The recent congress of the Scottish TUC passed a number of anti-Israel resolutions, not surprisingly. The Palestine Solidarity Campaign is ecstatic. But one resolution attracted our attention – this one by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU):
“this Congress applauds the successful delivery of humanitarian aid by the Scottish FBU to the Nablus Municipality Fire Department. Congress calls for continued trade union support for Palestinian projects, and for the exploration of a Scottish Trade Union Palestinian Support Group, and report back to Congress in 2013 any progress on this matter.”
No mention then of the role played by Israel’s Histadrut in facilitating that delivery – as was reported elsewhere. I guess that wouldn’t have fit into the ultra-simplistic, black-and-white narrative of “evil Israelis” vs “good Palestinians”.