Sept. 17, 2015
- Reykjavik, Iceland, Votes to Boycott Goods from Israel – Paul Fontaine
Reykjavik City Hall voted on Tuesday to ban the purchase of products from Israel. Kjartan Magnusson, an opposition councilperson, accused the ruling coalition of hypocrisy, pointing out that China still occupies Tibet, yet Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson has accepted trips to China at the expense of the Chinese government. There is also no known proposal to boycott goods from China.
Supreme Court lawyer Einar Gautur Steingrimsson said the move is unconstitutional and “goes beyond the city’s role as a municipality.” “This is just as illegal as refusing to do business with redheads,” he said. (Reykjavik Grapevine-Iceland)