BDS and Free Speech

The Netherlands has just declared the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement against Israel to be free speech. Israel is furious; but for classic conservatives, there is no easy answer to this issue. “Statements or meetings concerning BDS are protected by freedom of expression and freedom of assembly, as enshrined in the Dutch Constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights,” [Dutch Foreign Minister Bert] Koenders said Thursday...-- Jerusalem Post Of course, Israel is furious about this. In response to the Dutch move, [Israeli] Foreign Ministry Spokesman Emmanuel Nachshon lashed back and told the Post that there needed to be limits on the concept of freedom of speech. “Once free speech becomes a pretext for allowing hate speech, then it is no longer legitimate,” Nachshon said. -- Jerusalem Post "Limits on the concept of freedom of speech?" Sounds detestable. Who gets to decide those...(Read Full Article)