Edinburgh-RIC Assembly, 31st October
The Palestinian Struggle and the IHRA Statement on Anti-Semitism
Speaker - Sarah Glynn of Scottish Jews Against Zionism
Facilitator - Pat Smith
Sarah's contribution can be seen at:-
This was followed by questions and contributions.
Three Labour Party members were present who talked about the impact of the IHRA in the Scottish Labour Party. Here it was the leaders of Momentum/Campaign for Socialism which had suspended members without any hearing or appeal!
John Swinney's removal of Scottish government backing for from the Israel-Palestine school resourced after lobbying by the Scottish Friends of Israel was also raised.
The Scottish government adhere to the the controversial IHRA Statement on Anti-Semitism.
Following the appearance of an organised Zionist group on a Scottish Stand Up to Racism march in Glasgow on March 17th, it was agreed to approach the STUC organisers of the St. Andrews Day match against racism, to ensure that any pro-apartheid Israeli Zionist group is excluded.
also see:- http://radicalindyedinburgh.blogspot.com/2018/10/ric-edinburgh-statement-on-ihra.html