If it were up to the Scottish Greens, there would be no Israel.
From the Daily Record:
Scottish Green Party calls for economic boycott of ‘racist apartheid’ state of Israel
EURIG Scandrett’s motion accusing Israel of “systematic infringements of international law” and of perpetuating “the racist ideology of modern day Zionism” received overwhelming backing.
Yes, it’s that bad.
ONE of Scotland’s fastest growing political parties has voted to campaign for an economic and cultural boycott of the “racist apartheid” state of Israel until it withdraws to pre-1967 borders and senior political and military personnel are tried for war crime.
The Scottish Green Party has voted overwhelmingly in favour of South of Scotland Holyrood candidate Eurig Scandrett’s motion accusing Israel of “systematic infringements of international law” and of perpetuating “the racist ideology of modern day Zionism”.
The party is holding its biggest ever conference at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow, after seeing its membership surge from 1,200 to over 9,000 following the No vote in September 2014.
To put matters in perspective, they are a tiny party. Given the policy stated, they are behaving like a tiny extremist party.
While a motion reaffirming its backing for independence took just 500 words, Mr Scandrett’s motion contains over 2,000 words of accusations against Israel and an attempt to reduce it to a simpler policy statement was rejected by delegates.
The Greens will also now call for Palestinian resistance leaders Hamas to be taken off international terrorist lists, despite a last-minute attempt to have this section removed.
In a sense, this part does the world outside of the Scottish Greens a favor. It highlights, in stark simplicity, where they are coming from. They are Hamas supporters.
Delegate David McDowell, whose call for an amendment was defeated, said: “This is unnecessarily opening us to ridicule.
“Hamas is a terrorist organisation, and that has got nothing to do with whether it is justified or not. It just is a terrorist organisation as it commits terrorist acts.”
There are sane voices in the party. But not enough. Where do the truly caring Greens go to, for a political expression of their beliefs? Where do Jewish Greens go?
The approved motion states that Israel was created through “colonisation and ethnic cleansing”, turning what was once “a safe home for many Jews who survived the Nazi holocaust” into a state which claims to be “the home of all Jews in which non Jews have inferior rights (which) constitutes apartheid and is unacceptable”.
It calls for Palestinian self-determination by those who “have a legitimate stake in the future of Palestine” – including “the residents of the current West Bank, Gaza, Israel, refugees and the Palestinian diaspora but not including Jewish citizens of other countries”.
Non Jews have inferior rights? That’s untrue and standard anti-Israel propaganda for the haters. No Jews allowed in Israel! There’s a bit of naked antisemitism for you.
It states: “Israel is in violation of over 60 UN resolutions and its occupation policies violate several articles of the Fourth Geneva Convention and a range of international human rights and humanitarian laws.
And we all know the nations condemning Israel at the UN are democratic, freedom loving, fair…
“We call for the right of return of Palestinian refugees.”
That’s destroy Israel, in code. At least they are being consistent.
The Israeli security wall “constitutes the most visible implementation of the segregation of Palestinians into controlled areas, which constitutes a policy of apartheid”, it states.
“We call for destruction of this wall and for compensation to be paid to those affected by its construction.”
That’s what they said. What they should have said was:
The Israeli security wall “constitutes the most visible implementation of the security policy of Israel, which constitutes a policy of care and concern for all its citizens.”
“We call for destruction of this wall when there is an established, sustained, durable peace.”
But they didn’t.
It also calls on Israel “to cease building and to withdraw from all existing settlements beyond the 1967 borders of Israel”.
The 1967 lines are not borders, but by now it should be apparent that truth and accuracy are not prerequisites for promoting a Sottish Greens’ political position.
We condemn Zionism as a racist ideology based on Jewish supremacy in Palestine, as well as the related ideology of Christian Zionism.
Yes, they are turning back the clock to the glory days of the UN. To them, Zionism is racism. Absolutely classic antisemitism. What a despicable position to take.
And on and on it goes. Pure anti-Israel hatred.
[First seen at the Sussex Friends of Israel Facebook page.]