union calls for Israel boycott
By Avi Shmoul
Ha'aretz, April 18 2002
The General Workers Union in Denmark (SiD) is threatening a boycott
on Israeli products, in protest at Israel's action in the Palestinian
The move makes the Danish organization the first of any European
country to call for sanctions against Israel, despite the announcement
by the the European Commission at the beginning of the week that
it would not take measures against Israel.
In a statement last week, SiD said, "It is always the responsibility
of the strongest party to provide a basis for peace.
"If no instant progress is made in terms of reaching a solution
through negotiations, the SiD will recommend a boycott not only
of goods from the occupied areas but also of goods from Israel."
SiD has apparently started implementing this policy already. Jens
Peter Hansen of SiD recently wrote to the Israeli company Radix:
"Just now we're ready to buy 60 pieces from your `Radix protector
net solution.' But for the moment, when the Israeli military is
behaving so roughly in the Palestinian areas, neither I nor my union
feel it is right to do business with companies from your country."
The Radix Protector is an automatic instant system recovery card.
Radix Technologies is a 24-year-old Israeli company, that also offers
multimedia classroom solutions.