The BDS movement is not just about boycotting or imposing sanctions against Israel. BDS is an anti-Jewish / anti-Israel tactic directed against all Jewish citizens and supporters of Israel.
BDS is not just about delegitimizing and isolating Israel, and turning it into a rogue state. it is about creating a mass movement to call for the dissolution of Israel as an entity that has no right to exist.
BDS argues that Israel is a "colonialist-settler" state, not just in "Judaea and Shomron" aka the "West Bank" but essentially in ALL of Israel.
BDS is not "just" a protest against Israel's policies. it is a protest against Israel's very existence.
The BDS movement is based on the notion that it is okay to apply different standards to Israelis than to the rest of the world’s peoples.
All anti-Israel boycotts, whether limited or comprehensive, are designed to advance the same agenda, which is to deny Israel normalcy and legitimacy.
These Activists leading the divestment campaign have repeatedly stated their belief that Zionism is inherently racist and that the only way to bring peace to the region is to eliminate Israel.”
These anti-Israel propagandists equate “Islamophobia” with any criticism of anti-Semitism in the Arab and Muslim world-—where the respected Pew Survey shows levels of Jew hatred in some countries exceeding 90 percent.
The members of the BDS movement are more interested in pouring hatred on Israel than promoting reforms, democracy, freedom of speech and the rights of women under the rule of Hamas and the Palestinian Authority. They are most definitely not advancing the cause of peace just plain old time anti-Jewish hatred, plain and simple.
In January 2015, former Harvard President Lawrence H. Summers, speaking at Columbia Center for Law and Liberty, stated:
“I believe that the general failure of American academic leaders to aggressively take on the challenge posed by the Boycott, Divestment, Sanction (BDS) movement represents a consequential abdication of moral responsibility.” Summers went on: “My  suggestion that the divestiture and boycott movements were ‘anti-Semitic in effect if not intent’ seems to me to have stood up rather well. Note I did not label anyone an anti-Semite. I said instead that the effect of the actions they favored—singling out Israel for economic pressure—if carried out would be anti-Semitic—in other words, in opposition to the Jewish people. We live in a world where there are nations in which the penalty for homosexuality is death, in which women are stoned for adultery, in which torture is pervasive, in which governments are killing tens of thousands of their own people each year. But the proponents of Israeli boycotts divestiture and sanctions do not favor any form of pressure against countries other than Israel.”The reasoning behind the growing threat of incessant hatred and rabid anti-Israel /Jewish, anti-Semitism in Europe and in the Middle East is a direct outcome of the BDS world wide media campaign by the "Falestinians" and their financial backers to discredit Israel as a legitimate country in the eyes of the world.
Simcha Jacobovici stated in his Blog, "Countdown to Israel’s Destruction";
"In the international media, Israel is portrayed as the enemy of peace, the disruptor of international stability and a racist, colonialist regime that targets Arab children for a pastime."The real success of this BDS campaign to "vilify" Israel, is a direct outcome of the total dirth of a real and organized response to this media war by successive Israeli governments. The Israeli Foreign Ministry has never made any real concerted initiative in "Public diplomacy"known as (hasbara, Hebrew: הַסְבָּרָה hasbará, "explaining") or public relations efforts to disseminate abroad positive information or propaganda about the State of Israel and its actions to offset this campaign to delegitimatize Israel's right to exist.
The results of this abject failure to combat the tidal wave of anti-Israel sentiments on the social media and in news broadcasts can be felt and seen in the increased acts of violence in Europe and the world. The recent demonstrations throughout the United States and Europe and acts of violence are not just against Israel but against Jews on the whole.
The lack of a real and organized Israeli "Hasbarah”-which can be defined as the action or profession of explaining of Israel's position and actions-in the world of Israeli politics and diplomacy. Due to the Tsunami of literal hatred, despisal and animosity against Israel in the brazen activities of the BDS Boycott Divest Sanctions movement. The need for a correct Israeli Hasbara has acquired a much more complex problem to overcome.
Backing for the State of Israel and it's legitimacy has steadily decreased in the past 40 odd years among Liberals and especially among non-religious and unaffiliated Jews in America. We can also see this especially in the loss of the appreciation -the hearts and minds - in the younger generation and in their backing for the cause of the historical and biblical aspirations of the Jewish people for a "Homeland" in Zion. This we have clearly seen as predominant among American and Western liberal Jewish communities in recent years.
Much of this has come about due to the non resolution of the final status of Judaea and Shomron and the continual negativity of the lie of "Occupation".
For their leadership. their people are but mere pawns to be inspired to become Martys for the cause because they know that time is on their side. They know as, Arafat learned from the "great leaders of the Liberation movements", that the longer you draw out a conflict of a hated enemy the better your chances of victory.
