The UK capital hosted this week a secret meeting attended by 20 countries to counter international calls for boycotting Israel, the UPI reported Friday.
UPI quoted the London-based Jewish Chronicle as saying that the meeting lasted for three days, and was attended by dozens of politicians and activists, including UK’s former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Alistair Burt and the Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz.
According to the report, 25 countries were represented in the meeting, including USA, Australia, and Canada, in addition to a number of European countries.
The meeting reportedly came as part of Israeli attempts to coordinate international responses to discredit campaigns calling for boycotting Israel.
The Jewish Chronicle quoted Ronald Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress, as saying: “BDS campaigns are a double-edged sword because we do not lack power, we own resources and capability, and above all the will to defeat them.”