German parliament declares Israel boycott campaign antisemitic

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Israeli academics warn of conflating Palestinian BDS movement with antisemitism

Germany’s Bundestag has become the first parliament in Europe to pass a motion that defines the BDS movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel as antisemitic.

The non-binding motion, which was passed on Friday afternoon, argued that the campaign to boycott Israeli artists and goods was “reminiscent of the most terrible chapter in Germany history” and triggered memories of the Nazis’ slogan “Don’t buy from Jews”.

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