Muslim families who own stores in Glasgow’s south side are refusing to stock Israeli goods.
The action of the Muslims in Glasgow is what they claim is a “protest at Israel’s West Bank settlements and policy towards Palestinians”
Around 30 stores in Muslim communities in Pollokshields, Pollokshaws and Govanhill are supporting the drive and yesterday campaigners took to the streets to applaud shopkeepers who are no longer stocking Israeli products.
The campaigners, who toured stores handing out flyers to shoppers, say shops which continue to stock Israeli goods will be “named and shamed”.
Led by the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Friends of Al Aqsa Glasgow, many stores in the area are now displaying posters declaring “No Israeli Produce sold here”.
Organisers say that following its success in Glasgow, the campaign is expected to be rolled out across the country.
Campaigners, some draped in the Palestinian flag, held a day of action in Allison Street in Govanhill to target store owners and customers.
However, Edward Isaacs, president of the Glasgow Jewish Representative Council, said:
“We have excellent relations in the Jewish Community with our Muslim friends and we think that bringing Middle East politics into the Glasgow sphere to this extent is not a good idea”.
“Everyone is entitled to have their views on the Middle East, but we don’t think a boycott is the correct way to advance their political process.”
Source: Scotland Herald:
During the 1920-ties the Jews claimed they had excellent relationships with “Christians” and Muslims in Europe.
They could do so because the Nazi party in Germany had still not been elected to power in Germany, and the persecution of Jews was not above “normal”.
When the Nazis in Germany started their persecution of Jews in Europe, the persecutions started with boycotts of Jewish goods and services. Soon the promoters of boycotts attacked an looted the Jews.
The Holocaust did not happen in a vacuum. Neither is today’s planned genocide of Jews. The Jewish excuse of the ongoing work of destroying Israel by today’s radical Islamic preachers is another example, that even Jews have not learned much from the past.
The president of the Glasgow Jewish Representative Council will one day have to return to Zion, or renounce his Jewishness. The choice is his.