EU Ambassador To Israel: A Two-State Solution Is The Best Antidote To BDS

Lars Faaborg-Andersen

The Jerusalem Post reports: Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the best way to combat the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, US and EU ambassadors said on Monday at a conference on the subject in Jerusalem sponsored by the Hebrew daily Yediot Aharonot.

“If more effort is put into [the peace process] and showing a will to move forward and to obtain progress, it will weaken the BDS movement,” the EU’s ambassador to Israel, Lars Faaborg-Andersen, told the large crowd that gathered at Jerusalem’s International Convention Center.

US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro added that negotiations or some political horizons is “one of the most effective tools to defeat boycotts and delegitimization. So it is certainly in Israel’s and our interests to find our way back to negotiations with the Palestinians, and until then, to take steps to keep the two state solution viable for the future.”

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