Text of Eric Lee’s presentation at Limmud, University of Warwick, 29 December 2014
My name is Eric Lee and I’m speaking to you tonight on behalf of TULIP – Trade Unions Linking Israel and Palestine.
TULIP was founded about 5 years ago and in its founding statement, signed by three very prominent trade union leaders in the UK, the USA and Australia, we said:
“At the moment, the opponents of a two-state solution are on the offensive, working hard to promote their destructive agenda of boycotts and sanctions targetting Israel. It’s time for trade unionists in all countries to go on the offensive ourselves, to challenge the apologists for Hamas and Hizbollah in the labour movement.”
To learn more about TULIP I strongly recommend you visit our website – www.tuliponline.org – and join our mailing list there.
In tonight’s talk, I want to discuss three things –
What is happening in the world’s trade unions with regard to Israel
Why I think this is happening
And finally, what we can do to reverse this trend