Germany becomes first European country to pass landmark resolution designating BDS campaign against Israel as antisemitic

Germany designates BDS Israel boycott movement as anti-Semitic
by Joseph Nasr, Riham Alkousaa
May 17, 2019

The German parliament voted on Friday to condemn as anti-Semitic a movement that calls for economic pressure on Israel to end the occupation of Palestinian land, grant Arab citizens equal rights and recognize the right of return of Palestinian refugees. In a move welcomed by Israel, a majority of lawmakers in the Bundestag voted in favor of a motion to label the international Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement as an entity that uses anti-Semitic tactics to fulfill its political goals…With Friday’s Bundestag motion, Germany has effectively backed Israel’s position that international boycotts are discriminatory and anti-Semitic. READ MORE

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