Israeli reactionaries gain from Islamist attack

Dan Katz

This week the Palestinians

Asked the UN

For recognition of

The State of Palestine.

They will not be put off

With crumbs.

This week the Israeli

Social protest leaders

Formed a

Committee of experts

To pursue their demand

For an Israeli welfare state.

They will not be put off

With crumbs.

Netanyahu has nothing to offer

To either of them.

(Advert placed in the Israeli paper Ha’aretz, by the Israeli left-wing peace campaign Gush Shalom)

Unison and the Histadrut

A Unison activist

On 22 June 2011, Unison National Delegate Conference voted against a policy of “critical engagement” with the mass Israeli trade union federation, the Histadrut. The effect of this vote is to suspend relations with Histadrut pending a review and further recommendations next year.