WJC welcomes U.S. House of Representatives condemning BDS

July 26, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has welcomed the U.S. House of Representative’s resolution condemning the Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment movement as a “positive and encouraging step in the fight against blind antisemitism.”

Ronald S. Lauder

The resolution passed in a vote of 398 to 17.

“The fact that this resolution passed with such overwhelming bipartisan support is a sign of hope for the future of Israel-related issues in the U.S. government. Support for Israel should never be turned into a partisan issue,” Lauder said.

“Boycotts have historically served as effective tools for furthering the aims of social justice movements, but we must not fool ourselves when it comes to the BDS movement against Israel. This movement does not seek peace, nor the promotion of human rights. The BDS’ sole aim is the removal of Israel from all world maps. Opposing this movement is of critical importance across the political spectrum. Let’s hope that this is the beginning of the end for this hateful ideology,” Lauder said.

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