Erdan at JPost Conference: Terror and BDS share the same ideological roots

November 23, 2016 10:05


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Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan addressed The Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference in the capital on Wednesday, saying that the ideological roots of Palestinian terror and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement are exactly the same.

Both BDS and terror "are about the rejection of Israel's right  to exist as the nation state of the Jewish people," he said.

"In one case this ideology makes Palestinian youth stab people, in the other it leads to the delegitimization of Israel," he said.

"Terror and hate are counterproductive to peace and BDS is counterproductive to peace. The international community must play a key role in combating this ideology," he implored the international diplomats attending the conference.

He called on the international community to pressure the Palestinians to recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

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