Israeli Teachers Union denies supporting West Bank settlements boycott

The Israel Teachers Union denied reports that it signed a document calling for a boycott of West Bank settlements.

The denial, published Friday on the union’s website, was in reaction to a report by Channel 10 Thursday that union delegates signed the document in order to prevent the adoption of another text with harsher language targeting Israel at the congress of Education International, which represents teacher associations, in Canada later this year.

According to Channel 10, the union last month joined counterparts in other countries in submitting a draft resolution which, in addition to calling for a boycott, states that “the ongoing Israeli occupation in the West Bank, the existence of illegal Israeli settlements there and their effect on the lives of Palestinians including access to water, along with the siege on Gaza, impose severe limitations on the Palestinian economic and social development.”


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