Leading the fight against this is Engage, a collective of left-wing union activists who understand that boycotting Israel would be counter-productive to peace in Israel/Palestine, would be racist in practice, and would be a violation of democratic values.
David Hirsh, Engage's editor, has been interviewed in the Independent, a good introduction to Engage's political position. His excellent letter to the Jewish Chronicle further stakes out this position: against both the hysterical Zionism of some of the Jewish communal leadership and the hysterical anti-Zionism of that leadership's official opposition.
Enage's letter to the union leadership is here, and further discussed by Eve Garrard at Normblog.
- Jim Denham at Shiraz Socialist and Stan Crooke of the AWL on the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign's staging of the anti-semitic play Perdition (plus a footnote by David T on the SWP's position on this)
- David T on the SPSC's and SWP's favourite anti-semite Gilad Atzmon