Tags: BDS

The current tactics used by anti-Israel groups and especially with the support of senior members of the ANC and government is counter-productive. Instead of building trust through a more nuanced and balanced approach, distrust is guaranteed by applying raw aggressive and unsophisticated tactics. It is understandable that South Africa’s tri-partite alliance will side with the…

    While the BDS movement goes about its egregious business of targeting local businesses by claiming that they are supporting the Palestinians, it appears from the daily news emanating from the Middle East that the Palestinians themselves are not as negatively motivated.   All life is sacred to Israelis.  This week quick-acting Israeli border…

Why BDS is Failing; Extract from Adv. Charles Abelsohn’s New Year Report

The anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) and “Israel is apartheid” movements are being rejected by the very people they incorrectly assume they are assisting. The average West Bank Palestinian looks in the direction of Israel and works there. 70,000 West Bankers work daily in Israel and the settlements, supporting over 500,000 (about 30%) of…

BDS in South Africa – An Abject Failure by Ben Levitas

Despite all the opportunities offered by ‘Operation protective Edge’ in Gaza to harness latent anti-Israel and anti-Semitic sentiments, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, (BDS) movement has come up empty handed. This despite investing huge human and financial capital in this endeavour. Over the past month BDS have initiated a strident call on the South African…