Canada’s largest Protestant church has approved a boycott of products made in Israeli settlements.
Meeting in Ottawa, the governing General Council of the United Church of Canada’s General Council on Friday supported a resolution calling for a boycott of goods produced in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem.
Details of how the boycott will be applied will be determined in the coming weeks and months, officials told the National Post.
The resolution calls on church members “to avoid any and all products produced in the settlements”; requests that the Canadian government ensure that “all products produced in the settlements be labeled clearly and differently from products of Israel”; and requests that products produced in the settlements not be given preferential treatment under the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement.
The boycott does not extend to products produced inside Israel’s pre-1967 borders.