Like Trump, PM Johnson to Pass Anti-BDS Law

December 16, 2019  

Queen Elizabeth is expected to announce new legislation on Thursday as she inaugurates the new parliament.

As such, Johnson’s Conservative Party – which won 365 seats in last week’s election – is expected to pass legislation preventing local councils from boycotting products made abroad. The legislation was initially revealed in the party’s manifesto which was published last month.
“We will ban public bodies from imposing their own direct or indirect boycotts, disinvestment or sanctions campaigns against foreign countries. These undermine community cohesion,” the document read.
Speaking in Jerusalem Sunday night, Special Envoy for post-Holocaust issues, Eric Pickles, slammed the BDS movement while addressing the Institute for Strategic Dialogue’s conference.

“BDS is anti-Semitic and should be treated as such,” Pickles said.

Such a measure is expected to prevent Labour-led councils from targeting Israel and boycotting products made in the Holy Land. Had Labour won the election, it is almost certain it would move forward with its promise to stop selling arms to Israel and recognize a Palestinian state.

As for Johnson, he’s been a longtime advocate against the BDS movement. Ever since 2015, Johnson was quoted as dismissing the movement as a “completely crazy” carried out by “lefty academics.”


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