The BDS movement, reported on extensively in ASW.com for its clear links with anti-Semitism, has once again reared its ugly head in Britain.
Earlier this week a group of British doctors sought to ban Israel — which has contributed more to mankind in terms of medical technology and innovation than countries five times its size — from the World Medical Association (WMA). The reason for such an absurd, anti-Semitic decision? Apparently some British doctors, supposedly intellectual individuals, are actually entertaining claims that Israelis perform medical torture on Palestinian patients.
Today, the BBC is reporting that a venue has pulled out of hosting an event in support of Israel after BDS supporters complained.
North West Friends of Israel (NWFOI) said the Sheridan Suite in Manchester had “succumbed to gross intimidation” by cancelling a booking for 31 January.
Sheridan Suite declined to comment. ASW.com will be asking this company to explain it’s decision. Perhaps readers of ASW.com will also wish to ask them?
NWFOI said the ‘Say No To Terror – Stand with Israel’ event was now postponed to coincide with the “arrival of Mark Regev, the new Israeli Ambassador to the UK”.
The organisation claimed the Sheridan Suite “allowed itself to become a target” of a campaign for boycotts against Israel.
It added the venue had “fallen victim to an orchestrated campaign by specific pressure groups whose sole aim is to delegitimise the existence of the State of Israel”.
ASW.com fears these will not be the last examples we will have to report on.