Israel’s attack on the BDS movement

Right Wing Israel: ‘BDS supporters are modern Nazis’
By Nitsan Keidar, Arutz Sheva, 4-6-2016

 
Last week, communication and strategy consultant Roni Rimon attended a conference focused on fighting BDS, which was organized by Israeli ambassador to the UN Danny Danon. While there, he guided groups of students in how to oppose the phenomenon.
We need to actively go after members of BDS,” he told Arutz Sheva, adding: “We need to fight against them and any group, university or company that boycotts Israel. We need to denounce them, expose them and shame them.” He explained that anyone who gives in to BDS should be revealed as someone who wants to destroy Jews around the world.

Rimon also supports taking extreme steps in the fight. “I think that the comparison between BDS and Nazism doesn’t need to be limited to lectures.
I think that we — the State of Israel and Jews around the world — should simply label anyone who supports BDS as modern Nazis. “We simply need to compare these people to Nazis – because they have effectively revived the theory of race, which calls for destroying the Jews only because they are Jews.”

 

Israel hosts anti-BDS conference at UN
Israeli envoy says movement represents ‘modern-day anti-Semitism’
By Cathryn J. Prince, Times of Israel, June 1, 2016

 
More than 2,000 people attended a conference at the UN General Assembly aimed at combating the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement… Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the opening session via video.
In his opening speech, Israeli ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said that the BDS phenomenon amounted to “modern-day anti-Semitism,” and that those who wanted to fight it “must unite to reveal its true face and put an end to its ideology of hatred and lies.”
“Here, from the parliament of Nations, we commit to fighting BDS on campuses, in the courts and in the halls of the UN. We will not allow the forces of hate to demonize Israel. Together, we will defeat BDS,” Danon said.
Ron Lauder, president of the WJC, said the World Jewish Congress would “commit all of our resources, and all of our abilities, to help fight BDS.” “These activists are calling for the destruction of the State of Israel. Make no mistake.”
During the session on BDS activity on campuses, students listened to suggestions on how to counter Israel Apartheid week, an annual spring event, which includes “Apartheid” walls and checkpoints. Ideas included holding an Israel Week on their campus, an Israel Education Day, and building relationships with groups across campus.

On Thursday, the World Zionist Organization and American Zionist Movement will host “BDS – The New anti-Semitism? Confronting a Global Campaign.”


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