Iceland Capital’s Israel Boycott is Flagrant Violation of WTO Treaty
Reykjavik, Iceland passed a law boycotting all Israeli products. Both Israel and Iceland are parties to an international trade treaty which bans such boycotts. The City Councillors of the capital of Iceland, have their knickers in a twist over the “Occupation” by Israel of what they consider as the “Palestinian Territories.” and base their complaints against Israel, on the usual demonization myths and assults ("Occupation", "Apartheid", 'Genocide" etc)
Beheind this boycott motion stands and NGO called "Iceland-Palestine Association" (Félagið Ísland-Palestína) and was sponsored by retiring Councillor Björk Vilhelmsdóttir, of the center-left Social Democrats. Association Chairman, Sveinn Runar Hauksson, is married to Björk Reykjavik. In 2010, Hauksson met with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh.
The motion was introduced in 2014, as a response to that summer’s conflict between Hamas and Israel. Vilhelmsdóttir also encouraged individuals to boycott all Israeli goods.