UK architects rescind call for boycott of Israeli counterparts

Stephen Hodder, head of the Royal Institute of British Architects (Photo credit: Youtube screen capture)

The United Kingdom’s Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has rescinded a resolution passed earlier this year urging a ban of its Israeli counterpart following a fact-finding mission to the region, saying it had no business dealing with the matter in the first place, Architects’ Journal reported.

The motion passed in March by 23 votes to 16 had called on the International Union of Architects to suspend the Israeli Association of United Architects (IAUA) from membership until it refused to accept projects in the West Bank.

But two RIBA officials who traveled to the region in November and met with IAUA officials as well as members of the Association of Architects in Palestine came to the conclusion that “The RIBA motion was beyond the powers of council. It should not have come before the members of council. This is not the forum for these issues.”

Subsequently the RIBA council accepted the task force’s recommendation to revoke the March motion…

  • Dave

    I don’t know about you, but I am getting awful tired of all these “ivory tower” elitists trying to dictate western leftist philosophy on people they have no right to dictate to.
    WTF does Royal Institute of British Architects have to do with Israeli architects? You don’t see one provincial medical board dictate to another provincial medical board.
    Another example of “ivory tower” douchebaggery is the canadian bar ass. (yup, they live up to the ass part) trying to stop a Christian university from granting law degrees because they are, well Christian. Look up Trinity Western university.

  • phuque uguugle

    I stand with Israel. It’s good to see a Pome stand up against this racism.<:o)

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    A rare victory for reason against Judenhaas. 🙂

  • Martin B

    It’s amusing that the British architects who have so much passionate concern about Israeli architects have no concern at all over North Korean architects.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      There’s NK architects?
      Kim Jong-un walks into a bar.
      The bartender says, ‘Kim Jong-un, we have drink named after you.’
      Kim Jong-un says. ‘You have a drink called Secret Fag?’

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The BDSholes tend to destroy or severely damage those entities they subvert.

  • marty_p

    The architects would be better to spend their time studying how to design mosques. As the Mo population grows in the U.K. mosques are the only buildings that are going to be built.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Israel should tell them all to fuck themselves with hot uranium pokers.

  • Blacksmith

    Seems a minor voice of sanity appears.