American fast food chain, has rejected an offer to open a
restaurant in the Jewish settlement of Ariel in the occupied
West Bank, media reported on Wednesday.
Israeli television stations said the company had rejected for
"ideological reasons" an offer to locate in a mall under
construction in Ariel that is due to open at the beginning of
Housing Minister Uri Ariel, a member of the far-right Jewish
Home party, reacted by calling on Israelis to boycott
McDonald's, the reports said.
"Those who boycott should know that they will be
boycotted," he was quoted as saying.