Jewish group seeks judicial review of British city’s ban on West Bank goods

By JTA
August 28, 2015 16:42

 
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A British Jewish group asked the country’s high court to review a municipality’s decision last year to support a boycott of products from the West Bank.

Jonathan Neumann, director of Jewish Human Rights Watch - a group devoted to monitoring efforts to boycott Israel - earlier this month filed with the High Court of Justice of England and Wales a request for judicial review of a nonbinding motion passed by the City Council of Leicester supporting a boycott of products from the West Bank.

The motion, passed in November and submitted by council member Mohammed Dawood, calls for boycotting such products “in so far as it is legal,” citing Israel’s “continuing to ignore and breach international law” and “continuing its occupation of Palestinian territories.”

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