Wednesday, 3 September 2014

A success against BDS!

On Saturday 23rd August I cross-posted news of a worrying development in Brighton in which a local councillor was attempting to make the town "Israel Free". See full story: here.

The following message has just been posted by the Sussex Friends of Israel

Less than two weeks ago we were alerted to the fact that Councillor Ben Duncan wished to bring a motion to the Brighton & Hove Council supporting the BDS and making our city Israel-Free.

We asked you to write and email the councillors expressing your concern and disgust.

You did so in huge numbers. Your letters were brilliant!

We have just been informed that the Executive Officers for Brighton & Hove City Council will not allow any such motion to proceed as it breaches a number of protocols including the risk of inflaming community tensions.

The pressure put on Council members by friends of Brighton & Hove, both residents and not, made it clear that we would not tolerate hate and discrimination in our city and that we would not stay silent about it.

We thank you all for your emails and your support.

Another ‪#‎BDS‬ Fail.

Sussex Friends of Israel

Meanwhile in Scotland:

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