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EMERITUS CHIEF Rabbi Lord Sacks has released a video challenging the arguments put forward by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
Released to coincide with the start of Israel Apartheid Week at university campuses, the six-minute animated film sees Lord Sacks condemning BDS as “dangerously wrong because beneath the surface it’s an attempt to delegitimise Israel as a prelude to its elimination”.
He adds: “The Jewish connection with the land of Israel goes back roughly twice as long as the history of Christianity, three times as long as the history of Islam.
“Jews are the only nation in history to have ever established a nation state in the land, and the only nation never to have lacked a presence there.”
Expressing his support for the Palestinian right to self-determination and for a state, he adds: “The BDS movement will achieve neither of these things.”
The video, which was created in partnership with Israeli company White Animation, shows an animator drawing a cartoon of Lord Sacks on a whiteboard, before writing out and illustrating his arguments against the boycott.
Images from the animation