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Netanyahu: BDS 'Anti-Semitism in Modern Garb'


JERUSALEM, Israel -- In his remarks at the annual Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clarified Israel's position in many of the issues facing the Jewish state.

One prominent issue the prime minister addressed head on is the BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanctions) movement, prominent in Europe but reaching to other parts of the globe as well.

"I think the most eerie thing, the most disgraceful thing, is to have people on the soil of Europe talking about the boycott of Jews. I think that's an outrage, but that is something that we're re-encountering," Netanyahu said.

"In the past, anti-Semites boycotted Jewish businesses, and today they call for the boycott of the Jewish state and, by the way, only the Jewish state," he continued.

"Now, don't take my word for it. The founders of the BDS movement make their goals perfectly clear. They want to see the end of the Jewish state. They're quite explicit about it." he said.

"And I think it's important that the boycotters must be exposed for what they are," he said. "They're classical anti-Semites in modern garb. And I think we have to fight them. It's time to delegitimize the delegitimizers."

Click here to read Netanyahu's address in its entirety.

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