UK paper corrects false claim that prominent British Jews support sanctions

An article in the Gazette and Herald (a local paper based in Wiltshire) reported on a protest by 30 Bradford on Avon Friends of Palestine members to “raise awareness of the plight” of Palestinians, and to oppose ‘annexation’.

The article (“Bradford on Avon Friends of Palestine are urging the UK Government to introduce sanctions on Israel”, July 6) included the following sentence about the as yet theoretical application of Israeli civilian law in some communities across the green line.

However, as we noted in a tweet and an email to the journalist, the letter by the 30+ prominent Jews he’s referring to is critical of ‘annexation’, but clearly does NOT call for sanctions against Israel in the event that the government enacts such a policy.

To his credit, the journalist quickly responded to us, and amended the article. Here’s the new paragraph:

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