By Jennifer Lipman, July 1, 2010
The founding president of TULIP, Trade Unions Linking Israel and Palestine, has applauded an overwhelming rejection of Hamas and the Israel boycott by the International Trade Union Confederation.
At its world congress in Vancouver, ITUC, which represents unions in more than 150 countries, pledged its "universal recognition" of Israel's right to exist. It also rejected "the extremist policies of Hamas".
Eric Lee, a leading trade union activist and a founder of TULIP, said: "This is welcome news for Israelis and Palestinians.