The motion, which echoes similar votes recognizing Palestine in Britain, Spain and Ireland, received the backing of 339 lawmakers with 151 voting against.
It can be debated if any boycotts against Israel can be truly effective without the support of the United States.
In 1945, the Arab League formally declared a boycott against Israel. Originally designed to limit immigration into Israel-held lands, the boycott caused the international world -- particularly major international corporations -- to stay out of Israel. Pepsi, McDonald’s, Nestle and most of the Japanese automotive firms did not enter the