The U.N. General Assembly Hall, a hotbed of anti-Israel propaganda, was filled on Wednesday with over 2,000 diplomats and activists for a conference against the boycott, divestment and sanction (BDS) movement.
Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon, who organized the anti-BDS gathering, told the crowd: “The halls of the U.N. are now being infiltrated by the boycott movement. The U.N.’s Human Rights Council is creating a blacklist of companies and corporations operating in parts of Israel. This is pure antisemitism and together with the U.S., our greatest ally, we will keep fighting until BDS is eliminated.”
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, fresh from her triumphal appearance at the AIPAC convention on Monday, addressed the conference, as well.
“The effort to delegitimize the state of Israel being waged on college campuses and the anti-Israel obsession at the U.N. are one and the same,” Ambassador Haley said. “They both seek to deny Israel’s right to exist. They are both efforts to intimidate her friends and embolden her enemies. They are both extensions of an ancient hatred.
“And how tragic is it that, of all the countries in the world to condemn for human-rights violations, these voices choose to single out Israel. Iran, Syria, North Korea and other barbaric regimes are excused by the BDS movement. It makes no sense. And it has no connection to any reasonable definition of justice.”
Instead, she suggested the BDS movement turn its boycott guns on those regimes, “not Israel.”