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BDS ‘new face of terrorism’ – Israeli minister

RT | September 19, 2016

Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked called the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement “the new face of terrorism” in New York on Sunday.

Speaking at the Jewish National Fund (JNF) in New York, Shaked said, “The BDS is illegitimate. I define it thus: BDS is another branch of terrorism in the modern age.”

The BDS movement is a global campaign to end Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land through the boycott of Israeli goods and services, the divestment of funds and, in theory, sanctions.

Shaked claimed that the aim of the BDS movement was to “to wipe Israel off the map.”

As the decade-long movement gains momentum, Israel has pushed back against it with increasing determination.

“Sometimes the BDS movement’s funding sources are identical to those funding the terrorist organisations,” Shaked told the New York crowd. “This is the new face of terrorism.”

Shaked, a conservative member of Israel’s government who does not believe in a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict, has made controversial statements in the past.

In, 2014 she was accused of inciting genocide with a Facebook post which quoted a Jewish settler, “They are all enemy combatants, and their blood shall be on all their heads. Now this also includes the mothers of the martyrs, who send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They should follow their sons, nothing would be more just. They should go, as should the physical homes in which they raised the snakes. Otherwise, more little snakes will be raised there.”

Shaked reminded the crowd about 9/11, and said that the terrorism which has taken place in Jerusalem, New York, Paris, Tel Aviv, London, Brussels, Istanbul “is the same terrorism.”

The minister went on to tell the crowd that Israel and the rest of the world are all “fighting against extreme Islamic terrorism.”

The justice minister expressed concern that young Jewish people are “confused and are led astray” by BDS, claiming that they are being tricked by “terrorists from radical Islam.”

She congratulated states in the US that have adopted legislation against BDS and expressed hope that others would follow suit and make BDS illegal.

September 19, 2016 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Illegal Occupation, Solidarity and Activism, Subjugation - Torture, War Crimes | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. “Shaked claimed that the aim of the BDS movement was to “to wipe Israel off the map.”
    What utter Bullsh*t.
    In the immortal words of Mandy Rice Davies(English ‘call girl’ involved in Britain’s “Profumo Affair” in the ’60’s…….

    “Well, he would say that, wouldn’t he?

    “Peace will come to Israel and the Middle East, only when the Israeli government is willing to comply with International Law.”………Jimmy Carter.

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | September 19, 2016 | Reply


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