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BRITISH TRADE UNIONS VOTE 'OVERWHELMINGLY' TO PASS MOTION BOYCOTTING ISRAEL BDS aims to end international complicity in the Israeli regime of occupation [Getty]. The Trades Union Congress, which has 5.6 million members, has adopted several similar motions in recent years targeting illegal Israeli settlements and the UK-Israel arms trade. The leaders of British trade unions this week overwhelmingly passed a motion to boycott Israel during an annual conference in Brighton. The non-binding Motion 75, entitled 'Palestine: supporting rights to self-determination', was submitted by Artists' Union England and accused Israel of "destroying prospects for peace". It called for Trades Union Congress ... Full story

15 September