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US Envoy to Israel: We Will Fight BDS

Dan Shapiro, US Ambassador to Israel (Photo: twitter/AmbShapiro)

So many in the United States stand for Israel, and against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement that seeks to harm and destroy the Jewish state. The Times of Israel reports that American support for Israel was emphasized in a speech by the U.S. ambassador, Dan Shapiro:

The “pernicious” BDS campaign against Israel runs against American interests, and some of its supporters “have an anti-Israel, and in some cases even anti-Semitic, agenda,” Washington’s ambassador to Israel said Wednesday.

Ambassador Dan Shapiro spoke out against the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement in his speech to the annual Herzliya Conference, saying that while those who promote it have the right to do so, “no one should have any doubt that the policy of the US government is to vigorously oppose and counter such initiatives.”

The US, having been subjected to the Arab oil embargo in the 1970s, knows what it’s like, he said, and Washington sided with Israel then, too.

“Others may advocate boycotting Israel — but we are doing the exact opposite,” he told the conference. “We are actively seeking to deepen our economic partnership with Israel. We encourage American companies to invest in Israel, and then celebrate their successes. We are recruiting Israeli businesses to invest in the United States..."

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