The brainchild of Muslims and their left wing allies (many are Jewish Judenrats*), this Nazi-inspired BDS movement focuses on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by demonizing Israel while propagating the Palestinian victimhood status and lies in order to gain global sympathy.
* Judenrat was the council of Jews, appointed by the Nazis in each Jewish community or ghetto, that were responsible for implementing Nazi extermination policies within their communities.
They believe that if universities, companies and even countries boycott, divest from and sanction Israel it will pressure the government to change its so-called “hard nosed” policies toward the Palestinians and in addition to give up land Israel supposedly “stole” from the Palestinians in 1948 and 1967.
A closer look at the BDS movement and its methodology shows not legitimate criticism but actually a racist and anti-Semitic program.
In a world where refugees have been created and resettled by the tens of millions, including over 900,000 Jews that fled Arab states, BDS targets only Israel. Its stated goals vary but all include the “right” for descendants of Palestinian “refugees” to “return” to a country they have never seen, thus bringing about the end of Jewish Israel.
The movement takes care to give the impression that ending specific Israeli policies such as the “occupation” or “apartheid” will also bring an end to efforts to ostracize Israel. Their maximalist demand — the elimination of Israel as a Jewish state — is carefully hidden but readily apparent to a careful examiner.
It is a matter of great concern that respected universities lend their space and name to such conferences in addition to the participation of their faculty and others from around the country. In North America, whatever goes on in a classroom is deemed protected by “academic freedom,” whether it is academic or not.
STOP BDS BDS supporters often claim that BDS is an apolitical movement aimed only at ”making Israel comply with international law.” As a result, many of the campus divestment resolutions accuse Israel of violating international law in a number of ways. This page is dedicated to combating those false accusations. Israel does its best to comply with international law, even though the United Nations is often hostile toward Israel due to the great influence of its many Arab and Muslim member states. Below are some of the top myths cited in campus divestment resolutions:
- Myth: Israel’s Apartheid wall is a violation of international law and must be torn down in order to ensure human rights
- Myth: Companies that do business in the West Bank violate universally-accepted human rights
- Myth: According to international law (UN Resolution 194), Israel must allow Palestinian refugees to return to their homes in Israel
- Myth: Israel is violating UN resolution 242 by not unconditionally withdrawing from the West Bank and Jerusalem
- Myth: The Gaza blockade violates international law and is only meant to make Palestinians suffer
- Myth: Israeli policy is the source of the Arab-Israeli conflict. If Israel wanted, the conflict could end tomorrow
- Myth: Justice Goldstone remains convinced that Israel committed war crimes documented in the Goldstone Report
Here’s something you can do:
Dear friends of Israel: Israel needs us now. March 30 has been designated as a day to boycott Israeli goods. That`s why March 30, 2012 will be our next Buy Israeli Goods (BIG) Day. Please forward this e-mail to your community, synagogues, schools, other organizations, and your friends in other cities and ask them to help promote the movement to counter boycott activities against Israel. We`ve had tremendous success countering this hateful initiative – let`s keep it going!
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