The city council of Icelandic capital Reykjavik has passed a resolution banning all Israeli-made products in protest of Israeli policy regarding Palestinians.
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An anti-Semitic resolution calling for a boycott on Israeli products was proposed by outgoing Councilwoman Björk Vilhelmsdóttir, who said that she intends to spend the rest of the year doing humanitarian work for the Palestinians.
Vilhelmsdóttir said, “I believe that the city is sending a clear message that it will not purchase products from Israel while Israel oppresses another people on the basis of ethnicity and race, and continues having the wall inside Palestine.”
The city council has in the past adopted a resolution acknowledging the rights of the Palestinians to independence and a sovereign country of their own, and has criticized what it calls the Israeli government’s “racist apartheid policy.”
In general, Iceland is considered very critical of Israel. In 2011, interior minister Ögmundur Jónasson headed a protest against Israel. The protesters waved “blood-soaked” Israeli flags and Jónasson accused Israel of carrying out a holocaust on the Palestinian people.
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