An official reported that the new administration of Boris Johnson will pass a new anti-BDS law; Johnson: Without our Jewish citizens we would be a lesser nation.
After winning the election in England last week, the administration of newly elected Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to pass a law that combats the BDS (Boycott, Divest, and Sanction) movement. The BDS movement has been on the rise, especially throughout Europe and the United States. This movement targets the Jewish state, fulfilling its name by boycotting, divesting, and sanctioning them in any way possible, and encouraging others to do the same.
An official responsible for post-Holocaust issues, Eric Pickles, supported this decision and stated that “BDS is antisemitic and should be treated as such.” The new law will now make it illegal for public entities to collaborate with bodies or individuals who are part of the BDS movement. Additionally, Johnson’s administration is determined to “ban public bodies from imposing their own direct or indirect boycotts, disinvestment or sanctions campaigns against foreign countries. These undermine community cohesion.”
Johnson would add to his speech making a seriously notable statement when he said that
“Antisemitism is an attack on the British way of life and British identity. Without our Jewish citizens, we would be a lesser nation.”