Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, said on Wednesday that Israel would âkeep fightingâ until it âeliminates BDS completely.â
âThere is a new approach [to fight BDS] and it is being heard in the halls of the UN Indeed,â Danon told 2,000 attendees at a pro-Israel UN event, according to Days of Palestine.
âWe have seen a lot of legislation since the first conference; 17 states have enacted anti-BDS legislation and we are seeing more groups fighting back against BDS,â he added.
Danonâs remarks echoed stronger remarks about the issue by US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley.
Haley said at the same event: âThe effort to delegitimize the state of Israel being waged on college campuses and the anti-Israel obsession at the UN are one in the same. They both seek to deny Israelâs right to exist.â
She continued: âThey are both efforts to intimidate US friends and embolden her enemies. They are both extensions of an ancient hatred.â.
The ambassador added: âAnd how tragic is it that of all countries in the world to condemn for human rights violations, these voices choose to single out Israel.
âWe should boycott North Korea. We should sanction Iran. We should divest from Syria. Not Israel. It makes absolutely no sense. And it has no connection to any reasonable definition of justice. You can let the BDS know that the United States has Israelâs back.â
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