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.

CEO Goodman smears opponents in letter to MPs who stand against racist JNF

A letter from the JNF (Jewish National Fund) to MPs reveals "concern” at the potential of EDM 1677 to “tarnish the work of the JNF”and asks for a private meeting with each signatory of EDM 1677 currently before the UK Parliament. Jewish opponents are smeared as linked to Nazis and others as advocates of child murder. Pretty deranged stuff, easily rebutted.

A letter to MPs from Mr Goodman smears supporters of Palestinian freedom as Jewish self-haters or anti-Semites; the substance of the letter, however, is a denial that Israel is working to dispossess its Palestinian citizens on ethnic grounds. Mr Goodman makes claims concerning the Bedouin of the Naqab (Negev) specifically.

Concealing the JNF's crimes is becoming more difficultConcealing the JNF's crimes is becoming more difficult
All three main party leaders in the UK have declined the JNF's offer to become or remain Sponsors of the racist outfit. All three are tight-lipped but this radical erosion of overt political support may well be due to concerns that the activities of the JNF, its role in the dispossession of Palestinian citizens of Israel while funding Jewish-only colonies and its involvement in the military occupation and colonisation of the Occupied Territories, considered to be illegal by the UK Government, has the potential to damage those associated with the JNF.

Full article here at Stop the JNF