Caledonian Hotel, Edinburgh: to be known as Israeli-owned is 'incredibly damaging to our client'"Our only defence against such wealthy and powerful opponents is that we are telling the truth: Anthony Julius is a racist because he suppports the racist Jewish State of Israel which systematically discriminates against its Arab citizens, denying them the same rights as Jewish citizens, and carries out a reign of terror against Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, privileging Jewish settlers over them to an extreme degree."

As part of continuing international actions against the apartheid wall, on Sat 10 November Scottish PSC protested outside the Caledonian Hotel after reports confirmed the sale of the hotel to an Israeli consortium operating as the Caledonian Operating Company. Despite bizarre harrassment from officials of Edinburgh City Council's Environmental Protection Department, and even an attack on Saturday, December 29th by Israeli settlers, weekly protests continue outside this city-centre Israeli hotel.

Scottish PSC has since received a letter from Mischon de Reya Solicitors. Scottish PSC's reply: The Caledonian Hotel denies Israeli ownership – Another Israeli lie?

One week later (23.11.07) and still no response from Mishcon de Reya for the Caledonian Hotel. We stress: if this hotel is not Israeli-owned or controlled, we have no further interest in it. Silence from them, however, would seem to suport our conclusion that the unchallenged public reporting of the matter is basically accurate.

Nor any response from Zionist fanatic, Anthony Julius. Here again, silence would seem to suggest that our designation of him as a 'racist' is incontestable. From Litigious Julius, such silence is uncharacteristic, and deafening from the man whose company website says is one of their "key contacts for defamation and reputation management...a highly regarded litigation lawyer [who] has acted for many high profile clients. Anthony is the former head of the Firm's litigation department." The same website says elsewhere that, "We tenaciously defend the reputations and rights of our clients and, where possible, seek financially favourable settlements."

Why the silence, then? You be the judge.

Our only defence against such wealthy and powerful opponents is that we are telling the truth: Anthony Julius is a racist because he suppports the racist Jewish State of Israel which systematically discriminates against its Arab citizens, denying them the same rights as Jewish citizens, and carries out a reign of terror against Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, privileging Jewish settlers over them to an extreme degree.

Historical Note on Lord Mischcon, founder of Mishcon de Reya. He often visited Jordan as “a trusted emissary...between the two states..., returning each evening to his Israeli home. King Hussein and Shimon Peres, then the Foreign Minister of Israel, used Mishcon’s country house in England a number of times for private meetings.”

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