The European Jewish Congress (EJC) is seeking legal advice whether to take legal action after Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, passed a resolution Tuesday stating the municipality will boycott all products made in Israel.
“This is clearly a discriminatory move and we have already sought advice that it might break international law and treaties,” Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the EJC, said. “Once again we see one nation, over all others, subjected to a ban and boycott, and we would like to ask those that sought this boycott if it is a mere coincidence that this nation also happens to be only Jewish nation in the world.”
“Many have stated that they will start with Israel and then explore other situations, and none have ever gone beyond Israel. This is clearly a case of discrimination, warped hatred and singling out of one nation in the world for opprobrium.”
The Reykjavik City Council passed a resolution Tuesday saying that the municipality would not purchase any Israeli goods “as long as the occupation of Palestinian territories continues,” Iceland Magazine reported.
In an explanatory memo, the council said the City of Reykjavik supports the right of Palestinians to independence and condemns “the Israeli policy of apartheid” in the West Bank and Eastern Jerusalem.
“It is time for the Jewish world to fight back and let these people understand that hatred and discrimination cannot come without ramifications,” Dr. Kantor continued. “There are laws and procedures which should protect a people or a nation from such moves and we will be carefully studying all possible avenues to fight this legally.”