Fact Sheet on the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement
“Mellifluous talks of democracy and rights and justice masks the B.D.S objective that is nothing other than the end of the Jewish state for which the United Nations gave an unambiguous mandate in 1947. The movement’s anti-Zionism can easily be a cover for anti-Semitism.”
– Roger Cohen, “The B.D.S. Threat,” The New York Times, February 10, 2014
About the BDS Movement
The Boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement is an international anti-Israel movement that seeks to delegitimize and ultimately destroy the State of Israel through the use of political and economic warfare and false accusations. The BDS movement is made up of dozens of NGOs and radical activists around the world, created following a Palestinian civil society “call for a campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it [sic] complies with international law and Palestinian rights,” in 2005, according to the group. The first “Palestinian BDS Conference” was held in 2007 in Ramallah, giving birth to the BDS National Committee, comprised of a number of anti-Israel groups, to serve as the “Palestinian coordinating body” for the global BDS campaign.
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