How anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaigns are antisemitic:
- BDS is Antisemitic in Intent: BDS campaigns are coordinated internationally by groups committed to the elimination of the Jewish state, including terrorist organizations such as Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, that engage in and promote the murder of Jews worldwide. (DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION; CONDONING TERRORISM)
- BDS is Antisemitic in Expression: BDS campaigns routinely employ hate-filled rhetoric and imagery intended to demonize and delegitimize Israel, and which hold Israel to an unfair double standard, behavior recognized as antisemitic by the U.S. and European governments. (DEMONIZATION; DELEGITIMIZATION; DOUBLE STANDARD, etc.).
- BDS is Antisemitic in Effect: Pro-BDS groups routinely target all Jewish students, regardless of their feelings on Israel. They attempt to shut down Jewish student events, accuse Jewish students of being unfit to hold office and urge their members to avoid interacting with students in all Jewish organizations such as Hillel, Chabad or AEPi. Jewish students regularly report a significant increase in swastikas and antisemitic postings immediately following a BDS campaign on campus. (TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS).
For more information on BDS, see HERE.