Reykjavik mayor scraps plan to boycott Israeli goods

Reykjavik's council had approved a motion to halt the city's purchase of Israeli products until the occupation of the Palestinian territories endsThe mayor of Iceland’s capital Reykjavik on Saturday said he would scrap plans for a boycott of Israeli goods, a proposal which had raised outrage in Israel and elsewhere. “I will propose to the municipal council that the idea is withdrawn,” Mayor Dagur Eggertsson said on Icelandic public television. Reykjavik’s council had on Tuesday approved a motion to halt the city’s purchase of Israeli products until the occupation of the Palestinian territories ends.

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