Israeli lawmakers threaten British boycott


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli lawmakers are threatening to boycott British products in retaliation for special labeling of products from the West Bank.

One-third of Israel’s 120 lawmakers have signed a petition that will be delivered to Britain’s Parliament, according to reports.

The petition drive is being led by the Kadima Party’s Ronit Tirosh, who said she would draft a bill requiring British products to be labeled. Tirosh also called for a boycott of British airlines.

Earlier this month the British government issued an advisory allowing retailers to label products originating from the West Bank as being produced in Israeli settlements or by Palestinians.

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