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Scotland: Glasgow districts boycott Israeli books
YNET ^ | May 24, 2011 | Yaniv Halily

Posted on 05/27/2011 11:44:11 AM PDT by CondorFlight

Two and a half years ago, shortly after Operation Cast Lead, the West Dunbartonshire Regional Council, located west of Glasgow, approved a bill that called to boycott goods produced in Israel.

Following the botched raid on the Turkish Flotilla to Gaza last May, the council expanded the boycott to include a ban on the purchase of English translations of Israeli books and the distribution of these books in public libraries throughout the council's jurisdiction.

West Dunbartonshire was joined by the large Scottish city Dundee. . .

Legal advisers instructed Dundee's mayor to refrain from legally enforcing the boycott in order to avoid future lawsuits. Instead, the municipality plans to distribute posters throughout the city, calling on some 150,000 residents to refrain from buying Israeli goods, and will also apply a special mark on Israeli products, in order to make them easily identifiable.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boycott; israel; scotland

1 posted on 05/27/2011 11:44:14 AM PDT by CondorFlight
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To: CondorFlight

The oh so superior Europeans can use the anti-Israel guise to mask their anti-Semitism. How proud these people must be to be able to channel their Jew hatred into a noble social goal.


2 posted on 05/27/2011 11:47:17 AM PDT by Blennos
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To: CondorFlight

Their loss.

Maybe they’d rather read about the exploits of the genocidal savage Mohammed, or how cell phones can be used as remote bomb detonators, or how to behead a human with a rusty kitchen knife.


3 posted on 05/27/2011 11:47:46 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: CondorFlight

OK, beginning today I’m boycotting...err...uh... Somebody, tell me, what does Scottland export that I should care about?


4 posted on 05/27/2011 11:57:07 AM PDT by Former Fetus
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To: CondorFlight

Great idea! I think they should also boycott all the Israeli contributions to the world in medicine, science and technology too so they can all go back to running around in animal skins just like their ancestors in the Stone Age.


5 posted on 05/27/2011 12:00:00 PM PDT by golf lover
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To: Former Fetus

No more shortbread from islamist countries, enabling or otherwise.


6 posted on 05/27/2011 12:00:56 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: Former Fetus
Somebody, tell me, what does Scottland export that I should care about?

Besides whiskey?

7 posted on 05/27/2011 12:04:19 PM PDT by nina0113
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To: golf lover

The ancestors of the Jews were also running around in animal skins in the stone age. The ancestors of Scots had as high or higher a level of civilization than the contemporary ancestors of the Jews. Leave it out. Can’t you criticize this council’s move any better, without also insulting everyone of Scottish ancestry, which is much of America, Israel’s best ally and only real friend besides God?


8 posted on 05/27/2011 12:05:59 PM PDT by OldNewYork (What the incumbent really did just show is that he's afraid of Donald Trump)
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To: Former Fetus

Haggis? Scotch? Yeah, retribution is tough in this case.


9 posted on 05/27/2011 12:06:32 PM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: CondorFlight

someone should take out Galloway , this rubbish is all emanating from him . a more worthless piece of garbage never walked the earth


10 posted on 05/27/2011 12:09:15 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: OldNewYork

I apologize for denting your thin skin!


11 posted on 05/27/2011 12:20:25 PM PDT by golf lover
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To: CondorFlight

These jerks released al-Megrahi to Libya not too long ago. Seems they don’t like American’s much either.


12 posted on 05/27/2011 12:25:34 PM PDT by doggieboy
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To: golf lover

Besides it would be difficult to believe a golf lover could dis’ Scotland.


13 posted on 05/27/2011 12:27:28 PM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: CondorFlight
"Instead, the municipality plans to distribute posters throughout the city, calling on some 150,000 residents to refrain from buying Israeli goods, and will also apply a special mark on Israeli products, in order to make them easily identifiable."

I wonder if this is the "special mark" they're going to use ...


14 posted on 05/27/2011 12:27:28 PM PDT by BlueLancer (You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going because you might not get there.)
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To: CondorFlight

Guinness Extra Stout is Irish, so I’m good to boycott Scotland. Their whiskey tastes like last years fireplace anyhow.


15 posted on 05/27/2011 12:30:50 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: CondorFlight

I get the feeling that Scotland is likely to go hard-left Communist the second they finally achieve full home rule from Britain.


16 posted on 05/27/2011 12:33:55 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Former Fetus

Haggis


17 posted on 05/27/2011 12:34:14 PM PDT by Bruinator (God is Great.... God is Good....Evil is Real.)
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To: golf lover

You can save that too. I prefer genuine apologies, or none at all, and false ones reflect poorly on those that offer them.


18 posted on 05/27/2011 12:36:55 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: Bruinator

Please! Just thinking about it makes me sick!


19 posted on 05/27/2011 12:42:19 PM PDT by Former Fetus
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To: CondorFlight

So You Want to Boycott Israel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saeky9I5T9c&feature=feedf_more


20 posted on 05/27/2011 1:41:01 PM PDT by BigBobber
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To: Former Fetus
OK, beginning today I’m boycotting...err...uh... Somebody, tell me, what does Scottland export that I should care about?

You probably don't care about it but a key product for me is Scotch Whiskey.

21 posted on 05/27/2011 4:39:31 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (I retain the right to be inconsistent, contradictory and even flat-out wrong!)
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