by Moran Azulay, Attila Somfalvi
Knesset holds special session about BDS campaign gaining momentum; Lapid tells Ynet: Boycott of settlement products could lead to boycott of all Israel products.
The Knesset held a special session Wednesday about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel after the UK’s National Union of Students voted in favor of joining the movement.
„This is anti-Semitism under new guise with the same symptoms,“ said Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked.
Shaked’s speech was accompanied by a lot of vocal comments from the other MKs. „There is a de-legitimization campaign against Israel happening right now. These are ephemeral organizations and we need to stop cooperating with them and cut ties, have them pay for their boycotts,“ Shaked said.
She then turned to members of the opposition saying, „Open your eyes and ears. In 2012, the UN General Assembly approved 22 resolutions against Israel compared to four against the rest of the world countries. This is a campaign of lies and threats and you (Meretz MKs) were standing at the podium reading quotes from Breaking the Silence, an organization which is slandering Israel and damaging it.“