Israel Plans to Employ Legal Strategy Against Boycotters
Against the backdrop of mounting international pressure to boycott Israel, the Jewish state’s Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked is preparing to reverse the country’s policy of condemnation – and turn to one of active lawsuits against boycott activists worldwide.
The initiative was sparked by a report from the international section of the Justice Ministry, which revealed that pro-boycott activists have repeatedly failed to obtain legal rulings in their favor from courts around the world.
This has lead Justice Ministry officials to the belief that there is a legal basis for suing those same activists for damage to Israeli commerce, attempted discrimination, and racism against Israel.
According to Yifa Segal, Director of the international program of the Legal Forum for the Land of Israel, a settler aligned law firm, the problem with Shaked’s approach is that this legal basis does not extend to lawsuits filed by the government.
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