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FW: [FreePalestine] Launch of Boycott Campaign

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Sent: 05 July 2001 23:38
Subject: [FreePalestine] Launch of Boycott Campaign

Dear friends around the world
A press release follows for your interest!

LONDON, 5th July 2001
A boycott of Israeli products and leisure tourism was launched at the House
of Commons last night. A  packed meeting heard Members of Parliament Lynn
Jones and George Galloway pledge their support for the boycott called by the
Palestine Solidarity Campaign and 22 other organisations.

Organisers say the boycott will send a message to the Israeli Government
that British people are no longer prepared to indirectly fund Israel's war
of aggression on the Palestinian people. They also ask the British
government to stop condoning Israel's failure to implement United Nations
resolutions on Palestine.

The first target will be agricultural produce sold in the main
supermarkets, such as tomatoes, Jaffa oranges, potatoes, avocados, fresh
herbs and organic fruit and vegetables. The boycott will be lifted when
Israel ends its illegal occupation, complies with UN resolutions and ceases
human rights violations.

"This is a non-violent way to raise public awareness...", said Dr Lynn Jones

George Galloway MP spoke out against the welcome to Downing Street given to
Ariel Sharon last week. "This war criminal is given the red carpet treatment
everywhere he goes instead of being locked up for human rights abuses."

Prof. Moshe Machover said: "People ask whether the Palestinian economy will
be damaged by a boycott. Such worries do not apply in this case. The
economy has been throttled by Israel." He accused Israel of "smuggling
contraband", evading customs and excise
regulations as they re-export goods produced on illegal settlements in the
West Bank and Gaza.

Michel Massih, the first Palestinian QC, told the meeting that every Jaffa
orange  sold contributes towards destroying the city of Jaffa.

Poet and broadcaster Michael Rosen said he would have "no problem"
supporting a cultural and academic boycott of Israel. "Just say no", he

Members of Parliament supporting the campaign include John Austin, Bill
Etherington and Neil Gerrard. The veteran parliamentarian, Tony Benn, is
also a signatory along with Harold Pinter, Caryl Churchill, Emma Thompson,
Paulin, Benjamin Zephaniah, Leon Rosselson, and Alexei Sayle.
Among academics supporting the boycott are Professors Steven and Hilary
Rose. Lawyers are represented by Michael Mansfield QC, Imran Khan and Gareth
Peirce. Church leaders for the boycott include the Rev. Garth Hewitt, Rev
Steven Sizer and Rev. Dr. Michael Prior.

Zahid Noor
Palestine Solidarity Campaign

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