PA UN envoy: Boycott Israeli settlements

Palestinian envoy to the United Nations Riyad Mansour

The Palestinian UN envoy urged the world Tuesday to boycott products from “illegal” Israeli settlements as part of a stepped up campaign to help a Palestinian state become independent.

Riyad Mansour told a UN meeting Tuesday that the Palestinians are ready and willing to resume US-mediated peace talks with Israel, which appeared in recent days to be headed for collapse, before they are scheduled to end on April 29.

But he warned that if the Israelis aren’t prepared to negotiate “in good faith,” the Palestinians will be forced “to move into the next stage of holding them accountable for all of their illegal behavior in all fronts, politically, diplomatically and legally.”

Israel has accused the Palestinians of not being serious about reaching a peace deal and says they are responsible for breaking off negotiations…