Storbritanniens premiärminister Theresa May uttrycker sin stolthet över Storbritanniens medverkan vid Israels tillkomst genom Balfourdeklarationen. Hon tar också tydligt avstånd från BDS-aktivisterna och den nya formen av antisemitism som riktar sin udd mot Israel.
Times of Israel har snappat upp den brittiska premiärministerns tal som hölls 2 november:
“But as we work together towards Balfour’s vision of a peaceful co-existence we must be equally clear that there can never be any excuses for boycotts, divestment or sanctions: they are unacceptable and this government will have no truck with those who subscribe to them,” the British prime minister continued.
“Neither can there ever be any excuse for anti-Semitism in any form… And yes, this means recognizing that there is today a new and pernicious form of anti-Semitism which uses criticism of the actions of the Israeli government as a despicable justification for questioning the very right of Israel to exist,” she said. “This is abhorrent and we will not stand for it.”
“So let me be clear. Criticizing the actions of Israel is never – and can never be – an excuse for questioning Israel’s right to exist, any more than criticizing the actions of Britain could be an excuse for questioning our right to exist,” she said.
Times of Israel: British PM emphatically rejects call to apologize for Balfour Declaration