Israel's High Court to State: Explain Why Boycott Law Should Remain in Effect

Law issued in 2011 says a person or organization calling for the boycott of Israel, including the settlements, can be sued by the boycott’s targets without having to prove that they suffered any damage.

The High Court of Justice on Monday ordered the state to explain why the controversial Boycott Law should not be canceled, and decided to continue deliberations on petitions from civil rights groups claiming it infringes on rights of freedom of expression, dignity and equality.