Apartheid Canard,
BDS and Delegitimization

      BACKGROUNDER: The Intrinsic Bigotry of BDS

      The anti-Jewish bigotry that characterizes the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has become even more apparent as BDS leaders and members seize upon the Covid-19 pandemic to fuel anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism with libels against Jews and the Jewish state. CAMERA’s backgrounder documents the fundamental anti-Jewish nature of this movement and how it has become a haven for anti-Semites to indulge their racism.

      Deconstructing “Israeli Apartheid”

      Israel’s adversaries have always charged the country with misdeeds, but only relatively recently have these alleged evils coalesced into the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), modeled after the campaign against apartheid South Africa. As a detailed examination shows, the apartheid charges are utterly false. The activists who level these charges deserve no credibility.

      On Israel, the Washington Post’s Opinion Page is an Echo Chamber

      When it comes to Israel, the Washington Post's opinion page is often an echo chamber, breathlessly repeating the same views. The newspaper even ran two op-eds by the same author in the space of seven days, both implicitly arguing the same thing: Jewish homes in Judea are responsible for the lack of peace.

      CAMERA Op-Ed: The Debate Over Anti-Jewish Boycott

      Since his passing, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, renowned for his fight against South African's apartheid and racism, has been widely eulogized for his accomplishments.  Less mentioned was his call for a global boycott of the Jewish state.  Such calls, even under the guise of human rights, hide an underlying anti-Semitism. In order to weigh both sides of the debate about anti-Jewish boycott and understand why so many seek to combat it, one must be familiar with the boycott’s history.

      In Miss Universe Pageant Article, AFP Applies Cover Up to BDS Blemishes

      AFP's article on the South African decision to sever ties with Miss South Africa in light of her refusal to cave to demands that she cancel her appearance in Israel reads like a BDS press release, covering up the anti-Israel movement's intimidation and harassment tactics.

      CAMERA Op Ed: BDS Will Be Back in Burlington, Vermont

      People are overdosing and defecating in the city’s downtown. The last thing the city’s residents need is to see Burlington City Hall handed over to a constituency that seeks to legitimize rocket attacks on Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, while Burlington goes down the tubes.

      The Philadelphia Inquirer Misleads About Israel

      The Philadelphia Inquirer, which has an estimated 193,000 daily subscribers, has frequently provided commentary and analysis that misleads about the Jewish state. A recent column manages to mislead about the BDS movement, Ben and Jerry's, Jewish rights in the Jewish people's ancestral homeland, and the long history, indeed the root causes, of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.