Dutch Green Left party votes to back Israel Boycott

The Dutch Green Left Party became the Netherlands’ first mainstream political movement to endorse a boycott of Israel, Haaretz reports. “BDS is a legitimate means to help Palestinians in their fight for justice,” the passed motion said. And it states that Green Left “will be alert and resist forcefully attempts in any country to criminalize BDS.”

In response to the news, the Dutch Centre for Information and Documentation on Israel, a pro-Israel advocacy group, condemned the Green Left, and claimed that BDS “is linked to terrorist groups”.

Cover pic originally posted to Flickr as Israel – Boycott, divest, sanction