The BDS War Against Israel: The Orwellian Campaign to Destroy Israel Through the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement
Jed Babbin, Herbert London
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From the day of its founding, Israel has been under attack—with tanks, rockets, and horrific terrorism against civilians. But despite it all, the Jewish State remained unbowed, and its democracy has become stronger as its adversaries have sunk deeper into poverty, political chaos, and totalitarian depravity.
In need of new tactics, Israel’s foes have opened up a new front: A well-funded, global campaign to demonize Israel as a racist, “Apartheid” state. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has captured the attentions of idealistic youth and dedicated radicals around the world, either unaware or uncaring that they are being cynically manipulated by Islamicists and their sympathizers in the West.
An alliance of some of the worst state and non-state actors on the world stage, BDS represents an existential threat to the future of Israel—one that cannot be ignored by her or her allies.
This is the first book that exposes the methods, motivations, underlying ideology, and sources of funding for the BDS movement. It is an indispensable guide to understanding how to defeat BDS in the media, on campus, and in public opinion.
The BDS War Against Israel The Orwellian Campaign to Destroy Israel Through the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement By Jed Babbin with Herbert London The London Center for Policy Research New York, New York www.londoncenter.org © 2014 The London Center for Policy Research All rights reserved Designed by Kristina Phillips ISBN-13:978-1499606454 ISBN-10:1499606451 Contents Introduction The BDS War Against Israel
indirectly; e.g., not by way of revolution, foreign military action, diplomacy, or other open means. That is BDS’s methodology. The third criterion is that a disinformation campaign has to be carried out intensively by a widespread network of people and organizations. Pacepa and Rychlak emphasize again and again how many people a disinformation campaign requires. During the Cold War, more people worked on disinformation campaigns than were in the Soviet army and the Soviet defense industry
pro-Soviet propagandists, the BDS campaign enlists the same huge network of NGOs that put on the NGO Forum at the Durban conference, along with the Palestinian activist organizations, many Arab nations, and their allies in Western nations. As we shall show below, it is Palestinian activist organizations and their allies who are operating the BDS movement’s disinformation campaign. 83 Supra, Pacepa and Rychlak 84 Id., p. 35 85 Id., p. 276 86
Israel is not about to commit suicide to satisfy an Obama administration that eagerly wants a deal, and the PLO will never relinquish its desire for “the right of return” and the nonrecognition of a Jewish state. Since stalemate is the likely outcome, supporters of Israel should use the occasion to point out which party is truly intransigent. The BDS movement will fail when it is clear that peace is not at hand because of PLO obduracy. In fact, it is imperative that the public affairs organs
Palestinians.8 The Second Intifada, which began on September 29, 20009, was fought openly from then on. Three times since 2000, Israeli prime ministers have tried to implement the “land for peace” theory contained in U.N. Resolution 242. Each time, they offered Palestinian leaders an independent state on far more generous terms than Jordan and Egypt did when they controlled the West Bank and Gaza.10 In 2000, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak agreed to a plan proposed by President Bill Clinton