Watch: London mayor blasts BDS ‘lefty academics’

London Mayor Boris Johnson lashed out against boycotters of Israel on Monday, while on an official visit to Tel Aviv.

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"The supporters of this so-called boycott are a bunch of corduroy-jacketed lefty academics," Johnson stated, in an interview with Channel 4 news. 

"I cannot think of anything more foolish than to say that you want to have any kind of divestment or sanctions or whatever or boycott, against a country that when all is said and done is the only democracy in the region, the only place that has in my view a pluralist open society," he added, noting the boycotters are a "very small minority" who have "no standing in the matter." 

Johnson is on an official visit to Israel Monday, in a bid to strengthen economic ties between London and Tel Aviv – particularly in the business and high-tech sectors. 


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