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THIS SECTION IS FOR NEWS AND INTERESTING STORIES RELATED TO FOOD, NUTRITION AND FOOD PROCESSING. THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO KOSHER BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE KOSHER CONSUMER, MANUFACTURER OR MASHGIACH.

New Irish Government Rejects Effort To Boycott Israeli Products

June 28, 2019 from the Matzav.com:

"The anti-Israel movement in Ireland has suffered a major defeat. Earlier this month, the political parties working on forming the next government in Ireland eliminated a key bill that would have placed a boycott on products produced in Israeli settlements."

"Jonathan Turner, chief executive of UK Lawyers for Israel, told JNS that the bill was 'carefully drafted so as to pretend to be about ‘occupied’ territories generally, but in fact would apply to just one disputed territory in the world, which happens to be the heart of the ancient Jewish homeland.'"

"The bill, he said, was 'blatantly anti-Semitic.'"

"Turner said there was a 'serious risk' that it would be approved by the Irish parliament 'because so much of the Irish political class are hostile to Israel and believe the propaganda defaming Israel.'"

"Had the bill passed in Ireland, noted Turner, 'we feared other countries would follow.'"

"When the bill was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Frances Black in January 2018, pro-Israel group Irish4Israel, with the assistance of UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI), took prompt action and pointed out to Irish politicians that the bill would contravene E.U. law. This remained a central sticking point throughout the ensuing debates in the Irish parliament and media."

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