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Pompeo: US to Label BDS Movement as ‘Anti-Semitic’

Palestine Chronicle | November 19, 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Washington will take measures against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, which seeks to isolate Israel over its treatment of the Palestinians.

Washington “will regard the global anti-Israel BDS campaign as anti-Semitic,” he said.

“We will immediately take steps to identify organizations that engage in hateful BDS conduct and withdraw US government support for such groups,” Pompeo said.

Israel sees BDS as a strategic threat and has long accused it of anti-Semitism.

Activists strongly deny the charge, comparing the boycott to the economic isolation that helped bring down apartheid in South Africa.

Last week Pompeo announced his intention to create a new process by which Washington can label organizations and NGOs as “anti-Semitic”, Politico reported on Wednesday.

Three people close to the issue confirmed the move, saying Pompeo may hold off on making an announcement.

Pompeo made the first visit by a US secretary of state to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Thursday, after labeling the pro-Palestinian BDS movement an anti-Semitic “cancer”.

November 19, 2020 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism | , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. “Washington “will regard the global anti-Israel BDS campaign as anti-Semitic,” he said”.

    It is really up to individual people to judge whether they Boycott Israel or not. Anyone who feels that Israel’s actions against the Palestinians are disgusting(which they undoubtedly are) should go about their business quietly but effectively refusing to buy Israeli products or services. They don’t have to make a big deal about it. Just do it.
    Apparently the Israeli Bar Code on products starts with ‘729’……

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | November 19, 2020 | Reply

  2. Oh, yeah, man, our condemnation of the Zionist enterprise can’t possibly have anything to do with its policies of mass theft and genocide, it must be just an irrational hatred of Jews. You’d think people would see through the hasbara.

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    Comment by traducteur | November 19, 2020 | Reply

  3. Inter alia, Porky Pompeo’s Primping within the “Christian” Zionist vermin and the Jewish/Zionist billionaire types for the 2024 POTUS campaign.

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    Comment by roberthstiver | November 20, 2020 | Reply


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