Arab League Calls on Bundestag to Reverse BDS Condemnation

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German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (AP Photo/Andrea Comas, File)

The Arab League demanded on Sunday that the German parliament cancel a resolution condemning the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel as “anti-Semitic.”

The Bundestag, which passed the non-binding resolution on Friday, also pledged to reject any financial support for BDS and to refuse to allow BDS and its partners holding events on its premises.

The multi-party motion was backed by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right CDU-CSU bloc, the center-left Social Democratic Party, the liberal FDP and the left-wing Greens.

The Arab League’s assistant secretary-general for Palestinian affairs Saeed Abu Ali said in a statement the Bundestag’s motion against BDS is “regrettable… unjustified… [and] biased” in favor of Israel, AFP reported.

He urged Germany’s parliament to “reverse this erroneous step and support the Palestinian people’s right for liberation.”

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