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September 20, 2015 12:22 pm

Iceland Capital Will Limit Israel Boycott to ‘Occupied Areas,’ Mayor Says

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Reykjavik Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson. Credit: Facebook.

Reykjavik Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson. Credit: Facebook. – Reykjavik Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson told the RUV broadcaster that Iceland’s capital would limit its boycott of Israel to “occupied areas,” the Iceland Monitor reported. The initial bill passed by Reykjavik’s city council vowed a boycott of products made anywhere in Israel.

“Occupied areas” is the anti-Israel narrative’s descriptor for current Israeli territory that the Jewish state captured in the 1967 Six-Day War, including Judea, Samaria, eastern Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights. Icelandic media and other media misleadingly reported the mayor’s comments as a “retraction” of the Israel boycott. TheIceland Monitor’s headline stated, “Reykjavik to retract Israel boycott decision.” But according to the same reports, Eggertsson only recommended that the city council’s bill be retracted in its “current form.” By now boycotting Israeli territory beyond the 1967 lines, Reykjavik’s move still mirrors other governmental or corporate boycotts of Israel.

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  • E Pluribus Wombat

    Expel all Icelanders from Israel for eternity.

  • zadimel

    Since the boycott of Israel is limited to the ‘occupied areas,’does that mean such boycott would mean that the city would boycott American goods produced in the USA? My entire country occupies the lands of the native Americans. Would the city of Reykjavik boycott goods produced in Saudi Arabia? I must point out that the prophet Muhammed led an army which annihilated at least two Jewish tribes,because they would not follow and believe in him and his version of the Bible.