BDS

The movement to Boycott, Divest from, and Sanction (BDS) the Jewish state is anti-Semitic, plain and simple. Having failed to destroy Israel by traditional methods of war and terrorism, Israel’s enemies devised a new plan. They would target Israel’s economy with boycotts, divestment, and sanctions.

This movement is especially active on college campuses, where young people are presented with a false narrative by individuals appropriating the lexicon of the civil rights and social justice movements. The BDS movement’s vicious lies have has spread throughout academia, infected the United Nations, and even found adherents within Congress. The old anti-Semitism of blatant hatred of Jews has been repackaged as anti-Zionism and hatred of Israel.

Israel-UAE, Israel-Bahrain normalization to hurt BDS movement: ministry

Thursday, September 17, 2020

09/16/2020 Strategic Affairs Ministry said expecting those opposing normalization to unite, focus on int’l platforms Israel’s accords to normalize ties with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain could make a dent in the ideology promoted by the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry said Wednesday, as cited by Israel Hayom. In a memo … Read More

France: PayPal Shuts Down Account of Pro-BDS Group with Terrorist Links

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The US PayPal online payments giant shut down the account of a French Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement group with terrorist links following a Jerusalem Post inquiry, the newspaper announced Wednesday. According to the Post, the account of Collectif Palestine Vaincra was suspended over its self-proclaimed links with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) — … Read More

BDS Co-Founder Says Goal of Movement is End of Israel

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

While Israel’s supporters claim that the BDS movement is aimed at the Jewish state and is a form of new anti-Semitism, its supporters in Western countries say it’s merely a tool to change Israeli policies. However, in a newly recorded interview on May 21 with the Gazan Voice Podcast, co-founder of the BDS movement Omar Barghouti … Read More

Oklahoma Becomes 30th State to Enact Anti-BDS Law

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Oklahoma has become the 30th state to enact a measure to combat the anti-Israel BDS movement. The Oklahoma House passed the bill, 75-20, back in March. Gov. Kevin Stitt, a Republican, signed it into law on May 22. It declares that Israel is one of Oklahoma’s largest trading partner and is a staunch U.S. ally and it … Read More

George Washington University Stands by Interim Dean Who Backs BDS

Monday, May 18, 2020

George Washington University is standing by an interim dean at its foreign policy school who has come under fire for past actions supporting the boycott Israel movement. A campus group, GW for Israel, launched a petition this week calling for the university to reconsider its recent naming of Ilana Feldman as the interim dean of … Read More

US: Missouri Lawmakers Approve Anti-BDS Bill

Friday, May 15, 2020

Lawmakers in Missouri passed a bill on Thursday to ban the state from doing business with companies who boycott Israel, The Associated Press reports. Missouri’s “Anti-Discrimination Against Israel Act” will require companies to sign a contract vowing not to boycott Israel in order to business with Missouri. It wouldn’t apply to contracts worth less than $100,00 or … Read More

GWU International Affairs School Names BDS Supporter as Interim Dean

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

A faculty member at George Washington University in Washington, DC, with an anti-Israel history has been named interim dean of the university’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Ilana Feldman, vice dean of the Elliott School and professor of anthropology, history and international affairs, will serve as the school’s interim dean while a search is underway for a … Read More

US Appeals Court Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Texas Anti-BDS Law

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Monday dismissed a lawsuit challenging Texas’s anti-BDS law, ruling that the lawsuit is moot because the legislation was modified. The anti-BDS law was narrowed in May 2019 as Gov. Greg Abbott signed an updated version of the 2017 law, exempting individuals and smaller companies, specifically those … Read More

Jewish Organizations Praise Tufts University’s President for Condemning Award for Students for Justice in Palestine

Monday, April 27, 2020

The Tufts University Hillel and major Jewish groups praised the university’s president and other top administration officials for condemning the decision to give an award to the campus branch of Students for Justice in Palestine due to its participation in a campaign many view as antisemitic. The Tufts SJP won the Collaboration Award for its … Read More

German Politician Urges Festival to Disinvite BDS Academic

Friday, April 10, 2020

BERLIN — The Free Democratic Party (FDP) politician in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Lorenz Deutsch, urged the director of the music and cultural festival Ruhrtriennale to pull the plug on an appearance from an academic supporter of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel who has also trivialized the Holocaust. Writing in late … Read More