Dec 21, 2010

#BDS: Arab states seek UN call for business boycott over settlements

TEL AVIV // Arab states and the Palestinians may as soon as this week submit an official call for the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israel's settlement enterprise and take steps such as calling for a boycott of settlements' businesses.
The success of such an initiative is likely to significantly increase pressure on Israel to halt settlement construction and tarnish the country's international image should it persist in insisting on continued expansion.
Representatives of Arab states at the UN in New York convened on Thursday and Friday to begin drafting their statement, which they plan to distribute to the members of the security council in coming days, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported yesterday, citing an unidentified Israeli foreign ministry official.
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