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.
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.
Coverage of the Ben & Jerry’s compliance with the movement to boycott the Jewish state must provide news consumers full, accurate information on the bigoted goals and ideology of BDS, and the danger their activism often represents to the Jewish community.
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.
Columbia Journalism Review, the ostensible beacon of ethical journalism, has failed to condemn the frontal assault on journalism’s most basic values, writes CAMERA's Tamar Sternthal in The New York Daily News.
In the fight between Israel and Hamas the rockets and bombs may have stopped for now, but what hasn’t even paused are the efforts by human rights organizations and certain pundits, politicians and comedians to condemn Israel for allegedly using “disproportional force,” ethnically cleansing Palestinians from Jerusalem, and being an apartheid state. All the charges are recycled lies and propaganda.
Rolling Stone, the partially Saudi-owned music magazine that has just announced a new business venture in China, has published no less than six articles and features that were factually inaccurate and/or one-sided and biased against Israel since the start of Operation Guardian of the Walls.
The venerable, American popular science magazine has become the latest venue for anti-Israel defamation. Why would editors cast aside the scientific tradition of fact-based inquiry in order to present pro-terrorist propaganda and the promotion of BDS in the guise of an analytic article?
While Hamas launches thousands of rockets at Israel, the Washington Post's opinion page decides to run a piece suggesting that the Jewish state shouldn't exist. In so doing, the Post glosses over the long history of persecution that Jews, pre-Israel, endured while subject to the whims of Middle Eastern rulers.
CNN's reliably anti-Israel correspondent Ben Wedeman claims Jerusalem has never been more divided, apparently forgetting that Jerusalem was sliced down the middle by rolls of barbed wire and armed border guards, with Jews denied access to the city's Jewish Quarter and their holy sites.
In a violation of both the network's Code of Conduct along with German law, Deutsche Welle Arabic host Youcef Boufidjeline says he "respects" the bigoted position of a Jordanian MP who refuses to sit on a panel with an Israeli.
In a span of twenty-four hours the Washington Post published two deeply misleading reports that were heavy on omissions and light on facts and context. The newspaper promoted questionable polls and an anti-Israel pundit to subtly push for the annihilation of the Jewish state.