Simon Wiesenthal Center Calls On Senator Cory Booker To Clarify Position On BDS

August 7, 2018

LOS ANGELES -- The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) is calling on Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) today to clarify his position on the campaign for boycotting, divesting from and sanctioning Israel (BDS). The Center’s call comes after the senator posed for a group photograph at the Netroots Nation conference while holding a sign that compares the proposed wall, along the U.S. southern border, to the security fence that Israel has constructed to prevent terrorists from entering the Jewish state.

“Like so many other Americans, we were shocked to see Senator Booker in a photo holding a sign that equated the wall between the U.S. and Mexico to the barrier Israel constructed, which has successfully halted suicide bombers from wreaking more havoc on Israeli citizens,” the Center’s statement reads.

“We understand that the senator does not fully grasp what the sign said, but he is a leading American political figure who has been touted as a future President of our nation. Therefore, The Simon Wiesenthal Center respectfully asks Senator Booker to clarify his stance on the anti-Israel BDS campaigns and on the anti-terrorist barriers that Israel has constructed.

“We look forward to his clarification on these and other issues related to the Middle East.”

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).

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