This Brit organization just marked Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Day with a demand for a boycott. Of Israel.
Britain’s National Union of Journalists denounced Israel on Friday for its “military adventures” in Gaza and Lebanon, called on the government to impose sanctions and urged a boycott of Israeli goods.
By a vote of 66 to 54, the annual delegate’s meeting of Britain’s largest trade union for journalists called for “a boycott of Israeli goods similar to those boycotts in the struggles against apartheid South Africa led by trade unions, and [for] the [Trades Union Congress] to demand sanctions be imposed on Israel by the British government.”
Some of the union’s 40,000 members decried its “trendy lefty” agenda.
I’d have called this agenda terrorist rather than trendy. Still, the numbers here are interesting.
There were 120 delegates voting, which works out at 333 journos per delegate. Since any good journalist won’t have time for trades union politics, those delegates will be lefty politicians. Which in the UK means retreaded Marxists.
The other number is those 40,000 journalists – one for every 1500 Brits!
I’m told Brit newspapers get about 70% of their coverage from the agencies (the creeps at Reuters etc.). So what can this army of journos be doing?
Supporting terror, I guess.