Ahmadinejad signs Israel boycott law

(JTA) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for a total boycott on Israeli goods or companies that do business with Israel.

Ahmadinejad signed an amendment Wednesday to Iran’s "Palestinian support law," which includes a blacklist of international companies that are Jewish-owned or have branches in Israel, according to reports. The list reportedly includes Coca-Cola, Nestle, Intel and IBM.

Iran also reportedly plans to propose a boycott of Israel in the United Nations and in other international forums, as stipulated in the law.

The Palestinian support law was ratified by the Iranian Parliament earlier in June in reaction to Israel’s interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla that left nine passengers dead.
 

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