A democratic man slams the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement for only targeting Israel. There are over 192 independent nations, but yet Israel is the only one being sanctioned.
Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions
In 1945 the Arab League stated that to “frustrate further Jewish development in Palestine by means of boycott against Zionist products”. A central boycott office was now created. During the Second Intifada, 2000, Palestinians began to gain international support. According to the BDS Movement website, the movement was established July 2005. This was a year after Israel started building the West Bank Barrier. The Movement claimed this to be in violation of international law.
What Are Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions?
- BOYCOTTS involve withdrawing support for Israel and Israeli and international companies that are involved in the violation of Palestinian human rights, as well as complicit Israeli sporting, cultural and academic institutions.
- DIVESTMENT campaigns urge banks, local councils, churches, pension funds and universities to withdraw investments from all Israeli companies and from international companies involved in violating Palestinian rights.
- SANCTIONS campaigns pressure governments to fulfill their legal obligation to hold Israel to account including by ending military trade, free-trade agreements and expelling Israel from international forums such as the UN and FIFA.
To Truly Boycott Israel You Need To..
In order to really boycott Israel there are many things you need to stop using, things people use in daily life. It will amaze you what such a young country has done for the world.
- ReWalk, a system used to help paralyzed people walk again.
- Pill Cam, a camera small enough to fit down your digestive system, to help doctors diagnose a problem.
- Azilect, a drug for Parkinson’s disease
- The USB, that tiny memory stick you use? Yep created in Israel
- Get Taxi
- Iron Dome,
- The game Guess Who?
If you really want to boycott Israel, do it right! Put down the phones, put down the laptops, the medicine and much more.