Biden’s nominee for UN envoy: Israel boycott movement ‘verges on anti-Semitic’

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent based in New York

US President Joe Biden’s nominee for UN ambassador, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, condemns the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel during her Senate confirmation hearing.

“I find the actions and the approach that BDS has taken toward Israel as unacceptable. It verges on anti-Semitic, and it’s important that they not be allowed to have a voice at the UN, and I intend to work against that,” she says.

In this Jan. 9, 2014, file photo Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield, right, testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
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