'You are the proof of the failure of BDS'

Deputy Foreign Minister tells delegation of US officials and business leaders that their visit to Israel is proof of failure of BDS movement

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Hotovely with delegation
Hotovely with delegation

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) met today (Tuesday) with an economic delegation of senior officials from the US Treasury as well as a group of business leaders.

The delegation expressed interest in the promotion of investments in Israel, and asked Hotovely to provide them with an overview of the struggle against the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement.

"You are the proof that the BDS movement has failed," Hotovely told the delegation.

"Delegations which deal with investments in Israel are the best response to those who want to boycott Israel," the deputy foreign minister added.

Hotovely noted that 21 states in the US have passed anti-BDS legislation in the last two years. "At the governmental level, this is the most effective action, and it is important that this trend continues and we see more and more states adopting this legislation."

"The boycott campaign isn't fighting for human rights," she explained. "It is exactly the opposite. It is against human rights. It opposes Israel's right to exist."

Hotovely told the delegation that BDS campaigns against the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria are also harmful. "Those who boycott the settlements harm Palestinians who want to work in Israel."