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The British government prohibited to boycott Israeli products

The British government published a decree banning local councils and civil society organizations to boycott Israeli products. Labour said that such a decision violates the democratic norms, according to Reuters.

The ban will apply to municipal structures, foundations, health care systems, Universities, student organisations, trade unions and other public organisations.

Banning was officially announced during the visit to Israel of Minister for the civil service reform Matthew Hancock, who said that the calls for boycott contribute to the deterioration of British-Israeli relations and the spread of anti-Semitism.

Formally, the decree prohibits non-governmental organizations to boycott or call for a boycott of any state, a member of the world trade organization.

The labour party protesting against the decision of the government, stated that this decision would make it impossible to boycott South Africa.

It is reported that violation of the ban will lead to serious sanctions from the authorities.

The British government prohibited to boycott Israeli products 18.02.2016

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