Sunday, May 29, 2011

Book Banning If Printed in Israel - Disproportionate Force

Boycott of Israeli Goods

Posted by CllrJMcColl at 10:58 pm, May 23rd 2011.

...I cannot allow allegations of facism or bigotry from West Dunbartonshire Council to go unanswered.  Here are the facts. In January 2009, West Dunbartonshire Council unanamously agreed the following motion:

This Council deplores the loss of life in Palestine which now numbers well over 1,000. This Council also recognises the disproportionate force used by the IDF in Palestine and agrees to boycott all Israeli goods as a consequence.  Officers should immediately cease the purchase of any goods we currently source, which were made or grown in Israel.  Officers should also ensure we procure no new goods or produce from Israel until this boycott is formally lifted by WDC.

This does not mean that we have banned books by Israili authors or books about Israel. The effect of this motion is to ban the purchase of books that have been physically printed in Israel.

It is important to note that our Libraries Manager has confirmed that this boycott of Israeli good has had NO EFFECT on West Dunbartonshire's Libraries Service. We have not had to amend our purchasing in any way as a result of this Council decision.

So, books not printed in Israel can be purchased.

Does that include Bibles?  After all, they were not only printed but written in Israel.

See here and here for further treatments by friends.

Don't you think that's quite disproportionate force used by those Scotsmen?


scotfella said...

thank you for your support, we are fighting the boycott up here in Scotland and hope to have it overturn some day by constant pressure and through legal means.
Best wishes

Joywol said...

The ignorant bigotted views of Jim bolan are now well documented in outrageous emails and blogs
His false accusations about Israel and his wild claims and threats show him up as racist and anti Zionist, certainly bordering on antisemitic
He clearly has absolutely no in depth understanding of the conflict and equally absolutely no respect for the truth. It is sad that such a man should be seen fit to represent the people of West Dumbarton who deserve better
Joy Wolfe

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