Camden Council are to debate a motion that “Zio” is a racist, antisemitic insult. The local paper, the Ham&High, has an article and a vote on whether “Zio” is indeed racist. Please go to the site and vote ‘Yes’. Link here.
Also, if you’re a Camden voter, please write to your Councillor to urge him or her to support the motion. Let’s expose the bigotry of the Israel-haters for what it is.
Cllr Gio Spinella put forward the motion
We are delighted that Local MP Theresa Villiers (Chipping Barnet) made a positive contribution to the Balfour debate in Parliament recently.
This is a letter from Ms Villiers to one of our supporters, quoting from her speech.
2017 will be the centenary year of the Balfour Declaration, the first statement of support by any national government for a Jewish National Home. To mark this occasion, there will be celebratory events across the country.
There are both Jewish and Christian web sites which explain more about the Declaration, what it did and why.
The new BICOM survey of UK opinion on Israel and the Middle East is published today. Headline points:
- 24% of the British public feel ‘warm’ towards Israelis compared with 20% who feel warm towards the Palestinians.
- 57 % felt that Israel was Britain’s ally, the highest percentage for any Middle Eastern country. This is a 5 % increase on two years ago.
- 48 % felt that “hating Israel and questioning its right to exist” was “anti-Semitic,” with 45 % of Muslim respondents agreeing with that statement, while only 20 % thought otherwise.
We are making a difference!
See full reports here and here.