I am late with this — the story dates from April 14 — but I missed it at that time, and it should not be missed. Did Britain’s National Union of Journalists ever denounce anyone for the murder of Daniel Pearl? Was the identity of the perpetrators too nebulous? Was it too difficult to allow the word “jihad” to pass through their lips?
By George Conger for the Jerusalem Post, with thanks to John:
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. Other motions before the four-day meeting in Birmingham, which ends Sunday, included condemnations of the US detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and support for Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez.