BDS Is about Bigotry

(Newsweek) Paul Miller - The anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign "is designed to incite hatred and inject divisiveness on campus, and it almost always results in the harassment of Jewish students," said Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, director of the anti-Semitism watchdog group AMCHA Initiative. "Our latest research demonstrates that...academic BDS-compliant behavior and promotion was linked to 86% of Israel-related acts of anti-Semitic harassment....Schools with faculty who endorse academic BDS and that host department-sponsored events promoting BDS are significantly more likely to have incidents of anti-Jewish hostility." At anti-Israel rallies sponsored by pro-BDS groups, it is commonplace for Israel advocates to be compared to the Ku Klux Klan and Nazis. The Star of David equated with a swastika can be found at nearly all BDS events. Stop calling the BDS campaign a peaceful movement that seeks co-existence. BDS' sole purpose is to delegitimize Israel, end its very existence, and demonize those who want peace for the Jewish state and its neighbors. The writer is president and executive director of the Haym Salomon Center.

2020-06-12 00:00:00

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