Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) articles

A Slap to the BDS Bullies

One of the most insidious elements of the BDS assault on Israel’s legitimacy is the high profile targeting of culture figures who agree to visit Israel or speak out positively about Israel. BDS gains undeserved headlines every time it browbeats a celebrity to forego visiting Israel. In recent times, however, the group has been getting

More A-List Support for SodaStream

First came Scarlett Johansson and now…Ellen DeGeneres. A-list celebrities continue to line up behind SodaStream, the fizzy water company that’s been the bane of the BDS movement for its factory in Mishor Adumim, in the West Bank. The company’s latest triumph took place this week when Ellen DeGeneres, the queen of daytime television, gave away

Is BDS Actually Helping Israel?

The BDS movement has become so toxic, many of the most desirable targets of BDS campaigns are distancing themselves from the movement, according to Eric Alterman, a columnist for the progressive magazine The Nation. In an otherwise scathing critique of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s peace efforts, Alterman claimed that right-wing Israelis “take advantage” of the

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