The Norwegian Confederation of trade unions approved during the Friday Assembly resolution calling for a «total boycott» of Israel. In support of the document voted 193 MP – 117 was against it.
This structure, which is denoted by the abbreviation LO, combines 900.000 Union members – more than a quarter of the working population of the country, writes 14 may, the website of the news service of ABC.
«As the dialogue and previous resolutions had little impact on the situation, it is necessary to resort to international economic, cultural and academic boycott of Israel to achieve the goals», – is spoken in the resolution.
We will remind that earlier LO was regularly called for a boycott of various Israeli institutions, including the Association of trade Union «Histadrut», as well as companies «making profit from the occupation of Palestinian lands», as stated in resolution 2013. And since almost all the industrial and economic structure of Israel have business ties with the settlements, this formulation can be safely interpreted as a call for a total boycott of the Israeli economy.
The Israeli foreign Ministry has called this resolution a «discriminatory», and the Norwegian government distanced itself from the boycott, stating that this document does not reflect the position of the Cabinet.
Foreign Minister of Norway børge Brende has expressed even more definitely. On his page on the social network Twitter, he said that the government strongly opposed the decision of trade unions to boycott Israel and insist on the necessity of strengthening cooperation and promoting dialogue.
It is curious that against this resolution spoke, and the President of LO, Hans-Christian Gabrielsen, but his recommendation was not taken into account.