BBC Charter Review
Every ten years the Goverenment reviews the BBC Charter. Given the bias against Israel BBC watch has formulated and submitted a proposal that could put an end to their bias (WWW.bbcwatch.org/2016-BBC-charter-review).
All you have do do is write to your MP and demand that they vote and encourage fellow MP's to vote for the proposal.
Campaign to stop funding the PA
The ZCC is pleased to support United With Israel's campaign to stop funding the PA.
Below is a link to a Petition to the United States and to the European Union to demand that all funding of the PA be stopped immediately. Unity with Hamas led to brutal murders, thousands of rockets and ongoing incitement against Israeli citizens. Prosecuting Israel for “war crimes” is despicable and makes funding the PA against US law.
Campaign to Launch anti-BDS initiative in European Parliament
The ZCC is urging its supporters to lobby their MEP to support an anti-BDS initiative in the European Parliament
The initiative is from Italian MEP Fulvio Martusciello, a member of the European People’s Party (EPP), the largest in the European Parliament. Mr. Martusciello also chairs the European Parliament’s delegation for relations with Israel.
Mr. Martusciello together with supporters from other EU political groupings, said he will launch a new initiative to create a legal tool against boycotts, divestments and sanctions (BDS) movements.
‘’This initiative will take the form of a formal parliamentary resolution, based upon current French legislation that already outlaws many types of BDS,’’ he said in an op-ed published in the London’s Jewish News.
He said the resolution ‘’will need to be widely supported by all of those committed to the EU-Israel relationship.’’
‘’I hope that all UK supporters of Israel will lobby their MEPs to support my counter-boycott initiative,’’ he said in his op-ed about the challenges faced by Israel in the EU, citing a constant call in Europe for economic, academic and other boycotts of Israel, threatening Israeli leaders with legal suits for “criminal acts” against the Palestinians and calls for labelling of products from the West Bank or the Golan Heights.
‘’My role as chairman of the European Parliament Delegation for relations with the state of Israel is important to promote those in Europe who have a positive say on the EU-Israel partnership along with the Israeli voices which can tell us about the democratic realities in the country,’’ Martusciello wrote.
‘’We can no longer accept some principles that are jeopardising EU-Israel relations, such as the principle of political compromise, always taking a unilateral critical voice against Israel and that is not shared by many politicians among the political scene in Europe,’’ he added.
He said many of his colleagues in the European Parliament share his idea but are blocked by the political group’s position.
‘’A European unilateral voice is important as long as it does not endanger relations of mutual interest, therefore we must able to divide our opinions if necessary,’’ he said.
Donate to Bikurim Music School in Israel
The ZCC is please to promote an JNF's Bikurim Music School project located in Ma’ale Habesor, in the Eshkol Regional Council, located in the western Negev.
The Bikurim Music School is an initiative to provide a world-class, intensive, performing arts school and residence to high school students with significant artistic potential but from disadvantaged homes throughout Israel, with particular emphasis on the southern half of the country.
For information about the project click the websites below:
Fight the BDS
An excellent resource to fight the BDS can be found at the website below:
Campaign regarding the removal of the Chaim Herzog birthplace plaque in Belfast
The ZCC is delighted to support Northern Ireland Friends of Israel's campaign regarding the removal of the Herzog plaque in Belfast - an on line exhibition about the Herzog family in Belfast can be found on the website below:
End the Co-op Boycott of Israeli Companies
The ZCC together with StandWithUs UK, are looking for Israel advocates willing to fight the Co-op's boycott of Israeli companies.
This is an initiative we have been involved with for four years and now that there are significant changes within the Co-op's structure there is currently a window of opportunity.
People are needed:-
1. To attend local Co-op meetings
2. Stand for local Co-op committees
3. Protest outside Co-op headquarters
4. To lobby Co-op executives and committee members
Any organisations, groups, individuals interested contact the ZCC at
[email protected] or 0161 740 88350161 740 8835
We will provide training
Care Packages to Israeli Sodiers
The Zionist Central Council is asking its supporters to participate in the Zionist Federation's urgent appeal to send care packages to Israeli soldiers. For further information go to Zionist.org.uk