Left-Greens reignite Israel boycott issue by Iceland Monitor

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Iceland’s Left-Green Movement party (VG) passed a motion at its party conference this weekend urging the Icelandic government to break off diplomatic relations with Israel and place an embargo on Israeli goods.

“Israel’s genocide of Palestinians will not be stopped by doing nothing,” reads the resolution.

Reykjavik City Council was forced to back down from similar plans to boycott Israel last month, in the face of negative public reaction.

“By refusing to trade with Israeli companies until Palestine is free, the international community will put pressure on the Israeli authorities to desist in their conduct,” the approved VG text reads. “The international community must show solidarity with Palestine by taking action.”

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