Rightist lawmaker sues against settlement boycott


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A right-wing Israeli lawmaker has filed a complaint against the leftist Meretz Party for sponsoring a boycott against settlement products.

Aryeh Eldad of the National Union Party filed a police complaint against Meretz, which on Sunday called for the labeling of products made in Jewish settlements in stores throughout Israel.

The Meretz activists entered supermarkets Sunday and placed stickers on products made in Jewish settlements. Eldad also asked the country’s attorney general to investigate the act.

Eldad filed the complaints under a criminal law that prohibits conspiracy to harm an individual or his livelihood, which carries a two-year prison sentence. The Meretz Party’s act appeared designed to challenge the boycott bill approved last week; the measure has not yet gone into effect.

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