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August 15, 2018
What exactly do they want?
The official BDS website asks “What Is BDS?” and supplies this answer: “The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement works to end international support for Israel's oppression of Palestinians and pressure Israel to comply with international law." Their logo, “BDS: Freedom, Justice, Equality.” What could be problematic with that slogan? Shouldn’t we all strive to fight oppression and comply with international law. We will examine the BDS campaign and dig deeper to what might appear merely as calls to action on war crimes and crimes against humanity. How does protesting governmental policies of the State of Israel move into issues of legitimacy of the country itself, seeking ultimately to isolate it from the rest of the world.