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November 24, 2015 10:05 am

UK’s Labour Party Approves Boycott of Firm With Israeli Ties

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Jeremy Corbyn. Photo: Screenshot.

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Photo: Screenshot.

JNS.org – The United Kingdom’s Labour Party voted last week to boycott a multinational British company, G4S, reportedly over the company’s links with Israel.

G4S is a security firm employing more than 620,000 workers in over 120 countries, including 6,000 people in Israel. Activists accused the company of providing security to prisons in Israel and the West Bank as well as equipment and maintenance services to military checkpoints.

According to reports, Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) in a 12-4 vote approved a resolution boycotting G4S because it has ties to what the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign describes as “Israeli prisons which hold Palestinian political prisoners from occupied Palestinian territory inside Israel,” London’s Jewish Chronicle reported.

“The Labour Party has a longstanding policy of oppositions to boycotts which the NEC’s decision directly contravenes. I am writing to the party’s general secretary, Iain McNicol, today to express my deep concern at this development,” the Labour Friends of Israel parliamentary group’s chair, MP Joan Ryan, told the U.K.’s Jewish News.

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  • Florres

    This is out in the open racism against Jews. Security is the most important thing the Jews have. This is the Father Caughlin of our time.

    All they needed was a couple of simple tricks, pretend a few of you are Jewish, some false polls, cynically control who is considered a refugee and demographics, “suddenly” collective punishment against the people more collectively punished than all others in history by a factor of a thousand combined, is in vogue again.