Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in Jerusalem on Thursday that the United States will officially recognize the anti-Israel BDS campaign as anti-Semitic and will move to immediately defund any organization that supports it.
“Today, I want to make one announcement with respect to a decision by the State Department that we will regard the global anti-Israel BDS campaign as anti-Semitic,” Pompeo said while speaking Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “I know this sounds simple to you, Mr. Prime Minister, it seems. It seems like a statement of fact but I want you to know that we will immediately take steps to identify organizations that engage in hateful BDS conduct and withdraw U.S. government support for such groups.”
“We want to stand with all other nations that recognize that the BDS movement for the cancer that it is and we’re committed to combatting it,” Pompeo continued. “Our record speaks for itself. During the Trump administration, America stands with Israel