As you look around the globe, what countries’ treatments of their citizens, neighbors, or minorities appall you? Perhaps it’s communist China’s oppressive regime, which forces Uighur Muslims into labor camps and offers bounties on followers of Jesus Christ. Perhaps it’s Iran’s “catalogue of shocking human rights violations, including arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance, torture and other ill-treatment.” Or maybe it’s Turkey’s international belligerence and sponsorship of terrorism. The list of the sins of the dictators, theocrats, and kleptocrats in power around the world is as long as it is disgusting.
Yet, for some, no country deserves condemnation more than Israel. Armchair revolutionaries advocate in support of a movement for boycott, divestment, and sanctions against Israel but are unable to muster any anger against the greatest criminal regimes of this century.
As such, the simplest explanation for the BDS movement’s appeal is anti-Semitism, plain and simple. Proponents don’t like a strong, independent, multicultural Jewish state. Its existence bothers them more than the atrocities committed by the tyrants of Tehran, Iran, the strongman of Ankara, Turkey, or the butcher of Damascus, Syria.
BDS supporters claim that laws prohibiting states from contracting with Israeli boycotters are unconstitutional while simultaneously acknowledging that “none of the anti-boycott bills and laws take away your right to boycott for Palestinian rights or to advocate for such boycotts.” BDS supporters are dishonest, and right now, they’re scared. They are standing upon shifting sands.
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