Jeremy Corbyn does not support boycott of Israel

Labour spokesman clarifies leader’s position after party rift was exposed by shadow minister’s tweet backing BDS movement

Jeremy Corbyn would be happy to buy goods from Israel and does not support a blanket boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) policy, though his spokesman said he did back targeted action against illegal settlements.

Labour clarified the leader’s position after a cabinet split emerged over the issue when Kate Osamor, the shadow development secretary, publicly backed the BDS movement.

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