Rivlin: BDS campaigns in universities and FIFA a strategic threat to Israel

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Israeli president, Reuven Rivlin on Thursday warned that the Palestinian push towards Boycott, Divestment and sanctions against Israel in international universities and Footbal Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) was a strategic threat to Israel.

Rivlin told members of University councils that the ongoing international BDS campaigns, whether academic, political, sports or cultural, were a major threat to Israel.

The council also expressed worries about the academic boycott of Israel, which affects the Israeli academic research in several fields.

In its periodic report on boycott against Israeli occupation’s products for April, the National office for defense of land said that the circle of BDS was growing worldwide, and people in different fields including cultural, academic, economic, sport and military fields, were demanding Israel be held accountable for its crimes against Palestine.