(CLARION PROJECT) Prominent figures from 15 Arab countries met in London last week to reject the BDS movement and encourage relations with Israel.
At the same time last week, a delegation of Arab journalists, bloggers and musicians toured Israel at the invitation of the Israeli Foreign Ministry. Some of the journalists were from countries with no diplomatic relations with Israel.
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BDS stands for Boycott, Sanction and Divest. It is an anti-Semitic movement against the state of Israel devised to strangle the Jewish state economically.
Participants in the London meeting hailed from Morocco, Libya, Sudan, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq and the Persian Gulf states and included journalists, artists, politicians, diplomats, Quranic scholars, women and young people.