SV moderates the tone towards Israel in its new program

SV moderates the tone towards Israel in its new program
The proposal for a new work program for [Socialist Left party] SV says nothing about the “right of return” for Palestinian refugees. Thereby SV removes the part that MIFF has criticized the party most strongly for in the past year, the requirement that would lead to the liquidation of Israel as a Jewish state if it were to be enforced. Also in general  the tone is muted. 
Lifted from the MIFF blog
by Conrad Myrland (MIFF, With Israel For Peace), Published: 07.03.2013, kl. 12:11 am, Updated: 07.03.2013 kl. 12:20 am
The weekend 15-17 March the Socialist Left Party’s national conventionis arranged  in [the city of] Lillestrøm. In the [SV] board’s proposed work program for the period 2013-2017, Israel and the conflict with neighbors received significantly less coverage than previously, and the tone towards Israel is subdued compared to the work program the last four years.
Formulations that gave support to the Palestinian state “with East Jerusalem as its capital” and “refugees ‘right of return’ are now gone. Similarly with [statements such as]  “the struggle against the apartheid wall” and thoughts of “sanctions in culture, sport and academia.”
Previoulsy it wasn’t  “economic sanctions against Israeli occupation policy” but rather “sanctions against Israel” as such. SV also [previously] wrote that Israel “continues its attacks on the Palestinian civilian population.”
Now [a call for]  sanctions and arms embargo against the “occupation policy” remains. SV does not, [however], mention that Israel a number of times has made an offer to end the occupation.

2 comments for “SV moderates the tone towards Israel in its new program

  1. de Bacle
    March 11, 2013 at 2:53 am

    Thank you for bringing this to us Prof.
    MIFF are doing a great job. Besides the quality of information they distribute in seminars, pamphlets etc they are also on their toes to counter “pundit” desinformation and political Israel bashing. With your blog coverage of media and politics in English the MIFF effort is spread also to a non-Norwegian speaking audience with interest in the Scandinavian scene.

    MIFF are aiming for 7000 members by june. Let’s help them.

  2. Martin
    March 15, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Conrad and his supporters at MIFF are doing a wonderful job and he is aware of this site. too.
    Re: SV since when does a tiger lose it’#s’ stripes or a leaopard it’s spots? Never

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