Marrickville has become the first local council in Australia to join the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel.
This week the Council voted 10 to 2 for the motion to support the BDS -- an international campaign designed to stop trade and investment in companies, sporting teams and other institutions with ties to Israel.
It aims to coerce Israel to restore human rights and return occupied land to Palestinians.
The United Nations and Australian Federal and State Governments have refused to support the BDS.
But the NSW Greens are backing the campaign.
2SER’s Elise Scott spoke with Green’s Marrickville Councilor Cathy Peters, who put forward the motion this week.