Secretary of State for Business, Sajid Javid, said in a recent gathering with Jewish leaders that the campaign to boycott Israel has failed and that Britain “will never apologise for the Balfour Declaration”.
Speaking at the World Jewish Congress (WJC), Mr Javid stressed the UK government’s ongoing support for the Jewish community and Israel.
He reassured Jewish leaders from around the world that with pride, Britain will celebrate the centenary of the Balfour Declaration of 1917, which gave birth to the illegal Zionist entity.
He said: “I do not support calls for a boycott, my party does not support calls for a boycott. For all its bluster, the BDS campaign is most notable I think, for its lack of success.
Mr Javid went further by accusing BDS activists of anti-Semitism: “Let’s be honest, we are talking about anti-Semites, however many times they claim they are opposed to Zionism.”
According to the president of the WJC, Ronald Lauder, Mr Javid was a “treasured” and “loyal” friend to the global Jewish community.
In 2014, Conservative voices from the coalition government urged parliament to recognise the state of Palestine.
Also, a meeting was held on 25 October 2016 which was chaired by MP Baroness Tonge in the House of Lords with the purpose of launching the Balfour Apology Campaign, which has not gained much cross-party traction or popular support from British celebrities.
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