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Britain: Biggest Union Backs Israel Boycott

Britain: Biggest Union Backs Israel Boycott 

Britain’s largest labor union urged “concerted and sustained pressure upon Israel,” including “an economic, cultural, academic and sporting boycott,” to force its withdrawal from Palestinian areas. The union, called Unison and grouping 1.3 million public service employees, also called on the British government to oppose the sale of arms to Israel. The calls were made in a motion approved at Unison’s annual conference in Brighton demanding the creation of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza with its capital in Jerusalem The resolution followed similar calls for pressure on


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British Pathe

35,000 hours of video, 90,000 web pages, 75 years of British Pathe

Welcome to Version 3.2 of the world’s first digital news archive.

Now you are here you can preview items from the entire 3500 hour British Pathe Film Archive which covers news, sport, social history and entertainment from 1896 to 1970.

A friend writes:

I just wanted to share this great resource for teaching the history of the modern middle east:

There you can download British newsreels covering 75 years from 1894 onwards – for free. My students love it and I don’t have to talk: long live technology!

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