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50 Knesset members demand a boycott against British companies and products

February 28, 2014 at 12:23 am

Dozens of the Israeli Knesset’s members called, in a signed memorandum, for the boycotting of British products and companies in response to the attempt of the British Government to mark Israeli products manufactured in Jewish settlements and coinciding with the decision to issue a British arrest warrant against the Israeli opposition leader, Tzipi Livni, for her role in the attack on the Gaza Strip.

Parliamentary sources said that more than 50 members of Knesset have signed a petition calling for the boycott of companies and products as a reaction to the British Government’s intentions to mark Israeli products manufactured in the Jewish settlements in the West Bank and the occupied Syrian Golan Heights to make them clear for British citizens who wish to boycott them.

The Israeli petition was an initiative taken by the Knesset member, Ronit Tirosh, of Kadima party which is headed by former Foreign Minister, Tzipi Livni, and has been signed by MPs representing the eight parliamentary groups. The Knesset President, Reuven Relven, will submit the petition next week to the leader of the British House of Commons.