Opposing Zionism not racism – says Court in Scotland – The New Magna Carta


Anti-Zionism not racism

A pro-Palestinian organization in Scotland has clinched a landmark victory in a UK court that ruled in favor of its members, who were accused of racism for having participated in a protest against Israel three years ago.

Glasgow Sherriff’s Court announced on Friday its verdict in favor of two members of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (SPSC), which supports Palestinian issues in Britain.

The members of SPSC Mick Napier and Jim Watson had been facing charges of racism and aggravated trespass for a protest against an Israeli firm in September 2014.

The two were arrested in a shopping center back then when they refused to leave the demonstration, which was held against Israeli company Jericho cosmetics that operates in the occupied West Bank and had been involved in Israel’s 2014 military offensive against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Napier said they “were accused of being motivated by hatred of Israelis rather than opposition to Israel’s repeated massacres, apartheid across the whole of Palestine and genocidal violence in Gaza.”

The prosecutor in Scotland claimed that the two were recycling an ancient anti-Semitic “Jewish blood libel” by speaking about Israel’s murdering of Palestinians.

Napier said these claims were being made in support of the Israeli regime, while the people of Gaza “were still looking for ice-cream freezers and vegetable refrigerators in which to store the bodies of children killed by Israel’s military.”

“When the Scottish government joined in by denouncing the ‘deep inhumanity’ of the Israeli massacre,” Napier said, the Scottish procurators were “working hand in glove with pro-Israel lobby groups to silence voices of Palestine solidarity.”

The SPSC has been under pressure from pro-Israel lobbyists and Scottish prosecutors who were trying to criminalize their actions in support of Palestinians.

Last year, two employees of the pro-Israel Community Security Trust made allegations against SPSC members but that was also thrown out by a court.

First published on PressTV 15th July 2017



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7 Responses to "Opposing Zionism not racism – says Court in Scotland – The New Magna Carta"

  1. nwonowarorders  July 15, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    The Truth will Triumph over evil. March on all you lads and lassies never stop

  2. Khalid Talaat  July 15, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    The only way we are going to take down the RKM is by adopting the “Brick In The Wall” method. That is find which brick is loose in their wall. Take it out. Now with one brick gone, we have room for bigger tools to dislodge more bricks. This court case is a good example of one brick removed from their wall.

  3. StanDelCarloDC  July 15, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    The Lions Grip and The Dragons Fire: Like a column of smoke by day and pillar of fire by night, let it burn until nothing is left, except the whitest ash in the chalice of the triple flame.
    We see everything. Be not content with this system of things.


  4. joetv  July 15, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Shoot them before they run. The you know Who.

  5. davor  July 15, 2017 at 11:22 am

    The Scots could most vividly show their solidarity with Palestinians by breaking up from the Union Jack, the one that created all the Palestinian nightmares, along with dozens of others throughout the world. Once Scotland would Balkanize the Greenwich boys then there would be no more strong ground for remodeling the world after the “great” UK affairs.

  6. David Odell  July 15, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Another case of the inevitable seeping into world wide awareness. Wrong is wrong and race has nothing to do with it unless it is racial in nature. Judaism as a tribal religion, does not qualify as a race. Zionism as a geopolitical national ideology even less so. The races of man are like the fingers of a hand, not the branches of a tree. That a court ruling is an overstatement of the obvious, is telling of the level of deceit that is being dealt with, and certainly indicative of wrongful prosecution in any court. A group without humility is a group on a path to “unacceptance”.

  7. Amelius  July 15, 2017 at 7:37 am

    “…who were accused of racism for having participated in a protest against Israel three years ago.”

    Sue the accusers for libel.

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