Daniel S. Mariaschin Part of Panel at Global Coalition for Israel Forum
(Washington, D.C., June 19, 2019)--B’nai B’rith International CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin participated on a plenary panel entitled “BDS and Anti-Semitism: When Delegitimizing Israel Puts World Jewry at Risk” at the Global Coalition for Israel Forum (GC4I), a conference organized by the Israeli Ministry for Strategic Affairs.
In remarks prepared for delivery, Mariaschin emphasized that the aim of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) is to seek the delegitimization of Israel, not to achieve justice for Palestinians. He also warned of the mainstreaming of BDS in different arenas, including within social justice movements such as the Women’s March. Mariaschin’s remarks advocated for several strategies to combat BDS domestically and internationally, including promoting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism (which includes anti-Zionism), passing domestic anti-BDS legislation such as the Combating BDS Act and highlighting links between pro-BDS entities and terrorist groups.
The GC4I conference brings Jewish professionals and lay leaders from around the world together and focuses primarily on strategies to fight BDS. This year, it is taking place through June 20th in Jerusalem.
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