Twitter cries 'foreign meddling' after Netanyahu says Tel Aviv 'promoted' anti-boycott laws in US

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While Washington’s politicians never tire in their constant search for 'foreign meddling', the Twitter crowd has pointed out that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has admitted to trying to influence US politics.

On Wednesday, Netanyahu's office quoted the PM as saying that “in recent years, we have promoted laws in most US states, which determine that strong action is to be taken against whoever tries to boycott Israel.” This came shortly after the UN Human Rights Council released a database of more than 100 companies “involved in certain activities relating to settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, infuriating Israeli officials.  

Netanyahu did not clarify what kind of 'promotion' he was referring to. However, in the past he has praised American politicians for taking steps against the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign for Palestinian rights, which he called “anti-Semitic” and a threat to Israel. 

A total of 28 US states adopted various laws penalizing companies and individuals for supporting BDS and engaging in boycotts of Tel Aviv over the way it treats the Palestinians. On top of that, last year the US House of Representatives passed a resolution repudiating the campaign.  

Eager to bash BDS, the Israeli PM may not have been too careful about his choice of words. His comments raised eyebrows on social media and were quickly labelled as blatant meddling in US domestic affairs – something Washington usually does not tolerate when it comes from other nations. 


 “Imagine ANY other country doing this. Bragging about their influence over our government to get laws passed that limit American freedoms,” one person wrote. Another wondered how Washington would have reacted “if China tweeted that they were influencing legislation in most US states.” 

 Some found it especially ironic in the light of never-ending 'Russian meddling' scandals in the US. “Isn't this election interference? Like #Russiagate?” a Twitter user asked

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There are two ways to look at this: Israel was never and will never be a 'country', even they themselves call it a 'state'for many reasons not starting with the fact it doesn't have recognized borders and not ending with its survival depends solely on the US taxpayers, making it as many call it the (51 US State).

Or you can look at it as who the US politicians work for, in reality? Who gets to decide who will be in power and what policies they should carry on and what would be the consequences if they ever think of deviating from that, JFK had a clue.

See this: The Real Policy Makers in the USA

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Let's make BDS great again ;)