tural produce — this week protesters targeted its annual general meeting.
But the reality is that, while it is encouraging to see Israel produce on sale in supermarkets, the country has moved a long way from the days when it was dependent on fresh produce for export income.
Israeli firms provide some of the cyber-security used by British banks and have been at the forefront of the gaming revolution that has transformed Britain’s betting industry. From the controlling cards in Sky boxes to medical devices and pharmaceuticals Israeli products are part of the Israeli-British trade landscape.
BDS may feel it has won a victory. But it has been fought in the sympathetic territory of Brighton and on a very narrow front. Its importance should not be exaggerated. Alex Brummer is City Editor of the Daily Mail