“Stop talking about annihilating Israel and instead turn your terror war into a struggle for human rights. Then you will have the American people eating out of your hand.”Mhamed Yazid, who had been minister of information in two Algerian wartime governments (1958-1962) advised Arafat:
“Wipe out the argument that Israel is a small state whose existence is threatened by the Arab states, or the reduction of the Palestinian problem to a question of refugees; instead, present the Palestinian struggle as a struggle for liberation like the others. Wipe out the impression …that in the struggle between the Palestinians and the Zionists, the Zionist is the underdog. Now it is the Arab who is oppressed and victimized in his existence because he is not only facing the Zionists but also world imperialism.”The nadir of support for Israel and the utter and vile hatred among the "Liberals" for President Donald J Trump and his pro-israel stance. This abject hatred has encouraged and emboldened brazen and despicable acts of violence not only among the Moslem residents throughout the Middle East, Europe but it has embolded and given new life to the Neo-Nazi Elements of "White Supremacist" in the United States.
As Simcha Jacobovici stated in his Blog;
"Even during the worst days of South Africa’s Apartheid, no one called for the destruction of South Africa. What they were calling for was a regime change, not the annihilation of the state. With Israel, it’s different. In campuses around the world “progressive” students and faculty are openly calling for the elimination of the Jewish state."The strategy of the "Falestinians" to mark Israel as a "Pariah among nations", an unwanted "Apartheid racist, colonist entity" has achieved a remarkable success through the BDS campaign. They have inverted much of the world's perception of the Middle East: transforming tiny Israel from its natural role of "David" against the massive Arab population and lands, to one of "Goliath" against the "stateless," "oppressed," and "occupied" "Palestinians.
The success of this massive BDS "PR" program to vilify, defame and delegitimization Israel has won the hearts of the young brainwashed and bamboozled "Millenials" as well as the mass of Moslem émigrés throughout Europe. The same wave of hatred that has arisen against the Moslem emigrates in the European Union has also given a rebirth to the anti-Semites of the Neo Nazi parties.
address to the UN General Assembly in November of 1974.
In his address Arafat established the strategy of what I call the "Negation of Israel Plan" -known by all Arabs as the "plan of stages" for the destruction of Israel based on three themes.
- The first being that the Jews /Zionists are not native to the land that we are;"colonists and settlers".
- The second theme is the the "European immigrant Jews" are not real Jews but Khazarim that we are not native to the soil that we are usurpers and that the "Falestinians" are the true natives.
- The Third theme is "The Great Lie", the negation and vilification campaign as defined by Muhammad Yazid; to show that, "...it is the Arab who is oppressed and victimized"
"Our resolve to build a new world is fortified-a world free of colonialism, imperialism, neo-colonialism and racism in each of its instances, including Zionism."
'The world is in need of tremendous efforts if its aspirations to peace, freedom, justice, equality and development are to be realized, if its struggle is to be victorious over colonialism, imperialism, neo-colonialism, and racism in all its forms, including Zionism."
"An old world order is crumbling before our eyes, as imperialism, colonialism, neo-colonialism and racism, the chief form of which is Zionism, ineluctably perish."
"Zionism is an ideology that is imperialist, colonialist, racist ; it is profoundly reactionary and discriminatory ; it is united with anti-Semitism."
"The roots of the Palestinian question reach back into the closing years of the 19th century, in other words, to that period which we call the era of colonialism and settlement,’ as we know it today. This is precisely the period during which Zionism as a scheme was born; its aim was the conquest of Palestine by European immigrants, just as settlers colonized, and indeed raided, most of Africa. This is the period during which, pouring forth out of the west, colonialism spread into the furthest reaches of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, building colonies, everywhere cruelly exploiting, oppressing,’ plundering the peoples of those three continents. This period persists into the present. Marked evidence of its totally reprehensible presence can be readily perceived in the racism practiced both in South Africa and in Palestine"
"Just as colonialism and its demagogues dignified their conquests, their plunder and limitless attacks upon the natives of Africa with appeals to a “civilizing and modernizing” mission, so too did waves of Zionist immigrants disguise their purposes as they conquered Palestine. Just as colonialism as a system and colonialists as its instrument used religion, color, race and language to justify the African’s exploitation and his cruel subjugation by terror and discrimination, so too were these methods employed as Palestine was usurped and its people hounded from their national homeland."Therefore as I have explained, and we have witnessed in the UN, the true purpose of this concerted plan is to have the nations of the world call for the forceful dissolution of the State of Israel by a cancellation or negation of the Partition by the nations of the world.
Both the Falestinian Authority and Hamas and their supporters throughout the world are convinced that the anti-Israel BDS campaign will ultimately pave the way for the elimination of Israel. Their intention is NOT to live in Peace with a "Two State" solution as the Liberal Leftist dreamers think. Their real stated intention is to negate the very existence of the Jewish State in it's entirity as Arafat stated in his Negation of Israel Plan UN Speech of November of 1974.