Israeli Envoy to US Rebuffs BDS, Sends Gifts From Judea and Samaria
JNS.org – Israeli ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, sent out holiday gifts that included Israeli goods produced in Judea and Samaria, the Golan Heights, and eastern Jerusalem, in an effort to denounce the BDS (boycott, sanctions and divestment) movement.
“This holiday season, I decided to send a gift that would also help combat the latest effort by Israel’s enemies to destroy the one and only Jewish state . . . “The main forces behind this movement are fanatics who actively seek to eliminate Israel. Unfortunately, they are occasionally joined by fools who naively believe that in promoting BDS, they are advancing peace between Israelis and Palestinians,” Dermer wrote in a letter posted on Twitter.
Dermer said in the letter that “fanatics” behind the BDS movement are trying to “eliminate Israel” and the “fools” who join them with the intent of “advancing peace between Israelis and Palestinians” are “simply promoting a new antisemitism.”
The Israeli envoy praised Israel for its ability to uphold high democratic values while facing threats in “the darkest region on earth.”