U.S. Anti-Semitism Envoy Says BDS Movement Is Anti-Semitic

(Washington Post) Carol Morello - Elan Carr, the new U.S. envoy sworn in Thursday to monitor and combat anti-Semitism, said that participating in boycotts of Israeli companies and products made by Jews living in the West Bank is anti-Semitic because the campaigns implicitly deny the legitimacy of Israel itself. "An individual has a right to buy or not buy what they please. However, if there is an organized movement to economically strangle the State of Israel, that is anti-Semitic." "The idea that somehow there can be movements organized to deny Israel its legitimacy, and not to allow Israel to participate in economic commerce in the world, sure that is [anti-Semitic]. Hatred of the Jewish state is hatred of the Jewish people."

2019-04-16 00:00:00

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