Israel's Allies in U.S. Challenge Boycott

(New York Times) Rick Gladstone - South Carolina has become the first state to enact legislation aimed at thwarting an international pro-Palestinian economic and disinvestment campaign intended to penalize Israel. Illinois will soon become the second, and plans are underway for similar laws in 18 more states. Alarmed over what they see as the growing influence of the campaign known as Boycott, Divest and Sanction, or BDS, Israel's advocates in the U.S., mirroring the reaction among many in Israel, are scrambling to respond. The campaign's effort to isolate Israel economically has struck a nerve among many American Jews, who see it as a form of anti-Semitism.

2015-06-08 00:00:00

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