During Senate confirmation hearings on Wednesday, President Biden’s nominee to be the UN ambassador vowed to be a staunch supporter of Israel if she is confirmed.
As part of her comments on Israel, Linda Thomas-Greenfield said the actions of people that support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement are “unacceptable.” BDS is an international campaign that calls on people to pressure Israel over its human rights violations and occupation of Palestinian territory through various boycotts.
“It verges on anti-Semitic, and it’s important that they not be allowed to have a voice at the UN, and I intend to work against that,” Thomas-Greenfield said. Her comments line up with the previous administration. During one of his last trips to Israel, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had called BDS a “cancer” and said the movement is “anti-Semitic.”
The campaign against BDS from pro-Israel lobbies in the US has allowed the passage of unconstitutional state laws. Thirty-two US states currently have anti-BDS laws on the books. The laws prohibit state workers from boycotting Israel and require contractors who do business with the states to sign what is essentially a loyalty oath to Israel.
Thomas-Greenfield promised to stand with Israel against UN resolutions. “I look forward to standing with Israel, standing against the unfair targeting of Israel, the relentless resolutions proposed against Israel unfairly,” she said.
Thomas-Greenfield also had some harsh words for China during the hearing. She vowed to work “aggressively against Chinese malign efforts,” and accused Beijing of driving an “authoritarian agenda.”
10 thoughts on “Biden’s UN Nominee Vows to Work Against BDS Movement”
Yep. everything is normal israel is good and China is bad.;-)
Did Niki Haley change her name?
Yeh, what’s new? Zionist nazism rules.
US politicians are insufferable.
The way to deal with neo-Nazi Israel and the BDS is to treat Israel with disdain and shun all those that support its crimes. Eventually this will force Israel to start obeying the law and return to its legally defined 1948 borders and stop killing Palestinians men women and children and thereby start acting less like a rogue criminal terrorist state that routinely commits war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and Apartheid in order to steal land and resources belonging to other countries.
There’s 100 years of accountability to be paid. War crimes and crimes against humanity, right of return, lands and property. The criminals have to be brought to book. Accounts need to be squared. Defeated Nazi Germany is the model, …including our own fellow travelers.
Gee, what a surprise.
BDS worked in S Africa.
BDS ended apartheid in S Africa:
By geographically, demographically and physically
engineering space, Israel enables Jews to live in a contiguous area with
full rights, including self-determination, while Palestinians live in separate
units and enjoy fewer rights.
This qualifies as an apartheid regime,
although Israel is commonly viewed as a democracy upholding a temporary occupation.
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