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News and articles from around the world related to union involvement with the Israeli-Palestinian issue.


December 12, 2013, New York The President of the Jewish Labor, Stuart Appelbaum, issued the following statement: The Jewish Labor Committee (JLC) is extremely troubled by and stands opposed to the recommendation made by the National Council of the American Studies Association (ASA) that its members vote for a resolution supporting a boycott of Israeli […]

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Prof. Alan Johnson

In Defense of the Histadrut: A Response to Gary Spedding

Prof. Alan Johnson is the editor of Fathom: For a Deeper Understanding of Israel and the Region, and is the author of The New Histadrut: Peace, Social Justice and the Israeli Trade Unions “Quite simply, Histadrut is not a progressive force inside Israel today. Through boycotting, the international community sends a critical message [about] Histadrut’s unwillingness to […]

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World’s Unions Reject Boycotts, Embrace Israeli-Palestinian Cooperation

From TULIP – Trade Unions Linking Israel and Palestine The international trade union movement has just delivered a stinging rebuff to advocates of the campaign to boycott Israel. At its second world congress which just concluded in Vancouver, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) rejected calls to support the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign […]

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Making the Progressive Case for Israel

This first appeared in a series of essays compiled by Labour Friends of Israel and edited by Ben Garratt in memory of David Cairns, former Chair of LFI, and appears with permission. In many ways, trade unions in the UK can look with some envy at the record of trade unionism in Israel. From making […]

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Jewish Labor Committee Opposes Irish Teacher Union’s Academic Boycott of Israel

April 9, 2013: New York, NY – The Jewish Labor Committee is committed to a fair, just and negotiated peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. We strongly believe that a two-state solution is key to that outcome. Motion 241, the resolution passed on April 4 by the Teachers Union of Ireland, that calls for […]

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A New Global Movement is Born

Trade union leaders from three continents have announced the launch of a new global movement “to challenge the apologists for Hamas and Hizbollah in the labour movement” and to fight for a two-state solution to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinans. The movement is called TULIP – Trade Unions Linking Israel and Palestine.The leaders are Paul […]

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There is Another Way

The following are the remarks delivered at the Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ “Conference on Palestine Israel: The Way forward for Trade Union Solidarity,” held April 16th, 2010, in Dublin. President O’Connor, Brother Bunting, Sister McEown, Brother Bregg, and the many people who helped organize this gathering. Thank you for the opportunity to present some […]

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