The Disappointed BDS Supporters

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By Manfred Gerstenfeld.. A 2014 global survey by the Anti-Defamation League found that there are more than one billion antisemites worldwide. This translates into about 70 antisemites for every Jew. When an Israeli goes abroad, he is likely to meet such extremely prejudiced people — though they may not express these thoughts publicly. Israeli citizens should expect their government to prevent hardcore antisemites from visiting their country. Thus, the new law for Prevention of Entry of Foreign Nationals Promoting Boycott of Israelis is a positive step forward. [Photo top right:Signs at a pro-BDS protest in New York following the US decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Photo: Reuters / Carlo Allegri].  Recently, 20 foreign organizations that promote boycott campaigns against Israel have been barred from entry by the Israeli government.

According to The Washington Post, this list includes two organizations run by Jewish activists — Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and Code Pink.  The Anti-Defamation League included JVP in its 2013 list of the ten most anti-Israel organizations in the US.

One would have thought that these BDS supporters would not care about the prohibition to enter Israel. The UN has 193 member states. Why would somebody visit the one country that he or she has singled out to incite against?

The State Department definition of antisemitism states that applying double standards — by requiring of Israel behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation — is antisemitic. The same holds true for the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism. Read the full story.




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