A resolution which was passed today (Friday) by the German parliament condemns the BDS movement and defines it as “anti-Semitic”. The resolution calls on the government to refrain from any support to organizations that are involved in boycott activities against Israel.
“All-encompassing calls for boycotts in their radical nature lead to the stigmatization of Israeli citizens and citizens of Jewish faith as a whole”, the resolution reads, “This is unacceptable and worthy of the sharpest condemnation.”
According to the resolution “The arguments and methods of the BDS movement are anti-Semitic”. The resolution states that the actions are a reminiscent of Germany’s Nazi past.
The Israeli Foreign Ministry officially responded to the resolution: “We welcome the Bundestag resolution, adopted by a large majority, against BDS. The German parliament recognized the anti-Semitic nature of BDS and its illegitimate boycott activities. This is an important step which we hope will be adopted by other European legislative bodies”