Boycott Fears Dismissed as UK-Israel Trade Hits Record High – Sandy Rashty (Jewish Chronicle-UK)
(dailyalert.org, Dec. 30, 2014)
The latest figures from Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics – covering the first 10 months of 2014 – show bilateral trade at a record 3.16 billion pounds, with exports from Israel to the UK up 14% and Israeli imports from Britain up 13%. Previous figures for the period showed trade worth 2.5 billion pounds.
British Ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould said: “The idea that there is some sort of effective boycott going on isn’t borne out by the facts. Ditto on the academic side.”
“There’s a long list of British companies now in partnership with Israeli technology,” he added.