Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) on Wednesday condemned the Irish Senate after the country submitted a bill banning the sale of Israeli "residential goods" in the country.
"This proposal is embarrassing for Ireland and tainted by anti-Semitism. The Irish Senate today draws on abusive boycott organizations that have links with terrorist organizations and cynically use expressions of human rights & # 39; for the purpose of spreading hatred and deepening conflict, "Erdan said.
"If the law is passed, we will act to expose all its motives and impulses, and we will also act to prevent the law from being implemented in accordance with international trade law and in accordance with American law," he added.
The upper house of the Irish parliament voted 28-14 to support the move on Wednesday.
That is the third and final vote of the Senate on a measure entitled Control of Economic Activities (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018, which states that "it will be a violation for someone to sell or try to sell residential goods," or assist in the sale of goods or services that is.
The so-called "Occupied Territories" was promoted by Irish Senator Frances Black. Discussions about the bill in the Irish senate were postponed in January after the Irish Ambassador to Israel, Alison Kelly, was summoned for a meeting at the Foreign Ministry to clarify legislative initiatives.
However, the bill was brought back to the table in July.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has condemned the initiative, saying that the aim of the proposed law "is to support the BDS movement and endanger the State of Israel."