Reykjavik to retract Israel boycott decision

Dagur B. Eggertsson, Mayor of Reykjavik.

Dagur B. Eggertsson, Mayor of Reykjavik. Photo: Ómar Óskarsson

The controversial decision by Reykjavik City Council to boycott Israeli products is to be retracted, according to Mayor of Reykjavik, Dagur B. Eggertsson.

Speaking to Icelandic national broadcaster RÚV (link in Icelandic), Eggertsson has announced that the proposal will be amended to indicate that the Council will be boycotting only those goods produced in occupied areas.

The Mayor will be recommending that Reykjavik City Council retract the proposal in its current form. A consultation process will follow to decide on the next steps to take.

The initial decision aroused harsh condemnation and act of retaliatory boycotting of Icelandic products.

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