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Home arrow Labour arrow UK trade union backs total boycott of Israel
UK trade union backs total boycott of Israel PDF Print E-mail
Jun 21, 2007 at 05:57 PM

The UK's largest trade union, UNISON, advocated on Wednesday a total boycott of Israel over its continued occupation of Palestinian territories.
 
A statement issued by delegates meeting in Brighton read: "The conference believes that ending the occupation demands concerted and sustained pressure upon Israel including an economic, cultural, academic and sporting boycott".
 
In addition, delegates called on the British government to press for an arms embargo against Israel.

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