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

  • FactsWillOut

    Israel could clear all the Muslims from Gaza, too. Why don’t they? Because they are infected with the same PC disease as the rest of the west.

    • No, I think that they hold back because they consider that worse than Hamas would follow the latter’s demise. As for clearing all the Muslims from Gaza, and indeed from Judea and Samaria, and why not Israel within the Green Line, all that is not so easy in the current context, with the whole world picking on Israel at ever turn. But one day the opportunity may present itself.

      • Alain

        Waiting for the world to stop picking on Israel is waiting for anti-Semitism to disappear.

        • Clausewitz

          And that’s a never ending wait.

  • This article is very important, because it shows that the BDS ‘movement’ is not spontaneous but the product of deliberate acts by European governments, guiding and funding ‘Palestinian’ Arabs, and also Jews ready to sell their brethren for a bit of media attention and pocket money.

    • Frau Katze

      This desire to be “anti-nationalist” came straight of WW II. If you’re not a “cosmopolitan” favoring inviting the whole world to live in your country, you’re a lowlife. You won’t get invited to the right parties, etc etc. The Israeli variant of this peculiar Western “disease” is to keep saying that somehow Israel can make peace, but they’re not trying hard enough.

      I don’t believe it…the Pals have already turned down more than one good offer. They never made a counteroffer either. In short, they’re not interested in a deal.

      • Alain

        I think the anti-nationalism movement was and is communist inspired.

        • Frau Katze

          Yes, they contributed too.

  • cmh

    They have done quite a bit about the scourge of BDS. I am not sure if the writer missed the news a couple of weeks back.