BDS Backfires: Yogi Tea Severs Ties with Spanish Music Festival that Disinvited Matisyahu

TABLET MAG
by Yair Rosenberg
August 21, 2015

Two can play the boycott game

In recent months, opponents of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel have begun to turn its tactics against it. In May, the Illinois legislature unanimously approved a bill that barred the state from investing its pension funds in companies that boycott Israel, effectively boycotting the boycotters. The next month, a similar law passed in South Carolina, preventing state agencies from contracting with any business that boycotts others “based on race, color, religion, gender, or national origin.” Now, the anti-BDS backlash has begun to spread to individual companies. Last night, Yogi Tea announced that it was ending its association with the Rototom Sunsplash Festival in response to the Spanish reggae gathering’s attempt to disinvite American-Jewish artist MatisyahuREAD MORE

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