[lbo-talk] United Electrical Workers endorse BDS, call for "a peace settlement on the basis of self-determination for Palestinians and the right to return"
jncatron at gmail.com
Fri Aug 28 19:45:25 PDT 2015
"Delegates upheld the UE tradition of taking courageous stands on foreign
policy issues when they adopted the resolution on Palestine and Israel. It
points to Israel's long history of violating the human rights of the
Palestinians, starting with the ethnic cleansing of 750,000 Palestinians in
1947-48 that turned most of Palestine into the State of Israel. It calls
for cutting off U.S. aid to Israel, U.S. support for a peace settlement on
the basis of self-determination for Palestinians and the right to return.
The resolution also endorses the worldwide BDS movement – Boycott,
Divestment, Sanctions – to pressure Israel to end its apartheid over the
Palestinians just as similar tactics helped to end South African apartheid
in the 1980s. UE is now the first U.S. national union to endorse BDS ..."
The resolution text is here:
"The source of the conflict goes back to the origins of the State of Israel.
The population was overwhelmingly Palestinian Arab (Muslim and Christian)
before 1947-48, when well-armed Zionist militias seized most of the
territory of Palestine and expelled 750,000 people from their cities,
villages and farms. They executed much of the Palestinian leadership and
declared the founding of the State of Israel. As a result millions of
Palestinians are refugees both in the occupied territories and in other
countries. Israel prohibits their return to their homes ..."
"Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen
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