Norway’s main opposition party criticizes Israel boycott
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Norway’s main opposition party criticizes Israel boycott

Labor Party says trade union’s decision won’t bring solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (R) and his Norwegian counterpart Jonas Gahr Store in Jerusalem last year (photo credit: Yossi Zamir/Flash90)
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (R) and his Norwegian counterpart Jonas Gahr Store in Jerusalem last year (photo credit: Yossi Zamir/Flash90)

The leader of the main Norwegian opposition group on Saturday opposed a boycott of Israel decided by the Norway’s largest trade union confederation, a traditional ally.

Jonas Gahr Store, who leads the left-leaning Labor Party, said the move by the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) would not bring progress on a political solution to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

The LO confederation on Friday endorsed a full boycott of Israel to achieve Palestinian human rights.

LO, with more than 900,000 workers affiliated, has supported Labor, Norway’s largest party, for decades. In 2013, the social-democratic party lost power to the current right-leaning coalition government.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

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