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Israeli Ambassador to UN: See You in Court, BDS

Danny Danon at UN, November 16, 2016 (Photo: twitter/dannydanon)

Yesterday, Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations held a special forum at U.N. headquarters to discuss the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The Jerusalem Post's Danielle Ziri reports that Ambassador Danon told the audience that the days of BDS' lies and intimidation are "coming to an end":

“We are here to send a simple message to the BDS movement: to the bullies who harass students on campus, to those who use the language of civil rights to mask their hate, to the activists who are conducting this illegal and unjust campaign of hate; your time is over, your movement based on lies and intimidation is coming to an end,” he told the crowd. “We will use every tool and every legal measure to stop the hate.”

Putting a stop to the anti-Israel movement, Danon said, should be at the top of the UN agenda. “We will focus on lawfare, the use of legal procedures, to fight bias and discrimination and to stand up to boycotts. We are here to learn from the experts to think of new ways to collaborate so we can tell BDS activists: See you in court!”

“But lawfare isn’t just about using the law as a shield; it’s also about engagement,” Danon added. “We engage institutions and trust them to do the right thing. We trust them to follow the law and to follow the principles of justice. And that’s why we will win because the truth is on our side, history is on our side and justice is on our side...”

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