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RIBA Council members travel to Israel and Palestine for talks on settlements


What is ouragious about the RIBA visit is that the delegation consisted of two people who did not support Council's Resolution to suspend Israel from the UIA - carried by a substantial majority. Neither Angela Brady who proposed the Motion nor George Oldham who seconded the Motion were consulted about the visit yet alone considered for inclusion in the delegation. It is now clear that the President (Stephen Hodder) has spent the last 8 months, including an attendance at the UIA Congress, bowing to Israeli pressure to bury the Resolution, in flagrent disregard of Council's wishes. As someone who has spent over ten years on Council this behaviour is unheard of. Council should consider an immediate vote of no confidence in Hodder and if carried he shouild resign his position, another first in Council's history. Bob Giles Past Council Member and Vice President of the RIBA

Posted date

7 November, 2014

Posted time

10:18 am