Netanyahu praises Britain’s ban on boycotts of Israel
Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu met UK Cabinet Office Minister Matthew Hancock on Wednesday and expressed his gratitude for the British government's ban on boycotts of Israel by public authorities.
Hancock said "we are publishing new guidance for public authorities in the UK that makes clear that discriminating against members of the WTO, including Israel, is wrong and it is illegal and it must stop."
The guidance issued on Wednesday said such boycotts are "inappropriate" as they "undermine good community relations, poisoning and polarising debate, weakening integration and fuelling anti-Semitism." It added that public bodies "found to be in breach of the regulations could be subject to severe penalties."