Britain opposes boycott of Israel: Official

A British Foreign Office official has reiterated London’s commitment to opposing a boycott of Israel.

Tobias Ellwood has in a recent tweet to an Israeli official said he did not believe in the merits of introducing boycotts “when we are trying to get people back to the [negotiating] table,” RT reported.

He also reaffirmed the UK’s commitment to Israel and opposition to its boycotts.

The statement comes after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned a recent vote by the UK National Union of Students (NUS) to boycott goods from Israel.

The NUS passed a motion to boycott Israeli goods in solidarity with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against the regime.

 

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