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


In response to Abe Hayeem, I am sorry, but I refuse to be dragged into your delusional campaign of hate and biased/one-sided account of history. While you are trying to use this stage for your own political agenda I tried to stay on the subject - “If RIBA should take a political role as judge & prosecutor for the dozens of conflicts around the world”? If yes, should RIBA Members sponsor the travel, food, salaries and all the expenses involved for the expeditions of the “expert” judge panels? Since RIBA already took the role as a judge & prosecutor which is fine - why did they choose to target one single country? This is not justice, it is simply discrimination. The reason Israel was chosen is because it is an easy target which is fashionable to bash. I have lived in Britain long enough to know that the UK loves to hate Israel. I noticed that when I first came to London as a student many years ago, a London based architect refused to let me into his house for the only reason that I was born in Israel. Weak people hate, strong people embrace. RIBA has the opportunity to embrace and support the Israelis that do indeed refuse to build in the disputed land OR just become another Bully and boycott them all.

Posted date

10 November, 2014

Posted time

6:29 pm