Talat Ahmed: Views on Israel should not be the dividing line in Scotland's anti-racism movement
Talat Ahmed, convenor of Stand up to Racism Scotland, defends the organisation’s approach ahead of its demonstration on Saturday [16 March] in Glasgow, after criticism published on CommonSpace from pro-Palestinian activist Mick Napier about the anticipated participation of Glasgow Friends of Israel on the march
Analysis: As April elections approach, Israel increasingly reveals itself as a racist endeavour
Israel, already a violent and racist state, is heading in an even more dangerous direction as April elections approach
THE decision by the state of Israel to ban two Arab parties, Balad and United Arab List, and to ban a Jewish candidate for a third major Arab party, Hadash, ahead of elections next month has made little impact on Western politics.
Mick Napier: There's no place for advocates of Israeli apartheid on anti-racist marches
Mick Napier from Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign argues that the anticipated participation of Glasgow Friends of Israel in a demonstration against racism in Scotland this coming Saturday [16 March] is totally at odds with genuine anti-racist principles
Ahead of Scotland-Israel match, protestors demand FIFA suspend teams from illegal settlements
Further controversy surrounds tonight’s match, at which the SFA has banned all flags but those of Scotland and Israel
PALESTINIAN SOLIDARITY ACTIVISTS from across Scotland have renewed their call for a sports boycott of Israel, as protests are planned for the Nations League game between Scotland and Israel tonight [20 November].
‘End the occupation’: SNP MP and surgeon denied entry to Gaza by Israel speaks out
Veteran humanitarian Dr Philippa Whitford calls for end to the Gaza blockade to allow medical relief to reach Palestinians in need
DR PHILIPPA WHITFORD, the Central Ayrshire SNP MP and breast cancer specialist, has called for the end to the blockade of Gaza by the Israeli military and emphasised the necessity of the charity Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), after being formally denied entry to Gaza by the Israeli Government.
Analysis: Gerard Butler can support charities on the frontline in Gaza or the Israeli Defence Force, but not both
Scottish actor Gerard Butler fundraises for the israeli Defence Forces, but is also an official backer of Unicef and Red Cross, which carry out work to support those maimed or detained in the west bank and Gaza by the occupying IDF – can charities really permit such blatant hypocrisy?
On Tuesday [6 November], the Scottish actor Gerard Butler was once again in attendance at the Friends of the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) charitable dinner.
Pete Gregson: Why 641 Labour members & I will tell the truth about Israel even if it means party expulsion
Pete Gregson, Labour party member in Edinburgh who is under investigation by party HQ for bringing the party into disrepute, explains why he and 641 other Labour members are backing a petition renouncing Labour’s support for the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism which states that ‘Israel is a racist endeavour’ is an example of anti-Semitism
Israel-Palestine education: Pressure grows as cross party MSPs set to ‘express concern’ in letter
“Quality assured” Education Scotland resources on Israel-Palestine were removed in May 2017 and a review into the resources was paused in August 2018
THE convenors of the Scottish Parliament’s cross party group on Palestine are to write to the Deputy First Minister in search of answers about the three year saga over Israel-Palestine educational resources for Scotland’s schools.