#BDSFail Foreign investment in Israel has nearly tripled since anti-Israel ‘BDS’ movement launched in 2005

Israel boycott campaign is failing miserably, study shows
by Ari Soffer
June 2, 2016

The anti-Israel boycott movement has been the topic of headlines recently, with the Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations hosting a major “anti-BDS” conference at the UN just this Tuesday. But according to an authoritative survey the BDS movement – promoting boycotts, divestment and sanctions against the Jewish state – has failed miserably in its stated aim of cutting Israel off from the world economically. In fact, a report by Bloomberg released Thursday revealed that since the BDS campaign was launched in 2005, foreign investment into Israel has nearly tripled, hitting an all-time high of $285.12 billion in 2015. And that investment is expected to grow this year, with Israel’s economy predicted to grow by 2.8% in 2016 – compared to just 1.8% in the European Union and United States. READ MORE

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