Boycott Israeli Goods
Posted by Chris Green
The collective punishment of civilians by a sovereign state, eg, deliverate bombing of power stations and water supplies and houses is illegal under international law.
One effective way to show our revulsion at the destruction of large parts of Lebanon's infrastructure is by joining the Boycott Israeli Goods Campaign. The Co-op stocks a number of Israeli produced fresh foods, produced in greenhouses which use water taken from Palestinian communities. While I have sent letters to the Manager in the past a more collective effort will persuade them to change their policy.
The Boycott Israeli Goods campaign is taking hold in this country and is starting to take effect at shareholders meetings as well. It will not save lives in the short term, but will change policy to try and prevent such barbarity in the future.
Posted by Derek Pollard
In my youth I remember local Hebden Bridge lads being called up for national service in the army and being peace keepers in Palastine. However, look as I might, I can't find Palastine on my map. I think someone must have stolen it.
Posted by Andy Macintosh
Try this link Derek
Posted by Anne
I've been reading this thread and others about Palestine and thought the following might be of interest.
In 1946, only a year before the UN partition plan, my dad travelled from Jerusalem to the Sea of Galilee and kept a journal - it makes very interesting reading, especially in the context of Jews and Arabs living in the same land. He took many, many photos (he was a photographer in Cairo during the war and his Palestine trip was how he spent his leave before returning home). I'd like to think these photos could be used or appreciated a bit more, so if you know of any local groups who would like to see them, please let me know.
Also, among his photos is a pamphlet entitled 'Palestine, past and present' 3rd Edition, published in 1945 by a Reverend and aimed at British forces personnel, which includes a map of Palestine before the partition. My scanner isn't working at the moment, otherwise I would scan in the map - some of the text is interesting too.