Pompeo: US to Label Israel Boycott Movement as 'Anti-Semitic'

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Pompeo: US to Label Israel Boycott Movement as 'Anti-Semitic'

The US will label the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign, which seeks to isolate Israel over its treatment of the Palestinians, as anti-Semitic, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, calling the movement "a cancer".

The US will label the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign, which seeks to isolate Israel over its treatment of the Palestinians, as anti-Semitic, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, calling the movement "a cancer".

Washington "will regard the global anti-Israel BDS campaign as anti-Semitic... We want to stand with all other nations that recognise the BDS movement for the cancer that it is," Pompeo said in a joint appearance with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nentayhu.

Pompeo also said he will visit the Golan Heights in a controversial visit by a top US diplomat to the Syrian territory occupied by Israel since 1967.

"Today I will get a chance to visit the Golan Heights," Pompeo said.

 

Source: AFP