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UK: Unison boycott case may take weeks to resolve, says judge

The case brought by Israeli academic Moty Cristal may take weeks to resolve, according to the judge – reports the Jewish Chronicle yesterday. In the first reports we’ve seen of the pre-trial hearing last week, it now appears that public…

UK: Union-backed “Palestine Solidarity Campaign” openly challenges Israel’s right to exist

Critics have long suspected that the London-based “Palestine Solidarity Campaign” opposes a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians and considers the very existence of the Jewish state to be illegitimate.  (Their logo is a map of an undivided Palestine.) Union…

UK: TUFI attacks union support for BDS; TUC clarifies – boycotts of settlement goods only

In an article published last week on the Left Foot Forward website, Alex Bjarnason, organiser and communications Officer for Trade Union Friends of Israel, attempts to explain why many British trade unions have supported the campaign to boycott the Jewish…

UK: TSSA votes to support anti-Israel boycott

TSSA,  the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association, represents 30,000 administrative, managerial, professional and technical workers in the railway, London Underground, the travel trade, ports and ferries.   It’s currently holding its annual conference and this morning announced that it had “voted to link…

UK Jewish leaders urge teachers to join union, fight BDS from within

For a decade or more, British Jewish teachers have been feeling increasingly frustrated by anti-Israel and (sometimes) anti-Semitic views being expressed in their unions.  Many have resigned in disgust.  That’s the background to today’s story, reported in the Jerusalem Post,…