on the incident from a Turkish television outlet.

You don’t need to speak Turkish to understand that this turned ugly.

Original article at

See video here youtubeyoutube


"Israel's Bnei Hasharon basketball team departed from Turkey early on Wednesday after their game with Turk Telekom in Euro Cup was suspended on Tuesday due to heavy protest by audience."

from Turkish Weekly