Boycott Divestment Sanctions
MSPs urge SFA to vote in favour of suspending 'apartheid' Israel from football
Fifa vote due for Friday after complaints of discrimination and violence from Palestinian Football Association
The Scottish Football Association (SFA) has been urged to support moves to suspend Israel from world football's governing body.
Labour MSP Cara Hilton and independent MSP John Finnie have called on the SFA to vote in favour of the motion at the Fifa congress in Zurich on Friday (29 May) which could see Israel become only the third country to be suspended from Fifa, following apartheid South Africa and Yugoslavia.
Boycott campaigners claim success as French giant sells most of its Israel business
Campaigners in Scotland sucessfully got Veolia excluded from Edinburgh City Council bid in 2010
PALESTINIAN campaigners have claimed as a victory the decision of French corporate giant Veolia to sell off nearly all of its business activity in Israel.
Activists from the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which aims to pressure Israel to abide by international law, launched a campaign against Veolia in 2008.
Glasgow academics condemn visit by Israeli ambassador
University staff say many pupils may support the call for an academic boycott of Israel
A VISIT to the University of Glasgow by the ambassador for Israel has been condemned by university academics
An open letter, signed by more than 20 members of staff, including senior lecturers and professors, said that the event was organised under a "cloak of secrecy" and could damage international relations.
They said the university management risked taking the side of the "powerful aggressor" with the invite.
Protest organised at Glasgow University over visit of Israeli ambassador shrouded in secrecy
Reports suggest that University of Glasgow is set to sign a concorde with Hebrew University of Jerusalem
ISRAEL'S ambassador to the UK is set to be met with a throng of pro-Palestine protesters as he visits the University of Glasgow on Monday in a visit clouded in secrecy.
CommonSpace understands that Ambassador Daniel Taub has been invited by the University of Glasgow School of Law as part of attempts to strengthen links with the Israeli Hebrew University of Jerusalem.