Netanyahu slams UK student boycott of Israel

Following Union’s decision to not boycott Islamic State as it would be “Islamaphobic”, Netanyahu slams decision Union’s joining of BDS movement

Prime Minister Netanyahu (Reuters)

Prime Minister Netanyahu (Reuters)

Prime Minister Netanyahu slammed the UK’s National Union of Students on its decision to join the BDS Movement (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) but to not boycott ISIS due to what the Union claimed would be “Islamaphobic”.

On Tuesday, Motion 518 “ Justice in Palestine” passed by a 19-12 vote. The motion was proposed by the School of Oriental and African Studies.

The National Union of Students made the decision to bot boycott the Islamic State a year ago, Prime Minister Netanyahu stating, “This is less than a year after they refused to support a boycott of ISIS. They boycott Israel but they refuse to boycott ISIS. That tells you everything you want to know about the BDS movement. They condemn Israel and do not condemn ISIS; they condemn themselves.”

He additionally stated that, “Israel has an exemplary democracy. We have academic freedom, press freedom, human rights. ISIS tramples human rights to the dust. It burns people alive in cages and the national student groups in Britain refuse to boycott ISIS and have boycotted Israel. It tells you everything you want to know about the BDS movement.”