UK: Israel’s ambassador blasts unions for promoting bigotry

In an article in yesterday’s Guardian, Israel’s ambassador to the UK, Daniel Taub, has come down hard on British unions, in particular Unison (the public sector union) for their policy of boycotting Israel in general and the Histadrut in particular.  It is worth giving the whole article a read. But here’s a taste:

“The Histadrut, Israel’s trade union, … represents many thousands of Israeli Arab members. It has close relations with its Palestinian counterpart, the PGFTU, working with it to advance the rights of Palestinian workers, and on other joint initiatives to advance coexistence and workers’ rights. Yet a concerted campaign is urging the TUC to break all ties with the Histadrut, while Unison already practises such a boycott.”