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UK Warns Against Doing Business in ‘West Bank’ Jewish Settlements

By: JTA

The British government is warning the business community to steer clear of Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria.

New recommendations noting there are “clear risks” and the United Kingdom does “not offer support to such activity” were published last week on the U.K. Trade and Investment website in the section titled Overseas Business Risk–Israel.

The recommendations suggest that British and European Union citizens should “be aware of the potential reputational implications of getting involved in economic and financial activities in settlements, as well as possible abuses of the rights of individuals.”

They say the settlements, according to international law, “are built on occupied land and are not recognized as a legitimate part of Israel’s territory. This may result in disputed titles to the land, water, mineral or other natural resources which might be the subject of purchase or investment.”

The recommendations reiterate that the British government considers the West Bank — including eastern Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights – as territories occupied by Israel since 1967.

The section also states, however, that “The U.K. Government is deeply committed to promoting our trade and business ties with Israel and strongly opposes boycotts.”

On a positive note, the recommendations state that “Israel enjoys a strong entrepreneurial culture which nurtures and develops new ideas, making Israel a technology powerhouse.” Technology industries also have “an entrepreneurial start-up spirit,” according to the British government.

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33 Responses to “UK Warns Against Doing Business in ‘West Bank’ Jewish Settlements”

  1. the branch of the british government which is the equivilent of the US state dept. which i think is called the home office(?) is and has historically been pro arab.this i no surprise.the uronic part is that britain is falling under a wave of islam.sort of like bob dylans words.”false hearted judges dying in the webs that they spin”.

  2. Will Jews have to become terrorists to get world respect?

  3. Cody Flecker says:

    The British once again are showing their fear of the Muslim population in Great Britain. My advice to all is to boycott all products coming from Great Britain, including Gin and Scotch Whiskey.

  4. Alan Kardon says:

    If these properties do not belong to Israel who do they belong to?

  5. Alan Kardon says:

    Scotland is occupied by Britain. Look who is painting the kettle black?

  6. Yechiel Baum says:

    Retailers should steer clear from British goods made from occupied Ireland and Scotland and British commonwealth territories.

  7. Jacques Daniel. I am sure in Britain they have historians, that can teach the British Government the history of the land of Israel.

  8. Well, Alan, were they included in the 1948 Mandate? If not, by what right do they belong to Israel?

  9. Alan Kardon says:

    Michael D Blum You did not answer the question? If these properties do not belong to Israel who do they belong to?

  10. Alan Kardon Who did the UN say they belonged to?

  11. Alan Kardon says:

    Michael D Blum I do not know maybe you can enlighten me?

  12. Alan Kardon i think not israel. it was not israel prior to 1967

  13. Alan Kardon i think not israel. it was not israel prior to 1967

  14. Alan Kardon – You know as well as I that these "properties" were not part of the UN Mandate that established the modern State of Israel. Therefore, they do not belong to Israel anymore than the TV the burglar stole from me belongs to him.

  15. Alan Kardon says:

    Michael D Blum What country did Israel steal the land from??? Sorry you lost your TV.

  16. Alan Kardon You are an enigma wrapped in a puzzle that swallowed a riddle. It's okay, the TV was stolen in 1987, I bought another a few weeks later that is still working fine. The land was inhabited by people and was not under Israel's control. Until Israel lets them live there with some measure of control, I fear real peace is impossible. Is that what you want?

  17. how come US does not give up land it conquered in Mexican War?

  18. Alan Kardon says:

    Michael D Blum Peace is a wonderful thing. Many Jews as well as Christians, Arabs and others lived their also. Palestinians claim they own the land and will not recognize that Israel does not have a right to exist whatever the borders. So please if you have no solutions to the problem please stop answering questions with questions.

  19. Alan Kardon I believe the Palestinians, many of whom do recognize Israel's right to exist, by the way, have the right to have secure borders and control of their own state. If you do not agree with that, I believe you are dooming Israel to a condition of permanent warfare. Discuss?

  20. Alan Kardon says:

    Michael D Blum FACT- The leaders of the PA do not recognize that Israel has a right to exist. Cannot go by what you "believe."

  21. Alan Kardon And many Israelis do not recognize the right of The Palestinians to a secure homeland. Both are obstacles to peace, but a way to peace must be found. No?

  22. Alan Kardon says:

    Michael D Blum It should begin with the PA and Hamas stating that Israel has a right to exist, nothing less. Without that it is like spitting in the wind.

  23. Alan Kardon Yes because acting like four year olds works best when both wait for the other. Do YOU believe in the right of the Palestinians to a secure self-governing state. Will you risk saying so first, or do you want to act like a three year old insisting the other kid say it first?

  24. Alan Kardon says:

    Israel never denied that they have a right to a self governing state. The PA and Hamas have never stated that Israel has a right to exist. Actually they want to remove the State of Israel from existing.

  25. Alan Kardon But Israel insists that it "will" have a military presence within a PAlestinian state. Is that something you would accept, that the Palestinians have a military presence within Israel?

  26. Alan Kardon says:

    Should say No to both of your statements.

  27. Alan Kardon So what is your idea of a solution for peace? That nobody makes a move forward toward peace? Is that ever going to work? Somebody needs to say that they will do "this" if the other does "that". Let Israel be the one with the courage to say they will allow a contiguous Palestinian State without an Israeli military presence "if" the Palestinians do x,y, and z, and see what happens next. No?

  28. Alan Kardon says:

    xyz let the PA and Hamas acknowledge the State of Israel has a right to exist. Guarantee that they will control terrorist. How many times must I repeat myself?

  29. Alan Kardon So you accept NO ISRAELI PRESENCE in Palestinian state, which will be contiguous? I do not believe that has ever been offered by Israel.

  30. Alan Kardon says:

    Has it ever been offered that the PA and Hamas will accept a Jewish State? It is not important what you believe. Facts are facts.

  31. Alan Kardon OK, so you insist they say it first. So I give up with you.

  32. Alan Kardon says:

    I give up also. They refuse to deal with people that insist that they want to destroy the State of Israel so I would not deal with them either. Goodbye.

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