May 29, 2016

Netherlands rejects request to ban boycott of Israel

Netherlands has rejected calls by Israel to declare illegal a growing international campaign that calls for the boycott of Israeli products.

Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said on Thursday the Dutch government has explained to Tel Aviv that people joining the campaign was an issue of free speech, to which the Dutch people are entitled. Read more.


In huge blow to Israel, Netherlands declares BDS ‘free speech’ - JPost
- Dutch Foreign Minister: Calls to Boycott Israel Protected Free Speech by the Constitution - Haaretz

Koenders: actie voor Israël-boycot in supermarkt mag gewoon - Elsevier
Minister Koenders: boycot Israël valt onder vrijheid van meningsuiting - Krapuul

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