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BDS and America’s New Anti-Semites

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) pushes for economic measures to oppose Israel’s [so-called] occupation of Judea & Samaria. The campaign’s Palestinian instigators initially called for changes in Israeli policies, but numerous backers have taken it up to oppose Israel’s very existence as a Jewish state. Supporters of Israel have pointed out that the boycott movement is anti-Semitism in disguise. Backing this observation, a report scheduled to be issued in full this week has exposed what it called “unprecedented similarities between the BDS movement and far-right groups to propagate anti-Semitism in the United States.” The 120-page report, titled “The New Anti-Semites,” is backed by 23 Jewish and Christian American non-governmental organizations. “The wide coalition behind the report illustrates the growing concern about the spike in anti-Semitism in the United States,” the report's authors said. “Much of this hatred is often disguised under the veil of the delegitimization campaign (BDS) against the Jewish State of Israel.” The report warned that “this bigotry does not end with the Jewish people; it threatens to dismantle American values and result in mass violence. (VFI News)

Continue to intercede against the BDS movement in the USA, Canada and across Europe that seeks to further hatred against Jews, the Jewish state and to undermine Israel’s economy.