The Jerusalem Post reports:
NEW YORK – Some 1,500 pro-Israel activists, students, and representatives of Jewish organizations among others attended the largest gathering to date against the Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement, hosted by the Permanent Israeli mission to the United Nations at the UN Headquarters. The event, entitled “Building Bridges, Not Boycotts” begun with an opening session held in the General Assembly hall of the United Nations, a place often described as hostile to Israel. “Look around you,” Israel’s ambassador to the UN Danny Danon told attendees. “This is a historic moment in the UN.”
“Never before have so many people, from so many places, gathered here in the General Assembly to declare unanimous support for the State of Israel,” he said to the cheering audience. “One day, you will tell your children: ‘I was there when we stopped BDS’.”
In his speech, Danon also said that BDS is “the true face of modern anti-semitism” and that it has “infected” the United Nations.
“You will never win,” Danon said, addressing “those who want to see an end to the Jewish State.
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