The Trump administration took a strong stand against the movement to economically isolate Israel Thursday as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo labeled the boycott, divestment and sanctions effort as anti-Semitic discrimination.
The BDS movement is supported by Palestinians and their advocates to put economic pressure on Israel.
During a visit to Israel that included a trip to a West Bank settlement and the Golan Heights, Pompeo said the administration is committed to fighting the BDS movement by denying U.S. funding to its supporters.
“It is the policy of the United States to combat anti-Semitism everywhere in the world and in whatever form it appears, including all forms of discrimination and hatred rooted in anti-Semitism,” Pompeo said in a statement. “The United States strongly