British Business Group Advises Against Investments Over Green Line

LONDON (AP) -

Britain’s overseas trade body has issued a warning to firms investing in Israeli communities over the Green Line, saying that such ties could be bad for business.

Investing in these communities involves legal and economic risks “stemming from the fact that, according to international law, [they] are built on occupied land and are not recognized as a legitimate part of Israel’s territory,” the UK Trade and Investment department said in a report.

It also noted “the potential reputational implications” of getting involved in acitivity over the Green Line.

The advice was published last week but only gained widespread attention when it was picked up Monday by Israeli newspaper Haaretz.