Yesterday, Wednesday March 29th, the second annual “Ambassadors Against BDS” meeting took place at the United Nations. Attending were 2000 people that were hoping that Ambassador Haley would deliver some more of her pro-Israel sentiments that she delivered at the AIPAC conference just a couple of days earlier.
She certainly did not disappoint anyone pro-Israel and lived up to what was expected of her.
“The effort to delegitimize the state of Israel being waged on college campuses and the anti-Israel obsession at the UN are one in the same. They both seek to deny Israel’s right to exist,” Haley said. “They are both efforts to intimidate her friends and embolden her enemies. They are both extensions of an ancient hatred,” she continued.
Israel’s UN Ambassador, Danny Danon, thanked Ambassador Haley and said, “Thank you Ambassador Haley for recognizing the dangers of BDS and for being the first US governor to sign legislation against BDS. And thank you Ambassador Haley for the strong stance taken by the US for condemning all forms of anti-Semitism.”
He continued, “We are here today with a simple message for those who seek to harm the Jewish state and the Jewish people. We will keep fighting until we eliminate BDS completely, from the campuses to the UN, and we will keep fighting until anti-Semitism is finally defeated.”
There have been bi-partisan efforts across thye aisle in Congress recently to counter BDS activities in the US. For example, Republican Senator Rob Portman and Democratic Senator Ben Cardin as well as Democratic Representative Juan Vargas and Republican Representative Peter Roskam have jointly introduced the Israel Anti-Boycott Act.
The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on Monday urged Congress to swiftly pass the bill saying, “This bipartisan legislation is urgently needed to reinforce our country’s commitment to ensuring that Israel is treated fairly and attacks on Israel at the UN and by the BDS movement will not succeed. By prohibiting boycotts or requests for boycotts imposed by international governmental organizations against Israel, the Israel Anti-Boycott Act will add a significant tool to similar bans already imposed by legislation adopted with bipartisan majorities in Congress.”
Do your part! Support Israel and help fight BDS on all fronts.