“Consider that since 2006, when #BDS movement began, Israel’s GDP has nearly doubled, going from a little over $154 billion to $299 billion for 2015”

BLOOMBERG VIEW
Israel a Pariah? Not According to Its New Friends
by Eli Lake
June 17, 2016

Many activists celebrate “Israel Apartheid Week” by agitating against the Jewish state at a rally or perhaps a roundtable discussion. This year, Dore Gold, the director general of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, marked the occasion on March 10 by visiting the government that replaced the apartheid regime in South Africa. The symbolism is delicious. Here is a top diplomat from a country compared by its foes to the regime of P.W. Botha meeting in Pretoria with diplomats who helped to bring that regime down. Gold made sure to visit Nelson Mandela’s home in Soweto, which is now a museum, in case the point was missed. And yet many [low information] activists on both sides of this issue have been missing this point. First there is the movement to boycott, divest and sanction Israel, known as BDS.  READ MORE

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