The party's committee voted to boycott G4S, which provides advanced security services to companies in 110 countries across the globe. Among others, the company provides services to Israeli prisons that house Palestinian prisoners. On the day of the vote, a few of the party's members argued the move was an attempt to continue a process of de-legitimization of Israel, but the anti-Israel arguments prevailed.
The decision means that the second-largest political party in the UK will no longer use the company's services, for example in event security. But the primary result of the vote is that proponents of the boycott have declared a resounding win.
While the party was busy boycotting a company for its ties to Israel, the party's leader, Jeremy Corbyn, was calling for negotiations with the Islamic State terror organization. We should not be “drawn into responses that feed a cycle of violence and hate,” Corbyn said yesterday.
“The dreadful Paris attacks make the case for a far more urgent effort to reach a negotiated settlement of the civil war in Syria and to end the threat rom ISIS," he concluded.