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Court Rules UK Government Acted Illegally In Blocking Israel Boycott

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By Robert Cusack | 22 June 2017

THE NEW ARAB — UK pension companies will be allowed to boycott Israeli investments, following a judicial review which found the government had acted unlawfully.

The UK High Court ruled in favour of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), finding that the government’s guidance, preventing divestment on an ethical basis, had been unlawful.

The judgement also said that “anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian campaigning is not in itself anti-Semitic.”

Hugh Lanning, Chair of the PSC said: “Absolutely everyone has a right to peacefully protest Israel’s violation of Palestinian human rights.

“This ruling upholds the right of local councils and their pension funds to invest ethically without political interference from the government of the day.” […]

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