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Poll: British elite against boycott

Most of Britain’s elite think boycotting Israel is a bad idea, a new poll found.In the poll conducted by Populus, 86 percent of respondents opposed an academic boycott of Israel, 80 percent said it is an unreasonable way to express disapproval of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians and 70 percent thought it would be bad for Britain’s image and economy.The Populus Network is comprised of nearly 1,000 British business, cultural and political leaders. It also includes figures from trade unions and think tanks.