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Erdan Calls on Countries to Cease Funding for Pro-BDS Groups With Terrorist Ties

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Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan at the Ministry of Public Security in Jerusalem on Nov. 19, 2018. Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90. – Israeli Minister Public Security and Strategic Affairs Gilad Erdan urged interior, internal security and justice ministers in 10 countries to re-evaluate ties and cease support for terror-linked, boycott-promoting non-governmental organizations due to a ministry report last month, announced Erdan’s office on Monday.

The report examined 13 international BDS organizations and discovered that senior positions were held by 30 terror activists—20 of whom who had actually spent time in prison for their crimes, including murder.

“We will continue to expose the true face of BDS organizations and act to stop the funding given to them,” he said, calling on European Union Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini last month to immediately stop the more than $5.6 million in annual funding for pro-BDS groups.

“It is unthinkable that terrorists who present themselves as human-rights activists are going around European parliaments receiving legitimacy and funding from them,” continued Erdan. “I urge my counterparts to put an end to the fraud stemming from BDS.”

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