The Covert War: From BDS to De-legitimization to Antisemitism

Lev Topor

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The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, a Palestinian-led anti-Israel international campaign, seems necessary to many ‘progressive’ activists, especially from the radical left. However, it promotes antisemitism through boycotting; legitimisation of terrorism through whitewashing; the destruction of Israel via support for the Palestinian ‘right of return’; and acceptance of antisemitic anti-Zionism by associating Jews, all Jews, with Israel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-180
Number of pages15
JournalIsrael Affairs
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

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  • BDS
  • Israel
  • anti-Zionism
  • antisemitism
  • left politics


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