The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS Movement) seeks to harm and ultimately abolish the Jewish state of Israel. The concept behind BDS proposes that pressure can be put on Israel by consumers and retail stores who should collectively boycott all Israeli products. The campaign is organized and coordinated by the Palestinian BDS National Committee.
There is considerable debate about the scope, efficacy, and morality of the BDS movement. Critics argue that the BDS movement removes any incentive for the Palestinian leadership to negotiate with Israel, is antisemitic, and that it is a form of anti-semitic anti-Zionism that promotes the delegitimization of Israel.« Back to Glossary Index