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Netanyahu Says Israeli High-tech Stronger Than Boycotters

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February 17, 2014 AT 12:28 PM
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced confidence on Monday that world demand for Israeli high technology will enable his country to outflank pro-Palestinian groups advocating its economic boycott. "I think it's important that the boycotters must be exposed for what they are - they're classical anti-Semites in modern garb. And I think we have to fight them," Netanyahu said in a speech to a conference of U.S. Jewish leaders. He was referring to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, sponsored by pro-Palestinian intellectuals and bloggers, which campaigns for a blanket boycott of all Israeli goods and questions Israel's legitimacy. But Netanyahu, citing in particular Israel's cybersecurity industry, said the heads of international high-tech companies he has met "all want the same three things: Israeli technology, Israeli technology and Israeli technology".