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Boycott Israel movement gets boost with new app

- The Washington Times - Friday, March 14, 2014

A smartphone app in the works aims to make boycotting Israel easier by helping users quickly determine if a company is tied to the Jewish nation.

The app, currently in its beta stage, is being developed by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, International Business Times reported.

It gives users the ability to "dynamically and quickly identify products that fall within the BDS boycott guidelines," Abbas Naqvi, one of the organization's founders, told the Business Times.

The app will include a massive database of information about various products that are researched and categorized by volunteer staffers, developers said. It also has a bar code scanner for quick searches.

The official launch date has yet to be announced.

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