The BDS movement claims they will accomplish “justice for the Palestinians” by bringing back the Arab League boycott of Israel which was organized before the independence of Israel and by appealing to the international audience by misrepresenting facts.
Under the guise of “pro-human rights,” they damage efforts to promote peace in Israel
by openly rejecting peace negotiations and by covertly harming efforts of economic cooperation and social normalization. This not only hurts the Israeli Arabs that wish to live peacefully in Israel and to contribute to the advancement and modernization of the State, and goes against their “mission” of “Palestinian justice”, but exposes their true objective: undermining and delegitimizing Israel’s right to exist.
OMAR BARGHOUTI –
CO-FOUNDER OF THE BDS MOVEMENT
The boycott movement has many goals that are anti-Semitic by definition, an attempt to negate the Jewish people’s right to self-determination is one of them. Most of the people involved in the BDS campaign are motivated by opposition to Israel’s existence as a Jewish and democratic state.
Demonization – When the Jewish state is being demonized; when Israel’s actions are blown out of all sensible proportion; when comparisons are made between Israelis and Nazis and between Palestinian refugee camps and Auschwitz – this is anti- Semitism, not legitimate criticism of Israel.