ANALYSIS-The threat of Israel boycotts more bark than bite
* Pro-Palestinian activists see hope in Israel boycotts
* Despite much talk, no sign a boycott will work
* Investment flows on the rise in high-tech Israel
By Crispian Balmer
JERUSALEM, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Though voices are getting
louder inside and outside Israel about the threat of economic
boycotts for its continued occupation of Palestinian
territories, there seems little prospect of it facing measures
with real bite.
With a number of European firms already withdrawing some
funds, Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid has warned that every
household in Israel will feel the pinch if ongoing peace talks
with the Palestinians collapse.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has also warned that
Israel risks a financial hit if it is blamed for the failure,
but investors and diplomats say they are unconvinced.
It is true that some foreign firms have started to shun