Protest at Parliamentary Disproportion

November 22, 2012

A number of contributors to our "Being Jewish in Scotland" survey commented on the fact that there are hugely more motions proposed in the Scottish Parliament condemning Israel than any other country in the world, and on the effect this has on public perceptions of Jews and on their own sense of insecurity. In the last week alone, three such motions have been proposed, and in response to this, SCoJeC has issued a statement.



Thu, 11/22/2012 - 12:51

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Scottish Council of Jewish Communities This week there have been two Scottish Government statements about Israell; there has never been any about, e.g., Syria or Afghanistan.

both the first minister and the minister for external affairs and international development have issued statements (20/11/3012 and 18/11/2012) in which they "utterly condemned" and "rightly condemned" israel's killing of innocent civilians … … The killing of innocent civilians, be they Palestinian or Israeli, is to be utterly condemned and we urge both sides to exercise restraint.  The rocket attacks on Israel are wrong and should stop, as should the Israeli bombardment on Gaza which has been heavily disproportionate in terms of the civilian loss of life, and have been rightly condemned as such by many in the international community …

… such even-handedness between palestinians who try to kill as many innocent civilians as possible and israelis who try to kill as few innocent civilians as possible looks very much like a front for racism

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Thu, 11/22/2012 - 12:52

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It would be great if you guys were able to give Hoffman some advice on how to present a case, since you seem to have mastered the art of presenting one in a way that might cause people to listen rather than being immediately turned off.


Thu, 11/22/2012 - 17:54

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Quelle surprise

Never mind , keep up the letter writing . That's bound to placate the Israel haters .


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