July 15, 2015

Israel boycott under fire

Can opposition to BDS bring it to a halt?

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel has claimed many victories, from church boycotts, to shuttered factories and cancelled artist performances. The movement says it aims to pressure Israel to end violations of Palestinian rights, but it’s accused of more malicious intent by a growing opposition aiming to curb BDS through legislative and public relations initiatives. What’s the future of the battle over BDS?

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with: 

Yousef Munayyer @YousefMunayyer
Executive Director of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

David Abraham @Partners4Israel
Law professor at the University of Miami and Board Member at Partners for Progressive Israel

Will Roth @wilhelmtroth
CEO of the Israel-Europe Freedom Center

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