Israel Steps up Dirty Tricks Against Boycott Leaders
Date Written: 04/04/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20665
The current obsession with the challnege posed by BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) reflects a changing political environment for Israel.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed cohorts of Israel loyalists in the United States by video link last week at the annual conference of AIPAC, the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee.
They should, he said, follow his governments example and defend Israel on the "moral battlefield" against the growing threat of the international boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. In Netanyahu's simple-minded language, support for Palestinian rights, and opposition to the settlements, is equivalent to "delegitimisation" of Israel.