Category: Politics, Middle East
The Bristol City Council resolution in June 2010 condemning Israel and urging sanctions, a boycott and disinvestment (see here) needs to be seen in context; the other countries and issues that have earned such an extreme measure of condemnation.
As one councillor put it in that debate:
We cannot run away from this problem, we have a responsibility
And in the words of another
I believe in human rights and international law and when I see those rights being attacked day after day…I think we have an obligation to speak out
Well, they certainly spoke out on Israel; disgraceful, despicable, outrageous, horrendous, barbarism, murderers, state terrorism, piracy, racism, villains, inhuman, rogue state, horrific, apartheid was what they said – see here for a previous post about that with video of the debate. But as for the context; it just doesn’t look good. Read the rest of this entry »