To: Ben Gummer MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office
In your new role as Minister for the Cabinet Office, we the undersigned would like to make it clear that we support the guidance announced by your predecessor in February 2016 to prevent inappropriate boycotts by local authorities.
Some local authorities have previously singled out Israel as a country to boycott. This unfairly demonises the only stable and vibrant democracy in the Middle East and the world’s only Jewish State.
We welcome the guidance announced in February 2016, which reminds public authorities they cannot discriminate by imposing a boycott on suppliers from a country signed up to the World Trade Organisation government procurement agreement, which Israel is a signatory of.