“It is very suspicious that those who boycott Israel don’t want to boycott anywhere else in the world,” Sen. Schumer told AIPAC. “I believe that those who call for boycotts of Israel without calling for boycotts of other neighboring nations are practicing, whether they know it or not, whether they admit it or not, a modern form of what we call anti-Semitism.”
“The word that describes all of these acts is a very simple one: anti-Semitism,” said Schumer to loud applause.
Sen. Schumer also has some hidden indirect criticism at Sec. of State John Kerry for suggesting last month that Israel will face a boycott regime if it fails to advance the peace process. “Those who even with the best of intentions warn Israel that she must make agreements she feels unjust because the boycotting will only get worse in the future, those people have it all wrong,” Schumer said. “Those quote-unquote friends should be condemning the boycotts in every possible way and weakening them.”