B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International condemns the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign’s (SeaMAC) latest ad, which promotes the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) anti-Israel movement. A billboard sponsored by the group, located near O’Hare Airport in Chicago, is calling for a boycott against Israel. Similar ads like this one, paid for by SeaMAC, have been showing up across the nation.
SeaMAC’s accusations against Israel are unwarranted and despicable and further BDS’ goal to delegitimize the Jewish State, which is the only democratic country in the Middle East.
According to its website SeaMAC works with other local pro-BDS organizations that help finance the ads the group runs. Some of these other organizations are the Jewish Voice for Peace-Portland, Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights, Tree of Life Educational Fund-West Coast and the D.C. Riders for Peace.
The ad’s funders endorse anti-Israel hatred, and the advertisers are giving hatred a platform. B’nai B’rith strongly advocates for these appalling ads to be taken down.