Monday, 4 June 2007

Israel threatens British boycott

Israel’s parliament is to debate a draft law today that could lead to a consumer boycott of all British goods.

The proposed Bill is aimed at punishing Britain for recent threats from its largest trade union and UCU, the university lecturers’ union, to boycott Israel for occupying Palestinian land. The prospect of a boycott has prompted concern among the Israeli public. Leading commentators denounced the moves as anti-Semitic. Now a group of politicians has promised a harsh response, calling for Israel to begin its own boycott against Britain. Read more

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