Bds Movement

sigurcamp via Getty Images

Israel Lobby's War On Boycott Movement Distracts From Reality

What does the Canadian government and the Israel lobby have to gain by passing an anti-BDS motion? What is the purpose of this massive mobilization of resources against a non-violent civil society movement? In demanding that Palestinians and the international community accept Israel as a "Jewish state," Israel and its lobby groups like CIJA are in fact conflating the behaviour of this state with all Jewish people. Many Jews, like myself, see this conflation of Jewish people with militant Zionism as actually endangering Jews, both inside and outside of Israel.
RODGER BOSCH via Getty Images

Truth vs. Myth In The BDS Movement

In a disingenuous ploy to gain acceptance and support in the West, many proponents of BDS typically claim that their movement is simply about promoting the "fundamental rights" of Palestinians in accordance with "international law." This means, foremost, pressuring Israel to end "its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands" and allowing "the rights of the Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties [in Israel] as stipulated in UN resolution 194."