U.S. Education Secretary: Campus Efforts to Boycott Israel Are a "Pernicious Threat"

(AP-New York Times) Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told a Justice Department summit on anti-Semitism on Monday that the campaign led by pro-Palestinian activists calling for a boycott, divestment and sanctions [BDS] of Israel over its treatment of Palestinians is "one of the most pernicious threats" of anti-Semitism on college campuses. "These bullies claim they stand for human rights, but we all know that BDS stands for anti-Semitism," she said. "Israel is a light to the region, but we all know it's surrounded by jihadists who embrace evil."

2019-07-16 00:00:00

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