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.

House bill introduced to penalize international entities for engaging in BDS

Thursday, January 16, 2020

(January 15, 2020 / JNS) A bill introduced on Tuesday in the U.S. House of Representatives would penalize international organizations that boycott Israel. Introduced by Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), the Israel Anti-Boycott Act would expand the 1979 Export Administration Act “to prohibit boycotts or requests for boycotts imposed by international governmental organizations against Israel,” said … Read More

South Dakota governor signs executive order banning boycotts of Israel

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

(January 14, 2020 / JNS) South Dakota became the 28th state to enact a measure to combat boycotts of Israel as Republican Gov. Kristi Noem signed an executive order on Tuesday prohibiting state offices from doing business with companies that boycott Israel. “Israel is one of our nation’s closest allies, and their success is critical … Read More

Court upholds anti-BDS law in state of Arizona

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

(January 6, 2020 / JNS) The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Arizona’s anti-BDS law on Monday, vacating the preliminary injunction against the 2016 measure, which underwent changes in early 2019, making the plaintiff’s suit moot. The original law was blocked by a federal court in September 2018, citing a possible violation of the First … Read More

New report exposes how BDS movement uses veil of social justice to spread Jew-hatred

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

(December 16, 2019 / JNS) With anti-Semitism on the rise in the United States and across the world, a new report has just been released that seeks to highlight how the delegitimization campaign against Israel is fueling such incidents. “The New Anti-Semites: The Radicalization Mechanism of the BDS Movement and the Delegimitization Campaign Against Israel” … Read More

Boris Johnson’s government will pass anti-BDS law, UK official says

Monday, December 16, 2019

(December 16, 2019 / JNS) Boris Johnson’s new Conservative government aims to pass a law making it illegal for public bodies to take part in the anti-Israel Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement, a senior U.K. official said on Sunday. Speaking at the International Institute for Strategic Dialogue conference in Jerusalem, U.K. Special Envoy for … Read More

BDS activists in Spain attack Israeli delegation of Arabs and Jews

Friday, December 13, 2019

A joint delegation comprised of Arab and Jewish residents of the West Bank, including the head of the Samaria Regional Council, Yossi Dagan, was attacked by members of the anti-Israel Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment Movement in Madrid on Tuesday. The delegation arrived in Madrid to meet with members of the Spanish parliament and discuss the … Read More

Austrian parliament sets stage for overwhelming condemnation of BDS

Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Austrian parliament is expected to unanimously pass a resolution against “Israel-related anti-Semitism” that calls on the government to condemn the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. On Wednesday, all five parties represented in Austria’s National Council — including the Greens and the far-right Freedom Party — agreed to support the text of the resolution … Read More

Israel battles BDS with viral videos

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Ministry of Strategic Affairs announced on Wednesday that it will allocate NIS 2 million (roughly USD $273,000) to produce and promote viral videos across social media in an effort to fight against Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement; a Palestinian-led campaign promoting various forms of boycott against Israel. The funds will be transferred to … Read More

Czech lawmakers pass resolution condemning BDS movement

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The lower house of the Czech parliament on Tuesday passed a resolution condemning all forms of anti-Semitism as well as calls for boycotts of Israel. The non-binding resolution, which passed the Chamber of Deputies with an overwhelming majority, strongly condemns “all manifestations of anti-Semitism directed against individuals, religious institutions, organizations as well as the State … Read More