MP McCauley Condemns Anti-Israeli BDS Movement

MP Kelly McCauley condemns the Anti-Israeli BDS Movement. Speaking in favour of the Conservative Caucus’ motion to condemn the anti-Israeli BDS movement, McCauley said “Israel is multicultural, multiracial, diverse and tolerant. This truth is the most powerful antidote to the apartheid lie. We’re devoted to aggressively disseminating this truth to everyone.”

 

The motion, forwarded by MPs Tony Clement and Michelle Rempel reads:

 

“That, given Canada and Israel share a long history of friendship as well as economic and diplomatic relations, the House reject the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which promotes the demonization and delegitimization of the State of Israel, and call upon the government to condemn any and all attempts by Canadian organizations, groups or individuals to promote the BDS movement, both here at home and abroad.”

 

“Israel is among the freest and most democratic nations in the world. It is certainly the freest and most democratic nation in the Middle East,” said McCauley. “That is why our Conservative Caucus is putting forward this motion, a motion calling upon this house to support Israel by rejecting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions and condemning organizations that promote this ludicrous movement. As the only liberal democracy in the Middle East, Israel reflects the values and beliefs that us Canadians hold near and dear to our hearts.”

 

You can watch MP McCauley’s full speech below: