British Lawmakers Push Anti-Israel Sanctions

British lawmakers have called for economic sanctions and boycotts on Israel over its treatment of the Palestinians.

The calls came during a three-hour debate in Parliament’s House of Commons, late on Monday, the London-based Jewish Chronicle reported.

Some 30 lawmakers spoke during the session, most criticizing Israel and several comparing Israeli policies to apartheid in South Africa, according to the Chronicle.

Labor lawmaker Grahame Morris, who led the session, said during the debate that an arms embargo should be placed on Israel in addition to economic sanctions.

The session comes weeks after the House of Commons approved a non-binding motion to recognize a Palestinian state. The session was required after more than 124,000 British citizens signed a petition calling for the debate, according to the Chronicle.

This story "British Lawmakers Push Anti-Israel Sanctions" was written by JTA.


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