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August 15, 2018
What exactly do they want?
The BDS website asks “What Is BDS?” and answers “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.” Its logo says “BDS: Freedom, Justice, Equality.” What could be wrong with that? No one favors oppression; everyone favors complying with international law. But many have a sense that the BDS movement (and other, similar movements) want something more. What exactly do they want? It takes quite a bit of work–digging deeper and deeper, getting past misleading language and innocent-sounding slogans-- to find out. They want to destroy Israel. Learn how to get past the misleading language of Israel’s opponents, and see what their true goal is.