Top U.S. Jewish Leader Calls on World to Combat Boycott of Israel

(AP-Washington Post) Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, on Thursday called on Western governments to combat the growing international campaign to boycott Israel. He said the drive masks a "politically correct" form of anti-Semitism and urged "zero tolerance" of the boycott. "We have to counter the BDS movement in the strongest possible way," Hoenlein said. "That means zero tolerance....This is something that future generations will judge us by because they will pay the price for it." "People are beginning to recognize how nefarious this is, how insidious this movement is," he added.

2014-02-07 00:00:00

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