Germany labels Israel boycott movement BDS anti-Semitic

Germany labels Israel boycott movement BDS anti-Semitic
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  • calendar-gray 18 May 2019

Germany's parliament has condemned as anti-Semitic a movement calling for a cultural boycott of Israel over its policies towards Palestinians, ONAreports citing BBC.

Lawmakers in the Bundestag said the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) group uses anti-Semitic methods to promote its political goals.

The BDS movement described the decision as "a betrayal of international law".

It comes after the group called for artists to boycott the Eurovision Song Contest held in Tel Aviv this week.

In Friday's resolution vote, which took place on the eve of the show's final, Germany's lower house said the actions of the BDS were reminiscent of the "terrifying" Nazi campaign against Jewish people under Adolf Hitler.

Faiq Mahmudov

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