Friday, 4 May 2007


Just so that everyone is clear, here is the composite motion passed at ADM last month:

ADM condemns the savage, pre-planned attack on Lebanon by Israel. ADM notes that the vast majority of those killed in 2006 have been Lebanese together with Palestinians in the Israeli occupied territories.

This ADM condemns the slaughter of civilians by Israeli troops in Gaza and the IDF’s continued attacks inside Lebanon following the defeat of its army by Hezbollah.

This ADM calls for the end of Israeli aggression in Gaza and other occupied territories.

This ADM calls for a boycott of Israeli goods similar to those boycotts in the struggles against apartheid South Africa led by trade unions and the TUC to demand sanctions be imposed on Israel by the British government and the United Nations.

This ADM instructs the NEC to support organisations including the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Jews for Justice for Palestinians and the Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding and continue supporting the programme of safety training and union building set out by the IFJ with its affiliate, the Syndicate of Palestinian Journalists.

ADM encourages branches to find ways to support their Palestinian colleagues, noting as an example the ‘Reporting under Occupation’ meeting organised by the Oxford branch, which gave a platform to Al Hayat’s West Bank correspondent to explain the dangers, restrictions and limitations faced by Palestinian – and to a lesser extent non-Palestinian – journalists operating in the West Bank and Gaza.

1 comment:

Pro-democracy NUJ hack said...

If this isn't juvenile, schoolboy politics of the most naive kind, I don't know what is. I'm so embarrassed to be an NUJ member reading this, and I hope others are too. By picking out Israel - and only Israel - we are stoking the flames of those who accuse the British media of an anti-Israel bias, and frankly I am now beginning to think they are right.