Ted Cruz calls to cut funding of universities that boycott Israel

Cabot Phillips
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  • At the “Champion of Jewish Values International Awards Gala,” Ted Cruz called for the government to cease funding universities that support the boycott of Israel movement.
  • Republican Texas Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz announced on Thursday that any university which supports legislation calling for the boycott of Israel ought to lose its federal funding.

    The announcement came in a speech given by Cruz at the “Champion of Jewish Values International Awards Gala,” where he accepted the Defender of Israel Award.

    WATCH: Sen. Cruz accepts “Defender of Israel Award”

    According to Cruz, America needs a President who will guarantee that “if a university boycotts the nation of Israel then that university will forfeit federal taxpayer dollars”.

    The movement that Senator Cruz referred to is known as BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions), which calls for the United States to completely divest from the nation of Israel.

    Cruz’s comments come in the wake of a recent study which found that more than half of all Jewish college students have experienced some form of anti-Semitism.

    “BDS is premised on a lie and it is anti-Semitism plain and simple,” Cruz went on to tell the crowd, which featured prominent Jewish leaders from around the United States.

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    Cabot Phillips

    Cabot Phillips

    Media Director

    Cabot Phillips is the Media Director for Campus Reform. Prior to joining Campus Reform he spent time working on numerous campaigns—most recently as the Digital Grassroots Director for Marco Rubio’s Presidential bid. Phillips is also a YouTube Partner, creating and starring in numerous videos which have amassed over 70 million views across varying online platforms. In 2016, Phillips was named to Red Alert Politics "30 Under 30" list of the nation's most influential young conservatives.

     

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