Thursday, 16 April 2009
Support the right to Boycott Apartheid Israel!
The five Scottish PSC members who were arrested when they disrupted the performance
of the Israeli-state-sponsored Jerusalem Quartet at last August’s Edinburgh Festival
will be at Edinburgh Sheriff Court (Chambers St) on Friday from 9.30am.
In the aftermath of the Gaza massacres, in what appears to have been a demonstration
of solidarity with Israel, the original charge of Breach of the Peace was swapped
for one of “racially aggravated conduct”.
This is a clear push to quash the increasing international campaign to Boycott
Apartheid Israel by attempting to criminalise it.
If the same means had been used to stifle the boycott of Apartheid South Africa, the
racist regime would likely still be in office there.
Boycott is a powerful non-violent weapon in the fight for justice in Palestine; it
is important that we face up to this challenge.