September 18, 2004
The deadline for submission of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign petition to the Scottish Parliament to remove charitable status from the so-called Jewish National Fund is 30th September 2004. Betar, another Zionist organisation, have had their charitable status removed but in their case they owned up to the fact that introducing the brown shirt uniform to European politics was hardly a charitable endeavour. Ok, they simply owned up to not actually being a charity. Also the United Jewish Israel Appeal, fearing the embarrassment, seem to have pulled the rug from under them. So it's by no means a forgone conclusion that the supporters and beneficiaries of ethnic cleansing will lose their charitable status but at least anti-racists everywhere can try by signing the petition.