Israel Steps up Dirty Tricks Against Boycott Leaders

Cook, Jonathan
Date Written:  2017-04-04
Publisher:  CounterPunch
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 government’s 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.

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