Paris City Council Condemns BDS From Both Left and Right

Forward.com reports: The Paris City Council adopted two non-binding resolutions condemning attempts to boycott Israel, which are illegal in France.

The two resolutions, one submitted by the Socialist-led coalition of Mayor Anne Hidalgo and the other by center-right members of the City Council, were adopted Tuesday, according to the French-language Muslim news website saphirnews.com.

One of the resolutions said the City of Paris “opposes publicly all attempts to isolate Israel from the collective of nations,” and also reaffirmed the city’s “commitment to the promotion of a peaceful solution to the Palestinian-Israel conflict.”

Several activists for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, or BDS, against Israel have been convicted of hate crimes in recent years because of legislation from 2003 that proscribes discrimination against nations or their citizens.

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