MK Oren: Israel should direct all resources into fight against BDS

June 20, 2016 12:41

Israel must direct all of its resources into the fight over the legitimization of Israel's right to exist, Kulanu MK and former ambassador Michael Oren said Monday.

Speaking at a Knesset conference marking 15 years since the 2001 World Conference against Racism, known as the Durban Conference, Oren charged that Israel has been on the defense ever since the forum in which a contested draft document that was seen as linking Zionism to racism.

"Fifteen years ago, the Durban Conference started the anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist attack against Israel," he said. "Unfortunately, Israel has yet to internalize the fact that it is at war and the budget to battle this phenomenon is lower even than that which we provide to a single tank company."

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