Mike Pompeo Unveils Funding Ban For “Anti-Semitic” Human Rights Groups That Criticize Abuses By Israel

The Hill reports:

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday announced that the State Department will ban funding any organization it determines participates in the Global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, labeling such activity as anti-Semitic.

The secretary made the announcement alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while on travel in Jerusalem and said the State Department would work quickly to identify and label organizations it views are anti-Semitic.

The policy is expected to target human rights groups like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch who, among their activities, focus on how Israeli settlements in the West Bank contribute to human rights abuses against Palestinians and have come under penalty from the Israeli government for their work in the Jewish State.

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