UK poll shows strong backing for Israel boycott

More than two in five of the British public view BDS – the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement for Palestinian rights – as a reasonable response to Israel’s behavior, according to a newly published poll. The poll shows cross-party support for the Palestinian cause, according to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, which commissioned it.
Asked if the 2005 Palestinian call for BDS is reasonable, 43 percent of respondents said it was. Majorities of voters for the opposition Labour and Liberal Democratic parties said BDS is reasonable – 51 percent and 54 percent respectively.
But even two in five of voters for the ruling Conservative Party also agreed BDS is reasonable.
The poll is another sign of the growing divide between Prime Minister Theresa May and her own voters
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