Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS)

Slideshow – Fighting BDS: Tips & Strategies

How to counter the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) movement.

April 17, 2014 8:30 By :

Racism a “Troubling Trend” in BDS

Graphic courtesy of At the end of February, while others were preparing for the imminent hate-fest known as Israel Apartheid Week, Richard Silverstein, a particularly...

April 13, 2014 14:25 By :

BDS Pro Behind Divestment at Loyola

The BDS movement presents itself as the voice of the people. Its founding myth, which it repeats again and again, is about how it was launched in response to a call from Palestinian NGOs in 2005. Actually,...

April 9, 2014 15:41 By :

BDS: A War of Attrition Against Israelis

By keeping up the pressure on the Israeli public, the BDS is “softening up Israelis” to support withdrawal from the West Bank, according to Larry Derfner. Writing in the left-wing Internet...

April 7, 2014 14:47 By :

Two-Faced Tutu and the Fight for Free Speech

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who has a long history of defaming Israel as an apartheid state, has come out publicly against the proposed legislation in some states to limit funding for state...

April 6, 2014 15:11 By :

What is the Power of Economic Pressure on Israel?

Although the BDS movement has little to show for its efforts against Israel other than damage to Israel’s image, the potential for large-scale boycotts of Israeli businesses from Europe hangs over...

April 3, 2014 14:35 By :

Unintended Consequences of Israel Boycotts

When the American Studies Association (ASA) launched its infamous academic boycott of Israel in December, it could not have foreseen the scale of opposition it would come up against. And the unintended...

April 2, 2014 13:45 By :

Israel Fighting Potential Ban from World Soccer

Israel is facing a possible ban from international soccer competition, including the World Cup, unless it improves conditions for Palestinian players and coaches, according to media reports. Jibril Rajoub,...

April 1, 2014 13:03 By :

Boycott Threats as a Tool of Diplomacy

One of the most authoritative sources on BDS news and analysis is the monthly BDS Monitor report published by the Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME). The latest edition looks at the trends that...

March 31, 2014 15:11 By :

Liberal Zionists Emerging as Toughest BDS Fighters

From the high profile dust-up over SodaStream through the recent spate of divestment debates on campuses, some of the strongest voices against the BDS movement have come from critics of Israeli policy. Peter...

March 30, 2014 15:47 By :