B’nai B’rith International President Gary P. Saltzman and CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin have issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International strongly condemns the nomination of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. The nomination was submitted by Bjornar Moxness, Norwegian MP and leader of the Red Party.
The BDS movement is antithetical to peace. It is a nefarious, discriminatory crusade by anti-Israel activists who wish to isolate and cripple Israel by boycotting its cultural and economic sectors.
This shameful nomination demonstrates the willingness of many in the international community to advance a biased agenda against the Jewish state based on a false historical narrative.