B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International condemns a letter signed by 71 British doctors requesting the expulsion of Israel from the World Medical Association, claiming that Israel has been “torturing” its Palestinian patients.
This unfounded and outrageous allegation of “medical torture” further demonstrates the intentions of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. BDS’ purpose is to isolate and delegitimize Israel by boycotting its companies, universities, entertainers, athletes and others—and now its doctors.
Actual human rights violations all over the globe are continuously overlooked. These vicious BDS attacks on Israel are not only unfair, they must also be called out and opposed by diplomatic leaders and other public figures everywhere.