UN official demands boycott of Israel
Jean Ziegler, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, informed a UN conference on 14 October that he had written to Romano Prodi, President of the European Commission, to demand suspension of its trade accord with Israel. "Grave violations of the [Palestinians'] right to food have been recorded, they are clear, this accord must be suspended." Ziegler further declared that he will be writing again to the next President, Jose Manuel Durao Barroso (who takes over next month), to repeat his boycott demand.
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