Britain student group joins BDS

June 2, 2015 20:41

Foreign Ministry downplays measure as not having any real world implications.

Boycott Israel sign

Boycott Israel sign. (photo credit: REUTERS)

Britain's National Union of Students passed a motion on Tuesday by a vote of 19-14, with one abstention, to boycott Israel and affiliate with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nachshon said the resolution has no practical significance, and was passed by a body that has articulated its anti-Israel positions in the past.

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“Instead of voicing hatred toward Israel it would be better for British students to study a little history and understand that the distance is not that great between verbal hatred and stereotypes and horrible crimes,” he said.

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