A Scottish municipality voted down a motion comparing Israel's treatment of the Palestinians to apartheid. The Dundee City Council at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday did, however, note with concern the "ongoing situation in Israel/Palestine" and called for "a just and lasting two-state solution which will bring peace to the region."
A Scottish municipality has banned from its libraries books by Israeli authors and that were printed or published in Israel. The West Dunbartonshire Council, consisting of towns and villages west of Glasgow, ordered new books by Israeli authors to be banned from the council's libraries, according to reports.
In a landmark case, a Jewish burial society employee in Scotland says he was fired for becoming involved with the Masorti movement. It marked the first case of a Jewish individual claiming discrimination against a Jewish employer in Scotland, according to the Herald Scotland newspaper. Warren Bader, 49, said in a preliminary discrimination hearing that he was dismissed by the Glasgow Hebrew Burial Society after he helped set up Masorti Scotland in a Jewish community that is largely Orthodox.