Following an alert from the Fair Play Campaign Group and the mobilisation of NUT members through the Jewish Teachers’ Association, it emerged today that a Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) inspired motion designed to demonise Israel has been dropped from the agenda for debate at the National Union of Teachers (NUT) Conference in a priority ballot.
The dropping of the motion is the latest of a number of reverses suffered by the PSC. In particular, it shows there is very little support within the NUT for the PSC’s efforts to promote itself as a reliable resource and driving force for the Union and promoting direct PSC affiliation of local and regional branches.
A Fair Play spokesman said:
NUT members have decided that this year they have more important things to talk about than bashing Israel again. We hope that this positive step will mark the beginning of a more constructive approach towards Israel in the NUT