British chef: Dont buy produce from settlement

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Joanna Blythman, a prominent British chef and food journalist, has called for a boycott of Israeli products from West Bank settlements, the London Jewish Chronicle reported.

“The fruit and vegetables grown there amount to stolen goods,” Blythman wrote in an article published in a food magazine. “The only clear and honest wording appropriate is ‘from illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank.’ ”

Ron Prosor, Israel’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, responded by saying the proposed boycott on goods made in Israeli settlements in the West Bank was part of a campaign aimed to turn into a wider ban on Israeli goods.

“Progress in the Middle East will not be determined by how food industry publications choose to label Israeli produce,” Prosor said. — jta