Fact 2: BDS isn't interested in other areas of the world where there is injustice
If the BDS movement were really concerned with social justice, it would leave Israel alone and focus on nations with appalling and systematic human rights abuses, of which there are many. BDS doesn't seem particularly concerned about China or Saudi Arabia, for example.
The movement's obsessive preoccupation with Israel reveals that its real driving force is the hatred of Israel and not social justice.
Fact 3: The BDS movement doesn't even help the Palestinian people
BDS claims to support the cause of the Palestinians, but it actually does more harm than good for ordinary Palestinian people.
BDS pressurizes Israeli business based in the West Bank, claiming that they are occupying stolen land and exploiting the Palestinian people.
In reality, these businesses provide employment to thousands of Palestinians and offer better salaries and work conditions than they would find in Palestinian-owned companies.
Fact 4: The German Parliament recently declared the BDS movement antisemitic
In May 2019, the German Bundestag passed a motion equating BDS with antisemitism and calling all government agencies to withdraw support from it.
The coalition of German parliamentary parties who brought forward the motion stated that the boycott of Israeli artists and products was "reminiscent of the most terrible chapter in German history" in which the Nazis outlawed trade with Jews.
Many other respectable organizations and human rights initiatives also refuse to work with the BDS movement because of its harmful antisemitic policies.
It is clear to see that, far from being an objective and thoughtful response, BDS is a hate-filled and self-contradictory movement. How can it be that such a vitriolic political campaign is given a platform and a voice across the world, and that so many people buy into its lies?