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.
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.
Analysis: When lobbying power and the false pursuit of consensus trumps learning
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray says the deputy First Minister John Swinney should consider his handling of the Israel-Palestine learning and teaching resources three year saga, and ask himself whether he has badly let down Scotland’s Palestinian community
OUR story on the three year saga over the development of Israel-Palestine educational resources in Scotland is revealing of two fundamental problems.
Revealed: Swinney shuts down Israel-Palestine school resources after lobbying pressure
The Israel-Palestine educational resources had already been ‘quality approved’ by Education Scotland before being removed as a learning and teaching resource
THE deputy First Minister removed Education Scotland approved educational resources on Israel-Palestine after pressure from Jewish and pro-Israeli lobby groups, CommonSpace can reveal.
Activists' demand equal rights for Palestinians to the recovery of stolen property
Campaigners for Palestinian rights say that the recent decision by a Paris court to return a valuable painting to its rightful owners which was looted in 1943 by the French Vichy regime should set a precedent which applies equally to Palestinian victims of the 1948 ‘Nakba’
From football to music to politics, Scotland's Palestine solidarity movement is growing
Chester Cornford, Palestine activist and student at the University of Dundee, looks at the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement in Scotland, and how from football to music to politics it seeks to build solidarity with Palestine and expose Israeli crimes
SNP Westminster group’s support for the Palestinian people is 'absolutely overwhelming', says MP
SNP MP Brendan O’Hara said there was “broad consensus” on Palestinian rights amongst the SNP at Westminster, but a representative of SNP Friends of Palestine suggested other SNP politicians were “scared to put their heads above the parapet”
SUPPORT for the Palestinian people and their right to statehood is “absolutely overwhelming” within the SNP’s Westminster group, while the party at large is “fairly unified” in its solidarity, SNP MP Brendan O’Hara has said.