With Gaza War, Movement to Boycott Israel Gains Momentum in Europe

(New York Times) Steven Erlanger - The war in Gaza and its aftermath have inflamed opinion in Europe and, experts and analysts say, are likely to increase support for the movement to boycott, disinvest from and sanction Israel, known as BDS. But for all the new attention around the BDS movement, the economic impact has been small, experts say. The EU does not support the idea. Instead, the Europeans are drawing a legal distinction between Israel within its 1967 boundaries and Israeli towns and settlements that are beyond them. Israel says its settlement activity is consistent with international law, and that all will be resolved as part of a final deal with the Palestinians.

2014-08-29 00:00:00

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