On 18 February, the Paris Municipality approved a bill barring city departments and city-affiliated organisations from hosting events or fostering ties with the BDS movement or any other group urging divestment from Israel or boycotting Israeli products.

“The Paris Municipality condemns the boycott of Israel, opposes any initiative to isolate Israel, and clearly states its commitment to promoting a nonviolent solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, through strengthening its ties with Israeli and Palestinian cities,” the French capital’s administration said in a statement quoted by the Walla news website.

The bill was sponsored by the French Republican Party. In a statement issued after the vote, the party said BDS efforts are “divisive and hateful,” and “have no place in Paris.”

Source: Breaking Israel News