UK councils face court challenge over Israel boycotts

May 4, 2016 11:24 AM

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LONDON – A Jewish group has launched a lawsuit against British local authorities that called for boycotts of goods from Israeli settlements, claiming the actions are anti-Semitic.

Jewish Human Rights Watch is asking the High Court to rule against three councils: Leicester in England and Swansea and Gwynedd in Wales. It claims the authorities have failed to consider "the impact of their actions on the Jewish community."

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