Boycotts of Israel - Political Boycotts

Political Boycotts

  • In October 2009, Turkey announced it had excluded the Israeli air force from planned joint military exercises due to the Gaza War. The exercises, known as Anatolian Eagle were to be conducted in the city of Konya in Turkey. Following Turkey's actions, the US and Italy pulled out and the exercises were canceled. The cancellation was reported to be a "major shock" to Israeli strategists.
  • In May 2010, Turkey announced it was to cancel three joint military exercises with Israel as a response to an Israeli attack on a humanitarian aid shipment to the Gaza Strip.
  • In response to the same Israeli attack on the humanitarian aid shipment to the Gaza Strip in May 2010, Norway announced it was cancelling a seminar that was to have included an Israeli army officer as speaker, which was objected to by the Norwegian Defence Ministry.
  • In December 2011, the mayor of Bethlehem, Victor Batarseh, said that "the boycott is the only language that Israel understands," in order to try to pressure Israel to negotiate for peace.

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