British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that he will fulfill the election promise to act against the BDS • "Avoid public bodies from implementing their own fake foreign policy"
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson // Photo: AFP
The British Prime Minister, in his first speech, pledges to his country's new parliament to prevent the confiscation of Israeli products by public bodies. "One of the innovations in the government's plan is that public bodies refrain from deciding on their own to boycott products from other countries and run their own fake foreign policy on their own against one nation that is often nefarious."
In doing so, Boris Johansson's new conservative government is realizing its election promise to run against the anti-Semitic BDS movement. The detailed plan of the new government, published today with the Queen's Speech on the opening of the first session of the new parliament, detailing the main features of the new government's action at the convening of the new parliament, states: Of the BDS against foreign countries and those who deal with them. "
The wording of this section in the Johansson government's campaign relates to attempts by BDS activists and supporters, including Labor members, to make decisions at local and provincial councils on boycotting Israel and its products.
The document states that the purpose of this policy is to create uniform access by all UK public bodies to foreign policy and ensure that there is no deviation from the UK Government's policy towards a foreign country, in this case Israel whose name is not explicitly stated.
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The decision relates to the purchase of products and services and investments. The government platform explicitly states that "there are concerns that calls for a boycott have legitimized the anti-Semitism expressed in censorship of Jewish films and boycott threats against Jewish organizations in universities." Further details regarding the government's actions against the boycott movement will be published below. It should be noted that the Queen did not address her ten-minute speech on this issue.
The Minister for Strategic Issues, Gilad Arden, responded to the British announcement: "The offensive policy we are taking against the boycott organizations is bearing fruit. The United Kingdom joins in the fight against BDS alongside Germany, France, the Czech Republic and the US. I urge more countries to look beyond the BDS False Human Rights Mask and treat it as it is - an anti-Semitic anti-Semitic campaign against terrorism.