March 31, 2013
Should Roger Waters of Pink Floyd Appear at the 92nd Street Y?
Inspired by the 2001 Durban UN Conference against Racism, the Boycott, Divestment, & Sanctions (BDS) Movement refers to an ongoing campaign by over 150 Palestinian non-governmental organizations (NGO's) aimed at inflicting economic hardship on Israel for its alleged human rights abuses against the Palestinians. Couched in humanitarian sentiments, the BDS movement aims to demonize Israel and manipulate various groups "to act against Israel in academic, commercial, social, and cultural fields." Crippling Israel's economy becomes a priority. Ostracizing Israel and fomenting anti-Israel "fixation" by delegitimizing Israel at every level is the BDS' final goal. It is a new tool in the age-old antisemitic bag of weaponry. In fact, BDS activists accuse Israel of being an "apartheid and colonizing state," "a discriminatory occupation regime," "a violator of international law," and a "repressive occupier." Mitchell Bard points out in his book The Arab Lobby, that ...(Read Full Article)