By Isca Stieglitz
July 7, 2010
This is more of a call for advice and information. I am an active member of the Green Party for England & Wales. I was simply doing some research and came across a very heartening group called 'Greens Engage'; they are monitoring anti-semitism within the party, e.g. the contents of motions regarding boycotts of Israel. However, I am also very saddened by the knee-jerk reactionism and hyperbole around Israel. React-first-ask-questions-later, seems to be the order of the day on a lot of world conflicts in general. I felt the hair go up on my neck when I saw Green members carrying "We're all Hamas Now" placards.
I understand that all parties in contentious situations can sink to bilious outpourings, but I endeavour to educate myself on many contentious issues before forming opinions and this issue is no different. The evidence so far is not looking too 'good' for the Green Party.
Any comments gratefully received, avoiding 'bilious outpourings' of course ;o)
UPDATE April 2011:
Some people have read this post and by reading the comments have found 'Greens Engage'. For ease, here are direct links to the site and an article I wrote connected to this subject: