Israel Could Easily Deal with BDS – So Why Isn’t It?

The campaign of anti-Israel “delegitimization” and boycotts – including but not limited to the so-called BDS Movement – is nothing new, but in recent weeks the topic has received more attention than perhaps ever before.

Despite it being far from an existential threat in its own right, from the FIFA saga to the more recent, still-unfolding drama with Orange, it is clear that Israel can no longer afford to ignore such a campaign of demonization, which is increasingly being used as leverage by internal and external actors to coerce the Israeli government to alter its policies, and hamper its ability to adequately respond to threats by applying ever-greater international pressure.

And yet, with all the bluster, the debate over how to combat “delegitimization” is as stale as ever.

h/t AS